Entertaining In Style

Entertaining In Style Tips for Late Summer...

Best (and easiest!) Frozen Margarita Made

6 ounces of silver Patron tequila
3 ounces of Grand Marnier
3 ounces of Cointreau
6 ounce can of frozen limeade
1 fresh lime

Squeeze the juice of the lime and put the alcohol and frozen limeade in a blender. Fill blender to the top with ice. Blend thoroughly. Rim glasses with lime juice, then salt. Serve garnished with lime slices.

Entertaining In Style Tips for July & August...

Looking for a cool, smooth cocktail to enjoy poolside this summer? Mix one part Alize Red Passion French Cognac Blend with one part Bacardi Limon and four parts cranberry juice for a rosy red thirst quencher that tastes great with fruit salad and chocolate. Enjoy!

Entertaining In Style Tips for Father's Day…

This Father's Day treat Dad to a special activity that he loves or a little indulgence he might not buy for himself. A round of golf is a fun way to spend time with Dad and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors. If Dad isn't the sporting type, try pampering him with a custom shave at one of the barber salons like The Art of Shaving. Include a gift certificate so he can take home the products he likes and extend the pampering at home.

Entertaining In Style Tips for Mother's Day …

If there is a steadfast rule for Mother's Day it is that mom must not spend any time in the kitchen cooking or cleaning. Treat mom to brunch or dinner at her favorite restaurant and give her a ‘day off' from mundane mom duty. If you must celebrate at mom's home make sure all the kitchen duties are attended to by someone else, or order in. In addition to restaurants, gourmet shops and caterers can often whip up a delicious meal for in-home dining. And, remember, if you can't be with mom on Mother's Day every woman, especially mom, loves receiving flowers.

Entertaining In Style Tips for Passover…

Passover is an annual Jewish holiday celebrated with a special meal called a Seder. If you are invited to attend a Passover Seder as a guest, it is customary (as with all invitations to dine at someone’s home) to bring a gift to your gracious hosts. Certain dietary restrictions during Passover prohibit the consuming of leavened foods, or foods containing yeast, so it is best to avoid presenting your hosts with any sort of bread, cake or pastries that they will not be able to enjoy. Instead, give a hostess gift of kosher chocolate or candy, a fruit basket, kosher wine or even a beautiful bouquet of flowers and impress your hosts with your good manners and knowledge about their holiday.

Entertaining In Style Tips for St. Patrick's Day…

  1. Don't color food green. It's a fact that green food is not well received, unless it's naturally green (probably because the color green is associated with spoiled food). So skip the green colored beer and instead start the meal with a green apple salad or serve pistachio ice cream for dessert.

  2. Serve plenty of food since there will be a lot of drinking. Corned beef sandwiches & veggie Reubens are hearty fare, but skip the soggy cabbage side dish and offer a variety of gourmet mustards, sauerkraut and pickles.

  3. Play leprechaun and place a pot of gold foil covered chocolate coins at the door for guests to indulge as they leave.

Entertaining In Style Tips for Easter…

  1. Easter is early this year, so plan a cozy indoor hunt for candy and small gifts. Keep track of the number and location of treasures so kids won't search in vain.

  2. Go easy on the candy and supply kids with old fashioned games and toys like puzzles and brainteasers to keep them busy and engaged.

  3. Get kids to help make a healthy dessert: dip organic strawberries and dried apricots into melted organic chocolate and refrigerate overnight. Serve chocolate covered fruit atop a bed of pastel candy coated almonds in a clear glass bowl for some Spring color.


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