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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Chef Sam and The Wilted Magnolia team up!

 My fabulous friend Chef Sam graciously agreed to be my first guest blogger!  Not quite sure he knew how much work it was going to be...but he does now....poor thing...

We worked together years ago in a Mediterranean restaurant (not saying how MANY years ago!), he went on to graduate from Cordon Blue School in Atlanta and I have to say my birthday dinners have greatly improved since then!

Although, he did laugh when I told him what I wanted for my birthday dinner this year...
fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans!  I'm such a country girl.
(If I don't ask for something simple, Sam won't sit down and eat, he just keeps cooking and creating!)

I asked nicely for a re-creation of the pomegranate dressing I loved so much and got way more than I asked for!


 A mixed green salad with oranges, raspberries and warm chive goat cheese.
Isn't that GORGEOUS???

A platter of assorted tea sandwiches...oh just wait till you get the recipes for THOSE...I wish I had snatched some to bring home!  A glass of White Merlot wine, some antique roses and Homer Laughlin china and a gourmet picnic on the cliff over looking the river.

Can you tell what's missing from this picture???
Oh nooooo....we forgot the dressing!

No worries...we just had to keep smacking Greg's hand (our photographer) who was starving after taking tons of pictures and pop it back in the picture!

I'm assuming everyone knows who drank the wine? Somebody had to do it....

So much fun you guys!
Huge thanks to Chef Sam and Greg for a fabulous evening with friends and food.

The recipe is in the next post, give it a try and let me know how you like it!


  1. Nice blog everything looks good. Page looks really professional!!

  2. Thank you! We had a blast and I got to eat great food. A win win! :)

  3. Mmmm that looks so delicious. I would love to have the recipe. Better yet....I wish Chef Sam would make that for me!! You lucky girl.

    aka (I'm giving away something pretty!)

  4. Thank you Stephanie! The recipe has been posted! I can see lots of recipes in the future if I get to try them out! ;)

    Pretty roses you're giving away!