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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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Drinking Italian Inspired Wines, Martedi Winery

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“Martedi” means “Tuesday” in Italian, and the name has a special meaning for the Miglino brothers, who have a tradition of gathering together on the second Tuesday of each month for wine and pasta. Joseph Miglino is the winemaker at Martedi Winery, and he and his brother John are the primary owners of this Italian-inspired-winery, in Woodinville WA.

They specialize in Italian varietals, and their signature wine is a spirited Sangiovese! Joseph has a long and varied career in the wine industry and wine making. He is going to share his story and some of his knowledge of the nuances of wine with us on this episode.

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I am so thrilled to have you all join this wonderful community of women! Friendsfavz is a place to create friendships, sip some wine and learn about new products in a fun warm environment!

Thank you, to all our sponsors who gave gifts to our audience: Anne Waters Fine Art , Margaret Spencer from Dres Systems , Cheryl King Art Martedi Winery for hosting Friendsfavz !

See you next Thursday with a new episode of Friendsfavz,

Cheers, Karen

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Girly Girl Gifts, Gifts with Personality

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Joining us on this episode is Laurie Cassille the owner and creator of Girly Girl Gifts!  Her hand painted gifts show that you took the time to pick the perfect gift and personalize it for that special friend or family member. What fun we had visiting with Laurie sipping Girly Girl Wine on their outdoor patio on a warm fall afternoon.  Our fabulous community of ladies joined us at the Girly Girl Tasting Room in Woodinville and socialized and enjoyed the gift giveaways from some local vendors.

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A special thanks to:

Cameron Baughn Photography for filming and editing If you are needing photography, filming or visual arts, Cameron is incredibly talented. (Cameron is my son! He helps me tremendously.)

Girly Girl Wines  A great place to meet with friends at their tasting room in Woodinville, Wa.

Catering with Mary Jane Landau for the yummy dessert give away! Mary Jane has catered several of my events and I love how she is so customer service oriented along with providing incredible appetizers.

Merry McCallum with Vivi Jewelry gave a beautiful necklace set as a giveaway for one of the ladies in the audience! What lovely accessories by Vivi Jewelry!

Robinson Dental in Lynnwood, Wa  Thanks to Brett Robinson for giving a Teeth Whitening Kit as a gift to one of the ladies in the audience! Also, for the Sonicare Toothbrush as a gift giveaway! I love the ladies at Robinson Dental that take care of my keeping my teeth healthy and Brett for the excellent service he provides!

I hope you can join us at one of our live filming events, we have so much fun! Enjoy the photos by Beautiful Butterfly Photography!  Yamileth Swearingen continues to capture the great time at our events! Check out her Facebook Page and give her a “Like” while you are there.

Cheers, Karen

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friendsfavz Web Show with The Bistro

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friendsfavz Web Show with The Bistro

Season 1 Episode 4

Welcome back for our next series of friendsfavz Web Show. On this episode we will meet Jackie from The Bistro at the Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville Wa.

I came upon this charming little Bistro when I was out wine tasting and needed a place to stop for some nourishment. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety on their menu, but most of all I fell in love with the atmosphere and their friendly staff. I have since brought several different groups of girlfriends to have lunch while out wine tasting, as The Bistro is right in the heart of the Woodinville Wine Country.

The Bistro was the host site to our second live filming with our studio audience and I must say it was a smashing good time. We sampled some of the foods from The Bistro, had wine tastings from Market Vineyards and visited with Cheryl and Cindy from HotFlash Designs.

To top of the evening we had drawings for gifts from each presenter as well as gifts given by The Refinery Salon and Stephanie Richter’s Mary Kay Business. We had many happy ladies who had their name drawn for a gift basket, a gift card to The Bistro, an original art piece by HotFlash Designs and so many more fun gifts.

I hope you will share this with your girlfriends as more likes on Facebook, twitter, and You Tube are always appreciated and creates a lot of excitement.

Look forward to sharing Market Vineyards with you on our next episode of friendsfavz Web Show!

Come feel beautiful with us here at friendsfavz! Karen