Food and Drinks


I featured this “blood rimmed” martini glass on a local news channel here in San Diego a couple weeks ago and have had quite a few people inquire about how to recreate the glass garnish, so here are the directions for those of you who’d like to sip your martini “vampire style” this weekend! The […]

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Whether you’re hosting an official Halloween dinner party or just enjoying a casual meal with family on October 31st, why not add some magic to the evening by bringing a few tricks to the table! The October ’08 issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray has an article called “Tricks and Treats” that is just pure […]

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Ewww!!! Who’d have thought that 3 such innocent ingredients as lychee fruit, raspberry jam, and blueberries could come together for such a disturbing result!  But hey… when it comes to Halloween cocktails – the creepier the better, right? Right! Get the complete the Ghoul-Aid recipe and eyeball “how-to” after the jump…

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but it’s worth finding out…promise! Solve the mystery the answer after the jump!

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Like Kim’s idea of throwing a modern apple harvest party this fall?  Here are a few creative apple-themed cocktails that compliment this party theme perfectly! 1. Big Apple Martini (full recipe after the jump) 2. Apple Mojito 3. Spiced Apple Martini 4. Apple Cinnamon Toast

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Yes, I DO realize that this isn’t exactly what the doctor had in mind for “an apple a day”, but it’s a good excuse nonetheless – right?! Another good excuse: the upcoming autumn & winter holidays, of course! It’s the perfect time of year for enjoying hot apple-themed treats like the 4 dreamy desserts pictured […]

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The nation might be at odds when it comes to the candidates, but here’s something we can usually all come together on…dessert! Lighten up the mood at your next water cooler debate or election-day party with hand-iced sugar cookies & cupcakes from Eleni’s… available in the following campaign-friendly designs: Pictured above: Election Cupcakes and Obama […]

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Since Halloween is coming up soon – I think it’s about time we featured some fun signature drink ideas for your parties!  So today over at simply stated, you’ll find recipes for all of the blood-red cocktails pictured above and the orange & black cocktails pictured below. CHEERS!

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If you’re in the mood to make some DIY Halloween treats – check out these adorable Halloween cake pops from creative baking guru Bakerella. She’s got tons of decorating ideas for the treats…  but I’m especially loving the “mouthless mummies”!

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I’m really excited to share the recipe for this Chocolate Raspberry Martini (or “wine-tini” as I like to call it) with you because it was a HUGE hit at the Modern Parisian event! After each of the drinks that our mixologist, Tim, created as part of the demo, he asked if someone would like to […]

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{by guest blogger Morgan Spenla} Unique wine stem labels are easy to create and a fun way to personalize your party. Your guests will love the idea and have a blast picking out their party-themed drink decor. Plus, everyone will now be able to easily identify their own glass after setting it down, so you […]

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I have to admit that cheesecake is one of my major weaknesses. So rich and yummy…what’s not to love? (okay…except maybe the calorie count!)  If you feel the same way, check out this week’s post over at GlamDish…which features 5 different cheesecake-inspired recipes for treats like cheesecake pops, strawberry cheesecake smoothies, and chococolate chunk cheesecake…mmm.

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I’m game for any recipe that has the words “sparkling” and “margarita” in the title! Here’s how to make this toast-worthy concoction by Erika Lenkert:

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Check out these gorgeous signature dessert buffets by Amy Atlas Events. I’m swooning over every single image in her ultra-yummy portfolio! This is fabulous inspiration for re-creating your own dessert buffets at home. {Notice how the monochromatic serveware makes the treats really pop!) Pictured above: chic pink & brown buffet…yes, I do believe those are […]

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Today over at GlamDish: check out some fall-friendly treats & learn how to make homemade caramel apples!

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Veggie-lover? Not a veggie-lover? Either way, chances are good that you’ll enjoy this easy, delicious side dish recipe starring eggplant, tomato, and mozzarella cheese!

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Looking for a way to fancy up your burgers this weekend? These gourmet turkey burgers from epicurious feature tomato jam, olives, and feta and look pretty tasty… and healthy! You can even make them mini-sized and turn them into sliders, then dish them up with some yummy baked fries. Feel free to substitue your own […]

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I’m up in Northern California visiting family this week and had the opportunity to share a some Labor Day party ideas on Sacramento’s KCRA News this morning, which was so much fun! The focus of the segment was ideas for throwing a stylish & creative Labor Day party without spending a ton of money or […]

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Today on GlamDish: check out some fun beer-inspired cocktail recipes, like this Guinness Float from Everyday with Rachael Ray! {Photo: Tata Donne}

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The Harvey Wallbanger Cake is one of my all-time favorite types of cakes – my mom makes them every Christmas and I can pretty much polish the entire thing off by myself (which is probably not a good thing…but sometimes you just can’t help it!).  Anyways, I was excited to come across these yummy-looking Harvey […]

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