5 Ways to Elevate Your July Fourth Party

There’s nothing that evokes “Summer” more than a fabulous July Fourth party. A sunny setting with smokey wafts of hotdogs and hamburgers on the BBQ, tables with endless family favorites, and plenty of festive cocktails to get the party going create a pretty perfect day for any born and bred American! That being said, sometimes […]

July 1, 2017

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Potato Cakes with Irish Smoked Salmon

As a pretty pure blood blend of Irish and British Isles heritage, there’s no one that loves potatoes more than this girl.  Add the fact that my grandfather used to travel to a Canadian fishing camp and bring us back freshly smoked salmon that he has caught himself when I was a little girl, and […]

April 20, 2017

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St. Patrick’s Day Brunch with a Twist

When people find out I went to cooking school in Ireland, they are often surprised that I picked the land of Shepherd’s Pie and Corned Beef & Cabbage to learn the culinary ropes, but I have to say it was probably the most magical time in my life thus far.  I was in a strange […]

March 15, 2017

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Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Mint

This is a super easy recipe that is both delicious and gorgeous, so there is very minimal effort needed to achieve both flavor and presentation (a cook’s dream!).  It’ also the perfect make-head dish, and we all know how I love that for efficient party planning! I like to make this as far ahead as […]

March 1, 2017

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Proper Irish Breakfast Strata

As many of you know, my experience at Irish cooking school will always have a special influence on the way I cook and entertain.  I created this recipe for a St. Patrick’s Day brunch, but just as the full Irish Breakfast is a staple in Ireland, this dish is great for breakfast or brunch year […]

February 25, 2017

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“Love Drunk” Galentine’s Party!

This was one of my very first styled shoots and I was lucky enough to collaborate with some very talented Annapolis ladies for this special feature! We wanted to do a Valentine’s inspired bar cart shoot with other details to inspire the perfect Galentine’s soiree. For this shoot, I wanted to bring out the playful, […]

February 10, 2017

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Cheers to Love! Cardamom Rose Cocktail

I love this cocktail recipe for Valentine’s Day or other romantic holidays because it’s feminine and flirty and so pretty to serve.  Make it as a signature cocktail for a late afternoon Shower or serve it up with girlfriends for the perfect girl night out treat!  I came across this recipe a long time ago […]

February 5, 2017

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