Stylish Entertaining

Give your Picnic a Gourmet Twist

Having a gourmet picnic doesn't m­ean you have to abandon simplicity. Instead, focus on foods that rely on natural flavors and don't need to be heated at the last minute. A few ingredients, well chosen, will be more effective than a recipe that involves hours of effort and trips to specialty stores. Some options: Good bread is a must. A hearty peasant[...]

Tips to Hosting a Spring Brunch

I'm beyond THRILLED to share my entertaining tips for hosting a spring brunch! Over the next week we will share entertaining tips, a cocktail recipe and flower arranging pointers sure to inspire you! One of our favorite ways to enjoy the gorgeous Spring weather Mother Nature has finally shared with us is to host an outdoor get-together for friends or fami[...]

Hibiscus Soda - Perfect for Spring Entertaining

This particular hibiscus soda is a tart and fruity mix of hibiscus flowers and lemon – a hibiscus lemonade, if you will, with an effervescent fizz! You can enjoy this beverage along with many more tantalizing recipes and  uniquely creative ideas in my book, "Soirée Entertaining with Style". HIBISCUS SODA INGREDIENTS 2 1/3 cups sugar 3 cups hibiscus f[...]

An Intimate Library Supper

A romantic library supper revolves around delicious food, warm atmosphere and most importantly great company. If procrastinating is your strong suit, and you still haven’t made reservations to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Danielle’s cupids are here to save the day and make you look like a super hero! Here are some full-proof steps for planning a heartfelt [...]

Raspberry Souffle with Raspberry Sauce

RASPBERRY SOUFFLÉ WITH RASPBERRY SAUCE Raspberry Sauce ½ cup sugar 1 pint fresh raspberries 1. Combine ¼ cup water and ½ cup sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool. 2. Pour sugar-water mixture into a blender; add raspberries. Blend until smooth, then strain through a mesh colander over a bowl and reserve. Th[...]

Planning a Heartfelt Dinner at Home

If procrastinating is your strong suit and you still haven’t made dinner reservations to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Danielle’s cupids are here to save the day and make you look like a super hero! Here are some full-proof steps for planning a heartfelt dinner at home: Make the dinner occasion extra special by drawing up some beautiful invitations and popping[...]

Make Them Feel Special With Valentine's Dinner Invitations

Nothing says I love you like a handwritten letter, or in this case a beautiful invitation. Invite your guest to a Valentine's Day dinner with thoughtful invites. Whether they are handwritten or printed, a cordial invite will make them feel extra special.  If you're sparse on time, there are plenty of online sites where you can find fabulous invites. H[...]

Root on the Falcons with a Cherry Vodka Cocktail!

Hooray ... it's only two days until the Super Bowl and I'm so excited to share one of my fave cocktails. Cherry Vodka Cocktail is so refreshing and takes little preparation so you can focus on the big game and entertaining your family and friends. Have a wonderful weekend ... Go Falcons! And plenty of pretty things to use while entertaining! Trays [...]

Big Game Tailgate Cocktails

There's nothing like good tailgate cocktails! The biggest game of the season is just days away! Today we will share two tasty drinks guaranteed to score big with your family and friends. Enjoy! - - - - - Cranberry Mint Julep 1 oz. cranberry juice 2 oz. your favorite Bourbon - mine is Bulleit 2 sprigs of mint 1 oz. lime flavored club soda 1. [...]

A Texas Twist for Houston's Big Game

I know it's only Wednesday ... but I've been so busy this week that I'm ready to share one of my Super Bowl Cocktails with you. My version of the Texas Twist (and hopefully the Falcons performance on Sunday) will put a smile on your face! Here are a few ideas to inspire! Bamboo Ice Bucket Brushstroke Trays B &[...]



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