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 […]

Seasonal Snack Mix – Candy Corn & Peanuts

candy corn snack mix

I only have time for a quick post today as things around here are pretty busy – you know, lots of seasonal photo shoots & projects to work on… Even though this post is quick, it’s SWEET! This is a Halloween snack mix we’ve enjoyed for year’s and I used it in my Kids Halloween […]

Party Appetizer – Romano Puff Pastry Ribbons

puff pastry cheese ribbons

Last week I shared these cute Halloween puff pastry “ghosts” that I made as part of the Pepperidge Farm puff pastry recipe challenge. For that challenge I put my own spin on the original recipe they provided, which I’m sharing today. These Romano Puff Pastry Ribbons are easy to make but look impressive as they’re […]

Cheese Truffles Recipe & “Grape Cluster” Display Idea

cheese ball "truffles"

Say goodbye to one big cheese ball {that’s so retro} and say hello to mini cheese truffles! It seems like it wouldn’t be a party without a cheese item on the menu, but people also seem to be intimidated by one large cheese ball sitting on the table – no one wants to be the […]