A few years ago, I tried Corned Beef and Cabbage for the first time and found a new comfort food. The combination of Cabbage, Carrots and Corned Beef was fantastic. This year I thought why not try some appetizers for those St. Patrick’s Day parties. Continue reading →
Are you ready for the big game? Some of you might be going to a big party and others might be hosting a big party for family and friends at home! So, you’ll need some fun and tasty appetizers to share that are quick and easy to put together.
Well, this year I’m invited to a Big Game Party and just have to bring an appetizer to share. No matter what your plans are I have some simple ideas to share with you that are sure to make game day even more enjoyable! Continue reading →
Happy Holidays! As you know, I absolutely LOVE this time of the year. There are so many wonderful traditions, tons of beautiful decorations and of course, great food to try! Here’s my Top 10 Holiday Appetizer Recipes for you to enjoy with your family and friends during this Holiday Season.
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I could hardly wait to show you my 3rd Annual Halloween Video! They get more fun to do every year! We try so hard to come up with a new theme every year to out due the one before. Here are the recipes that we enjoyed after the video was complete. They are tasty and so easy to make. I love easy recipes because when you are hosting the party you need quick and easy so you can enjoy the party too. Continue reading →
December is one of my favorite months of the year because it’s so festive everywhere you look. From pine trees and snow to tinsel and gold, it’s the kickoff to all the holiday parties with family and friends.
As we go into the holidays I want to share my Top 10 Holiday Appetizers to help you along the way and to make your parties a great success. So, here are 10 recipes that are quick and easy, allowing you even more time with your loved ones. Continue reading →
Before we know it the snow will be melted, the air will be warm and it will be time to spend our weekends and evenings outside. With that happy thought in mind I created these salads in the hopes of fighting off a little bit of spring fever and to prepare for the warm months that are promised to follow the dreary months we are currently experiencing. Continue reading →
There is the winter season, holiday season, hunting season and fishing season but let’s not forget about football season! It’s time to start planning for the championship football game party and I’m here to help. I have some quick and easy recipes that I would love to share with you, just in time for kickoff!
Now if you know me I like to change things up and not always do the same old, same old when it comes to party food. So I found this recipe for cocktail smokies that doesn’t call for BBQ sauce and instead uses pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and mustard. This gives those smokies a sweet and sour flavor and they are truly awesome.
1 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
3 T. Flour
2 tsp. Ground Mustard
1 Cup Pineapple Juice
½ Cup White Vinegar
1-1/2 tsp. Soy Sauce
2 Packages Cocktail Smokies
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and mustard.
Gradually stir in the pineapple juice, vinegar and soy sauce. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Add sausages; stir to coat.
Cook, uncovered until heated through.
Next I didn’t want to just do cocktail shrimp with cocktail sauce. I wanted to change up the flavor and wow did I find some great flavor in these luscious little guys. The secret is adding horseradish to cream cheese and parmesan cheese and stuffing them in the shrimp. They are so good and they make a beautiful presentation at any kind of party you may have.
Stuffed Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce
4 Oz. Cream Cheese, softened
4-1/2 tsp. Prepared Horseradish
1 T. Grated Parmesan cheese
1 Lb. Cooked Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined
Seafood Cocktail Sauce
In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, horseradish and parmesan cheese until blended.
Cut a small hole in the corner of a re-sealable plastic bag; add cream cheese mixture to bag.
Butterfly the shrimp along the outside curves as shown in the video.
Pipe about 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture into each shrimp. Arrange on a serving platter.
Sprinkle with parsley.
Serve with seafood sauce if desired.
My third recipe is really good if you are a pizza fan, and truthfully, who doesn’t like pizza? Just melt cream cheese and add pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni and you have the best pizza dip in town! Now just cut up some French bread in cubes and serve them as a dipper for this pizza dip. Yummy!!!
Cheesy Pizza Dip
8 Oz. Cream Cheese, softened
8Ooz. Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1 Can Pizza Sauce
½ Cup Ripe Olives, choppped
1 Cup Sliced Pepperoni, chopped
In a large pot, melt the cream cheese and mozzarella together.
Next add the pizza sauce, ripe olives and chopped pepperoni then mix all together.
To keep warm place in slow cooker.
Serve with cubed French bread or crackers.
I don’t think I could ever have a party without Guacamole Dip, it’s just not in me. I absolutely love the stuff and I am so excited to tell everyone that we now have a “new” Guacamole Dip called “Crazy Fresh” and that is exactly what it is, so FRESH! It’s just like homemade. This is probably the best Guacamole Dip I have ever had and the best part is I don’t have to make it. It’s ready to serve.
Now if you are like me you don’t always have time to fit homemade baking into your busy schedule. So just stop by any Coborn’s Bakery and pick up some party snack mix. The mix comes in a football size tray that will look great on your party table.
Pick up a package of football cupcakes from the Coborn’s Bakery and be assured that all of your guests with a sweet tooth will be taken care of throughout the entire game.
Good luck to your team and enjoy these delicious appetizers!!