Festive Holiday Treats – Chocolate Dipped Biscotti

chocolate and m&m biscotti

There’s so much to do during the holidays that sometimes it’s great to have a few shortcuts up your sleeve. One of those shortcuts is dressing up store bought items to make them more gift worthy or party worthy, like these ‘Deck the Halls’ Biscotti from Dove chocolates. I teamed up with the brand to […]

Easy Thanksgiving “Turkey” Cookies {guest blogger}

easy turkey cookies

by Melissa Bahen I’m not sure exactly when these cute little turkey cookies made their grand entrance into my family, or which friend or elementary school teacher first introduced us to the idea, but they’ve been a part of many a Thanksgiving celebration since I was a child. The materials can be found at any […]

Entertaining | 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 […]

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 […]

Puff Pastry Party Appetizer

PUFF PASTRY GHOSTS

I’ve been making party appetizers for so many years – it’s the most common way we entertain {cocktail parties, ladies nights, between-meal-baby/bridal showers, etc}, so I’ve amassed quite a collection of go-to recipes. One of my favorite and most often used ingredients when making party appetizers is puff pastry sheets, so I was DELIGHTED {to […]

Entertaining | Cheese & Charcuterie Party

cheese & charcuterie party

I love cheese…all types, all flavors, all forms. My husband loves meat…all types, all flavors, all forms. What better way to appease both palates than by serving up a Cheese & Charcuterie spread?! That’s what we did over the summer, and this is how it turned out. There’s something for everyone and there’s also something […]

Serve Cheesecake Spoons For Individual Tastes

party cheesecake spoons

When it comes to food at your party, presentation is everything!  Well, okay, after taste and having the right amount…but it’s definitely a close 3rd.   When you use convenience food items + a little creativity, it becomes much easier to focus on how it’s displayed or presented, and these cheesecake spoons illustrate the idea […]

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