Tablescapes

Dress up your table for your next dinner party with these neat ideas.

Easy Holiday Party Ideas

These 15 holiday party ideas will make sure that your gathering is stress free and much more fun. #ad #sharisberries

Entertaining this time of the year is so much fun.  I love to celebrate with our friends and family during the holidays.  Everyone is always in such a good mood, and it gives me a chance to try out new recipes and decorating ideas.  Setting up a pretty festive table does not have to be…

Patriotic Table Decor

Patriotic Table Decor

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DipintoMeze #CollectiveBias  It’s time for some patriotic table decor. We’ve all had that moment when our friends or parents decide to visit with no notice for an important weekend.  But don’t panic.  Just because you have little warning that you’ll…

How to Host the Perfect Wine and Cheese Party

perfect wine and cheese party

The Perfect Wine and Cheese Party takes some Planning. Wine and Cheese parties are so much fun! Pairing wine and cheese together is one of the great culinary pleasures.  And making the pairing a party of a party with loved ones and friends adds up to one special evening. In my mind, nothing goes together…

Thanksgiving Tablescapes and Centerpieces

Insirations for a Thanksgiving table to delight your guests

Decorate your Holiday Table with a Thanksgiving Tablescape Thanksgiving will soon be here and it’s the perfect time to bring out the big ideas for Table decorations.  A tablescape is  a term used to describe the decoration of the entire table top.  The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to get creative with your…

DIY Indian Corn Cakes – Thanksgiving Delight

This Indian Corn Cake centerpiece is the perfect dessert and decoration for your Thanksgiving table. Imagine how much fun the kids will have making and eating it! thegardeningcook.com

Indian Corn Cake Centerpiece This do it yourself project for Indian Corn cakes will really brighten up your Thanksgiving table.   The cakes are authentic looking and are easy to make.  The only problem will be keeping the kiddies out of this until after the meal. To make this project, you will need the following supplies:…

7 Recipes for An Asian Dinner Party

7 Asian Dinner party recipes

Join us for an Eco-Friendly Asian Dinner Party with a Leafware Dinner Set. What fun my friends and my husband and I had this weekend with our eco-friendly Asian Dinner Party! I tried out some of my newest Asian recipes with our guests and we had a blast trying the new dishes, drinking wine and…

DIY Baked Cornucopia Centerpiece

DIY Baked Cornucopia

Make your Own Baked Cornucopia Centerpiece for Thanksgiving! With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s time to get creative for your holiday table.  This DIY Baked Cornucopia Centerpiece is a different take on the traditional cornucopia that is so often seen this time of the year. There are many Greek or Roman Mythological origins for the cornucopia, often…

More of my Favorite Fourth of July Recipes

Celebrate in a patriotic way this 4th of July.

Fly the Flag with these Fourth of July Recipes These are some more of my favorite Fourth of July Recipes. From delicious cakes to decadent cocktails, these recipes all fly the patriotic flag.  All are sure to make an impression on your party table. Try one (or all of these) for your next upcoming of…

DIY Summer Mason Jar Flower Vase Project

This DIY summer mason jar vase project is perfect for my summer brunch table. See the tutorial at thegardeningcook.com/

One of my favorite things to do on Sunday morning is to meet friends for breakfast or brunch and catch up on the week.  Normally, we go out to a variety of restaurants and alternate each week between them. This week, I wanted to have our friends over to our house for breakfast.  I’ve been…

Food Art – Artistic License in the Kitchen

Round up of Creative Food Art Creations

Food Art – Creative use of Food I love seeing what creative people can do with food to make it into an art form.   Food carving and food art is something that requires a great deal of patience to end up with just the perfect result.  Here are some of my favorite Food Art creations.…

Jewelry Tablescape – Recycle Vintage Jewelry

Valentine's Day Jewelry Tablescape

Jewelry Tablescape for a Romantic Dinner Party. Readers of my blog know that I love to talk about the creative uses of jewelry in other than normal use and wear. Zoey’s blog about tablescapes (which was recently named as blog of note on Google) sometimes features table settings where she uses jewelry in inventive ways.…