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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Girly Girl Wines, Saddle Up Get Your Cowgirl On!

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Girly Girl Wines, Saddle Up, Get your Cowgirl On! Give Cancer the Boot!  Is a fun event on Saturday October 24th to raise attention for Cancer Awareness. Sip wine, listen to music, and have some yummy snacks, all to raise money for a great cause, City of Hope. Listen in as Laurie Cassille and Kelly Fennelly share about their event. Get your tickets and bring a friend to Saddle Up Get Your Cowgirl On!

Come join us at our live filming events. They are fun, exciting and filled with laughter. You can come and meet some new friends or invite some girlfriends to join you. It is a warm friendly environment and we taste wine, chat with our featured guest and have giveaways!

CLICK HERE If you would like to be added to our VIP List and be the first to receive invites to our events, wine tastings and more. As a VIP, you will be able to reserve your spot before it opens to the general public!

Thank you to our sponsors and local businesses that gave gifts to our audience:

Rebecca J. Clark , USA Today Best Selling Author

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Are you looking for a realistic way to eat healthier and shed a few pounds? Do you need a simple checklist to remind you of what you should be doing? If so, then USA Today Best Selling Author Rebecca J. Clark’s book, The Checklist Diet, is just for you. Rebecca is also a well sought out personal trainer at Thrive Community Fitness in Monroe Wa. and has a sensible approach to health and fitness.

An easy-to-follow diet from USA Today bestselling author and personal fitness trainer Rebecca J. Clark!

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Special Thanks to our Sponsors and our friends who gave Gifts for our Audience! 

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Thanks for joining us at Friendsfavz!

Cheers, Karen

 

 

Makeup for Photos with Elle W. Hair

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Hi Friends!

Have you ever wondered how to look your best in Photos?

Laura Wentworth from Elle W. Hair Design and Makeup and Hair Studio 164 is going to give us some great tips on how to look our best from lips to eyes. Click below for the latest episode of Friendsfavz TV.

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If you have a favorite Winery or topic you would like to see, let us know on our facebook page or twitter at #friendsfavz

Coming soon! VIP list to get first notice for live filming events. 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors and our friends who gave Gifts for our Audience! 

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Our next episode features:

 Rebecca J. Clark USA Today Bestselling Author and her book The Checklist Diet.

Thanks for joining us at Friendsfavz!

Cheers, Karen

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