Giveaway: You’re Invited

Giveaway: You’re Invited

Los Angeles-based hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran shares her secrets for perfect parties and takes the art of entertaining to new heights. From the table settings to the decor to the color-coordinated menus, every party she hosts showcases a myriad of inspired...

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Giveaway: You’re Invited

Giveaway: You’re Invited

Los Angeles-based hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran shares her secrets for perfect parties and takes the art of entertaining to new heights. From the table settings to the decor to the color-coordinated menus, every party she hosts showcases a myriad of inspired...

Giveaway: MOB Veggie: Big Flavors on a Small Budget

Giveaway: MOB Veggie: Big Flavors on a Small Budget

Having taken the social-media world by storm with his one-minute, how-to-make recipe videos, MOB Kitchen founder Ben Lebus is back with his second book, MOB Veggie: Big Flavors on a Small Budget. This book is perfect for the vegetarian cook on a budget or anyone who...

Giveaway: Signed Copy of Entertaining at Home

Giveaway: Signed Copy of Entertaining at Home

Introduction | Excerpt from Entertaining at Home: As a child, while most of my friends played with dolls, or pretended to be teachers, I hosted imaginary dinner parties in my parents’ dining room. Apple juice with a touch of Sprite became Champagne, while chopped...

Giveaway: The Art of the Host

Giveaway: The Art of the Host

I was first introduced to Alex Hitz through our mutual friend Danielle Rollins. Several years ago, Alex shared his tomato bisque with me for a Soup on Sunday post. His secret...strong coffee! It gives the bisque a superior depth and flavor. It's a trick I still use to...

Soup on Sunday: Lemon Lentil Stew

Soup on Sunday: Lemon Lentil Stew

This lentil stew is one of my favorites. When I lived in Scotland I would make it at least once a week. If you are like me, you may already have all of these simple ingredients on hand. Lentils have always been a staple in my house. I love that this dish can be...

Giveaway: The Ladies’ Village Improvement Society

Giveaway: The Ladies’ Village Improvement Society

A delicious melding of traditional taste with the flavors of the Hamptons, this cookbook offers 100 recipes for entertaining as well as for everyday meals. Gifted with waters brimming with local fish and with farmland that produces a bounty of fruit and vegetables,...

MY NEWEST BOOK!

Entertaining at Home presents gatherings in the homes of leading tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, architecture, culinary arts, and society–including Lynn Wyatt, Suzanne Kasler, Julia Reed, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Carla McDonald, and Danielle Rollins, among others–who show readers how best to entertain with flair and finesse. 

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Soup on Sunday: Lemon Lentil Stew

Soup on Sunday: Lemon Lentil Stew

This lentil stew is one of my favorites. When I lived in Scotland I would make it at least once a week. If you are like me, you may already have all of these simple ingredients on hand. Lentils have always been a staple in my house. I love that this dish can be...

Soup on Sunday: Split Pea & Ham

Soup on Sunday: Split Pea & Ham

PROVERB:If you use a commodity or resource carefully and without extravagance you will never be in need. Lately, the phrase, waste not, want not, has been playing in my head. Seven days of self self-isolation has required me to think about our consumption, daily life,...

Asparagus Soup with Lemon, Cognac & Tarragon

Asparagus Soup with Lemon, Cognac & Tarragon

Fresh asparagus in the produce aisle is a sure sign that spring is coming. Fat, thin, white, or green...I love them all. I especially love this asparagus soup, beautifully photographed by Matthew Mead. It's light, yet comforting, when there is still a hint of chill in...

Soup on Sunday: Roasted Tomato Soup

Soup on Sunday: Roasted Tomato Soup

A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. I am so excited for this next chapter...drum roll...coming soon...my new YouTube channel Always Entertaining. We spent the weekend shooting some really fun videos. I made this simple roasted tomato soup for the crew and to fill these gorgeous Blue...

Soup on Sunday: Lobster Bisque

Soup on Sunday: Lobster Bisque

Oh Lobster, how I love thee. It is often the food of choice for celebrations and holidays, and understandably so! But this time of year, a rich and creamy lobster bisque is my perennial Valentine’s favorite. Bisque may sound intimidating, but I promise you it is not....

Portuguese Chorizo and Clam Stew

Portuguese Chorizo and Clam Stew

I first had a delicious bowl of Portuguese seafood stew in Cape Cod many years ago. Settlers from Portugal immigrated to Massachusetts in large numbers in the late 19th century to work in the fishing industry. Thankfully, the Portuguese culture influenced the flavors...

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Pear and Dijon Baked Brie

This is one of my favorite go-to appetizers. Not only is it quick, easy and delicious, it looks impressive. The recipe is the the brainchild of my friend Heather Chadduck Hillegas and is featured in my my book Entertaining at Home

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