Install glass shelving to stock up a bar and display favorite bottles and garnishes. For an inexpensive industrial feature, Carlton Walker and Tony McNeal of McNeal Walker Interiors repurposed an old metal kitchen light with a cage purchased at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes shows the details of Sherri Shepherd's holiday party down to the delicious appetizers. This carrot and butternut-squash soup topped with a green garnish makes for an appealing holiday starter.
Sweet caramelized onions and plenty of fresh thyme add bold flavor to brighten this hearty dip, inspired by French onion soup. Serve with cheesy baguette as the traditional soup garnish and endive for some pleasantly-bitter contrast to the richness.
To make this garden-fresh filling, you’ll need: 4 ciliegine mozzarella balls, a handful of baby spinach, 1 tablespoon of pesto, 4 strips of red bell pepper, 4 cucumber batons, 3 halved grape tomatoes and clover sprouts for garnish.
To make this Mediterranean mash-up, you’ll need: 2 tomato slices, 4 cucumber batons, 2 tablespoons of Mediterranean-style hummus, 6 thin red onion slices, 2-3 sliced Kalamata olives, 2-3 tablespoons of feta cheese and fresh parsley for garnish.
The key to a successful brunch is the use of finger foods arranged into an easily accessible layout. It's important to always ensure a range in heights, keeping pastries or desserts on tiered serving platters and main dishes on low, generously sized platters complete with festive garnishes.
Greet party guests with this beautiful, fruity cocktail, made with cognac, peach schnapps, simple syrup and crushed fresh peaches, lemon and orange. Served over crushed ice, the drink seems to sparkle. Garnish with a mint sprig and a peach slice.
Selecting a piece of furniture with enough space for stocking spirits, glassware, mixers, garnishes and decanters is also key. Make sure the furniture you choose, be it a buffet, chest, console or table, provides not only adequate length, but also depth. Choose something in the 16 inch or better range.
Make your centerpiece interactive by adding potted herbs in a farmhouse vessel to the center of the table. This will help add color and texture but also encourage guests to freshly pick any garnishes needed to help finish off their drinks or bite-sized treats.
This simple, fruity drink is a cross between a top-shelf margarita and a champagne cocktail. Black raspberry liqueur sweetens the tequila and orange cognac mixture, while fresh raspberries and raspberry sugar garnishes make it festive enough for any party.
‘Fidelio’ is an improved selection in Italian (flat leaf) parsley. Use the dark green leaves and stems to garnish a plate or chop them up to season stews, meatballs, and other dishes. The plants have intermediate resistance to Downey Mildew.
Start by spreading the hummus on the inside of the pita. Then, stuff it with ingredients, placing the largest elements in the bottom of the pita first and the smallest elements last.
Garnish with parsley. Optional: Add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar for a tangy touch.
Combine Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila, cold brewed tea, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and dry shake for 5 seconds. Pour into Collins glass with ice and top with soda water. Add 5 dashes of angostura on top and garnish with reindeer moss.
To make this Mexican masterpiece, you’ll need: 2 artisan romaine leaves, 2 tomato slices, 2 avocado slices, 2 tablespoons of black bean hummus, 2 tablespoons of queso fresco or cotija cheese, 1 teaspoon of fresh-squeezed lime juice and cilantro for garnish.
Put a sweet and springy twist on the mojito with fresh strawberries and lemons. To make this cocktail, you'll need: 4 strawberries, 4 thin lemon wedges, 5 mint leaves, 1 mint sprig for garnish, sparkling water and ice cubes as needed (based on glass size).
Looking to put together a fall dinner without any major cooking or prep? Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket and add your own garnishes before guests arrive. This offers the taste of something homemade without the fuss.
Start by spreading the hummus on the inside of the pita. Then, stuff it with ingredients, placing the largest elements in the bottom of the pita first and the smallest elements last. Garnish with fresh-squeezed lime juice and cilantro. Optional: Add diced jalapeno for a touch of heat.