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How to Serve Salted Caramel Meringue

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How to Serve Salted Caramel Meringue

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In Episode 14, Mary Jane Landau introduces the audience to her Salted Carmel Meringues from her catering business, Catering with Mary Jane Landau. She started in the hospitality business in the ’80s and became the co-owner and catering director of Landau’s restaurant in Bellevue, then moved on to own At Home Cooking School in the ’90s. Mary Jane has over 30 years of experience in the catering arena and loves helping people create special events. It was such a pleasure to have her visit with us and treat one of the ladies in the audience to one of her fabulous desserts.

Mary Jane catered a bridal shower for me and I was really impressed with her customer service and delicious food. Several weeks ahead of the actual event, she came to my home to see where and how I was going to set up the shower, and we brainstormed ideas for a menu. Even though I didn’t have anything in mind yet, she asked me about who was attending and how the shower would flow, then suggested several items she thought might work well. She worked within my budget and came up with some wonderful afternoon lunch ideas: Roast Carrot Harrisa, Peppered Chevre on Crostini, Roast Chicken Salad Tarts, Love Knott Rolls and Prawns Mango with Avocado salad cups. Everything was freshly made and the presentation was very nice and ready to place on my decorated table in time for the guests to arrive. 

The best part was the heavenly desserts she provided, pink rosebud meringues, sweetheart shortbreads, and my favorite: Strawberries Balsamico with Cream Monte Carlo!

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I was so impressed with Mary Jane and the fantastic food she creates, I ordered appetizers for our filming event with Girly Girl Wines. The presentation was so beautiful and the appetizers were incredibly tasty! Definitely a big hit with the ladies and everyone was hoping their number would be called for the drawing for the dessert.

I hope you can join us at one of our Friendsfavz Filming Events. Friendsfavz has become a wonderful community of women who are friendly, uplifting and we have a lot of fun at the live filming events! Check in on our Friendsfavz Group page on Facebook for upcoming events.

Cheers! Karen Rae

Photos by Beautiful Butterfly Photography

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Friendsfavz TV – Summer Wines with Kestrel Vintners

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Friendsfavz TV – Summer Wines with Kestrel Vintners

Welcome Friends!

Friendsfavz Web Show host and special guest this week is Kestrel Vintners ! Carolina Warwick, the associate wine maker, invited us into the Club Room at the Woodinville tasting room and we enjoyed tasting three of their many splendid wines. We tasted the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 Cabernet Franc, and my personal favorite the 2010 Mourvedre.

Feel free to stop by one of their three tasting rooms in Woodinville, Leavenworth or Prosser and pick up a bottle to bring home to enjoy while you watch the web show posted below.  Listen to Cat as she shares information about the Estate Vineyards, the delicious Kestrel wines and how special it is to be a club member. The wine club members are always the first to taste many of the wines as well as be invited to special events!

On my first visit to the Kestrel Woodinville Tasting Room, I was greeted by warm friendly smiles and all the people working were so welcoming. I was invited to sit at the wine bar in the club room.  As I  looked around, I saw a room full of people having a good time visiting with friends. I meet some wonderful people myself and one of them, Michelle, even joined us for our filming event!

We had such a great time filming and visiting with each other, a true girls night out!  I hope you can join us and be a part of the audience for one of the upcoming filming events. Please check the friendsfavz group page on Facebook for future filming dates and locations.  If any of you have a suggestion for a great winery location, please comment below.

So many wonderful women contributed to the evening to make it so special, and I want to thank them all. Julie from Chive Catering served some wonderful appetizers that paired perfectly with the wines Kestrel featured. Beautiful Butterfly Photography took some amazing photos throughout the evening! Thank you Yamileth for coming and photographing all the fun we were having!

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Please check out Beautiful Butterfly Photography facebook page and give her a like when you are there! She also gave a gift of a mini portrait session in the gift drawings.

We had so many fabulous friends offer gifts for giveaways to the audience.

Cheryl King Art gave away a two Giglee prints and Linda was ecstatic about her new print that she won!

Cindy DuVall of Calypso Fused Glass Art gave away a gorgeous piece of glass art to one of our ladies in the audience.

Stephanie Richter of Mary Kay Cosmetics gave some summer lip colors to brighten a summer look for one of the ladies!

Kestrel Vintners had a fantastic gift basket to enjoy on a warm summer evening!

Laura Wentworth of Elle W. Hair Design and Makeup gave an outstanding package for hair and makeup for a special event!

Rebecca J. Clark, USA Today Best Selling Author gave away a signed copy of her book The Checklist Diet and two 30 day memberships to Thrive Gym access to her personnel training program.

Cheers,

Karen