Ina Garten’s Caramelized Onion Dip (remade by me)


This picture is not a good at all but I was trying to snap a picture of this dip before it was devoured by my family. They were reaching around me trying to get me to put it down on the table because they all wanted a bite. This recipe was all over Pinterest, Facebook,…

Hot Chicken Salad Sandwich Sliders (on Hawaiian Rolls)


More of these little sandwiches. They are so versatile you can fill them with almost anything you can think of to get tons of different meals or hearty appetizers for a party. These can also be made with cold chicken salad but with the cold weather it seemed much nicer to me to have a…

Soft Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese


We love our appetizers. My family makes a meal of appetizers every once in a while. These are one of our favorite small bites. The pretzels are soft and flavorful. You can make the dough without a bread maker but if you have one why not let it do all the timing and stirring? The…

Herbed Roasted Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce


Looking for an appetizer that is simple yet can appear to be elegant? This can also be a simple entrée for a small group. Add some rice or quinoa salad and a green salad to create a super simple meal. Verdict: This was super easy to make and serve. The hardest part was getting everything…

Italian Sandwich Sliders (on Hawaiian Rolls)


I am going to be posting lots of foods you can use for football parties or for a hearty appetizer dinner. As I have said before my family loves these little Hawaiian rolls sandwiches, if you don’t like the sweetness of the rolls you can always substitute a nice package of heat and serve dinner…

Classic Hot Reuben Dip


Who doesn’t love a good Reuben? My family loves corned beef and I thought this would be a perfect dip for our little party. The best part was how simple it is to make. You can make it the night before your party, cover, and refrigerate until about 35-45 minutes before you are ready to…

Simple Taco Pizza Appetizer


With the new year fast approaching and football playoff season right around the corner in the US I am always looking for simple appetizers and finger foods that I can serve without a lot of fuss. This dish is super easy to make but if you are having tacos before you make this appetizer make…

Cheddar, Bacon, Ranch Roll-Ups


A friend of mine used to have a New Year’s Eve party every year. He would serve something similar to this (frozen and from a box) and would call them “Ritzy Roll-Ups.” We used to laugh every year when he would set them on the table because they were delicious but the name was hysterical….

Super Easy Chili Cheese Dip


Do you ever need something quick and easy to serve when your kids have friends drop over unexpectedly? Or need a quick football game day snack? This Super Easy Chili Cheese Dip has 5 ingredients that you may already have on hand AND can take 5 minutes if you make it in the microwave. I…

Pictures of Hors d’oeuvres for 150


We were trying to do super inexpensive yet nice food for approximately 150 people. There were no cooking facilities there so everything needed to be made ahead of time and no real way to keep things warm we went with simple room temperature or cold foods. We cut all the vegetables, meat, and cheese ourselves…

Hors D’oeuvres for 150


Yes, I am in the middle of making hors d’oeuvres for 150 people. I volunteered for this. What was I thinking? We are trying to do it inexpensively about $500 for everything including punch, sparkling juice, napkins, cups and trays. The venue is providing plates, tables, and flat ware.  This means we are doing quite…