Wednesday May 22, 2013
We've finally opened our barbecue for the season and are looking forward to many more summer feasts in the months ahead. But while it's a treat to indulge at summer barbecues, it can defeat the goal many of us have of sticking to healthier food choices. That's why I've put together my best strategies for offering the best this season has to offer, while keeping the guilt away with these tips for hosting a healthy summer barbecue.
Monday May 20, 2013
Seeing the photos from this past weekend's senior prom appear on my FaceBook wall, I'm reminded that graduation is just a few weeks away. Once the prom excitement fades a bit, it will be time for many of these upcoming grads to think about their graduation party. A Hawaiian Luau is a perfect theme for a graduation party from any level of school. The food can be served buffet style, and the decorations and music have just the right level of fun to entertain grads from kindergarten on up through college. Since, in Hawaii, luaus are held for the most important celebrations, I can't think of a better occasion than a graduation to host one on the mainland.
Photo © Donna Pilato
Friday May 17, 2013
I really can't believe that Memorial Day is next weekend. Seriously. It's the unofficial beginning of the summer season, no matter what the chilly weather outside suggests. That's why we need to bundle up and begin to plan our summer parties, since our first one is just a few days away. One of the easiest ways to host a summer party, especially during this very hectic spring season, is a summertime potluck party. Find lots of recipes that are perfect for a summertime potluck, whether you need suggestions for your guests or are looking for a recipe to bring to one someone else is hosting.
Peruvian Grilled Chicken Skewers
Photo © Marian Blazes
Wednesday May 15, 2013
We have a friend who will be celebrating a milestone birthday this week - he's turning 50. Sounds old, doesn't it? But from the perspective of someone approaching double that age, he's just a kid, and has a long way to go before he's allowed to feel old. And since more people than ever are hitting the century mark, many of us may need to think about how to celebrate the 100th birthday milestone of someone we love. I invite you to share how you have celebrated any birthday milestone, whether it's as impressive as 100 years, the still celebration-worthy Sweet 16, or any milestone in between.