the best of business for the best of entertaining

kitchen tenets
Categories: Cocktail Party, Posted on June 22, 2011 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
Believe it or not entertaining is a lot like curriculum design. If you plan it out thoughtfully there is a high probability that what you want to have happen will actually occur. Think Field of Dreams in an apron. Looking at the stacked files for outgoing consulting projects I wondered
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liar’s poker

what's for dinner- cooking for two
Categories: Dinner for Two, Cocktail Party, Sources, Posted on June 20, 2011 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
Some days it’s hard to channel your inner June Cleaver. When I am completely downtrodden. I cheer myself up by pretending to make dinner. We all have our quirks and this is undoubtedly one of mine.
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don’t choke

what’s for dinner- cooking for the fam
Categories: Veggies and Sides, Sauces and Such, Supper, Sources, Posted on June 19, 2011 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
What’s worse than having your house sale fall through? Knowing you have to get back into the fray. Being in the real estate market right now is worse than online dating. My” iron-clad” deal fell through. Just as I was recovering another offer came in. It made me feel like
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have your cake

ripped from the headlines... making it work for you
Categories: Salads and Dressings, Veggies and Sides, Posted on June 9, 2011 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
Sometimes you find a great recipe you can’t wait to try. And sometimes (often times) it doesn’t work out as expected. My garbage disposal gets a lot of action. Those glossy promises and good intentions don’t always pan out. And when they don’t it’s down the drain!
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no reservations

what’s for dinner- cooking for two
Categories: Fish and Seafood, Veggies and Sides, Sauces and Such, Posted on June 2, 2011 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
Certain times call for a little celebration. Getting a signed contract on a house in a declining market is undoubtedly one of those moments. Making reservations is certainly one option but these next few weeks are going to entail an abundance of dining out and carry out. Tonight calls for
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going to extremes

what’s for dinner- cooking for two
Categories: Salads and Dressings, Soups, Fish and Seafood, Dinner for Two, Posted on May 31, 2011 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
What’s a girl to do? It’s nearly impossible to preplan a season menu given the way these temps are fluctuating. What was I thinking roasting a dinner last night? I literally melted in front of my 450 degree oven, the outside mercury reaching 98. Who would have guessed, given the
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hail hail

out and about
Categories: Salads and Dressings, Soups, Breads, Pizza, Tarts, Posted on May 26, 2011 by Sandy Bergsten
A new factoid about my new hometown- we have civil defense sirens. I had no idea. Obviously I had heard them but didn’t know what they hailed. Last night turns out- hail. This weather has been relentless. It’s hard to complain given what’s happened in Joplin and along the Mississippi
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