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Gathering of the Bourbonites

Our annual bourbon tasting was cancelled following the sudden death of dear friend and Beaufort wine and spirits aficionado, Larry Bernard. Larry had been planning the event since last summer and had already purchased some small batch bourbons for an upscale tasting. A handful of bourbon-loving friends, who remembered Larry fondly, joined Vince and me for a small tasting last weekend. Each couple brought a special bourbon and we all sampled a bourbon-laced menu. If you like bourbon, you're going to love these recipes!This blog is dedicated to May Bernard and in loving memory of our dear Larry.Bourbon-Bacon Cheese Ball7 slices bacon, cooked crisp and ...

Holiday Wedding Breakfast

Your December wedding day was perfect! The ceremony was romantic. The flowers were gorgeous. The reception was wonderful. The food was amazing. The band was fabulous. The cake was delicious. The weather was beautiful. It all just went by too fast! With all of the effort that goes into planning a wedding, why should it end with the toss of a bouquet and a quick getaway?Want to prolong the festivities? Host a post-wedding breakfast the next morning! Traditionally the bride and groom make a hasty departure at the end of their wedding reception to head off for the honeymoon. These days more and more couples who don't want to miss a moment of the fun and ...

Take a Walk on the Healthy Side – Summer Salads

I always gain weight in the summer. It has happened every single summer for as long as I can remember. It's so hard to be active in 95 degree weather when you're a non-athlete, like me. Besides, catering slows down a good bit during the hot summer months. So, Vince and I tend to eat out more often and take afternoon naps and stay in the air conditioning --- and the next thing I know, my jeans are beginning to feel a bit snug. Thankfully, it's not so hard to reverse the damage with just a small change in diet. I eat soup to shed a few extra pounds in the winter and salads to shed a few extra pounds in the summer. The recipes this week are simple and ...

Winter Brunch on the Porch

What a beautiful winter morning to host a brunch on the front porch of PLUM PRODUCTIONS! Thank you Ashley Meijerink and Janessa Perreault for the great tablescape! Fabulous food photography by SUSAN DELOACH PHOTOGRAPHY!  CRAB BENEDICT This easy step-by-step recipe yields a creamy hollandaise sauce with a bright lemony zing. Put the sauce to good use over scrumptious layers of toasted English muffins, tomatoes, lump crab meat, bacon and poached eggs for a new twist on a classic brunch favorite. 4 English muffins, split, lightly buttered and toasted 1 large tomato, cut into 8 slices 1 pound lump crab meat, picked free of shells 8 slices bacon, ...