Fruit Centerpieces

A good way to decorate your food table is by making a great centerpiece. I love having edible ones instead of flowers, its just more festive. Fruit centerpieces are a little time consuming but worth it! You can customize this by using cookie cutters to cut out fruit and skewer them. Below are some samples I have done in the past, I hope it inspires you to make one for your next party!

I made this one for a baby shower:


I made this one for my birthday party:


I made these  for school graduation:


I made this one for a 40th anniversary party:


4th of July Party 2015

This was the first year we hosted 4th of July at our house. Since we just remodeled our kitchen I felt the need to trial run a smaller party with 10 people vs. the 40-50 people party I typically throw.

My new kitchen was a success, I had plenty of counter space to prep (85 sq feet) and my new Bosch hood kept all the smoke alarm at bay. (no firemen had to save us…LOL)

The theme for my menu was “Asian Inspired” instead of just Thai. We had a little Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Thai. I think the dishes blended well together on the plate.

Here are just some of the dishes from the menu:

Truffle Edamame with soy, garlic, chili and ponzu sauce

Photo Jul 04, 5 08 05 PM

Thai chicken egg rolls with glass noodles with a sweet chili dipping sauce

Photo Jul 04, 4 38 22 PM

Manilla Clams in with Thai Basil and spicy sauce

Photo Jul 04, 5 03 30 PM

Chinese BBQ red pork

Photo Jul 04, 5 09 22 PM

Korean Kalbi ribs

Photo Jul 04, 5 40 17 PM

Chinese rice cakes with Chinese Broccoli

Photo Jul 04, 6 24 36 PM

Fried pork belly with “Grandma’s Sauce”

Photo Jul 04, 4 41 40 PM

Fried Rice with egg and scallions

Photo Jul 04, 5 30 25 PM

Banana Cream Pie