Graduation Party Appetizers, Finger Foods and Desserts

Graduation season is upon us and if you want to do something special for your graduate at their party celebration check out these amazing graduation party recipes. Some of these are simple, some are more complex, all are sure to please and catch the eye at a graduation celebration!Diploma Sandwiches from Taste of Home - What a clever way to serve a traditional sandwich platter with a graduation twist. Fun!Graduation Fondant Cupcakes from Glorious Treats - This DIY will show you the step-by-step process of making these adorable fondant cupcake toppers for your graduation party.[sc:adsense ]How to Make Graduation Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle - This in-depth tutorial tells you how to do the icing on both a diploma cookie and a graduation hat cookie. Perfect for … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Vegan Summer Recipes

Vegan sometimes gets a bad reputation for not standing up to it's competitors. Today is the day we get proved wrong. These are the ultimate vegan summer recipes that will rock your taste buds!We have everything from appetizers to desserts. All vegan. All delicious! Perfect for summer! Won't you give these vegan summer recipes a try? Appetizers1/Corn, Avocado and Blueberry Kale Salad from Vanilla & Spice 2/Grilled Avocado Hummus from What Jew Wanna Eat 3/Thai Lettuce Wraps with Basil from The Recipe Renovator 4/Garden Fresh Gazpacho from Wine & GlueMain Dishes5/Veggie 'Meatballs' from Diethood 6/Pineapple Rum Beans from Healthy Slow Cooking 7/Sesame Noodles from Cupcakes & Kale Chips 8/Chick-quin Sandwich from Spabettie 9/Pasta with Cilantro Jalapeno … [Read more...]

10 Dips You Must Try

With football playoffs right around the corner there is one thing I'm focused one - the food!  I bet you thought I was going to say the game, huh?  Don't get me wrong, I like football, but not for the game itself.  I love football!  The dips, the appetizers, the wings!  It's all so glorious that I even pretend to watch the actual game when its on.  I hope you are a football food lover too because I have 10 dips you must try!1. Margherita Pizza Dip // This dip is like your favorite pizza, but cheesier!  So full of flavor that no one will remember the game is even on.2. Creamy Parmesan Basil Dip // Probably one of the fastest dips to make, this creamy Parmesan basil dip will bring all football fans together.3. Black Eyed Pea Dip // Even though this dip looks healthy for you, … [Read more...]

How to: Plan the Perfect Appetizer Buffet Party

Let's face it, when we have a party scheduled not only do we want to have a good time, with easy food, prep and clean-up, but we secretly want to wow our guests. Personally I think an hors d'oeuvres buffet is a perfect way to do this and looks incredibly impressive and professional. In order to achieve a delicious and impressive party several things will help:Pick 3-4 delicious recipes that you can prepare from scratch. Buy 3-4 quality store bought appetizers which you can use as is, alter or doctor up. Buy cheeses, seafood, antipasto, olives, nuts and other items you can display beautifully, but use as-is. Prepare as much as possible in advance so that you can be a perfect hostess and mingle with your guests.Choosing Recipes Photo by Tast.ie This is perhaps the most … [Read more...]

Easy Halloween Party Treats

Are you throwing a Halloween party and looking for some fun themed treats to serve?  These are some favorites that wowed the crowd at a recent party. Don’t be “scared”, they are all easy to make. Monster MouthsYou’ll need apples and some slivered almonds.  Pending the size of your apples, cut in half or quarters.  Next, you’ll cut out a wedge from the outside of the apple to mimic an open mouth.  Be careful not to cut all the way through.Next just press the almond slivers into the open “mouth” like they are teeth.  That’s it!  Monster Mouths not only look great, but they are a healthy snack too. Tortilla Tombstones Cut flour tortillas into tombstones shapes.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees until starting to brown.  They make a nice impact stuck in … [Read more...]

20 Tailgating Recipes

Football season has begun!  I'm from Texas so yes, football is considered its own season, y'all!  We get excited, we get loud and we tailgate this time of year.  And, of course, with any football game there is food!  Tailgating food needs to be portable, manly and easy to make.  Here are 20 tailgating recipes to help you celebrate the football season! Appetizers, sides and main dishes for the big game!1. Bacon Guaca Hummus // I bet if you whip up a batch of this hummus, it will disappear in minutes!2. Grilled Mahi-Mahi Kebabs // Impress your friends with the fancy mahi-mahi kebabs!3. Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork Sandwiches // Make and ahead and prepare the day of the game!  Its a win-win!4.  Copycat Outback Cheese Fries // Portable and covered in cheese and bacon?  These … [Read more...]