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 […]

Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

Thanksgiving tablescape ideas

Last year I went all out for my Thanksgiving inspiration design, with lots of diy ideas and projects.  This year I thought I would keep it a bit more simple. I thought about all the busy hostesses out there who are working hard just to get the food cooked in time, and don’t want to […]

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 […]

Party Design Basics – Top 10 Party Supplies

Top 10 party supplies

As we head into the holiday season I can’t think of a better time to share my top 10 list of party supplies. If you enjoy entertaining all throughout the year then these are the items I would suggest having in your cabinets, closets, or other storage area. I’ve picked these items for their flexibility […]

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 […]