Entertaining Secrets


entertaining-secretsNever try a new recipe the first time you invite a large crowd for a holiday dinner.

A big pot of soup goes a long way in a house full of out-of-town guests.

A traditional Italian antipasti works beautifully for late afternoon get-togethers, lunch or even for nibbling in-between meals.

Fancy hors d’oeuvres are not necessary at posh cocktail parties. Instead, place humble, satisfying foods on a counter or buffet table for whoever might crave something wholesome to eat.

To create a “wow” factor at a holiday brunch, decorate the table simply and place a creative gift at each guest’s setting.

During the summer, make non-alcoholic “nojitos” with mango juice, mint, simple syrup, soda water and mango pulp, and sip while floating in the pool.