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Monday, July 19, 2010

Delicious Party Recipe

Last week I posted about having some friends coming over for a summer party and how you could change your home decor for this event. So I thought it would be great to also share a few food ideas to entertain your friends while they're visiting. I found some great dishes and will share one recipe with you at the end of this post.

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Everything looks just so delicious! I'm sure you can impress your friends with any of those appetizers. Here is the recipe for one of my favorite Italian dishes, the Carpaccio. (Recipe and Picture by Kevin D. Weeks)

What you need:
- 1 lb. steak (tenderloin is best); partially frozen
- 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup baby arugula leaves
- 1 oz Parmigiano-Reggiano (or other hard Italian cheese)


1. Whisk together mustard, vinegar, oil, and salt and pepper.
2. Slice the steak as thin as possible (this is much easier if it's partially frozen or use an electric knife).
3. Arrange arugula on two plates, top with beef slices, and lightly season with a good sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
4. Garnish with shavings of Parmigiano, then sprinkle lightly with vinaigrette.

I hope you enjoy this fabulous recipe and have fun with your friends! Remember to come back to see a great drink recipe you can use for your get together!


  1. I wish I was coming to one of your parties!

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  2. I should not have read this when I was hungry :). Thanks for sharing that delicious recipe!!



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