Soleil’s Graduation Party – May 27, 2012

Friends: Because of my heavy travel schedule, we had to have Soleil’s graduation party a week after her graduation. I had tons of fun preparing for this party! The party had a turquoise and black and white damask theme. It was so pretty. We made LOTS of food. The salmon bites were amazing! The strawberry […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Entertaining, Party, Soleil

Book Craft: Humpty Dumpty Egg-Splodes – Egg-ceptional Blown Egg Humpty

Humpty Dumpty Egg-Splodes – Blown Egg Humpty This is a great book by author and illustrator, Kevin O’Malley. Kevin has a wonderful sense of humor (in person and in books). The story begins with a man telling a story… Humpty Dumpty is ginormous and he’s on a rampage. This book is a uproarious romp through […] Read More

Categories: Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Cooking, Dianne de Las Casas, Entertaining

Recipe: Tomato Basil Bisque

Friends: Today is the first Friday of Lent. In the Catholic tradition, we don’t eat meat on Fridays. So my family requested one of their favorite recipes, my original Tomato Basil Bisque. It is delicious and hearty. Without the addition of half-n-half, it can also be a very diet-friendly recipe. Tomato Basil Bisque by Dianne […] Read More

Categories: Cooking, cuisine, Entertaining, Family, food, Recipe, Recipes

Yummy in My Tummy!

Friends, Today, I laid down for an afternoon nap (what a luxury). My husband, Antonio, awoke me with a surprise dinner! He grilled New York strip with a homemade spicy Latin rub topped with a garlic herb butter, sauteed spinach, cheddar-stuffed grilled poblano peppers, and ripe roma tomatoes. All of this was finished with a […] Read More

Categories: Cooking, cuisine, Entertaining, food, Grilling, Kitchen, Outdoor Grill, Renovations, Southern Hospitality