My new favorite sandwich – so easy + amazingly good

My friend Leigh made this sandwich for me recently and it became by new favorite!  Here’s how to make it: Ingredients: Good mozzarella Fresh basil Tomato Bread of choice, sliced Olive Oil {I use extra light tasting olive oil when using with heat} Salt {I use sea salt} 1. Slice tomatoes & mozzarella, and chop basil : 2. Brush olive oil on tops of bread {TIP: If you don’t have...
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Pasta Salad: My favorite! (w/ spinach, artichokes & sundried tomatoes)

I LOVE pasta and LOVE salad… and this is my combo of the two. A friend of mine made it for an end-of-the-school-year beach party and it was a hit. It’s not the quickest pasta salad to make but its combination of flavors and its gorgeous-ness {vibrant colors!} make it a favorite go-to for brunches / potlucks any kind of fun summer entertaining.  The original recipe is  a Rachel Ray /...
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Marinated Cheese Appetizer

One of my favorites! This appetizer came from my friend, Leigh. It’s equally beautiful and delicious, and is great for holidays with the marinade’s vibrant red and greens. It needs to be made ahead of time which works for me… I’m always thankful right before a crowd arrives that I was forced to prepare ahead of time! Marinade: 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil 1/2 c white...
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Party Pizzas: a favorite recipe

Here’s a favorite family recipe that we usually have on Christmas night – along with She-Crab soup. {Both recipes are from my Aunt Trecie: her She-Crab is THE BEST but I better not include that one without her permission!} These little pizzas need to be served right when they leave the oven – but they freeze wonderfully so they’re a great menu item for get-togethers.  We...
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5 ways to make your HOLIDAYS HAPPY

If you’re like me, you can feel the excitement and anticipation of what’s about to arrive… along with that added stress that’s trying it’s best to accompany the holiday season.  DO (don’t just read – grab a pen and paper and make a plan!) these 5 things to welcome the holidays – while turning your back on that stress: 1.  VISUALIZE Find a few...
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New Favorite! Want to entertain with style AND ease?

I knew this book was a great find when I noticed four of my favorite words in the subtitle: SIMPLE + STYLISH + FOOD + EASY.   My new favorite entertaining / cookbook:  Lulu Powers: Food to Flowers:  Simple, Stylish Food for Easy Entertaining. Lulu shares her fabulous recipes and party-planning tips she’s acquired over the years as a celebrity caterer and event planner. SelfLESSly I...
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