Dinner Party Menu

If you need a menu and recipes for an elegant dinner party, then these recent posts will give you a terrific base. Posted last week, these recipes are tested, tasteful, and ready for your next special evening. Here you’ll find terrific appetizers, a sensational...

Chocolate Mint Sticks

Suzen is not fond of brownies. She really does not like mint frosting. So, I am forced to self-brownie. I know this blog has several brownies recipes, and there will be more. Just as there are connoisseurs of wine, so I know brownies. I can tell you how many eggs,...
Strawberry and White Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Strawberry and White Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

  A first-class dinner party has to end with a very first-class dessert. For last week’s dinner party, I knew I wanted a fresh strawberry tart as the end piece. I had also suggested that we start with a tart appetizer. What’s wrong with a meal bookended by tart...

Pork Chops Capricciosa

This recipe is the ideal centerpiece for an elegant dinner party. Pork chops are pounded thin, breaded, pan fried, and then topped with a fresh salad of arugula, tomato, onion, and mozzarella. The combination of sprightly cool garden flavors and warm crispy meat in...

Risotto with Smoked Salmon and Mascarpone

If I say “rice” your mind may immediately conjure up images of Chinese or other Asian cuisines. Rice is just not the first thing that pops into our Italy-means-only-pasta minds. But in the north of Italy, short grain rice is the staple and risotto — which literally...