Homemade Gift Idea – Savory Snack Mix

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We tend to give so many sweet treats at Christmas time but today I’m sharing a Savory Snack Mix that you can mix up and give, or serve during your holiday entertaining. In my experience men usually go for the salty snacks over the sweet ones, so this may be a great alternative for your […]

3 Quick & Easy Cheese Appetizers

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I’ve been talking about Thanksgiving entertaining all week and today I’m sharing a few of my favorite cheese appetizers for a party, or wine & cheese gathering. These are not really “recipes” but more like “easy assembly” lite bites. I displayed them in unique ways using a re-purposed doll hutch, a retro-style kitchen scale, and […]

4 Easy Appetizers For Entertaining

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When I used to entertain for friends a lot I would always incorporate yummy appetizers. Bite size single servings that guests could grab and go in order to hold their cocktail in the other hand and keep chatting with each other. My criteria for recipes to serve was: easy to make ahead, stable at room […]

Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

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If you love food with just a hint of spice and a great combination of flavors and textures, then you will love these jalapeno poppers.  These little bites are truly addictive but make such a wonderful appetizer for any party or cookout.  You can cook them on the grill or in the oven depending on […]

Cucumber Cup Appetizers

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I found this delicious looking/sounding recipe for stuffed cucumber cups on Lemons and Anchovies – another fun food blog.  I love cucumbers, caramelized onions, and bacon so these are right up my alley!  And even better, they make an adorable presentation as the cucumbers are hollowed out into cups to be served as an appetizer.  […]

Delicious Deviled Eggs With Bacon

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I never met a deviled egg I didn’t like, however, this is not your mama’s recipe!  This incredible recipe I discovered years ago in the book Special Occasions by John Hadamuscin.  The addition of horseradish gives it a kick, while melted butter and bacon make it rich and indulgent.  Go ahead and try it.  Your friends & […]

Ham & Cheese Phyllo Cups

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If you love delicious cheesy appetizers then this is the recipe for you.  These bite-size tartlets are simple to make and are a great appetizer for brunch or with cocktails.  I served them up in an egg dish for a more interesting presentation (for the Easter Design shoot).  Give them a try – it only takes about 20 minutes […]