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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 […]

Tiki Tai Brulée Cocktail Recipe

April 19, 2017 - We’ve has created a great variation on the classic ‘mai tai’ cocktail. It’s perfect for spring and the bruléed top gives it a unique flavor profile. If you are sadly lacking a sterno brulée gun, and can’t borrow one from your neighbor, feel free to drink this one straight up without the flourish. Tiki Tai […]

The Making of Marriage Menus

March 21, 2017 - Robin Selden   A hummus tasting at a wedding from Marcia Selden. The Making of Marriage Menus Top wedding caterers are crafting full sensory experiences that delight guests and create unforgettable affairs. Kelly Rehan | Mar 21, 2017 For an event as momentous as a wedding, the food has to do more than simply taste […]

A Trio of Truffle Bites for Healthy Dessert or Snack

February 17, 2017 - Photo: Robin Selden   Ever find yourself hankering for something sweet, nutty, chocolaty AND healthy? Almost every day?! Me, too. These easy do-ahead truffle bites are the perfect vegan (well, 2/3 at least) dessert or a healthy packable snack. They’re so simple to make that you’ll be tempted to throw together all three. Bonus: they’re gluten–free, too! […]