29 Nov 2016

Selecting the perfect wedding gift for the bride and groom is easy — their registry certainly helps! — but what about an anniversary gift?

Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
{Photo by Donna Newman Photography}

Whether you’re after a traditional present or a modern surprise, here’s the go-to guide on anniversary gifts:

Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Don’t forget the card… Stuck on what to write? We just love these anniversary message ideas from Hallmark.

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Wondering what to do with those delicious Thanksgiving leftovers? You’re in luck! Our Executive Chef of Banquets, Jeff Simms, is sharing his top-secret stuffing-filled muffin recipe…

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Stuffing Muffins

Happy cooking!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 each apples, diced and pan roasted
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • ½ lb breakfast sausage, cooked and diced
  • Thyme, Parsley and Sage, finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 each eggs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

How to:

  1. Mix cornmeal, flour sugar, salt, poultry seasoning and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Sauté onions and celery in one tablespoon of butter until soft, then add herbs and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together milk, eggs and vegetable oil.  Fold onions, celery, apples, sausage and cheese into dry ingredients. Stir in wet ingredients just until combined. Do not over mix, should be lumpy.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place empty muffin pans in the oven to preheat.
  4. Grease the muffin pans and fill each cup ¾ full with mixture.
  5. Bake until golden brown, approximately 12-14 minutes.

Note: Serving size is 36 Stuffin’ Muffins

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Debating the best wine to serve with your Thanksgiving feast? Don’t fret; we asked The Breakers’ Master Sommelier Virginia Philip to share her wine pairing recommendations.

Sippin' Advice: Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

Here are Virginia’s top wine selections to sip with your Thanksgiving meal…

White: Gewurztraminer from California or Alsace, France

This medium bodied spicy white wine is a perfect match for Thanksgiving turkey or ham and all the accompaniments. The melon, honey and apple overtones in the wine work well with sweet potatoes or yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole.

White: Pinot Gris from Alsace, France or Oregon

Another excellent pairing to accompany your Thanksgiving favorites, Pinot Gris is actually the same grape as the highly consumed Pinot Grigio. So what’s the difference? The taste. Pinot Grigio stylistically is more crisp and light. Pinot Gris, grown in these warmer climates, takes on a more medium bodied weight. The complexity shifts to more intense flavors of Bosque pear, peach and apricot.

Red: Cru Beaujolais or Beaujolais-Villages from Burgundy, France

This light bodied red wine is a perfect fit for lighter fare such as turkey. Jammy Jolly Rancher flavors of red strawberry, cherry and raspberry compliment the hint of earth in the wine. Cru Beaujolais, the higher end of the two wines, can easily taste like red burgundy.

Red: Grenache from USA, France or Australia (or called Garnacha from Spain)

Another delicious red, this varietal is rich and lush with soft, spicy notes of candied red apple, lush plum and bright cherry. A Grenache blend—such as a Côtes du Rhône from France, Betts & Scholl from Australia or Bonny Doon’s from California—packs tons of juicy ripe fruits and will work well with both turkey and side dishes. 

From our family to yours, wishing you a
delicious day and a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

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Once Dorie and Matthew decided on Palm Beach for their destination wedding, selecting the venue was very simple…

“Once we chose Palm Beach, our next choice had to be The Breakers,” Dorie shares.”It is by far the most spectacular and elegant place to get married in Palm Beach!”

Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew

Take a peek inside their incredible wedding weekend with photos and video by Fred Marcus Studio

Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew

Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew
Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew
Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew

“One of my favorite moments was seeing the doors to the Mediterranean Ballroom open, then walking down the aisle with my parents to meet my husband at the most beautiful and enchanting chuppah,” Dorie recalls.

Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew
Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew
Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew
Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew
Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew
Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew
Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew
Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew
Real Wedding: Dorie & Matthew

Congratulations, Dorie & Matthew!

Wedding Venue & Catering: The Breakers, Kym Bichon  / Decor & Design: Always Flowers, Karen Cohen / Wedding Planner: Sara Renee Events, Sara Lowell / Ceremony: Mediterranean Ballroom / Reception: The Circle Ballroom / Dinner: Venetian Ballroom / Cake: The Breakers Cake Shop / Photography & Videography: Fred Marcus Studio / Entertainment: The Powerhouse Group, Powerhouse Band

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