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Smoked Dry-Aged Duck Breast, served with Chinese Steamed Buns, Cucumber, Scallions, Cilantro, and Tian Mian Sauce

This was the fourth course to my 5-course Friendsgiving party for 6 people.

This year I decided to serve the last savory course family-style! And it turned out so great!!!! 232 more words

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A Victorian Halloween Party

Despite their reputation for straight-laced sobriety, the Victorians celebrated Halloween with great enthusiasm – and often with outright abandon.  Victorian Halloween parties were filled with fun, games, and spooky rituals, some of which still feature at Halloween parties today.  109 more words

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Plans for Thanksgiving 2015

It’s that time of year again! I already set on my menu this year; I just haven’t typed it out yet. And since I don’t want to go outside because it’s cold, and I have caught up with all my TV, I am going to write out all the recipes today. 185 more words

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A Because Party: Recipes, Tips, & Decorations

Why have a party? Because! Why else? Okay, there are many other reasons you could throw a party, but recently I’ve decided that because is just as good of a reason as any. 360 more words



We used to have the most fun pizza parties where we would roll out a dozen pizzas and assemble lots of wonderful ingredients and invite friends to design their own pizzas. 431 more words


Best Shrimp Bisque

This is a recipe from Bon Appetit It takes some time but is worth it! It is better than the Barefoot Contessa recipe because it has a very smooth and silky texture. 407 more words


Roasted Beets with Mascarpone, Apple Salad & Chive Oil

This was the fourth course to my 7-course Friendsgiving party for 8 people.

Originally, I had planned this course near the beginning but since there are a lot of protein courses following each other, I changed the course and decided to use this salad as a palate cleanser. 332 more words

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