Fran Berger Sparkling Punch

A Sparkling ‘Welcome’ Drink for Your Guests

A great recipe for a truly fruity drink: Freixenet, Cointreau, Cranberries, and Oranges! When entertaining at home planning is everything.…

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Bloody Mary Soup

Recipe for a Warm-up: Bloody Mary Soup

A new food memory: try my friend’s recipe for this delicious Bloody Mary Soup. A few years ago, on what…

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Outdoor Dining for (almost) anywhere.

Just because it’s a little chilly outside doesn’t mean you can’t have your party outdoors. I’m not talking about freezing…

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A quick pickle VERT

Recipe for a Quick Pickle

An easy “pickle” recipe that’s great for home or as a gift. I had a great Bloody Mary at Silverado…

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New Years Day Open House

A New Holiday Party Idea for your New Year’s Celebration

Start a new tradition for ringing in the New Year with an Open House! One of the best times of…

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My Favorite Holiday Appetizer

Finger Food Idea – prosciutto wrapped asparagus – it’s EASY Everyone has a favorite holiday appetizer: finger foods for the…

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Home bar elegance

Setting up a home bar? Keep it simple!

10 Simple Tips for setting up your home bar for a holiday party. Home bars do not have to be…

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Healthier drinks for the holidays?

Two KEYS for healthier choices from your holiday libations. I’ve been a home entertainer all my adult life. My friends…

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potato and peeling

Kitchen Hack: Easier way to peel potatoes and stop them from Discoloring

Nobody likes black potatoes! Here's how to stop it. As if you need a reminder – we’re coming up on…

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Fran's Reset Diet

The Reset Diet

A diet that helps you think about more than just your weight. Truth be told, I’m not a good “diet”…

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What about those Meal Kit Delivery Services?

Review of the top 5 meal kits – for pleasure, convenience, and flavor! A friend of mine goes on frequent…

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italian tomato sauce

My Favorite Secret Italian Sauce

You’ll flip when you see how easy it is. Anyone who knows me knows that I love all types of…

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