Chobani Mezé™ Dip – The Lighter Side of Summer

Our house goes through quite a lot of Chobani yogurt all year long, so imagine how thrilled I was to learn about Chobani Mezé™ Dips – bringing something a little lighter to summer parties! Newly released for your summer entertaining, Chobani Mezé™ Dips are a savory, rich, and creamy collection of dips that will make a splash…

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Showing My Disney Side

No one loves to throw a party as much as I do.  Well, unless you consider my husband, who knows the house undergoes a thorough scrubbing in preparation for a party.  I guess, therefore, he loves to throw a party more than I do, since he doesn’t do any of the scrubbing but benefits from…

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2011 Christmas Party Invitation

You’ve waited all year and it’s finally time! The 2011 Christmas Party Invitation is here! Please join us in celebration of the holiday season at our 2011 Skamarakas Family Christmas Party. Please click to watch the invitation if it did not start playing for your immediately.  Right click to view full screen – and give…

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Trick or Treat…or Something Else Entirely?

I don’t think Halloween is any scarier than when I was a kid, but I know I certainly stress more now that I’m a mom!  But now, moreso than when I grew up, there are community alternatives to traditional trick or treat.  And even if your neighborhood doesn’t participate in one of the cool alternatives,…

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Christmas Party 2010 – The Aftermath Part 3

Let’s move on to the main event, shall we? This is where things get fuzzy.  This table WAS just for the main parts of the meal – entrees and side dishes.  As my dining room table has grown in size over the years (hmmmm, so has my waist size – coincidence?), it seems I add…

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Christmas Party 2010 – The Aftermath Part 2

Food, glorious food!  Here’s what we served at the party – and a breakdown of what people didn’t eat. Starting with the cheese course.  I’m not a fan of strong cheese – I prefer mild and softer cheese.  The tray included Havarti (my favorite), Stilton with cranberries (which looked pretty but must have tasted terrible,…

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Skamarakas Family Christmas Party – The Prequel

This is the six foot hoagie we had at our Christmas party two years ago.  It didn’t go over as well as I had hoped, but it sure did save me a ton of time and effort. This year, with little time and a very budget conscious husband, I’m trying to come up with unique…

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2008 Christmas party planning – step 1

This year it will be a simple affair, as shown in the picture attached. Jim and the kids will do all the work and I will mingle around all day, and end the night with a foot massage, back rub, a hot cup of tea, a pumpkin scone and a nice night of undisturbed sleep…

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