The theme for dinner no. 5 in our “create dinner” series was “sobremesa” – a Spanish word that doesn’t translate directly to English but describes a Latin tradition of conversation and relaxation that happens across the table after a delicious meal.
This hummus trio crudité is one of my favorite “Instagram-worthy” spreads to bring to any summertime social gathering.
Here are some other things I’m reading, watching and of course eating, right now.
The day after our “create” dinners I sit back and think of how inspired I am by all the women that I met the night before. Each person brought their own talent and story to the table and it’s always nice to meet new people.
Savannah is a city with a small town, romantic feel, rich in history and architecture. Margaret Mitchell referred to it in Gone with the Wind as “that gently mannered city by the sea”.
Instead of going out to an overbooked restaurant and sitting jammed at communal tables overhearing other people’s conversations, and paying for overpriced holiday tasting menus, try staying at home with your loved one and making dinner together.
So that you don’t show up empty handed for your Super Bowl party, I have put together a recipe guide perfect for watching the Super Bowl or for participating in any other game day.
Food and experiences from my trip to Shanghai & Hong Kong (but mostly food).
I have been singing (well, calling it "singing" may be cause a for debate!) Christmas music at the top of my lungs since the day after Thanksgiving but things have been moving so fast it hasn’t quite felt like the holidays yet.
For the third edition of our creative collaboration dinner party we decided to put a holiday spin on things, but without going too over the top.
My brother goes to school at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, which is located about an hour West of Birmingham. It’s what you would call a real college town.
This Thanksgiving we are doing things a bit differently than we normally do. This year we are heading to Alabama for the Iron Bowl, Alabama’s football game against its in-state rival Auburn.
Telling people that I am in a book club makes me feel like more of an adult. It is as if saying the phrase “we read that in book club” would make people turn around and think to themselves, “wow if she’s in a book club where she can commit to reading a book every month she must really have her shit together.”
A weekend trip back to New Jersey in the fall.
A weekend in New Orleans
You know how it is when friends - and friends of friends - come together and everything just works? That is exactly how Dinner No. 2 went. Everyone chatting, laughing, networking under twinkling lights in a beautiful backyard in Los Angeles.
Last week I had the opportunity to join a group of creative women with varying skill sets for a small dinner party.
Like any good trip of mine, this one was predominately centered around food. When I’m traveling, I don’t want to eat things I can find at home. I want to try local cuisines and dishes which in Nashville means, hot chicken, BBQ and biscuits. Check out some of my favorites.
This past weekend I co-hosted a friend’s birthday party on the roof of an apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles. Check out my menu and tips here!
Cheese boards are an art form that involves much more than throwing some cheeses and crackers on a plate and serving it to guests. While any sane person will still love whatever cheese and crackers you serve, I’m going to help you impress your guests. Trying to narrow down my favorite cheeses is like trying to tell you my all-time favorite television show; there are just so many good choices. With television, sometimes I’m in the mood for a comedy, other times a crime show or drama. The same goes for cheeses; sometimes I need some firm Parmesan and sometimes I need some super creamy Brie.