BLOG: Entertaining

| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
When I entertain, I keep things simple. The hostess sets the tone of a party, and if she seems stressed or overwhelmed, the party guests are bound to feel the tension. If a recipe requires a ton of prep work or means I’ll spend much of the party distracted by the state of things in the kitchen, I’...
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or are in the mood for a delicious meal at home, the perfect wine pairing can take food from drab to fab. Break out the wine glasses, take down the good china and start your grocery lists because we’ve gathered up our 5 favorite recipes from Pinterest and added...
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
Are you reading our Book Club feature for May, Have Mother, Will Travel , by Claire and Mia Fontaine? We have been drawn into this story that follows a mother-daughter duo on a 5-month adventure through twelve countries. A follow-up to their memoir, Come Back , Have Mother, Will Travel is humorous...
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
Text, tweet or call your friends - May 9th is National Moscato Day and a celebration is in order! Host your own Moscato party or happy hour with the tips below. RSVP to our Party A chilled glass of Moscato is always better with friends! From 5-6pm PT on May 9th, we’ll be hosting a fabulous Twitter...
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
We are ready for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta this Sunday! Want to throw one of your own? We put together a few party tips. Set the Scene Embrace this holiday with festive décor! Set up a long picnic table or several smaller tables, throw on bright table cloths and add some flair with fresh flowers, fun...
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
Claire: My tip is what I call my Three C’s. For me, the key to a successful gathering, whether a dinner party or impromptu cocktails with friends who’ve dropped by, is to be a calm, confident and curious hostess. If I’m stressed by the timing or food, guests feel it. So I use only tried and true...
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
With the weather warming up, we cannot wait to move our parties and get-togethers outdoors. Whether you’re hosting a spring BBQ, block party, Sunday brunch, or graduation celebration, here are a few of our favorite outdoor party ideas – complete with games, décor, and food - gathered from Pinterest...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
As Terry knows, chowder is the perfect low-key entertainment food. You can make a pot in the afternoon and keep it warm on the lowest flame on a back burner of your stove or in a crock pot. Invite people to drop by anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 for wine and an easy dinner. Right before people come...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Here at Sutter Home we are anxiously awaiting the launch of 2013’s Build a Better® Burger Recipe Contest next month. Until then we have been perfecting our burger-making techniques and finding the perfect ingredients. With great sponsors like KING’S HAWAIIAN® , Wholly Guacamole , The Beef Checkoff...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Happy Wine Wednesday! When was the last time you hung out with your best friend from high school or college? Wine Wednesday Rule #36: Call up your best friend from yesteryears. Reconnect over a glass of wine.