Making Crispy Kale Chips

crispy kale chips

A few months ago my husband and I discovered kale chips. They’re kind of the latest thing in healthy snacking and now I see why. They cook up so light and crispy it’s like eating air!…but with flavor. Plus they’re one of those “super foods” full of nutrition and antioxidants. We like to cook these […]

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 […]