a taste of summer…sweet corn gazpacho

Last week I had an outdoor summer gathering with friends.  Wanting to keep things simple and avoid cooking over a hot stove on a warm evening, I decided to make gazpacho.   This is not your typical gazpacho.  I found this Lulu Powers recipe in House Beautiful magazine.  I wouldn’t be sharing it if it wasn’t crazy good! Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

We celebrated a family Thanksgiving in late October when my parents, husband and daughter could all be together in Connecticut.  I’m so grateful we could share that time together.  Here are a few glimpses into our holiday weekend… Continue reading

The easiest artichoke dip recipe…ever

If you’ve been following me here or on Instagram , you may have figured out that I like food…a lot.  I also love easy recipes and this one couldn’t be much simpler.  It never fails to impress when I serve it at parties or bring it to someone’s potluck spread.  The only problem is that when asked for the recipe, it’s almost embarrassing to admit how little time or ingredients go into creating something so tasty! Continue reading

Perfectly Simple Table Settings

I’ve always enjoyed entertaining.  I love sharing our house and a home cooked meal with our friends and family when they come to visit.  I especially love throwing a dinner party here at The Little Glass House.  It is a great place to gather with the dining table being the star of our home.  It sits right in the middle of our open concept space.  So naturally, I like it to  look appealing when our guests arrive. What I don’t like is to overthink it.  Entertaining should be fun….not something to stress over. I try to do as much as I can beforehand (I set the table in the morning) so that I can be relaxed and present when guests arrive.  It’s not easy for folks to enjoy themselves if the hostess is running around like a crazy person trying to take care of last minute details! Continue reading

Here We Come a Wassailing…

What the heck is Wassail or Wassailing you might ask.  It’s a version of hot mulled cider.  The word “wassail” comes from an Anglo-Saxon phrase which means “good health”. Wassailing was traditionally done on New Year’s Eve and Twelfth Night, but some  people drank Wassail on all the twelve days of Christmas! I guess they wanted to be really healthy.  Here in my household we start right after Thanksgiving. It’s THAT good. Continue reading