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How To Make Party Florals. Southern Entertaining. Summer Entertaining. Shasta Daisy Yard Arrangements By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking Smoking Grilling & Entertaining Tutorials Southern Hostess Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Parties Events TV Cooking Personality Pastry Chef Food Stylist Southern Food Writer Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Birmingham Alabama

Summer Entertaining: Shasta Daisy

Summer Entertaining Southern Socials Shasta Daisy Although the brightly colored social butterflies, gerberas, have long be a favorite flower to use when entertaining, Shasta Daisies offer a warm, sweet welcome to guests that greet with a hug. And do not mistake them for the standard blooms that can be fetched from most any local market. Shasta Daisies […]

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The Summer Hostess Gift. Homemade Barbecue Seasoning By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Southern Recipes Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Birmingham Alabama Modern Southern Socials Game Day Tailgating Party Menus Party Planning Summer Entertaining Barbecue BBQ Hostess Gift Ideas

The Hostess Gift: Classic Barbecue Seasoning

Summer Entertaining Southern Socials   The Hostess Gift It’s always best practices to arrive to gatherings with a gift in hand for the hostess. She has taken great care to create a beautiful party space that includes thoughtfully planned food & a festive atmosphere so extending a little something to her upon your arrival is always […]

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The Barbecue Hors d'oeuvres Collection By Rebecca Gordon Editor In Chief Buttermilk LIpstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Editorial Director TV Cooking Personality SouthernHostess Summer Entertaining Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Birmingham Alabama How To Curate A Barbecue Party Appetizer Menu Planning Birmingham Alabama

The Barbecue Hors d’oeuvres Collection

Summer Entertaining Southern Socials  The Barbecue Hors d’oeuvres Collection When slowly smoked barbecue is planned for outdoor celebrations, a delicious combination of foods can be offered to guests without a whole heap of effort. Party Biscuits are the perfect small bite-size that can be prepared ahead & baked just before guests arrive & from the […]

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From The Garden-Spring Entertaining By Rebecca Gordon-Knockout Roses-Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Southern Entertaining With Knockout Roses Summer Tablescapes Spring Parties Cooking & Baking Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Pastry Chef Writer Southern Hostess Game Day Tailgating Southern Socials Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial Director Birmingham Alabama Food Researcher Recipe Developer Recipe Tester Creative Director Stylist Digital Content Expert

Summer Entertaining: Knockout Roses

Summer Entertaining Southern Socials Knockout Roses Roses are one of the most beloved flowering plants grown in the South & in many ways, Knockout Roses are much like an old friend as you can count on them time & time again. They are one of the most readily available of all rose varieties providing beautiful blooms […]

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The Blueberry-Lemon Summer Dessert Collection

Summer Entertaining  Southern Socials The Blueberry-Lemon Summer Dessert Collection  A selection of traditional desserts portioned as tasting servings is the perfect way to celebrate the finest summer has to offer at your next backyard barbecue social. Guests will enjoy every bit of seasonal sunshine featuring plump, ripe blueberries available from farm stands now & when […]

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Summer Entertaining: The New Soup & Salad Luncheon Plate

Summer Entertaining Southern Socials The New Soup & Salad Luncheon Plate Soup & salad combinations have long been appropriate to serve for parties scheduled during the lunch hour & offering them in new ways is easier than you may think. The key is to choose several recipes with components that can be prepared in advance. […]

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Summer Entertaining: Parmesan Canapé Shells

Summer Entertaining Southern Socials Parmesan Canapé Shells Parmesan Canapé Shells give the hostess an opportunity to serve traditional recipes to guests in new ways. They are prepared by portioning thin layers of freshly grated cheese onto parchment paper lined half sheet pans then baked until melted & bubbly. Once removed from the oven, the discs […]

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Oak Leaf Hydrangea By Rebecca Gordon Ediot-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick How To Make Hydrangea Flower Arrangements Spring Entertaining Southern Entertaining Cooking & Baking Tutorials Modern Southern Socials Parties Entertaining Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess

Spring Entertaining: Oakleaf Hydrangeas

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials Oakleaf Hydrangeas  Southerners swoon for Oakleaf Hydrangeas. Originally born & bred in our region, these deciduous shrubs are prized for their big, stately blooms. They are fast growing plants that prefer a bit of morning sun & shady afternoons. Oakleaf Hydrangeas put on a good show when in bloom but continue to […]

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The Essential Guide To Making Petit Fours By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Food Stylist Pastry Chef Writer Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials, Party Planning & Entertaining Logistics Buttermilk Sheet Cake

Spring Entertaining: Petite Wedding Cakes

Spring Entertaining  Southern Socials Petite Wedding Cakes Petit fours are appropriate for most any spring gathering large or small as they signify an occasion of importance. Buttermilk Petit Fours can be made in advance & the versatility of portioning the cakes yourself means that the cake can be cut into different shapes or sizes. When […]

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Lovely Charm. Peony Yard Clippings By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking & Lifestyle Tutorials Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Pastry Chef Writer Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Southern Hostess Menu Planning Party Planning Birmingham Alabama TV Cooking Personality

Spring Entertaining: Peonies

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials Peonies Peonies are prized for their sweet fragrance & large blooms. They make wonderful bridal bouquets & centerpieces when entertaining. Bright white varieties are my favorite however there are many colors available from soft pinks & lilac to radiant reds & coral. Relatively drought tolerant, peonies can be used in mass […]

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