"Football" Food

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 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 […]

Open House Punch & Sweet-N-Sour Chicken Cups

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 Wondering what to serve the masses at your next cocktail gathering? Here are 2 tried-and-true recipes that should satisfy the taste buds as well as your need for prepping early and easily. This Open House Punch is a classic thirst quencher, and I’ve never met anyone who didn’t love it. 1 regular size can frozen […]

Autumn Party Cones

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Display all your Halloween, autumn, or Thanksgiving favors or snacks from a pumpkin. Fill cones with nuts, seeds, popcorn, or trail mix and display them inside a hollowed out pumpkin, or a faux pumpkin from the craft store.

Cheese Please!

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I’m in love with this cheese display. The simple signs, the tree trunk pedestals, and the wood baskets all work to create a beautifully modern-rustic cheese presentation. How to recreate your own? Well, Target has some wood-grain bowls, and Michaels has wood planks and craft pieces. If you want to splurge, you can find the […]

Honey Chicken Salad Recipe

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For our Sip and See shower we served a light lunch of green salad with mandarin orange and candied pecans, a pasta salad, and honey chicken salad in individual pastries (mini pie shells).  See the recipe below, via Southern Living. Honey Chicken Salad 4 cups chopped cooked chicken 3 celery ribs, diced (about 1 1/2 […]

A Salad Bar More Appetizing

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Ever think your guests would rather skip over the salad and move right on to the “good” stuff? If you take a moment to present the salad bar like this, who wouldn’t want to indulge? The use of several square glass containers(vases) creates a great graphic design that’s very appetizing. This may be inspiration for […]

Honey Chicken Salad Cups

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These honey chicken salad cups are a wonderful bite sized appetizer that would be great for any occasion, especially for a tea party or ladies luncheon.  You can make the mixture ahead of time and then fill the cups just before company arrives.  Bon Appetit! Honey Chicken Salad Cups 2 cups chopped cooked chicken 2 celery […]