Godiva very kindly sent me some free samples of their dark chocolate liqueur to review, and I LOVE it. Especially the little favor bottles it comes in — so perfect for your out-of-town guests’ welcome basket and as wedding favors.
And here are some ultra-tasty recipes that you can use to DIY wedding drinks:
The Weekend Table blog is one of my all-time favorites for terrific recipes perfect for bridal showers, engagement parties, late-night bites after an early-end wedding, and more.
Julie’s recipe for Spinach Balls is a winner, so check out the recipe! And follow @weekendtable on Twitter for more fabulous recipes, including gluten-free recipes and healthy twists on party fare.
Here’s why I love the Weekend Table blog: in addition to being a top source for fabulous entertaining-perfect recipes, Weekend Table’s award-winning foodie Julie du Pont brings to light a wonderful idea for weddings, engagement parties, bridal showers, wedding weekend events, and all parties in your wedding seaon — use cherished family recipes.
They might be heirloom recipes, handed down by your grandmother or great-grandmother (or grandfather or great-grandfather!) or from your parents, your sister, anyone you know. There’s something so magical about connecting with your ancestors and loved ones who sit with you at your table via a recipe. Creating a dish is a form of magic, after all, and tastes of childhood and special milestone moments become a part of you. They line your ribs, imbue into your soul, bringing you back to the most golden of times shared with the people you’re blessed to know.
For this recipe, Julie honors a friend’s Curry Vegetable dip, using the same exotic ingredients as the originators, and in many of her other recipes (which I hope you’ll explore and catch on her Twitter @weekendtable) she shares smart ways to give heirloom recipes a personal twist.
Julie’s a sensational foodie blogger whose recipes will give your wedding celebrations a touch of made-with-love foodie goodness, which is why I’m so excited to feature my favorite dishes from her collections here.
Photo courtesy of Weekend Table
Babble award-winning foodie blogger Julie du Pont is back with another of her most popular recipes, perfect for your DIY wedding, bridal shower, engagement party or wedding weekend menu! Slow cookers are magic, and Julie works hers to create a tasty, tender, tangy pulled pork with the bright colors of the cabbage salad, and we love her Rockin’ Guac!
Check out the recipes here, and enjoy Julie’s make-it-easier tips for creating this excellent meal — which would be amazing for a co-ed bridal shower cookout as well!
Enjoy! And thanks, Julie! So glad we found Weekend Table! For more of Julie’s amazing dishes, including her gluten-free recipes, follow her on Twitter at @weekendtable!
Julie Du Pont is back with another amazing recipe for your DIY menu! Since fall and winter are all about creamy goodness and comfort food, a delicious risotto is definitely something to make for your party guests. It’s easy to make, but guests don’t tend to make risotto or themselves….so you get extra points for gourmet flare, and it’s budget-friendly and a fantastic side to serve with so many different kinds of dishes.
Here is the recipe for Parmesan Risotto with Artichokes, from The Weekend Table blog: http://weekendtable.com/2012/12/26/parmesan-risotto-with-artichokes/.
Explore this blog! Julie has fabulous gluten-free recipes, and I just love her writing style!