It’s the holidays again, when I’ll be getting the turkey platter and punch bowl out of storage for the pending hostessing of family and friends. The other thing I usually find myself doing is surfing the net for some cool new recipes (how many times can I subject my relatives to the same string bean casserole?). I’m so happy to have found MyRecipes.com, a user-friendly place for user-friendly recipes—as well as fun entertainment advice. With over 40,000 recipes from the nation’s popular magazines—Sunset, Real Simple and Coastal Living, to name a few of my favorites—this compendium puts easy-gourmet at your fingertips.
From engagement to post-wedding brunch, you’ll be doing your fair share of entertaining, too, and you’ll find that MyRecipes.com will come in handy. Check out these 2 articles we’ve posted for ideas on hosting your Wedding Shower and Bachelorette Parties with good drinks and good eats.
And after the last thank-you card is written, I bet you’ll still find yourself clicking on this useful link, looking for ways to “cook to impress” when you have your in-laws over for dinner!
I recently visited Ca’ del Sole Ristorante for Here Comes The Guide, and I have to say: If you’re looking for a great venue for wedding rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and bridal showers, this North Hollywood restaurant should be on the list:
Sure, I’ve shot pool with Keanu Reeves and pulled a prop gun on Clint Eastwood… but it’s not the movie stars that impress me: It’s the wedding hot-shots! I must have gushed like a teenager the first time I talked to chic bridal accessory designer Erin Cole, and if I ever get a sit-down with Ms. Vera Wang, I’m sure I’ll absolutely plotz!
So I confess to major butterflies for my interview with celebrity wedding planner and TV show host, David Tutera at the elegant Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena last month. I needn’t have worried. He was warm and charming, and very open to sharing his wedding planning pointers. Later when I dished the dirt with two of his “My Fair Wedding” Season 2 brides, Dee and Quiana, they both agreed that he was way more personable and down-to-earth than they had expected. I was particularly excited to confirm that David and I were in complete agreement about several key “Wedding Dos & Don’ts.”
Want to know what they are? You can read these wedding tips by topic, from wedding invitations to style advice. Here’s to YOUR Fair Wedding!