Category Archives: Special occaisions

What’s for dinner: Weekend edition

As I mentioned last week, this past Thursday was the 10th anniversary of my first date with my sweetie. So while we had a nice dinner at Bo Ne that evening, we really wanted to do something special Friday night when we had more time. So a dinner at StudioKitchen in Philadelphia seemed perfect to fit the bill.

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A Father’s Day Feast

My sweetie’s dad was coming over for a Father’s Day meal, so I wanted to try to cook something special yesterday. It took me a little while to figure out my menu but at the end of the day it worked beautifully. In fact I got praise from both “men in my life” that it was one of my best meals to date, from start to finish!

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Holiday Party 2012: The Reckoning

This past weekend I hosted what’s become pretty much my annual holiday gathering of friends & food at the house. About a week’s worth of preparation went into the food – I do all the cooking save desserts, which I’m always happy to let others bring (and that way temptation isn’t sitting around mocking me for days when I’m trying to lose some weight as well!) Let’s take stock on how the preparations & party unfolded:

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Valentine’s Day 2010: Choices for Philly, Gloucester County and at Home

Valentine's flowersValentine’s Day is one of the busiest nights for restaurants across the United States. Everyone seems to think the ideal way to celebrate “VDay” is with a fancy night on the town. Yet many foodies scoff at the idea of going out on Valentine’s night, knowing it’s often going to mean huge crowds, rushed service and boring set menus.

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Dinner Party Etiquette: What to and What Not to Bring to the Table

Many of us today express confusion and uncertainty when it comes to dinner party etiquette. Are you expected to bring the host of a dinner party a gift, and if so, what kind? Is it a good or bad idea to bring food or wine, and should the host be expected to serve what you bring during the party or not? What are the dos and don’ts of bringing – and accepting – such gifts?

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