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Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

Elegant and Affordable: Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

Asparagus season is almost upon us.  And I feel like with the way some of the weather has been in this country lately, a little taste of spring is just … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 21 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Scalloped Potatoes with Leeks

Julia Child’s Potage Parmentier (Potato and Leek Soup) is one of my favorite recipes of hers.  This gratin takes the essence of the potage and makes it a side dish.  … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 14 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Shrimp Beurre Blanc with Brussels Sprouts

This is a very simple yet elegant pasta dish — perfect for entertaining a few friends or as an intimate dinner for two.   The recipe combines recipe preparations from … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 13 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Sautéed Chicken with Sage Browned Butter

  After making Browned Butter Sauce to go with ravioli, I knew it was just the beginning of a beautiful sauce friendship!  Sage Browned Butter is the most common variety … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 12 Comments

Potluck Stamp of Approval: Southwestern Corn Dip

When I saw this Fresh Corn Dip from the Chef Mimi blog, I knew that it would be perfect for a potluck — or just to have as a tasty … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 21 Comments

Homemade Staples: Browned Butter Sauce

The nutty flavor of a browned butter sauce is the perfect compliment to pastas, chicken, fish, etc.  For the dish shown above, I wanted to add a personal touch to … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 23 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Meyer Lemon Bars

One of the wonderful and delicious things about having Meyer Lemon Curd on hand, is that you can quickly whip up crazy good lemon bars in a flash!  This is … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 19 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Creamy Lemon Asparagus Soup

This asparagus soup is perfect for spring.  The addition of lemon and chardonnay really make it stand out and is a wonderful addition to any meal.  The use of herbes … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 28 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Savory Mashed Potato Bake

Mashed potatoes are always a crowd-pleaser.  But sometimes it is fun to give the dish a little “boost”.  The savory and salty notes added to this dish are sure to … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 17 Comments

Homemade Staples: Buttermilk Biscuits

There is (almost) nothing better than fresh, homemade biscuits from scratch!  And once you’ve got the basic recipe down pat, you can alter the biscuits for some sweet and savory … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 36 Comments