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Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning welcomes you to all things PARTY! For over 30 years, we have been setting the standard for exuberant, inventive entertaining. Now you can check out our Blog which will WOW you with our ideas..

Quinoa Paella with Shrimp, Chorizo & Chicken

September 25, 2017 - Take a break from the classic paella, and mix up your healthy grains with our recipe for Quinoa Paella with Shrimp, Chorizo + Chicken. We appreciate a one pan meal and this dish has great rich flavor from the chorizo and saffron.  Interesting food fact: Coming from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus, it […]

Do Ahead Grilled Corn Avocado Salad

September 14, 2017 - Do- Ahead Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad Do- ahead, prep ahead, make in advance… these are the magic words when it comes to planning any break fast feast following Yom Kippur. If I have to do more than pull platters from the refrigerator or slip a casserole into the oven, I’m simply not up for […]

Tamarind BBQ Swordfish Pineapple Skewers

August 8, 2017 - Summer grilling is in full swing in CT, and with that in mind, we share a great recipe that leverages both Connecticut’s proximity to some excellent seafood and our favorite culinary friend, the grill. A little flame goes a long way in this dish, Tamarind BBQ Swordfish & Pineapple Skewers. There is nothing better than […]

Peach and Basil Granita

August 1, 2017 - photo: Robin Selden No-Bake Dessert Solution for August: Peach & Basil Granita We’ve got a perfect solution to that “What should I serve for dessert” question when it’s so hot that you probably could fry an egg on your back porch. We love August but really, why add heat to the kitchen unless you’ve over-purchased at […]

Lighten Up with Grilled Branzino Zoodles & Charred Tomatoes

July 28, 2017 - Photo: Robin Selden Lighten Up with Grilled Branzino, Zoodles & Charred Tomatoes Summer time and the grillin’ is easy. Zucchini are starting to pop into local farmers’ markets and tomatoes are on the verge. If you’re watching your carbs (or would rather nibble them off the cob) or gluten-free, you’ll love this easy and healthy […]

Sangria Infused Watermelon and Manchego Skewers

July 21, 2017 - As we transition from the end of the school year into summer fun, we finally get the chance to unwind and get serious about our summer “cocktails.” Our recipe for Sangria Infused Watermelon and Manchego Skewers walks the line between appetizer and alcoholic beverage…which makes it the perfect party snack. Sangria Infused Watermelon and Manchego […]

Breakfast Shortcakes with Smoked Salmon & Poached Eggs

June 26, 2017 - photo: Robin Selden   Breakfast in bed or on the porch for that special Dad would be a super way to start Father’s Day. Really, any weekend would be special with these rich shortcakes layered with smoked salmon and poached eggs. This recipe focuses on getting these flaky shortcakes just right. You’ve got a pass to […]

Mini Sesame Crab Cakes Recipe via Marcia Selden

May 24, 2017 - This recipe for Mini Crab Cakes comes just in time for Memorial Day entertaining. Crab cakes loaded with fresh crab meat and not a lot of extra filler. This one fits the bill. Enjoy these are your next party…or just dinner for two. MINI SESAME CRAB CAKES Ingredients: 8 oz Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, picked over ¼ […]

Countdown to Strawberry Season with Balsamic Glazed Berry Salad

May 10, 2017 - Photo: Robin Selden   It’s hard to believe that strawberry season is only 4-6 weeks away but watch carefully or it may pass you by. The season is so short that we suggest putting your local pick-your-own berry farm on speed dial so you don’t miss it. When the season finally arrives be sure to dig in […]

Kosher Like Me Greens Up with Pesto for Passover

April 20, 2017 - photo: Robin Selden for Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning We love to celebrate holidays with symbolic foods. That’s why we’re seeing green as we welcome spring (have you heard the birds?!) and Passover simultaneously with this vegan and gluten-free pesto over spaghetti squash. But with earliest veggies like morels, mint and pea greens still 6-8 weeks […]