Party Food – Appetizers and Dessert

party food - shower appetizers

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Last week, Clara and I hosted a lot of family for a bridal shower. It took place in the evening, so the “spread” was pretty much dinner for most people. Our goal was to serve a variety of food so that each person could find at least one thing they would like.

I thought it would be fun to share what we served and to give you some ideas for […]

Strawberry Chocolate Trifle Recipe

strawberry chocolate trifle

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The other day I was craving strawberries, chocolate and a trifle. So, our craft evening get-together seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a delicious treat. After some research on Pinterest, I stumbled upon this scrumptious dessert trifle recipe.

It’s really quite easy to make and you will LOVE it. I promise!!!

 

Ingredients:

chocolate cake chocolate mousse 2 lbs. strawberries, cut in half 250 ml whipping cream, whipped and […]

Brownie Bowls

brownie bowl

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Our weekend was filled with the usual basketball and ballet activities, but we took some time on Saturday evening to celebrate Valentine’s Day together. Even though we didn’t have a special meal planned we pulled out our traditional heart dishes and red glasses. However, we did plan for a special dessert!

 

After dinner the kids exchanged gifts. I think it’s sweet that they wanted to use their own […]

7 Layer Greek Dip and Hummus Recipe

Greek seven layer dip

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This past Friday my neighbor and I got together for our first craft evening of the year. {I’ll share a little more about the craft later on this week.} We each bring an appetizer to share and this time I made a Seven Layer Greek Dip.

I found an excellent Greek dip recipe at Creme de la Crumb. The recipe calls for hummus and I decided to make my own. […]

Seven Layer Dip

seven layer dip

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I was looking for something non-sweet to serve at our little family Christmas party. I remembered making this seven layer dip many years ago and decided to try it again. It was very quick and easy to make and was the perfect addition to all the Christmasy sweets.

Here’s the recipe.

 

Ingredients

16 oz. can refried beans 8 oz. sour cream mixed with 1 Tbs. taco seasoning 8 oz. […]

Grammy’s No Bake Cookies

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You are going to love my Grammy’s no bake cookies. They are my husband’s favorite and were popular at our little Christmas party this year, too. I love that they are easy and quick to make and that you don’t have to use the oven.

So go ahead, pull the ingredients out of your pantry and start baking. You won’t be disappointed!

 

Ingredients

2 cups sugar ½ cup butter […]

Buckeye Candy Recipe

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We love our Buckeyes here in Ohio. But seriously, peanut butter and chocolate, what’s not to love?!

Make some of these for your next party and watch them disappear quickly!

Recipe

Ingredients

1 c. butter, softened 2 c. peanut butter 4+ c. powdered sugar 1-2 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

1. Mix together butter and peanut butter.

2. Start stirring in 4 cups of powdered sugar. You can add more […]

Caramel Puff Corn Recipe

caramel puff corn

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Last year, a dear friend gave us some caramel corn for Christmas. It was so very delicious and, might I add, addicting! My sister’s visit this past weekend provided the perfect opportunity to try and make this special treat. I found the perfect recipe for caramel puff corn at The Cheery Baker.

 

We poured the puff corn into two separate large bowls. {It works with one large bowl, too. […]

Butternut Squash Waffle Recipe

butternut squash waffles

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By now you’ve probably caught on to my butternut squash obsession. Well, this butternut squash waffle recipe is a definite keeper. Thanks 17 Apart for sharing it with the world.

Nicholas took one bite and declared most enthusiastically that these were the best waffles he has ever tasted in his life!

I doubled the recipe, made up all the waffles and froze them. In the mornings we just popped […]

Pumpkin Cheese Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Bread

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I bought two pie pumpkins last week. It was a first for me and since I didn’t know how to cook them I searched for some directions. I found this easy to follow post on how to bake fresh pumpkins. It turns out it’s very similar to how you prepare butternut squash.

 

Now I just had to figure out what to make with the pumpkin puree. While searching […]