2018: Fran’s list of Gifts for Men

Putting thought into gifts for men takes a little effort, but it’s so very rewarding. I admit it. I can…

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Conversation Starters: The wonder of Salt Cellars

“Above the Salt” Idea: Entertain guests like a pro with great salt cellars for your table. Do you know someone…

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How will you make your football party stand out?

It IS great time to entertain your friends and family—make those memories stand out with a themed cocktail drink! As…

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Football Season is HERE!

What a great time to entertain your friends and family—but don’t forget the most important ingredient! It’s football season –…

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Entertain like an Italian and Enjoy the Spirt of the Aperitivo

Enjoy the relaxed pace and informality of a timeless continental style. One of the reasons I became a restaurateur is…

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Fran's Super Bowl Tips

How to host an EASY and fun Super Bowl Party

Two big tips and one great recipe idea for #Superbowl #SB52 – Good Food, Good Friends, Great Times. I have…

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Outdoor Dining for (almost) anywhere.

Just because it’s a little chilly outside doesn’t mean you can’t have your party outdoors. I’m not talking about freezing…

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A Handy Tipping Guide for the Holidays

The easy "how-to" for tipping during the holidays. We all have service people that help us throughout the year, but…

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Tips for Wrapping Presents for the Holidays

Isn't it time to change up your Christmas wrapping skills? I was always the gift wrapper at my house while…

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How to Plan Your Holiday Shopping

SIX SHOPPING TIPS to help you from being “cyber-crazy” this holiday.   It’s that time again – time for the…

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The Perfect Holiday Gift Guide for Women

All you have to do is think about what you’d want as a present. We all want to give the…

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The Perfect Holiday Gift Guide for Men

Don’t settle for predictable – get an early start and go for the unexpected! One of the most difficult things…

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