Peter Som’s intimate NY City brunch features tips and tricks for entertaining in style

Fashion designer & entertaining expert Peter Som hosts an intimate gathering to celebrate the latest collaboration and showcase the ultimate hosting hack - the "Surprise & Delight" kit - now available for purchase for a limited time With spring in the air and summer right around the corner, at-home entertaining is more prevalent than ever from brunches to barbecues … Continue reading Peter Som’s intimate NY City brunch features tips and tricks for entertaining in style

Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons partners with Genova to create Mediterranean-Inspired dinner party collection

Enter for your chance to win the perfect dinner party collection to celebrate Mediterranean Diet Month Dinner parties are back on the rise and when it comes to hosting, Genova Premium Tuna knows it's the little details that truly make your event shine. That's why this Mediterranean Diet Month, Genova Premium Tuna and Top Chef judge and cookbook author, Gail Simmons, … Continue reading Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons partners with Genova to create Mediterranean-Inspired dinner party collection

boneless ham with brown sugar pineapple glaze

A simple and delicious Boneless Ham centerpiece, plus a bonus side dish recipe, Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce It's that wonderful time of year again and coloring eggs for Easter baskets and creating festive games for the egg hunt adds more joy to the occasion. As we prepare for Easter Sunday and add sweets to the … Continue reading boneless ham with brown sugar pineapple glaze

DIY Mimosa Bar

Keeping Sunday simple with a delicious DIY Mimosa Bar As we head back to the office, weekends mean something again and the Sunday mimosa is back. Pour sparkling wine, your favorite juice, drop in some fruit, add a sprig of rosemary or thyme for garnish OR keep it simple with only a simple fruit garnish. … Continue reading DIY Mimosa Bar

Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

Crisp, green and herby, sauvignon blanc is the perfect companion for early summer dishes. Summer may be on the horizon but here in the pacific northwest we still have a bit of damp weather and chilly temps. In other words, a typical June. This means a lot of our entertaining is still indoors, at least … Continue reading Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

how to make the perfect lemon curd

Lemon curd is a basic custard, meaning it's thickened by eggs. Although many curd recipes call for just yolks, I prefer to use a combination of whole eggs and yolks to add a bit of lightness. ~Claire Saffitz In late spring we are holding our first annual Family Lavender and Blueberry Tea. As I plan … Continue reading how to make the perfect lemon curd

smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

I first shared this recipe with my Basil & Salt Magazine readers over the last holiday season. It's a rich, delicious appetizer that my guests and I have enjoyed each cocktail season. I enjoy all the recipes I've added to Basil, however in light of a recent health concern, it's necessary I drastically modify my … Continue reading smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

Tommy Bahama’s Coconut Eggnog Martini

Toast the Holidays with Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar No holiday celebration is complete until eggnog has been served… kick your holidays up a notch with the Coconut Eggnog Martini from Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar. This festive drink is full of everything we love about the holidays – booze and eggnog. Dazzle your guests … Continue reading Tommy Bahama’s Coconut Eggnog Martini

Blakely Trettenero’s simple holiday cooking tips

Blakely Trettenero's delicious Mushroom, Herb and Gruyere Puffs pair perfectly with her Cranberry Orange Champagne Cocktail.

fresh, bourbon cranberry sauce

Fresh cranberries, a splash of bourbon, a sprinkling of brown sugar and a touch of vanilla. We have created the perfect companion for Tom turkey, the star of the Thanksgiving dinner table. This recipe is quick, simple and the perfect side dish with plenty of wiggle room for improvisation. Whether you like your sauce thick … Continue reading fresh, bourbon cranberry sauce