- Samsung | Author Blog Posts | Mon, Dec 9, 2013 11:30 AM EST | CommentsHosting a holiday cocktail party is a wonderful way to celebrate the season with family and friends. Don't let stress slow you down; an effortless cocktail party that will entertain and delight your guests can be achieved! How can you pull it of? Follow these six simple steps.
A candy cane martini is a fun drink for a holiday cocktail party.
1. Focus on your strengths.
Are you best with appetizers and cocktails? Or do you dazzle with desserts and wine? Stick to what you do well and what you enjoy when you're hosting a party during the holiday season. If you love to host, but need help in the kitchen, don't hesitate to enlist some support from willing guests.
2. Shine things up.
Don't worry about redecorating the house in time for your holiday cocktail party, but do spend time cleaning, focusing especially on the main floor where guests will be socializing. The Samsung Kitchen Suite is well-known for the anti-fingerprint coating on the stainless steel surface, making your kitchen appliances shine. If only your silverware and serving platters were as e...Read More »
- Samsung | Shine Supper Club | Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:52 AM EST | CommentsThis holiday season, don't balk at the idea of hosting a dinner party, embrace it! With a simple menu, classic table décor, and a little help from the kids, the guests, and the hubby, a perfect holiday dinner party is within your grasp. These eight planning tips can help you pull off a dinner party that will be the highlight of the holidays.
Have a festive holiday dinner with these tips.
1. Stick with a simple, yet classic, menu.
There's a reason that turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole are the staples of holiday menus - they're simple, can be prepared ahead of time, and don't break the bank. Stick to a simple menu such as this for your holiday dinner party. Don't be worried about mixing things up some (cauliflower casserole instead of green beans, lamb instead of turkey, or roasted potatoes instead of mashed), but keep the menu easy and achievable.
2. Shop early.
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- Martha Stewart | Shine Supper Club | Wed, Nov 27, 2013 10:39 AM EST | Comments
Let's face it: This time of year can take its toll...and we're not just talking about the weather. We've rounded up comforting classics that embody the creamy, the chewy, the warm, and the gooey. Think of them as an edible hug right when you need it most.
Perfect Macaroni and Cheese
Your search for the ultimate mac and cheese recipe has come to an end. Sharp white cheddar, grated Gruyere, and Percorino Romano cheeses give the sauce its heavenly richness and complexity.
6 slices good-quality white bread, crusts removed, torn into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces...Read More »
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for dish
5 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 1/2 cups (about 18 ounces) grated sharp white cheddar
2 cups (about 8 ounces) grated Gruyere or 1 1/4 cups (about 5 ounces) grated pecorino Romano
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Supper Club | Sat, Nov 30, 2013 11:15 AM EST | CommentsIf you can't stomach the thought of "Thanksgiving Dinner - Part 2," why not add a light alternative to one of your leftover sides? We're thinking roasted cherry tomatoes. Baking them really brings out the flavor, and you'll be grateful for the break from heavier holiday fare.
Take a break from comfort food.
4 pints cherry tomatoes (heirloom varieties are especially nice)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large pinch salt and pepper
1 handful basil leaves, sliced thinly
1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large baking sheet with sides, toss tomatoes with olive oil and salt and pepper.
2. Roast for about 15-20 minutes, or until tomatoes are soft and beginning to brown in places. Place in a serving bowl and top with basil and another drizzle of oil, or some Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve hot or at room temperature.
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- Everyday Food | Shine Supper Club | Sat, Nov 30, 2013 2:34 PM EST | Comments"Happy Thanksgiving! As much as I love this holiday, I love the leftovers even more. This year, I'm putting those leftovers to good use -- and you should, too. Just follow this recipe for an incredibly simple but wonderfully delicious turkey and mashed potato potpie. The best part about this meal is that it calls for ingredients that you'll probably already have on hand following your family's feast. This is the best way to enjoy one last taste of the holiday (while doing about half of the work). Try it out on your leftovers this weekend!"
-Everyday Food's Sarah Carey
Turkey and Mashed Potato Potpies
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3 leeks (white and light-green parts only), halved lengthwise, rinsed well, and sliced (3 cups)
10 ounces button mushrooms, sliced (4 cups)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken