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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – A Full On Cocktail Party

There can be few occasions sexier than a cocktail party; little black dresses, sparkly earrings, high heels safe in the knowledge that not a lot of walking will be required, too much champagne …

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10 things to do once you’ve bought a heart-shaped cutter

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Mac n Cheese in preparation for Super Bowl

Of all the dinners I’ve hosted for my close friends Sasha and Matt over the years the best one, the no-doubt-about-it favorite, was actually not cooked by me at all, but by my husband Jon.

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Cheddar rosemary shortbread

I learned to bake these shortbread biscuits on my first day at a disconcertingly posh cooking school that I attended, where the other girls all had nicknames like Bunny and – no word of a lie – Bugs. The recipe … Continue reading

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Baked Camembert with Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce 1 bag of cranberries (350g ish) 1 cup (200g) sugar ¼ cup port (50ml) ½ cup orange juice or water (100 ml) Pour everything (though maybe keep back few tbsp of the sugar) into a pan and heat … Continue reading

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Gougères (Cheese puffs)

You can make these ahead of time, freeze them and reheat them from frozen in a medium oven. I like to keep a bag of them for impromptu fancy snacks with impromptu guests. This is a great recipe to use … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – white cranberry cosmopolitans (with baked camembert and homemade cranberry sauce) to cheer up a friend who dated a turkey

“I wouldn’t say it was a good date, really. No.” said friend Sara as we sloshed the white cranberry juice into the shaker. Sara, you may recall, has been taking positive action since discovering herself to be in the middle … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Cheddar Rosemary Shortbread

Back in New York and back to Huge gossip. Amazing Grace has met a promising man. Following a tricky meeting about maximizing product placement in which Anita had been her usual bitch self, Grace had ignored the looks of her … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Hot Apple Martini (with cheddar cheese apple tart)

Godson Arthur turned seven this week and hosted a fantastic medieval themed party at the local scout hut attired in a sequined tabard with a shield, helmet and sword. One of his cousins came as a dragon. Jon, looking over … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Cinq et Sept – Pernod (with cheese gougères)

The French call it the cinq et sept. The lost hours of the afternoon where people sneak off for a quick aperitif and a liaison with a lover. My French actress friend Julie tells me that the tradition came about … Continue reading

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