Spring Entertaining Crisp Rosy Air Meringue cookies are a lovely offering for a variety of spring party celebrations. They’re quick to prepare & can be deposited into the oven without even giving them a second thought. A light scent of almond extract perfumed throughout give these sweet rosettes a signature taste but the flavorings can easily […]
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Spring Entertaining Elementary Party Essentials Coconut macaroons are a rather simple treat ideal for a number of social celebrations. The most basic recipes are prepared with a combination of sweetened flaked coconut, egg whites & granulated sugar. Sometimes flour is tossed together with the coconut to coat it so that the egg whites cling better […]
Cooking & Baking Essentials How To Separate Eggs Eggs are such a valuable commodity in recipe applications. They play a vital role in cakes, pies, pastry cream & cookies by providing structure & stability. In savory applications, eggs step in as a binder for casseroles, a main course in frittatas & quiche as well as […]
Cooking Essentials How To Make Chantilly Cream Sweetened whipped cream makes any dessert better. Strawberry shortcake, trifle & banana pudding wouldn’t fetch any compliments without it. Chantilly Cream is simply sweetened whipped cream with a little vanilla extract added to it. It can be prepared by hand using a balloon whisk & a chilled stainless […]
Cooking Essentials How To Zest Fresh Citrus The thin outer portion of a piece of citrus holds such gold & when added to recipes, just a tiny bit can truly take it from ordinary to extraordinary. Removing the zest should be a quick process if the right tools are used & a microplane grater stashed […]
Cooking & Baking Essentials How To Toast Sweetened Flaked Coconut Spring is the perfect time of year to feature coconut in a variety of recipes for special occasions. Right out of the package, stir it into cake batters, pastry cream or frosting for a distinctive flavor. But to really give your signature creations a lift, […]
Game Day Entertaining January 9, 2017 Alabama Crimson Tide vs Clemson Tigers With a southern football showdown set to kick-off in a few days, good food should always be on the roster. Dress out a table of your own carefully curated game day snacks from classic fan-favorite recipes to libations filled with loads of team […]
Holiday Entertaining Magic By Mail Have you ever received a box of freshly baked holiday goodies? Sister, my mother-in-law… it’s a southern thing, sends a package of treats from Charleston each year filled with some of my husband’s very favorite nibbles. She carefully wraps cheese straws, pecan studded Viennese crescents & gingerbread boys in wax […]
Holiday Entertaining Charm Boxes Beautifully packaged gifts can be just as exciting to receive as the contents on the inside. Simple boxes, pretty paper, ribbon & tags set the tone & spiff up holiday food gifts. Get creative & hand craft a custom set of tags that the kids can help create. Gather a few […]
Game Day Entertaining Alabama Crimson Tide vs Florida Gators The Southeastern Conference celebrates its 25th Anniversary on Saturday with a throwback to the original teams from 1992 that started it all at Birmingham, Alabama’s Legion Field. You can expect a sterling reunion of classic players not only by the respective offense & defense on the […]
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