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Tasty Appetizer :: Bali Maki

Tasty Appetizer :: Bali Maki

Our family loves to have game nights, and at these game nights we simply must have some munchies to snack on while we play.  A few months back my brother in law brought a game changer to our family game night.  He brought homemade Bali Maki.  What’s Bali Maki, you ask?  Well, my kids call...
Easy Appetizer ::  Baked Brie with Fig Spread & Pecans

Easy Appetizer :: Baked Brie with Fig Spread & Pecans

I find it impossible to attend a party without bringing a dish to share.  I know that I appreciate it as a hostess when guests offer to bring something, so I try to do the same for others.  That being said, I don’t always have a whole lot of time in which to prepare food...
Five Easy Appetizers

Five Easy Appetizers

I have lots of favorite easy appetizer recipes, because I love making Hors d’oeuvres for any occasion.  Over the Thanksgiving weekend we had five different events going on!  So I had lots of easy appetizers to make.  I put together five of my favorite easy appetizers this weekend and thought I’d share the recipes with...
My Favorite Tomato Recipes

My Favorite Tomato Recipes

The closer we get to fall the more tomatoes I’m seeing in my CSA produce share!  I’m finding any way I can to incorporate fresh tomatoes into our menu lately, because they are just so very tasty this time of year. I’ll chop them up and add them pizzas, make sandwiches out of them, create...
Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

Can a cheeseball be a dessert?  I say yes.  I love a good sweet cheeseball for snacking.  My sister in law Jessica makes a fabulous Chocolate Chip Cheeseball, it satisfies every sweet tooth.  She made it this past weekend for a baby shower we were hosting for our other sister in law, Jenny.  I noticed...
Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Cheese Dip

Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Cheese Dip

I love making warm cheese dips to take to parties because they always seem to be a hit.  My latest warm cheese dip creation involves basil and sun dried tomatoes, so how can it NOT be delicious?!?! This sun dried tomato and basil cheese dip is so rich, creamy, flavorful, and best of all, EASY...
Easy Sweets :: Pretzels with Chocolate & Almonds

Easy Sweets :: Pretzels with Chocolate & Almonds

Around this time of year I tend to make a LOT of sweets in my kitchen.  This year I was inspired by Amy Q. over at In A Galaxy Blog to make a new sweet treat to share with friends for the holidays,  Pretzels with Chocolate & Almonds.  I think this is one of the...
Easy Food Processor Salsa

Easy Food Processor Salsa

Tis the season for tomatoes!  And fresh tomatoes in my kitchen means SALSA!  I thought I made the perfect salsa recipe last summer, but no…this one beats it!  And it’s super easy to make.  I took a few recipes that my readers shared with me, combined with ingredients I had on hand, switched things up...

Strawberries and Cream Recipe

Summer = Strawberry Season!  And the best thing to have with strawberries is a sweet creamy dip!  This strawberries and cream recipe is always a hit at the summertime parties…Enjoy! Strawberries and Cream  8 oz. Cream Cheese 4 Tbs. Strawberry Preserves 2 tsp. Pineapple Juice 4 Tbs. Amaretto 8 oz. Cool Whip Strawberries Mix together:...
Toasted Crab Bite Appetizers

Toasted Crab Bite Appetizers

One of my most popular appetizers that I have in my recipe box is Toasted Crab Bite Appetizers.  They are simple to put together, and you can even double the recipe and freeze some for a later date.  And they are so tasty that they never last long at a party.  I’ve had this recipe...

Menu Plan Monday ~ The First Communion Edition

Yesterday Max celebrated his First Communion, and we had quite a spread for his celebration after Mass.  So instead of giving you our weekly menu plan (we ate out ALOT last week)…I bring you instead my First Communion Party Menu Plan!  I wanted to have a picnic-style lunch for Max’s party, so I used some...

Tomato Bread Appetizer

I have this tradition of putting together a set of family recipe cards for the brides in my family.  And every time I collect recipes from my family members I find a few that I simply must try.  My Auntie Annie shared this recipe, and I’ve held on to the card for a few months...