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Monthly Archives: January 2011

2011 31 January

Party People Aubrey Sabala

One of the features of this site is a profile of an internet someone whose entertaining style I admire. The first victim of my adoration is my long time internet friend Aubrey Sabala, a wildly talented lady writing online as long as me. Every month, Aubrey posts a music mix of her favorite artists. She […]


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2011 31 January

Welcome to my new site.

HJEntertains represents all the tips, schedules and recipes from my years as an enthusiastic home entertainer. I started posting wee entertaining tips on Twitter with the hashtag #HJEntertains and the reaction was so great, I rolled out its own entertaining site. Timing, how much food to buy, how to gracefully handle sticky situations, and most […]

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2011 29 January

My White Sangria Recipe

This recipe is twice as tasty as it is beautiful. Ingredients 4 peeled and sliced kiwis 1 bag frozen sliced peaches 1 container of strawberries, sliced thin 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup white rum 1/4 cup Grand Marnier 2 cups white grape juice 1.5 L Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc (I love to use Sutter […]

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2011 28 January

Party attended: Dan’s 32nd

Dan threw a little potluck party for his 32nd birthday. Bring a dish, bring something to drink, toast to another year of good fortune. Gen made Smitten Kitchen’s Layered Lemon Love for the birthday cake and it tasted even better than you think it would. You can imagine what happened to the ping pong table […]

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2011 28 January

Tip round up @HJEntertains

Follow me on Twitter @HJEntertains if you would like my teeny entertaining tips (I update about two times every day.) Host gift for the cheese enthusiast: Mozzerella and Ricotta DIY Cheese kit. I know he’s a friend of mine but GoVino’s wine glasses really are the best bet for wine on the go […]

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2011 26 January

Cheese markers of awesome

Oh Beehive Kitchenware Co. with your painfully adorable cheese markers.

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