The Serving Cart

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Hosting an event at your home in the fall means that you will be entertaining outside. With beautiful weather, everyone is eager to spend as much time outside before the cold arrives. And then, there’s college football. Televisions included in outdoor rooms and fans eager to watch every minute of their team’s season, means at-home parties will be rampant for the next couple of months.

An important accessory item in your outdoor furniture mix is the serving cart. Also known as a tea cart and a bar cart (I know which group I’d rather hang out with), . . . → Read More: The Serving Cart

A Memorable 4th of July Menu

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This week, everyone’s mind is on Saturday’s 4th of July celebrations. Our national holiday, the 4th of July, or more properly referred to as Independence Day, features a color scheme of red, white, and blue for everything from attire to house decorations and table settings to food.

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Nearly everyone attends a party or picnic where staples like hamburgers and hot dogs are universal favorites. However, with a few new recipes you can make your picnic stand out from the crowd.

Here are my selections for the 4th of July 2015:

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Al Fresco Entertaining

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Outdoor entertaining is a crowd pleaser. Anyone who receives an invitation to attend an outdoor party or event usually perks right up at the thought of being wined and dined al fresco. Whether it’s a memorable milestone such as a birthday party, graduation, or wedding or a casual barbeque, pool party, or movie night outside, taking the party outdoors is fun.

One thing that happens with parties held outside is that people feel a little looser and breathe a little easier. They aren’t as concerned about spilling something on the carpet or upholstery, or even worse, being . . . → Read More: Al Fresco Entertaining

Entertaining Al Fresco

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The summer season is the height of outdoor entertaining. Evenings and weekends with friends and family gathered for fun and recreation keeps us busy and social for months on end. At the center of these get-togethers is food—always, food. So, why not take a little time to make those meals special and memorable? Set your tables using coordinating napkins, tablecloth, plates and glasses. Add flowers or other centerpieces.

Candles and lanterns are a must for evenings.

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Here are some of my favorite OUTDOORLICIUS! entertaining ideas…

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Outdoorlicious Weekend with The Oscars

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It’s Oscar weekend. There will be many parties on Sunday as a nation of film crazy fans watch to see if their favorite movies win little gold statues. Of course, there are those of us who are equally (if not more) interested in the fashions displayed by the stars. Regardless of how interested one is in either the outcome of the awards ceremony or the fashion fabs and faux pas’, getting together to watch is just a good reason for a party.

One can simply serve appetizer fare and keep it really simple. . . . → Read More: Outdoorlicious Weekend with The Oscars