Special Occasions

Dinner Party

Special Occasions can include dinner parties, Sunday meals, pot lucks, holidays and unique events like my Fall Tea Party. The recipes are usually a bit more effort, but not always, and are meant to either impress your guests, or be a yummy indulgence that you don’t make every day.

Appetizers & Cocktails

 Coastal Seafood Cups & Oyster Stuffed Mushrooms

 Chicken & Waffle Sliders

 Fresh Corn Cakes with Summer Salsa

Shrimp with Tomatillo-Horseradish Cocktail Sauce

cinnamon-champagne-punch Spiced Champagne Punch

cheese-platter-with-herbed-nuts  Easy Appetizer Cheese Platter

Downton Appetizers 2Parmesan Straws with Artichoke Lemon Dip

Downton AppetizersGoat Cheese & Fig Sandwiches on Raisin Bread

All Apps 2Super Bowl Party Appetizers

Cashews 3Cumin Cayenne Cashews

Bacon Water ChestnutsBacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Onion Dip 3Aunt Janice’s Addictive Onion Dip

Pickle DipDill Pickle Dip

Trout SpreadSmoked Trout Spread with Crispy Cracker Bread

CocktailRoute 66 Cocktail

Greek AppetizersGreek Appetizers

lobster-cocktail-and-nutsLimoncello Lobster Cocktails & Fireball Whisky Nuts

imagePinwheel Appetizers

Bruschetta fixingsMix & Match Bruschetta

 

First Course

 New England Clam Chowder

 Fresh Corn Cakes with Summer Salsa

Apple Salad with Walnuts, Blue Cheese & Pomegranate Vinaigrette Apple Salad with Walnuts, Blue Cheese & Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Pear Potato SoupPear Potato Soup

Wild Rice SoupWild Rice Soup

Soup & Salad 4Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Apple SaladApple, Parmesan & Pecan Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Orange SaladOrange & Fennel Salad

Caprese SaladCaprese Salad in Parmesan Bowls

Potato SaladAunt Janice’s Potato Salad

Greek SaladGreek Salad

 

Main Course

 Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Tarragon Sauce

 African Chicken Peanut Soup

 Boston Lager Lobster Risotto

 Mexican Tuna Steak

 Lobster Street Tacos

 Maryland Style Crab Cakes

BBQ Salmon Oven Roasted BBQ Salmon & Garden Rice Pilaf

img_5513  Cheddar-Pecan Rolled Flank Steak

pastry-wrapped-pork-1  Pastry Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Cream Sauce

Pumpkin Ravioli  Pumpkin Ravioli

salmon-with-creamy-leeks Salmon over Creamy Leeks with Red Wine Butter

Prosciuttto Wrapped ShrimpProsciutto Wrapped Shrimp with Parmesan Risotto & Roasted Vegetables

FullSizeRender-8Cajun Blackened Fish Tacos

FullSizeRender-5Macadamia Crusted Fresh Catch with Tropical Butter Sauce

Downton Main Course in PanRoasted Sirloin of Beef, Root Vegetables & Yorkshire Pudding

Drunken StewDrunken Beef Stew

Shrimp with Gazpacho ButterShrimp with Spicy Gazpacho Butter Sauce

Turkey 2Turkey with Port Wine Gravy

Chicken MeatbalsTeriyaki Chicken Meatballs with Veggies

Coq au VinChicken Coq Au Vin

Santa Fe Crepe 2Santa Fe Crepes

Pork Chops editedPork Chops Smothered in Sweet Onion Gravy

LasagnaLasagna

Swedish MeatballsSwedish Meatballs

Greek FeastGrilled Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Relish

 

Chicken Marsala 4Chicken Marsala

 

Side Dish

 Celebration Brussels Sprouts

Green Bean GratinGreen Bean Gratin

Stuffing close upArtichoke, Sausage & Parmesan Stuffing

BroccoliBroccoli with Garlic Cashew Butter 

CornBacon Corn Crackle

Greek FeastGreek Baby Potato Kabobs & Braised Radishes

 

Dessert

Mini Coconut Pie with Salted Lime Caramel Mini Coconut Cream Pie with Salted Lime Caramel

Downton Courting CakeCourting Cake

Cranberry Lemon CookiesTart & Sassy Cranberry Lemon Drop Cookies

Orange Pecan CookiesPecan Orange Cookies

SablesSable Butter Cookies

Pumpkin DelightPumpkin Delight

BiscottiDried Cherry, Pistachio & White Chocolate Biscotti

Lemon CookiesLemon Sandwich Cookies

Brownie Bites with Salted Caramel FrostingChocolate Brownies with Salted Caramel Frosting

MousseChocolate Mousse

Chocolate Tart - BlackChocolate Pecan tart with Caramel Sauce

Cake largeApple Pecan Carrot Cake

Lemon Lush - Delicious Lemon DessertLemon Lush

Lemon Mousse ParfaitLemon Mousse Parfait

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream PieChocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

roasted-cherry-bourbon-milkshakes Roasted Cherry Bourbon Milkshake

 

Brunch

Breakfast TorteBrunch Omelete Torte

Savory CrepeSavory Crepes with Eggs & Asparagus

Fruit SaladFruit Salad with Avocado

 

St. Patrick’s Day

Beef & Stout Skilet 2Beef & Stout Skillet

 

Thanksgiving

thanksgiving-table  Kickstart Your Feast – Thanksgiving Recipes

Turkey 2Turkey with Port Wine Gravy

 Celebration Brussels Sprouts

Stuffing close upArtichoke, Sausage & Parmesan Stuffing

BroccoliBroccoli with Garlic Cashew Butter 

Pumpkin DelightPumpkin Delight

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

 

Tea Time

Tea and Sweets  Fall Tea – Ultimate Hen Party

  mini-caramel-filled-chocolate-ganache-cupcakesMini Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Tea SandwichesTea Sandwiches

BiscottiDried Cherry, Pistachio & White Chocolate Biscotti

Lemon CookiesLemon Sandwich Cookies

Brownie Bites with Salted Caramel FrostingChocolate Brownies with Salted Caramel Frosting

Soup & Salad 4Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Apple SaladApple, Parmesan & Pecan Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Scone and Honey ButterTraditional Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Honey Butter