Creamy Jalapeno Cilantro Ranch Dip

This zesty, creamy dip | sauce | dressing is so versatile.  We dip our tortilla chips and vegetables in it, and I've even poured it over my fajita salad and various BBQ meats.  If you love Chuy's Creamy Jalapeño Sauce, you will LOVE this!   ...more

Appetizers for Easy, Delicious Kitchen Celebrations

Easy to serve and to eat, appetizers like this Smoky Cheddar Bacon Dip are perfect for kitchen entertaining. ...more

4 Keys to Simple, Beautiful Kitchen Entertaining

I used to have a lot of anxiety about entertaining.  Having people over meant at least a day, if not two, of intense work and preparation. I don't know if I read too much Martha, but a dinner party was a BIG DEAL. ...more

Bacon Pizza Puffs Make Your Kitchen Even More Inviting

Have you ever spent hours cleaning the whole house before guests come over, and in the end they don't go anywhere but your kitchen? ...more
Must try these. I think my kids would love. Thanks for posting.more

Our Kitchen: the Entertaining Heart of Our Home

The kitchen is the heart of our home.  It's my favorite place to be, and I spend most of my time in this space not only cooking and baking, but gathering with my family and friends to eat, socialize and create special memories.   ...more
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Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta

I love the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables that can be found in the grocery store or at a farmer's market in the summertime. Everything just tastes sweeter and fresher than it does throughout the rest of the year. ...more

David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet & Wasabi Cocktail Sausages

These days author David Mitchell is best known for Cloud Atlas, but I’ve loved his work ever since I impulsively picked up his first novel, Ghostwritten, back in high school. His most recent novel, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, contains Mitchell’s trademark deftness with details and interlocking narratives but what really makes this story so impressive is the staggering level of historical accuracy. The world is so real, it’s impossible not to be completely enveloped by it....more

The Best of Dips, Tapenades, and Aolis!

Entertaining doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be fun Published: 01 August 2013Author: ...more