Posts tagged as party

Summer Appetizer: Smoky Chipotle Guacamole

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 18, 2010 at 3:12pm

If you’ve eaten at Barrio Tequila Bar lately (and if you haven’t, you should…), you’ll recognize this guacamole presentation, with sliced jalapeños and radishes. I copied it because I’m absolutely smitten with the extra crunch and heat of the raw vegetables – as if I needed yet another reason to love guacamole. Or anything at…

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Summer Appetizer: Bite-Size Tomato Tarts on a Parmesan Crust

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 16, 2010 at 3:04pm

Here’s a new twist on an old favorite, turning this lovely 101 Cookbooks tomato tart into little tomato tart canapés. Don’t worry, I didn’t mess with that perfectly buttery, cheesy crust. Oh no. I just baked it in a flat rectangle instead of in a tart pan, then cut the still-warm crust into bite-size squares….

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Party Time

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 20, 2009 at 8:07pm

You’re likely thinking finally, sheesh, have the party already.  And indeed we did, and it was great fun.  I can’t say enough about how awesome Silver Service catering is, I wish they just lived with us – it is so decadent to have someone think about how the table looks, and add garnishes, and light…

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Party Prep Continues…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 19, 2009 at 3:45pm

John and I shifted into high gear today, doing set up for tomorrow’s party.  Plates and glassware are set out.  Food is assigned spots on the buffet table.  Flowers are arranged.  Fruit and nuts are scattered amongst the greens and pine cones (this year I chose kumquats, persimmons, and seckle pears – mostly because it’s…

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Party Prep

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 14, 2009 at 12:49pm

Ho ho whoa, it’s holiday party time!  Always fun, of course, seeing friends and coworkers and tasting all sorts of delicious appetizers, cookies, and drinks. Back in the 90s, I used to do a rip-roaring holiday buffet for the neighbors each year – I thought of it as the perfect opportunity to serve all of…

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