Party Time!

This weekend, some friends and I were lucky enough to have the opporunity to cater not 1, but 2 baby showers for some friends of ours. We had a great time together coming up with the menus and preparing all the food! And the best part, everything was very well-received by the moms-to-be and their guests. Here are some of the highlights…

Artichoke pesto on baguettes

Cheese Platter: Brie in puff pastry with cranberries, brown sugar, and walnuts; sharp cheddar; smoked gouda; wesleydale with cranberries; and assorted dried fruits.

Eggplant caponata on toasted polenta squares

Crudite with ranch dip

Carmelized Onion and Fig Tartletts

They were just so good – I needed another picture!

Homemade pumpkin ravioli with cider cream sauce, cranberries and pecans

Spinach and parmesan risotto

Maple-chipotle glazed acorn squash

Mini apple crumb tarts

Cupcake Tower: Chocolate and pumpkin-spice cupcakes both with cream cheese frosting

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18 Responses to “Party Time!”

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    VeggieGirl — November 12, 2007 @ 7:31 pm Reply

    wow, how fun that you got to cater 2 baby showers!! looks like a lovely spread of fare for each occasion – the cupcake tower is quite impressive-looking!

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    Renea — November 13, 2007 @ 2:34 am Reply

    Wow Cara! You guys really out did yourselves! I’m particular eyeing those caramelized onion and fig tartletts. Yum!

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    Elly — November 13, 2007 @ 2:34 pm Reply

    everything looks so good but i am especially drooling over the tartlets!

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    Nunnie's Attic — November 13, 2007 @ 3:22 pm Reply

    Mind if I show up at another one of your events?? Everything looks so delicious.Love,Julie

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    Rachael — November 13, 2007 @ 3:35 pm Reply

    Lucky ladies! Your food looks amazing! I am hosting a baby shower next month, I think I will steal your ideas!:-)

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    The Foodie Princess — November 13, 2007 @ 4:22 pm Reply

    I’m very impressed…you are definitely looking like a true professional.

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    Katie — November 13, 2007 @ 7:05 pm Reply

    Wow Cara! That is a LOT of work and it all looks AMAZING! I don’t know how you find the time. I totally am bowing down to you on this one. Wow.

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    Carrie — November 17, 2007 @ 12:28 am Reply

    Man your food looks GREAT!

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    Kevin — November 17, 2007 @ 1:54 am Reply

    So much great looking food. I really like the sound of the Carmelized Onion and Fig Tartletts!

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    Gretchen Noelle — November 17, 2007 @ 12:08 pm Reply

    Some of these look delicious…I hope you plan to share some recipes!

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    JennDZ - The Leftover Queen — November 17, 2007 @ 3:19 pm Reply

    Wow! That all looks wonderful Cara! Such great ideas. I am sure everyone loved it. I espeically love the polenta and the fig and carmelized onion tartlettes! Very nice work!

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    ashley — November 18, 2007 @ 2:31 am Reply

    wow it all looks so wonderful Cara!

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    Bellini Valli — November 19, 2007 @ 3:25 pm Reply

    What a feast for the taste buds. Pretty easy on the eyes as well!!!!

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    Randi — November 21, 2007 @ 10:44 pm Reply

    Cara – please please post, or email me, the recipe for the tarlets.. they look awesome and I’ve been looking for an hors’dourves recipe for an upcoming party! my email is randi.weinberg@gmail.com.Thanks!

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    Kevin — April 5, 2011 @ 1:21 am Reply

    So much great looking food. I really like the sound of the Carmelized Onion and Fig Tartletts!

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    Renea — April 5, 2011 @ 1:21 am Reply

    Wow Cara! You guys really out did yourselves! I'm particular eyeing those caramelized onion and fig tartletts. Yum!

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    Rachael — April 5, 2011 @ 1:21 am Reply

    Lucky ladies! Your food looks amazing! I am hosting a baby shower next month, I think I will steal your ideas!:-)

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    Elly — April 5, 2011 @ 1:21 am Reply

    everything looks so good but i am especially drooling over the tartlets!

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