Party Menu: Summer Bridal Shower

Kate and Matt are getting married later this summer, and I was delighted to be able to host a bridal shower for Kate to meet her extended in-laws. A backyard garden party was planned, and I got my butt in gear and spruced up the patio and surrounds to make everything nice for the day.

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Party Plan: Summer Reading Event

Last night was our 4th annual Summer Reading Event to benefit the foundation that supports our local public school district. In past years we have held this event on a weekday morning and invited folks to a book brunch. This year, we decided to move it to the evening, in hopes we would draw in

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Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potatoes and Sausage (recipe)

Sweet Potatoes are a super food, and while I generally associate them with fall and winter cooking, they are good year round. They are great roasted and tossed with pomegranate syrup, mashed with lots of butter and salt as a side dish, made into soup, and sweet potato pie. Every year, I am invited to

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Almond Brioche (book re-review and recipe)

Two times in the last few weeks I have been asked to bring a breakfast treat for an event the family was attending. Both times I brought Almond Brioche, created from a recipe in my favorite Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day book. Both times I received rave reviews, which I shook off since

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