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 […]

Party Appetizer – Bacon & Blue Cheese Dates

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Here’s the perfect appetizer to serve during your shabby chic bridal shower or ANY casual gathering – bacon wrapped blue cheese dates. During a ladies night at my house a few months ago, one of the gals brought these over to share and I was hooked! You can’t eat just one. The combination of salty […]

12 Amazing Cheese Table Displays

cheese tables

If you’re lactose intolerant you may want to look away now, because this post is full of some amazing cheese table displays. Cheese is as old as the ancient world and the flavors and origins are just as varied. Serve it as an appetizer, with dessert, or as a course all it’s own {after the […]

Mediterranean Style Flatbread Pizza

mediterranean style flat bread pizza

This past weekend we made some of the yummiest pizzas that I just had to share with you. We made these sort of Mediterranean style flat bread pizzas that were inspired by the ones we get from the pizzeria nearby. Part of what makes them so good is that there’s no “sauce” per say, but […]

Healthy Snack – Baked Crispy Garbanzo Beans

baked garbanzo beans

I’m always on the hunt for healthy snack options, and did you know that eating protein & fiber is one of the best ways to help maintain weight {it helps you feel full longer}! So when I ran across this idea several years ago in a magazine, I knew I had to try it. These […]

Sweet & Spicy Pecans

sweet & spicy pecans

I can’t think of any party or event where nuts aren’t a welcome snack option. Not only are they good for you, they can be flavored in an endless number of ways from savory to sweet to spicy. This sweet & spicy pecan recipe is one of my favorites as it combines sweet and spicy […]