Game Day Party Ideas + Cheesy Chorizo Dip Recipe

game day ideas + chorizo queso dip recipe

It may be 2 weeks until Christmas, but we still have football on the brain around here too. My husband is a Fantasy Football fanatic {plays in THREE leagues} so weekend days still involve game watching. Super Bowl is just around the corner too, so I teamed up with Velveeta & Rotel brands to share […]

Easy Appetizer: Chicken Artichoke Canapes

chicken artichoke canapes

If you’re looking for a delicious hearty appetizer to serve for a cocktail party or pre-dinner nosh, these chicken artichoke canapes will fit the bill. I made these by combining my classic artichoke dip recipe with shredded chicken, and using it as a topper instead of a dip. Artichokes are one of my favorite ingredients […]

Easy Party Appetizer – Cheesy Bacon Potato Bites

cheesy bacon potato bites

Appetizer foods are my FAVORITE types of foods, so hosting parties usually means serving an array of heavy hors d’oeuvres, or at least one special appetizer before a dinner party. Time is always a consideration too, so I love starting with packaged items to make it easier. As a Tastemaker/brand Ambassador for Alexia Foods I […]

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

butternut squash soup

Let the menu planning begin for your Thanksgiving {or Christmas} celebration! Every year I make some of the same classic dishes, but I like to keep it fresh by adding in 1 or 2 new recipes. The one I’m trying this year is this Butternut Squash soup made with Silk soy milk. I’ve teamed up […]

Hummus & Toppings Bar With Classic Recipe

hummus recipe with toppings bar

You know by now how much I love a “build your own” toppings bar as you’ve seen my chili bar, my shortcakes dessert bar, and my banana split bar. Well, I have another for you today – a Hummus Toppings bar that will have you entertaining stylishly but easily. The concept is simple: make your […]

Easy Party Appetizer – Ham & Cheese Puff Pastry Pinwheels

ham & cheese pinwheels

Here’s one thing I’ve noticed about some of my favorite appetizers – they mostly require “assembly” as opposed to a steadfast recipe. Case in point, these bacon appetizers, and these cheese appetizers. Today I’m sharing another classic “assembly” that is always a winner with guests – ham and cheese pinwheels. I hosted a ladies night […]

SunChips “Walking Tacos”

walking tacos

What’s your Halloween pre-trick -or-treat supper? Our tradition has always been to order pizza early, before going out at around 6:00 or 6:30. However, I just found a new alternative that’s delicious and imparts that playful touch that Halloween is known for – SunChips Walking Tacos. We gave these a try this weekend and the […]