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Elegant Centerpiece

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Easy and Elegant Vintage Centerpiece PRINT Elegant Vintage Centerpiece Instructions YOU WILL NEED: Vintage looking frame with glass removed (to be placed in center of dining table) 1 yard chiffon or vintage looking fabric Vintage looking items such as; small vase with flowers small candy dishes or apothecary jars filled with coordinating colored candies decorative […]


Elegant and Easy Handmade Invites

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How to Make your Own Elegant Invitations It’s easy to create elegant invitations like the ones from a custom stationer, with out the expense! PRINT – Instructions to Make Your Own Elegant Invitations PRINT – Sample Invitation Text You will need: Card stock and envelopes in colors that coordinate with the theme of your party […]


Buffet Decor

Delight your guests with this stunning display

          Delight your guests with this easy and stunning display! PRINT Elegant Buffet Display Instructions YOU WILL NEED: Glass blocks or shoe boxes (glass block can be found at hardware or home improvement stores) Strands of Christmas tree lights Table cover or fabric in a color that is complimentary to your […]


Fantastic Tissue Bursts

Perfect for any occasion!

                PRINT Fantastic Tissue Burst Instructions YOU WILL NEED:           8 sheets of tissue for each ‘burst’ floral wire ribbon (or clear fishing line) scissor   INSTRUCTIONS: 1.  Start with a stack of 8 sheets of tissue.           2.  Make […]


Mom’s Irresistible Candied Yams!

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          PRINT Mom’s Candied Yams Recipe  The sweet fragrance of the brown sugar and marshmallows drew us into the kitchen as soon as we entered our parent’s home! Our Mom would have to guard the baking dish of candied yams to keep us from sneaking out a perfectly toasted cluster of […]


Cranberry Guava Spritzer

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Cranberry Guava Spritzer Perfect for brunch, a shower or a garden party, be prepared to pour your guests a second glass!  PRINT Cranberry Guava Spritzer Prep time: 5 minutes Serves: 10 INGREDIENTS: 5 cups white cranberry juice, chilled 3 cups guava nectar, chilled 2 cups ginger ale, chilled  (for cocktails use chilled Italian Prosecco or […]


Asian Chicken Salad

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PRINT Asian Chicken Salad Prep time: 30 minutes Serves 16 INGREDIENTS: 1 large head Napa cabbage, chopped2 cups matchstick cut carrots3 cups mung bean sprouts1 14 oz can mandarin oranges, drained½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted 3 cups crispy won ton strips 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded […]


Pasta Salad

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PRINT Pasta Salad Prep time: 30 minutes Serves 16 INGREDIENTS 16 ounces rotini pasta 3 cups marinated artichoke hearts (diced) 1 cup reserved liquid from jarred marinated artichoke hearts 2 cups roasted red and/or yellow peppers (diced) 2 cups diced pepperoni ½ cup crumbled feta cheese Salt and pepper to taste extra virgin olive oil (to […]


Simple Yet Elegant

Charming napkins in just seconds!

Napkins with Vintage Embellishments   PRINT Vintage Embellished Napkin Instructions PRINT Vintage Embellished Napkin Instructions with Photos YOU WILL NEED: 1 Napkin for each guest. Plastic pearl garland, or ¼ inch wide or narrower ribbon – approx.  1 yd needed for each napkin. (Both can be found at craft stores – ribbon can also be found at […]


Easy and Delicious Fruit Tart

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PRINT Fruit Tart Recipe Prep Time: 15 minutes Serves: 8-10 INGREDIENTS Shortbread Cookie Crust: 3 cups shortbread cookie crumbs (for 11 inch tart pan) ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, melted Cream Filling: 1 cup mascarpone cheese (or cream cheese) 1 cup heavy whipping cream ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 tspn pure lemon extract 2 tspn […]