Month: July 2012

Gluten Free Party with a Pretty Dress Vegan

Back to the Beach – Eggplant Parmesan

The Rehearsal Dinner The basic etiquette for invitations to the rehearsal dinner are: The Bride and Groom – easy… Check! Their respective Parents – okay… Check! Bridesmaids and spouses (slash) dates – Check and check! ditto for the Groomsmen – Big ol’ Check! and all  of the out-of-town guests – Ch * * … umm…   hmm… […]

Party with a Pretty Dress

Party with a Pretty Dress – A Balmy 38 Degrees

Welcome back! Some of you attended the event, so you know all this next stuff. but… for those of you that are just following along out of curiosity, Here… was the venue. Sa – weet!!, huh? and… that was the imagined response when we started planning the whole thing at the beach. 30 to 40 guests, […]

Appetizers Party with a Pretty Dress

Party with a Pretty Dress – Appetizers

We’re back for round 2 of the wedding menu. this time, it’s the appetizers. I generally consider appetizers and hors d’oeuvres that food that no one really eats because they all amped up from the ceremony and sun – and they really just want to dig into dinner…. but: a), It has to look nice […]

Chicken Chinese International

1 From Column “B” – Sesame Chicken

When I lived in the city, my house was within spitting distance of 4 different Chinese restaurants… none of them, really, very good. Be that the case, my fridge was awash in half-eaten Chinese take-out boxes trying to find that one thing they cooked really well. I had gotten to the point where I’d only order Salt […]

Beef Marx Foods Party with a Pretty Dress Salads Side Dishes

Back to the Beach – Menu Set #1

I’ve tried to come up with a way to dole out the recipes for the Party with a Pretty Dress without it being just one long, never-ending disgorging of information. Since it was a buffet, to do everything justice, I’ve decided to break the dinner apart into three separate menus that can be reproduced as individual meals, […]

Sandwiches Southern Culture

The Sandwich Diaries – The Southern Vegetable Sandwich

It’s true, if you can slap it between two slices of white bread… Southerners will call it a sandwich. I’ve eaten my fill of table scrap sammies, chicken leg (with the conspicuous protruding bone) sandwiches. Meatloaf, banana, potato chip, all play in the mayo-white bread pool. My dad used to tell of splitting a biscuit and wedging […]

Gluten Free Lactose Free Pasta Simple Dinner Sunday Vegetarian

Simple Dinner Sunday – Mushroom & Eggplant Lasagna

I’ll readily admit it – I’m a carnivore. Meat, meat, meat makes my world go round. And, if this were only all about me, I’d probably only write about meaty food. But it’s not. I’ve got friends that are vegetarian, some that are vegan. There are the lactose, tree nut, gluten, casein, fungi, dairy, GMO, HFCS […]

Curb Market Crawl

Curb Market Crawl – Dahlonega Farmers Market

I’m a bad, bad, man… Several years ago, just after I started the Curb Market Crawl, I received an email asking me to plug the Dahlonega Farmers Market. That alone presented a couple of issues: I don’t do requested gratuitous plugs for any business… for any reason.  And, I’m not guaranteed to talk nice about you just because you […]

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