It was a stunning weekend in San Francisco and the perfect weather for BBQ and a scrumptious salad. A dear friend — who happens to be a chef! — taught me how to make one of his favorite simple salads: a shaved celery salad.
If you've never shaved celery, don't get intimidated; it's easy. Using a regular potato peeler, remove and discard the outside stringiness. Then use the inner shavings as the base for the salad.
The crisp celery complements the creamy Gorgonzola, sweet dates, and crunchy, candied walnuts. All of the ingredients can be prepped far in advance and quickly assembled just before serving. To shave your own celery and get started on this elegant, yet effortless salad, read more
Party, after party, after party, man sometimes, even I, PartySugar, get tired of all these parties. So every now and then I like to throw a party that is the equivalent to getting your beauty sleep. This party celebrates the most important person in your life: you! So cancel your plans and roll up those sleeves, it's time to plan an evening in which you pamper yourself! Yesterday I advised you to write yourself a note to remind you that this Friday you're taking care of yourself by throwing a personal party for one.
I know this concept may be a little crazy for some of you, but seriously a night that lets you relax at home alone does wonders for your well being. And with my half birthday, St. Patrick's Day, and my sister's birthday all in the next couple of weeks, I'm going to need my party energy! This party is all about you and your preferences, so if you hate to cook, order in from your favorite restaurant. But if you're like me, take some time to plan out a decadent special menu that you wouldn't normally have. The party starts the second I arrive home on Friday and I want a sweet snack ready and waiting. To see what I'm making myself, read more