Simple Fruit and Cheese Kabobs (perfect for your next party)

Try these easy to make and delicious fruit and cheese kabobs.  Three simple ingredients for some appetizer beauty. Make this simple, pretty and healthy appetizer. It’s quick to put together and oh so colorful!  Bring this to your next party and enjoy receiving several compliments. Pretty food makes me smile. ...more

Vegetarian Buffalo Dip

Awhile back I ran across some vegetarian dip recipes that looked remarkably similar to their meat filled counterparts. I was intrigued by how you could make buffalo chicken dip, but not have chicken in it. The most popular substitution was pureed white beans, which I thought was pretty brilliant. I was curious if these dips would have an overtly bean flavor or texture, but they didn’t!...more

Not Your Grandma's Deviled Eggs!

Spiced Up Spinach Dip

Spinach dip is one of my favorite things to have out at a restaurant. I'm quite often inspired to create new versions at home as well. This dip comes to the table with it's great creamy texture, gooey cheesiness, and as an added bonus a little mild heat. Perfect for any get-together or potluck. Recipe at ...more

wild mushroom and leek crostini

My cousin, Katrina, is a mushroom fiend.  She’s utterly smitten with them and who can blame her?  Mu...more

Tomato Jam, Pesto, & Ricotta Jar

Whether you're serving this at your own dinner party, bringing it as a hostess gift, or gifting it during the holidays, it's sure to knock the socks off of all those that feast their eyes on it and taste it. Tomato Jam, Pesto, & Ricotta Jar - an appetizer fit for a king & queen!...more

mediterranean turkey meatballs with tzatziki

I first made these several years ago when one of my close friends asked me to host a jewelry party at my house.  She had just started her own business and this “Tupperware-like” party was her kick-off!  ...more

Appetizers, food, who needs a full meal?

 I would like to say that my kid eats everything that I make but I would be a big fat liar.  He did eat most of these appetizer/snacks but it was the neighbor kids that I dragged over who ate everything in site.  It was kind of nice though until they started licking the counter tops, I knew I hadn't made enough.  I did make more before they turned on me but it was a close thing!...more

Triple Threat Cheese Dip

A thick creamy, oh so cheesy dip! Super delicious with chips or crackers or even a soft warm pretzel! Why is this a triple threat? Because it features a trio of cheeses! Yum! Recipe link: