Green Door Hospitality

Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

Impromptu Entertaining: Truffle Baked Penne Alfredo

The important thing to remember when you’re caught in an “Impromptu Entertaining” situation is to assess your pantry and get creative!  Look at what flavors could work well together and … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 14 Comments

Lunchtime Hospitality: Hollandaise-Asparagus Tart

This is the perfect dish to add a little elegance to your lunchtime entertaining.  The lemon and tarragon flavors really work well with the asparagus, making this a very tasty … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 12 Comments

Holiday Entertaining: Brined Roast Turkey

The star — the main attraction!  For many, that is the turkey at Thanksgiving.  Our turkey came from our local butcher, Westphalia Market, and was raised on a small farm. … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 12 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Sausage, Broccoli, Linguini in a Garlic Chili Oil Sauce

Pasta is often my “go-to” when faced with impromptu entertaining (except when entertaining my gluten-free friends).  There are so many things you can do with pasta, and more often than … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 13 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Buttermilk Baked Pork Chops

These pork chops are so simple, tender, and delicious that your guests will be wowed!  Plus, because of the simplicity of the dish, you can pair it with a wide … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

Elegant And Affordable: Linguini with Bacon Alfredo

One of the biggest struggles for most of us when it comes to entertaining is being able to do so on a budget.  But budget entertaining doesn’t have to mean … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 11 Comments

Pre-Prep Time Means More Guest Time / Pork Chops with Brandy and Mushrooms

As I mentioned in my latest edition of ‘Magnificent Blogger Shout-Out‘, my cousin was visiting.  He is here in Austin for a conference so yesterday was the only day we … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 9 Comments

Presentation Possibilities: Flat Iron Steak with Tarragon-Garlic Sauce

Presentation of food is very important.  Whether you’re serving 20 people or 2, the way the food looks has a huge impact on how we perceive it to taste.  All … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 12 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Lemon Chicken Piccata

The way that this chicken is prepared makes it so tender, so flavorful that you’ll be hooked…and so will your guests!  The recipe is adapted from Ina Garten (the Barefoot … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 7 Comments

Lunchtime Hospitality: Orecchiette, Sausages and Broccoli in Broth

Autumn means the start to many things.  For instance there is leaf changing, cooler weather, and pumpkin-spiced, well pumpkin-spiced everything!  It is also the start of soup season!  Now if … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 7 Comments