Apples and Honey Host{ess} Gifts for the Jewish New Year

Apples and Honey Gifts for the Jewish High Holidays

Wishing all a Good and Sweet New Year! >> Apples and Honey Gifts

Apples and Honey Host{ess} Gifts for the Jewish New Year

For the last 25 years we have been tasked with finding a gift for our Rosh Hashana dinner hosts. And every year we end up running out at the last minute to buy an ok gift but nothing particularly thoughtful or special. This year we have vowed to order a gift from GiftTree, tonight, so it will arrive by Erev Rosh Hashana (Wednesday September 20th, 2017). These three very special gifts work equally well as host{less} gifts for Yom Kippur Break the Fast as they do for Rosh Hashana dinner. And although GiftTree has a huge selection of gifts from which to choose, we decided to narrow our choice to apples and honey gifts.

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Pi Phi Time >> Heart & Arrow Cupcake Kits & Arrow Necklaces

Hearts & Arrow Cupcake Kit Pi Beta Phi

Hearts & Arrow Cupcake Kit >> if sold out on Amazon, try Etsy!

Pi Phi Time >> Heart & Arrow Cupcake Kits

As you know we are always on the look out for adorable Pi Beta Phi gifts and doodads. We have been huge fans of these Stella & Dot “On the Mark” Arrow Necklace  for a while now but are now pretty much obsessed with these heart and arrow cupcake kits too. How cute would it be to bake cupcakes for Pi Phi big little sister treats or other sorority  parties. Continue Reading →

Big to Mini Etched Wines & Champagnes for Your Wedding (or Any Special Occasion)

Big to Mini Wedding Etched Wines

Big to Mini Etched Wines & Champagnes for Your Wedding >> Big Bottles

Big to Mini Etched Wines & Champagnes  for Your Wedding (or Any Special Occasion)

We recently partnered with EtchedWine.com specifically because we love love love these etched wine bottles. Not only do these etched wines and champagnes look great, they make a huge impression. And many of the bottles can be filled with wine of your choosing. We  love the fact that you can choose a six liter bottle to be the centerpiece on your wedding or rehearsal dinner tables and not only serve the wine, you can also have your guests sign the bottle as a “guest book” keepsake!

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Fun Recipe Ideas for Your Game of Thrones Viewing Party!

Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook

Dishes from the Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook

Winter is Coming … Very Very SOON!

Game of Thrones Cookbook

With Game of Thrones set to resume its Sunday evening time slot on July 16, 2017, so will our weekly Game of Thrones viewing parties. However, this year we will be prepared with recipes inspired by Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook. From Direwolf Ale to Auroch Stew we will certainly eat well and most probably, way too much. Continue Reading →

Move Over Cupcakes >> Donut Stands are Here!

Donut Stands

Donut Stands

Move Over Cupcakes >> Donut Stands are Here!

We admit it, we are officially obsessed with these donut stands. Finally a way to push cupcakes off the party and wedding circuits and replace them with with something truly yummy. Yes, we love donuts. It might be the hours sitting in the hospital cafeteria on Saturday mornings eating donuts while we waited for our dad to finish his rounds or it might be that although elusive, nothing beats a great donut. Continue Reading →

Best Mint Julep Recipe to Serve at Your Kentucky Derby Party

Classic Mint Julep Recipe to Serve at Your Kentucky Derby Party

Mint Juleps for your Kentucky Derby Party, mint julep recipe

Compare Mint Julep recipes and consider tempting alternatives:
Mint Juleps | Alcohol-Free Mint Julep | Mojito | Mint Tea Punch

A few years back we turned on the Today Show to see the smiling face of Al Roker standing at Churchill Downs learning how to make a classic mint julep from Fred Noe, a sev­enth-​gen­er­a­tion dis­tiller for Jim Beam. We think this might still be the best Mint Julep Recipe out there and we must admit, since then, we have spent many, many hours testing lots of other recipes. 🙂

.Here is the Mint Julep Recipe as seen on the Today Show:

  • 1 part simple syrup
  • 2 parts Bourbon
  • Add crushed ice
  • The most important part is the mint – first spank the mint and then add it to the mint julep cups
  • Top your mint julep off with more crushed ice
  • Enjoy!
  • Hint (not on the video): An extra-nice touch is to trim straws so they just slightly stick out of the cup. Hence, when guests sip from the short straws, their noses will be close to the refreshing mint garnish.

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