Recipes

How to Stay Cool by the Pool with Summer Salads, Ceviches and Sips

Summer brings sweltering days, but it also offers respite from the high temperatures in the refreshing waters of the pool. Cool off with a delightful summer picnic poolside, with our ideas for salads, ceviches and sips to beat the heat. Cool Summer Salads Salads can be favorite additions to a summertime picnic or a main-course [...]

Easter Morning Menu Must Haves

Easter is often one of those holidays where family and friends gather together to celebrate not only the religious aspects of the day, but the fun generated by the Easter bunny. There are sure to be brightly-colored eggs and chocolate bunnies in the mix. Whatever you’re planning, the get-together is sure to revolve around the [...]

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How to Order the Perfect Amount of Food for Your Locally Catered Event

When you host a special event, wedding or corporate event you want to make sure that you have enough food for everyone you’re expecting. There’s nothing worse than running out of food mid-way through. Working with a professional, local caterer like Maison Culinaire makes this job easier because we are used to catering large events [...]

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Our Favorite Spring Catering Recipes

Now that winter is past and the days are longer and warmer, our thoughts turn to the spring harvest. Even this time of year there are plenty of fresh ingredients we can use to create our delicious catering foods here at Maison Culinaire.   Foods that can be harvested in the spring include: kale, rhubarb, [...]

Fresh Wedding Menu Ideas

There’s no such thing as the boring wedding reception any more. Nowadays, guests are wowed by the creative and fresh menu ideas that are popping up throughout our region. If you’re looking for creative ideas for your Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C. wedding, try some of these, or ask our team at Maison Culinaire [...]

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Recipes: Irish Favorites

Get an early start on your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with a bit of Irish cooking…one of the many International cuisine options from Maison Culinaire. Enjoy our recipes for your own meals at home, or have us cater all of your local Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. March celebrations! […]

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Recipes: Hot Soups for Cold Days

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing more delightful that warming your body with a delicious hot soup. Whether for lunch or dinner, soup makes an ideal one-course entree, or an excellent first course for a larger meal. Try these hot soups for cold days.  […]

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New Year’s Food Resolutions

A lot of people make resolutions at the beginning of a new year. They may want to lose weight, exercise more, or spend more time with the family, for example, and add those to their resolutions list. But what about your eating habits? The New Year may be just the time to make some New [...]

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Champagne Cocktail Recipes

Whether you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party or a New Year’s Day brunch, even if you’re serving champagne, you’re sure to need ideas for fun and exciting champagne cocktails. […]

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Great Fall Side Dish Ideas

Now that the air is turning crisp and the fall leaves are displaying their brilliant colors, it’s time to look at what nature’s bounty can offer us in the kitchen. At the end of the growing season there are a number of wonderful vegetables that make ideal fall side dishes or noteworthy additions to your [...]

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