Appetizers · Cooking

Dilly Cucumber Bites

You know those times when you make a grand entrance at a holiday party with the nagging thought skittering around the back of your mind "I cannot eat more junk. If I consume one more chocolate treat I'm going to explode."? Nah. Me neither. However, I understand these kinds of people exist. For all your… Continue reading Dilly Cucumber Bites

Appetizers · Cooking · Drinks

Cranberry Jalapeño Bruschetta

This week, I'm sharing some of my favorite Christmas Party foods. Everyone needs a few good, go to items to bring when you're invited out at the holidays! We're starting off with a recipe I stole from a friend after she brought it to a party last Christmas. The beautiful red color of the cranberries… Continue reading Cranberry Jalapeño Bruschetta

Baking · Birthdays · Cake · Desserts · Kids · Snacks

Ice Cream Flowerpots

The crème de la crème of my daughter's American Girl Tea Party Birthday were these Ice Cream Flowerpots. They were all she talked about after visiting the American Girl Bistro for a friend's birthday a year ago, so I knew they absolutely had to make it to the tea-table when we had our own American… Continue reading Ice Cream Flowerpots

Baking · Birthdays · Cake · Cookies · Cooking · Desserts · Kids · Lunch · Muffins · Snacks · Tea parties

American Girl Tea Party Birthday

After begging for an American Girl doll the past three years, my daughter's greatest desire was granted her last birthday with the gift of a green-eyed, curly blonde haired mini-me. She promptly named her doll "Maddie" and they've been inseparable ever since. The gratification of at last owning an American Girl doll all of her… Continue reading American Girl Tea Party Birthday

Appetizers · Cooking

Fourth of July Flag Bean Dip

Independence Day is coming this weekend! Break out your stars and stripes, fireworks and booze! Because we're celebrating "Merica"! Whip up this festive bean dip and you'll be the hero of the day! Start with refried beans mixed with taco seasoning. Then add your favorite salsa. Some olives. Are my kids the only ones who… Continue reading Fourth of July Flag Bean Dip

Appetizers · Baking · Cake · Cooking · Desserts · Kids · Snacks

The “Everything is Awesome” Totally Amazing Lego Party!

If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 13, chances are, you've seen The Lego Movie and have endured enjoyed endless hours of "Everything is Awesome" being sung, hummed, whistled and generally trapped in your subconscious. My little rugrats can be found most days sprawled on the floor singing as they create… Continue reading The “Everything is Awesome” Totally Amazing Lego Party!

Appetizers · Pie · Snacks

Spiced Bone Chips and Apple Entrails (Apple Pie Dip and Cinnamon Chips)

Deconstructed apple pie equals awesome chip and dip. This stuff tastes like the filling of an absolutely perfect apple pie. Spiced homemade chips are the perfect shovel for getting all that apple goodness into your mouth. Yuuuuuum! Love this recipe idea? Check out more Halloween party food on my Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder post. It's… Continue reading Spiced Bone Chips and Apple Entrails (Apple Pie Dip and Cinnamon Chips)

Appetizers · Cooking

Flayed Witches Fingers (Ham and Asparagus Roll Ups)

One of my favorite party appetizers involves pickled veggie wrapped in cheese and meat. These Flayed Witches Fingers are easy to whip together with all store-bought ingredients. I used a jar of pickled green beans I got from my mom-in-law, but you can easily use jarred asparagus from your local supermarket. Slap some softened cream… Continue reading Flayed Witches Fingers (Ham and Asparagus Roll Ups)

Cooking · Dinner

Moldy Maggot Stew (Black Bean and Sausage Chili)

Next on the mwuh-ha-ha menu for your perfect Halloween party, Moldy Maggot Stew. I know, it looks sooooo hideous. It's a great party dish, full of hearty goodness that will keep your guests warm, toasty and disgusted all night long. Maggot Stew is a glorious sausage and black bean chili recipe from one of my… Continue reading Moldy Maggot Stew (Black Bean and Sausage Chili)

Appetizers · Cooking

Roasted Zombie Eyeballs (Sweet and Spicy Meatballs)

Roasted Zombie Eyeballs I know it's not even October yet, and you may be thinking "Nooooo! I'm not ready for holiday posts!" I won't tell you that there's less than 100 days until Christmas. Nope. Not gonna share that info. But, for the next month I will be sharing my favorite Halloween party foods. Halloween… Continue reading Roasted Zombie Eyeballs (Sweet and Spicy Meatballs)