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The Fall Entertaining Hors d’oeuvres Collection

Fall Entertaining  Southern Socials  The Fall Entertaining Hors d’oeuvres Collection With fall entertaining in full swing that includes everything from game day festivities & casual outdoor gatherings to bridal showers & holiday parties just around the corner, being well prepared with an arsenal of lovely appetizers to serve with cocktails should be effortless to prepare […]

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The Essential All-American Entertaining Party Primer

Summer Entertaining  Southern Socials The Essential All-American Entertaining Party Primer  Having a few friends over for All-American grilling favorites can be exciting when classic recipes are presented & served in exciting ways. The menu will truly stand out when a few unexpected standard items are made from scratch. Many of them can be put together quickly […]

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The Essential Sundown Entertaining Party Primer

Summer Entertaining  Southern Socials The Essential Sundown Entertaining Party Primer  Hosting summer gatherings in the evening offers endless menu possibilities. Often times these get togethers start early in the day & last well after sundown. The selection of recipes should most certainly showcase seasonal produce coupled with traditional fare guests have grown to expect. New […]

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The Essential Summer Luncheon Party Primer

Summer Entertaining Southern Socials The Essential Summer Luncheon Party Primer  Summer entertaining during the lunch hour beckons fresh seasonal produce to be at the forefront when planning menus for lovely socials. New twists on classic party fare that can be chilled or sautéd quickly will keep kitchens cool but that doesn’t mean that flavors are […]

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Spring Entertaining: The Kentucky Derby Party Plate

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials The Kentucky Derby Party Plate When entertaining, planning a lively party featuring Lemon-Mint Juleps, Lemon-Ricotta Artichoke Dip, classic Beaten Biscuits with country ham & Rosemary-Bourbon Apple Chutney, you know you’re in for a mighty fine time. Parties where mingling is encouraged indicates that buffet style serving will be the most appropriate method […]

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The Essential Kentucky Derby Entertaining Primer

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials  The Essential Kentucky Derby Entertaining Primer Kentucky Derby socials are lovely occasions & some of the most lavish the South has to offer. From a collection of classic recipes to carefully curated attire, the fine details should never be excluded. A perfect menu & doning your Sunday Best should be reserved for these ceremonious […]

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The Traditional Chicken Salad Luncheon Plate

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials The Traditional Chicken Salad Luncheon Plate When entertaining, planning a seated luncheon takes a little additional thought as opposed to a buffet style gathering where guests can simply help themselves to provisions. In many cases, a blueprint should be created well in advance of how you wish to arrange the party […]

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Spring Entertaining. Strawberry-Lemonade Champagne Punch By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial Director Pastry Chef Writer TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials & Party Ideas Game Day Tailgating & Entertaining

Spring Entertaining: Strawberry-Lemonade Champagne Punch

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials Strawberry-Lemonade Champagne Punch Although crystal punch bowls are ideal for serving a celebratory sipper, they are not always available. When hosting friends & family for an array of southern socials, it’s always a good idea to have a few identical glass pitchers available for serving beverages. Large batches of punch can […]

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How To Decorate Easter Egg Cookies. Baking Classics. Easter Egg Cookies By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial Director Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials Southern Parties & Holiday Entertaining Ideas

Spring Entertaining: Easter Egg Hunt Party

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials Easter Egg Hunt Party Easter celebrations wouldn’t be complete without an egg hunt & a selection of refreshments that speak to the event in which they are to be served. If you haven’t acquainted yourself with my good friend Trace Barnett of The Bitter Socialite, allow me the pleasure. You may recognize […]

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The Essential Easter Entertaining Primer

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials  The Essential Easter Entertaining Primer As southerners, we borrow goodness from the past & apply it to our current lives. Along the way, we discard notions that are no longer relevant. Although many things change over time, core entertaining values have remained the same with good manners leading the way. The focus of […]

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