The Island Engagement Party

We started to plan an engagement party and thought through a menu that would be delicious but require little work at the time of the event. Here is what was put together… keeping in mind we will just make smaller versions of the skewers so they are bite sized.

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Tomato season really livens up the menu and when I am serving aย ๐Ÿ… Tomato & Burrata Salad ย there is always left over tomato ends that aren’t good looking enough it make the dish. ย I will cut out the core and chop the tomatoes and mix in red onion, basil and put one a mixture ofContinue Reading

Lamb Kaftas

We were in Istanbul for our friend Mohammed’s wedding and had plenty of time to explore the amazing food markets of Turkey. ย We had lunch right near the famous spice market and had the most amazing Lamb Kaftas that varied from the traditional preparation at most spots around the world. ย I have since tried toContinue Reading

Herbed Mustard Shrimp

This is the best and easiest grilled shrimp recipe that friends will love to get after. You can make this as a main dish or serve as appetizers. Set aside some extra grated Parmesan, red pepper flakes, olive oil, and chopped dill to sprinkle on top before serving. Ingredients 2 pounds peeled and deveined shrimpContinue Reading

Curried Vegetable Pasta Salad

This is a great side dish for a BBQ with the curry bringing an extra kick of flavor. ย We add red onions, red peppers, grilled corn and finish off with fresh chopped dill or tarragon. Ingredients 1/2 pound fusilli pasta 1/2 pound cavatelli pasta 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour creme 1 1/2 cup redContinue Reading

Mini Puff Pastry Pizzas

The after hours menu at Claridge’s Hotel in London is a spectacular celebration of late night food which is troublesome, especially with their puff pastry pizza option dangling out there at 2 AM or so.  It’s too delicious to pass up but do you really need a sheet of pastry dough drenched with cheese, sauceContinue Reading

Ice Cream Sandwiches

We do a lot of work related meals and hate to have them actually 100% work related.  Washington is known for the “salon” dinner where people sit around and talk policy all night, which can be important, but there should also be some room to just relax and enjoy the night.  I think the menuContinue Reading

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