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Crabby-Cado + Plantain Chips Recipes

April 28, 2016 - Chips + guacamole go together like lime and tequila! We’ve kicked our guac up with fresh crabmeat. It’s guaranteed to be a hit at your Cinco de Mayo party. Make sure to taste it because you won’t have leftovers for this recipe. Check out the full recipes for Crabby-Cado and Plaintain Chips below.  CRABBY-CADO Ingredients […]

Bacon-Fried Chicken Recipe So Good You’ll Wanna Slap Someone

April 25, 2016 - Can’t we just eat this blog post NOW? If there’s one thing in this world that we can’t ever get enough of, it’s fried chicken. But, when you go and add some bacon into that mix? Oh, praise the lard! So, we’re super excited to share this amazing recipe . . . a recipe for […]

Event Planning Industry Shows Staying Power

April 21, 2016 - Photo: Michael Cummo / Hearst Connecticut Media Madalene Benoist d’Etiveaud, an event planner living in Darien, poses for a photo at her home on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Madalene d’Etiveaud was always drawn to event design and channeled this creativity into chairing local fundraisers and galas on a volunteer basis. Five years ago, the natural […]

Strawberry Pistachio Scones

April 18, 2016 - Strawberry Pistachio Scones Nothing says spring like these super easy and incredibly delicious scones By Marcia Selden Photo Credit: Robin Selden for Marcia Selden Catering These scones are addictive and pair perfectly with jam, butter, honey, or nothing at all! The sweetness from the strawberry pairs so well with the salty crunch from the pistachio. […]

10 Twists To Take Your Wedding Menu To The Next Level

April 12, 2016 - By Jaclyn Raftery No doubt about it: Your wedding guests are looking forward to the food. And while the response card may have simply offered chicken, fish or beef as the entree choices, they’ll likely be hoping for something a bit more exciting for dinner. To help you really wow your guests, we talked to […]

Spinach Risotto with Spring Peas & Mint

April 8, 2016 - Photo credit: Robin Selden for Marcia Selden Catering This creamy risotto uses the best of spring flavors. Stock up at the farmers market and enjoy! Ingredients: 2 cans (14.5 oz) reduced-sodium Chicken Stock 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Onion, finely chopped Coarse Salt and Ground Pepper 1 C Arborio Rice ½ C Dry White Wine […]

Short Ribs with Carrot Mole, Roasted Carrots & Papaya Jicama Escabeche

April 6, 2016 - Short Ribs with Carrot Mole, Roasted Carrots & Papaya Jicama Escabeche When I was working with my talented blogging gal-pals preparing our Passover cookbook (e-book), 4 Bloggers Dish: Passover, Sarah kept reminding us that we needed more meat in our selection of holiday main dishes. For flexitareans like me, it just wasn’t obvious because we […]

Tuscan Kale Caesar Slaw

April 5, 2016 - Tuscan Kale Caesar Slaw with Garlic Bread Croutons & Parmesan Frico Eating clean, healthy and minimally processed foods are better for you and for our environment.  You’ll eat fewer chemicals and there will be less fuel used to transport packaged foods. This yummy slaw makes it easy (and delicious) to eat your greens for Earth […]