Green Door Hospitality

Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

Elegant and Affordable: Individual Flourless Chocolate Cakes

Talk about decadent, these individual flourless chocolate cakes are the perfect way to close out an evening of entertaining friends.  Each guest gets their own rich cake topped with seasonal … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 14 Comments

Pantry Preserving: Cardamom Pear Butter

After canning and preserving for a little over a year, I felt I was finally ready to start developing my own preserve recipes.  Up until now I have altered and … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 15 Comments

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

Simple Appetizer Alert: Three Cheese Walnut Spread

You had me cheese and walnut!  This is a deliciously savory appetizer that is perfect to serve for guests — or to bring for a potluck!  There are only a … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 18 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Cheddar Chive Biscuits

Biscuits from scratch can be part of Impromptu Entertaining???  Why yes they can!! These biscuits are a great addition to any meal and don’t take long to make.  And the … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 14 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Broccoli Cheese Soup 2.0

A great way to kick off the year is with a reboot of a recipe that I posted last January.  I am constantly looking to better my recipes and give … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 15 Comments

Lunchtime Hospitality: Tomato Balsamic Soup

Is there anything better than a cup of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch on a cool fall day? Well, I hate to admit it but I … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 30 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Shallots

I have been in love with making Brussels Sprouts ever since I participated in the Creative Kitchen Challenge last summer when we were still Beyond the Green Door.  They are … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · 21 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Parmesan Coated Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potatoes, sweet potatoes as far the eye can see!  I love sweet potatoes all year round but when they come in season in the fall it is so easy … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 17 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