Now that the season is changing and the sun is staying out longer, its time to break out the candles and picnic baskets. I love the idea of a fresh cooked meal enjoyed in backyard under candle light or a romantic dinner date on the beach with blankets. Why stay indoors when a wonderful change of pace for any meal could be right in your backyard, on your favorite shoreline or the neighborhood park?

I love the idea of Summer festivities and enjoying what the outdoors has to offer for the world of entertaining. Whether or not you're preparing a dinner for two or ten... with a little creativity you can create the perfect retreat.

When you're not eating in the kitchen or dining room- what's your next favorite place to enjoy a meal?

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