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{How do I…?} Fold a Napkin

We are going back to the basics today (heads up: this will come in handy when you see my DIY later this week) While being able to make a napkin look like a bunny is cute, it really isn’t my style. I tend to stick to the classics and found a couple of videos that will have you folding like a pro in no time. Here are two of my favorite go-to napkin folds that are great to have in your entertaining repertoire. The Basic Roll Up: You tend to see this fold out at every restaurant, yet we rarely do it at home. It is a classic setting that serves as a great base for any table setting. This video is beyond cheesy, but totally shows you how to accomplish the roll up in no time. The Napkin Pocket: Taking your napkin folding skills to the next level, the pocket allows fora clean flat finish that allows for plenty of added entertaining details from place cards to menus.  Here is a great video that shows you step by …

{Guest Post} Keeping it Kosher with Mazel Moments

Say hello to Cigall Goldman, her site and blog mazelmoments.com is a one stop shop if you are looking to plan any type of jewish event. I met Cigall while at Alt Summit a few months ago and asked if she would share some of her tips for planning a dinner with kosher guests. I have a few friends who keep kosher and have no idea how to make sure they are take care of so figured I wasn’t alone. Take it away Cigall! Whether you’re planning a wedding, party, or simply entertaining guests at your home, you may find yourself hosting kosher guests. Keeping kosher is more than just dietary restrictions, but a lifestyle deep rooted in tradition and value. If you have kosher guests attending your next event, here are some great ways to serve them well! What Does It Mean? Simply put, keeping kosher means not mixing dairy and meat, and not eating shellfish or pig products.  If one follows the kashrut (kosher law) strictly, it is not just about the type of food …

{How do i…?} grill corn

I love summer corn. It reminds me of my mother’s garden, standing among the cornstalks, peeling back the husks, and eating it raw right then and there.   Over the years my corn palette had evolved and there are so many ways to enjoy that sweet summer corn. Here are two great ways to get different flavors using your grill. {If you want that classic corn flavor} adapted from Make Life Lovely Carefully peel back the husks and remove the silk around the corn. Wrap the husks back around the corn and soak in water for 15-20 minutes. Remove the corn from the water and peel the husks back season with salt, pepper, and brush with softened butter. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Grill for approximately 30 minutes, rotating the corn every few minutes. {If you want that smoky flavor} adapted from Half Baked Harvest Preheat the grill on the highest setting. Remove the husk from each ear of corn. Brush the corn with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Wrap the corn …