7 Ideas For Easy Party Food

easy party food ideas

Food is a key component for any party or get-together, and I’m known to spend days {weeks} pouring over recipes to find the perfect menu. I break the rule EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. that you shouldn’t try a new recipe on your guests. I’ve only had a couple of fails – like the time I spent […]

Easy Appetizer – French Bread With Olive Oil Dippers

easy appetizer: olive oil bread dippers

Years ago when my husband and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary, we took a long weekend trip to Asheville, NC. We stayed at a bed and breakfast, hiked in the mountains, took a dinner train ride, and spent a day at the Biltmore Estate. At the estate we took a gorgeous house tour […]

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

stuffed cherry tomatoes

Over the years I’ve experimented with a LOT of party recipes. Some were winners and some…not so much. I remember making these stuffed cherry tomatoes for the first time for one of our annual cocktail parties. I’m almost surprised at how popular they were! I think its the ease of eating ‘crudite’ without having to […]

Simple Snack – Peanut Butter Marshmallow Crackers

pb cracker mallows

A couple of weeks ago I remembered one of the treats I used to eat when I went for sleepovers at my girl friends house. I think it was around 7th or 8th grade and when she introduced me to these cracker-marshmallow treats I thought it was so unique, so ridiculously simple, and SO YUMMY!  […]

Blue Cheese & Balsamic Topped Kettle Chips

blue cheese & balsamic kettle chips

I was just telling someone the other day that I’m not a junk food junkie… but I AM a chip junkie! While other party planners are focused on the sweets tables & desserts, I’m over here thinking about the savory items & appetizers, and there’s no better savory, salty item than chips. My husband and […]

Bourbon Infused Recipes – Meatballs & Dessert Balls

bourbon infused recipes

One of the absolute must-have items on the menu for any cocktail party I’ve ever hosted is cocktail meatballs. It’s as classic as a crudites platter or a cheese plate, and it appeals to men, women, and children. Not only is it economical but it’s also a great time saver since it feeds a crowd […]

Favorite Mexican Layer Dip Recipe

Mexican layer dip recipe

Time for a little Mexican flavor to get you in the mood for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. I’ve been making this Mexican layer dip since my college days. I got the recipe while I was working a summer office job up in Northern Virginia. One of the gals in the office used to make […]