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Throw A Themed Holiday Party!

A vintage themed party for the holidays takes the pressure off of making elegant, time-consuming food.  Retro treats always tend to be quicker and cheaper to make unless, of course, you’re using Gourmet magazine from 1962 instead of something kitschy.  We modeled our holiday party on a gem my mom gave me from the 70’s called “Christmas Idea Book”.  The photos were so hilarious we couldn’t resist trying to recreate that vibe in our modern loft.   We encouraged guests to dress up in “festive 70’s attire” and set up a photo booth against a decorated wall to capture their hilarious duds.   We spruced up the food a little, because we are foodies after all, but mostly it was cheeky, retro fare straight from some old cookbooks. 

The Menu

  • Brie Fondue with Crunchy Breadsticks and Pears
  • Beer and Cheddar Fondue with Bread and Green Apples
  • Endive with Goat Cheese, Walnuts and Figs
  • Maple Glazed Ham
  • Orange and Sage Turkey Breast
  • Sweet Potato Bonbons
  • Sherry Brussel Sprouts
  • Green Bean Casserole Mushrooms
  • French Onion Soup with Gruyère Croutons
  • Pig in Herb Blankets
  • Boozy Eggnog Jello Mold
  • Cornflake Wreath
  • Burnt Almond Torte
  • Inside-Out German Chocolate Torte
  • Winter White Sangria
  • Hot Buttered Rum

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Winter Projects: Gingerbread Shop

I had never made a gingerbread house before, so this was a pretty scary project, but I love how it turned out!  I modeled it after a Brooklyn store front and used some of my old theater model making skills to put it together.    This shape is particularly easy because it’s just a big decorative box, so you could make it any size you want.  Continue reading

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