Basic Truffle Recipe November 10 2013

Basic Ganache Recipe. Delicious Truffles.

Every Day I’m Trufflin’ By Avi Deiter | Published: 2013-11-10 Truffles are simply a shaped ganache, sometimes flavored and coated in chocolate, cocoa, sugar, or coconut. These delicious treats can be made well in advance of a get together and don’t forget to add a little rum! Rating: 4.5 stars based on 43 reviews Prep time: 2 hr Cook time: 15 min Total time: 75 … Read More

Fancy Mashed Potatoes November 10 2013

Garlic Yukon Gold Smashed Potatoes

Don’t Make Mash…Make a Smash! By Avi Deiter | Published: 2013-11-10 Some potatoes lend themselves to mashing better than others, but I prefer a waxy potato like Yukon Gold. You can leave them skin on or peel them for a restaurant like appearance. But what’s great about the basic recipe, is that it accepts other ingredients easily and makes your mash into a smash! Rating: … Read More

appetizer November 07 2013

How to Pair Wine and Food

Use the infographic below as a reference guide when pairing wine and food: http://visual.ly/wine-pairing-chart   Finding the right wine and food combination can be incredibly difficult but with the right guidelines, finding a great pairing can be simple. There are a few different things to keep in mind when choosing wines and the first consideration is the food that you are choosing. It is important to … Read More

Pet Friendly Wedding Venue November 05 2013

Pet-friendly weddings: How to include your best friend in...

For many people, pets are much more than companions or furry friends–they are members of the family! It is only natural to want to include these four legged family members in your upcoming wedding. Planning a pet-friendly nuptial celebration, however, requires special considerations to help keep everything running smoothly. Here are some tips to help make sure everyone involved in the big day has a … Read More

North Conway, NH Weddings November 04 2013

12 Month Wedding Plan Checklist

Planning for the event of a lifetime takes months of preparation and details. By starting 12 months in advance, it is possible to pick out the best wedding package for a personal budget and create the perfect atmosphere for an event.  Check out the infographic below, and be sure to read the details following the graphic! by pjmilagan. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s … Read More

Suitcase1 October 26 2013

How to Pack A Suitcase Like A Pro

Remember when gas stations offered free air for your tires? How about when you didn’t have to check out your own groceries when you went shopping? Remember when you didn’t have to pay to bring your luggage with you on an airline? Gone are the days when you wouldn’t give a second thought to throwing in that extra pair of jammies or your favorite pair … Read More

wedding_blooper_2 October 25 2013

Weddings: The Best and Worst Ideas

There are great wedding ideas, there are bad wedding ideas, there are ideas that sound good on the surface but never really seem to work out, and those that were doomed from the start. We can’t cover all of the worst wedding ideas, because there are as many bad ideas for weddings as there are stars in the sky (just ask a professional wedding planner … Read More

halloween October 17 2013

Top Ten Viral Halloween Costume Ideas for 2013

Come celebrate a North Conway Halloween 2013 in style at Stonehurst Manor this Halloween. Win cash prizes during our fun Trivia Night and North Conway Costume Contest 2013. Having trouble coming up with inspiration? Here are some costume ideas for popular characters who have made 2013 memorable for everyone. If you have some camouflage gear in your closet, you could easily become a temporary member … Read More

fallnh October 14 2013

How to Choose an Autumn Wedding Location

[image_frame style=”framed” align=”center” alt=”NH Autumn Weddings” title=”Source: http://visual.ly/autumn-wedding-locations”]http://blog.stonehurstmanor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AutumnNHWeddings.jpg[/image_frame] Every year, more excited brides are choosing to get married in the fall. Beautiful autumn weddings are edging in on June’s undisputed popularity—and it’s easy to understand why. Fall weddings offer three great advantages over other times of the year: Mother Nature provides stunning outdoor décor, the weather is typically pleasant, even outdoors, and guests have more … Read More

ChickenSatay-19 October 06 2013

Picking the Right Menu for the Right Event

Whether you’re having everyone over for cocktail hour, hosting a business lunch or planning a dinner party with friends, having the right menu is crucial to the success of the meal. This doesn’t mean you have to spend hours in the kitchen, rather you will want to find the right balance of flavors and richness to complete the perfect menu. Cocktails and Appetizers Cocktails and … Read More