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Appetizers

Spicy Cranberry Salsa with Cream Cheese

Spicy Cranberry Salsa with Cream Cheese

This Spicy Cranberry Salsa recipe is a mouthwatering addition to your holiday spread.  It takes minutes to make and is the perfect combination of spicy and sweet! It's officially party season and that, my friends, is my favorite time of year. Not only is it party...

Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

Bacon is always a hit with a crowd, and this Candied Bacon is no exception. Can someone tell me about the power of bacon? I mean I know it’s good and all, and it truly does make everything better. But sometimes it brings out another side of people. We had a party a...

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball Recipe

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball Recipe

It's party season, and this Chipped Beef Cheese Ball recipe needs to be a part of your next spread! No matter what the occasion, this savory snack is always a guest favorite!  Easy Chipped Beef Cheese Ball Recipe Our Chipped Beef Dip is one of the most popular...

Layered Greek Dip

Layered Greek Dip

This Layered Greek Dip recipe (a spinoff of a 7-layer dip) is an easy, make-ahead appetizer for a party. The briny Kalamata olives, juicy cucumbers, salty feta and garlicky hummus remind me of my favorite Greek salad. Who doesn't love a quick and easy appetizer? The...

Irish Cheddar Pub Cheese

Irish Cheddar Pub Cheese

Rich cheddar cheese and a nip of Irish beer give this easy, make-ahead Irish Cheddar Pub Cheese recipe an irresistibly tangy flavor - perfect party food! If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next happy hour, look no further than this Irish Cheddar...

Fancy Appetizers for your Oscars Party

Fancy Appetizers for your Oscars Party

You will win the best hostess award when you serve these Fancy Appetizers for your Oscars Party. No one needs to know that you were able to prep them ahead of time! Can you think of a better way to watch the red carpet than with great friends and even better food? We...

Asiago Dip

Asiago Dip

This Asiago Dip recipe is an updated, lighter version of a traditional artichoke dip. It disappears every time we have it - a definite sign that you should make it for your next party. Another gathering, another appetizer to bring for the group. Appetizers...

Kalamata Olive Cream Cheese Spread

Kalamata Olive Cream Cheese Spread

This simple, 4-ingredient Kalamata Olive Cream Cheese Spread recipe is a tasty nibble everyone will love at your next happy hour. Are you ready for a killer appetizer? One that can be made in advance, will keep for weeks and is one of the easiest appetizer recipes to...

Thai Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Thai Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Looking for an easy appetizer that is full of protein? These Thai Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps filled with crunchy peanuts and topped with fresh cilantro hit it out of the park. The holidays are here and that means that it is party season. These Thai Peanut Chicken...

Individual Seven Layer Dips

Individual Seven Layer Dips

Take full advantage of prepping ahead of time and make entertaining easy with these easy Individual Seven Layer Dips. I love to host parties, and we all know the fun starts with appetizers. But even a simple happy hour is not without its logistical challenges. I...

Greek Salad Skewers

Greek Salad Skewers

These Greek Salad Skewers are a super easy appetizer that tastes just like a Greek salad on a stick.  Here in Minnesota, we’re known for our unique love of foods on a stick. If you’ve ever been to our state fair, you know what I’m talking about. Come hungry...

Creamy Goat Cheese Pesto Dip

Creamy Goat Cheese Pesto Dip

  This 5-ingredient Creamy Goat Cheese Dip will be a game changer for your next party! Add it to your appetizers spread and watch it disappear.   Ah, goat cheese. It gets me every single time. This Creamy Goat Cheese Pesto Dip - filled with fresh basil, goat...

Sweet and Tangy Tomato Jam

Sweet and Tangy Tomato Jam

This homemade Sweet and Tangy Tomato Jam recipe is a tasty new way to use that bumper crop of summer tomatoes. This jam is so easy to make and goes with everything. No canning experience required! When your homegrown tomato plants start bursting with fruit, you can...

Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

Calling all Buffalo Chicken lovers! These Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins taste so good, you'll never order them at a restaurant again.  What is it that about buffalo sauce makes me love all things buffalo? Is it the rich spicy sauce with subtle heat? Is it the cheesy...

Lemon Artichoke Dip Recipe

Lemon Artichoke Dip Recipe

Can there ever be enough versions of a classic? This Lemon Artichoke Dip recipe is a light and bright spin on the typical party favorite.   Winter, spring, summer or fall, this Lemon Artichoke Dip recipe is always in season. There are some recipes that...

Homemade Taco Snack Mix Recipe

Homemade Taco Snack Mix Recipe

You can’t lose with a big bowl of this Homemade Taco Snack Mix at your next game day party! Any football fans out there? We’re celebrating a huge event in the Twin Cities this year: Super Bowl LII! I never knew what a party-like atmosphere the event commands, but...

Sun-dried Tomato and Kalamata Olive Bruschetta

Sun-dried Tomato and Kalamata Olive Bruschetta

This Make-ahead Sun-Dried Tomato and Kalamata Olive Bruschetta is a tasty addition to your party menu and looks gorgeous on the buffet table! This Sun-dried Tomato and Kalamata Olive Bruschetta recipe is an oldie, but goodie.  It has come and gone from my party menu...

Cranberry Cheddar Cheese Ball

Cranberry Cheddar Cheese Ball

This make-ahead Cranberry Cheddar Cheese Ball is a festive addition to the holiday season. Our family is lucky to relax at home on Thanksgiving rather than shuffling from house to house like many do. Our friends and family always arrive in time for kick-off of the...

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