creating the playbook

the hostess with the mostest hotel
Categories: Dinner Party, Lunch, Breakfast/Brunch, Posted on April 24, 2012 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
One of the wonderful things about having a vacation spot is that people you love want to come stay with you. The challenge is how to enjoy yourself with a houseful of house guests. Almost anyone can act like a short order cook and housekeeper but who wants to visit that. I’ve never played football but I like football movies. In every one
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take the wait off

the hostess with the mostest hotel
Categories: Eggs, Breakfast/Brunch, Posted on January 7, 2012 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
In the Cayman Islands we had some incredible meals on Seven Mile Beach- Agua, Blue and Luca. It’s funny how memorable dishes are; they sometimes come from the most unexpected of places. This takeaway is from the endless breakfast buffet at the Marriott, with lines almost as ceaseless. Because we were dining out (and large) in the evenings
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christmas on the fly

perfecting the done before they arrive party- a work in progress
Categories: Appetizers, Meat, Breakfast/Brunch, Posted on December 24, 2011 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)
About to kidnap all five kids for our first destination holiday, really shaking things up this holiday season. That said there are circumstances that are certainly sacrosanct, so stockings are stuffed and tucked in my bag (six in all because the big guy would be bummed if he was left out of that fun). And because Christmas eve morn is literally
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tis the season

what to bring
Categories: Breads, Pizza, Tarts, Breakfast/Brunch, Posted on December 19, 2011 by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (3)
Here’s a sweet holiday/hostess treat that’s sure to cheer up the chilliest of mornings. There is nothing quite like pure maple syrup, especially if you know the trees that were tapped. Last weekend my husband went back to his family farm and picked up several pints of this year’s yield. Warm maple syrup conjures up many memories.
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