DAZZLING DINNERS:

Recipes, Decor & More

Complete Dinner Plans for Parties with WOW!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1 -  JANUARY

 

ALL WRAPPED UP 

Inspiration: The dead of winter.

Your guests will arrive all wrapped up and they'll stay warm and cozy with foods handsomely wrapped and suitably scrumptious.

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Chapter 2 -  FEBRUARY 

 

AN ACADEMY AWARD DINNER

Inspiration: Academy Award Winners

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Stage a glamorous evening and serve dishes as deserving of awards as the Oscar-winning "Best Pictures" that inspired them.

Chapter 3 - MARCH

A FAT TUESDAY CELEBRATION

Inspiration:  Mardi Gras

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With festive surroundings and platters of Cajun and Creole delights, each guest will feel like Mardi Gras's "King for the Day."

Chapter 4 - APRIL

!LOOF LIRPA (April Fool!)

Inspiration:  April Fool's Day

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Gastronomic gags galore: appetizers look like desserts, the entree poses as breakfast, desserts masquerade as appetizers, and the souvenir menu turns it all topsy-turvy.

Chapter 5 - MAY

CELEBRATING THE ARMED FORCES OF THE U.S.A.

Inspiration:  Memorial Day

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Make Memorial Day memorable with MRE, aka Military Rations Extraordinaire

Chapter 6 - JUNE

SPRING INTO SUMMER

Inspiration:  Summer solstice

Good cooks eagerly await the arrival of the fresh, young foods of late spring and early summer.  Yours guests will understand why.

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Chapter 7 - JULY

A COOL MENU FOR A HOT SUMMER

Inspiration: Mid-summer

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Relief from the heat with fun foods formed in winter symbols and an icy decor - Cool!

Chapter 8 - AUGUST

SEAFOOD AND CITRUS

Inspiration:  Hot August days

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Fishing for a feast that's cool and cooling?  The classic culinary combination of seafood and citrus is cast in new guises guaranteed to hook your guests.

Chapter 9 - SEPTEMBER

GRANDMA'S FOOD - NOT!  FOOD OF THE 50'S REFASHIONED

Inspiration:  Grandparent's Day

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Grandma might think she knows what these dishes are, but she'll be blown away by their sensational new tastes.

Chapter 10 - OCTOBER

A CARIBBEAN COLUMBUS DAY

Inspiration:  Columbus Day

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Set sail on a voyage of discovery where Italian cuisine meets Caribbean flavors.

Chapter 11 - NOVEMBER

THE COURSE OF AN ELECTION

Inspiration:  Election Day

A culinary staging of an election's stages.  Unlike elections, there is no baloney here!

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Chapter 12 - DECEMBER

PRESENTS A'PLENTY

Inspiration:  December holidays

Christmas!  Hanukkah!  Kwanzaa!  It's the holiday season!  This festive feast features elegant foods, some presented as symbols of the three holidays, others as presents, deliciously wrapped and tied.

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