Mother’s Day Table

Mother’s Day is an occasion to honor the women who hold a special place in our lives. They don’t have to be our moms and grandmothers only, they can be close friends as well. Our table is a garden hat and hydrangea (Mama Bear’s favorite flower) theme.  Deep purple  and vibrant green make up the […]

Mother’s Day Lunch

Our Mother’s Day lunch includes an entree called “Raspberry Chicken Salad” that is always popular at women’s parties.  Not only is it delicious, but it is very pretty.  We paired the chicken salad with a spring mix salad tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette. A nut bread tea sandwich finishes this lovely plate.  The sandwich is […]

Easter Dinner

After snacking on Easter-colored deviled eggs and delicious cheese ball shaped to look like carrots, the adults were treated to traditional Glazed Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Layered Gelatin Trifle, Spinach Strawberry Salad, an Easter basket filled with cut, fresh vegetables and homemade rolls. (Notice the butter molded into pretty flowers!) COLORED DEVILED EGGS Twelve […]

Easter Buffet Tables

The centerpiece on the adult buffet is clearly about Easter but its natural elements carries over the theme from the adult table. We love the children’s buffet which continues the whimsy and childlike fun.  Vases filled with Easter grass and eggs, lots of Easter candy, and age-appropriate food makes this an easy but fun treat […]

Easter Children’s Table

At the Den, we want to be sure our children feel like each celebration is their special event as much as the adults.  For Easter, we set the children’s table to be very festive. Decorations include an Easter basket filled with the Easter Bunny himself, grass placemats, bunny-shaped napkins that also double as place cards […]

Easter Children’s Buffet

This Easter, our kids are treated to flower-shaped sandwiches filled with egg salad, bunny-shaped ham and cheese sandwiches, a veggie tray that looks like a carrot, fruit and peep skewers; and “peep” deviled eggs. EGG SALAD SANDWICHES 10 hard boiled eggs, peeled (peeling them while they are still hot makes the shells easier to remove) and […]

Easter Desserts

Our favorite part of any event is dessert!  Easter, is certainly no exception.  This Easter, our dessert buffet includes several delicious selections to satisfy any sweet tooth. We adore this beautiful cake.  The cake itself is similar to a pound cake in its texture and is perfectly complemented with a delicious raspberry layer.  Lemon-flavored buttercream […]

March Magic of the Month – 5 Incredibly Simple and Delicious Meals

I may be alone in this but I often find myself at a complete loss on what to make for dinner. It’s often just my husband and me and – those who know me well – know that much of the time we just opt for a restaurant! But then I feel guilty because surely […]

Hodge Podge Dip

Because Dawn had the great privilege of working with my mom – Mama Bear – for many years, she has wonderful memories and many lessons learned. I asked her to share this recipe with all of you. This is another recipe that I will cherish from Mama Bear. On the many days of catering or baking, Barb […]