Sweet & Spicy Pecans

sweet & spicy pecans

Nothing says Holiday nibbles to me, like a dish full of spicy nuts!  This recipe is perfect to have sitting around the house during a party or on Christmas day while you’re waiting for your big meal.  It has just a hint of sweet and a hint of spice and has proven to be a […]

DIY Snack Baskets

diy snack cups

Here’s a nifty little project from BHG that you can customize for any event.  You simply use double sided scrapbook paper, ribbon or rick rack, and a little glue or double stick tape.  Once you’ve made the basket, fill it up with snacks or treats that won’t fall through the cracks.  These would be so cute […]

Stylish Food Presentation

food styling

I think it’s been documented here before, that I love stylish food presentation. So when Mandy Revzen sent over the pictures from her recent Housewarming Party, I was quite happy….then I was hungry!  What I love is that there are no fancy or gourmet recipes to fuss with.  But presented on skewers, and uniform rows, it […]

"Build Your Own Crostini" Bar

DCF 1.0

{photo from Southern Living magazine} I don’t know what it is this week, but I seem to be posting a lot about cheese & wine, and wine & cheese! Here’s another great party idea – “Build Your Own Crostini” bar begining with what else…Cheese! Here’s how it works: Begin with sliced baguettes. Provide 3 cheeses: […]

Cheese, Glorious Cheese! {And Wine}

cheese boards

Simple-Elegance doesn’t get much better than Cheese & Wine. The pairing of the 2 works equally well for a rustic picnic, or a glamorous soiree. The photos above offer some great suggestions for serving your cheese with style. Consider slicing your hard cheese into ‘sticks’ and laying them in a criss-cross form…adds height and interest. […]

White Chocolate Popcorn Treats

White-Chocolate-Candy-Popcorn

I found this delicious treat on Be different…Act normal. A great addition to your next ‘sweets table’, take-home goodie bag, or even just serve at a party. The instructions can be found on Make and Takes. This is easy to make using air-popped popcorn (I use this microwave popper I found at Target-needs no oil), […]

"Football" Food

football food

 Continuing our Super Bowl theme, I’ve gathered together some fun food ideas. It’s easy to make these dishes look like a football or football field. Just mold the shape with a knife (or hands), and add ‘football stitching’ with thinly sliced cheese, or chives. Or, in the case of the guacamole football field & cheese […]