Appetizer Recipes

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread

It’s Monday! And Monday calls for this really delicious cornbread recipe. At least, this Monday does. In all seriousness, this cornbread is incredible. One of my BFFs made her version of this recipe for our chili cook-off Super Bowl party a few weeks ago and it was a huge hit, so naturally I had to give my hand a try at giving it my own twist and serving it up for you guys. This is easy enough to bake to …

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

I have one final recipe for you as we head into Super Bowl weekend! This is a to die for slow cooker spinach artichoke dip recipe that really just wins on every level. The prep is minimal – just chop a few things, toss it all in a slow cooker and call it good to go. It’s great if you’re the hostess or if you’re a guest and want to bring something along because the transport is a cinch. Also, the flavors …

Crunchy Veggie Taco Cups

Crunchy Veggie Taco Cups

I’m pretty sure most people will agree that one of the best parts about the Super Bowl is the food! Now, I’ll be so bold as to say that these crunchy veggie taco cups are one of the best Super Bowl appetizers going. They’re a cinch to make and they are so so tasty. They’re made with wonton wraps (which I buy pre-made at the grocery store) and a vegetarian refried bean filling that is crazy delicious. You could definitely add …

Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Crostini

Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Crostini

Friends, it’s Thanksgiving week and I am so excited! My sister and brother in-law fly home on Wednesday, which also happens to be our sweet baby girl’s first birthday. We’re hosting a huge Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 30 of our closest family and friends, and then on Saturday we’re hosting a birthday party for the littlest lady of the house. We have so many things to be excited and grateful for today, the least of which is not this butternut …

The Ultimate Hummus Plate

The Ultimate Hummus Plate

In approximately 3.2 seconds, we’re going to start talking about the holidays fast and furious around here. Because if you’re like us, you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for like 90 people (exaggeration, slightly) and a birthday party two days later and then it’s going to be all Elf all the time. Who’s with me? But considering Halloween was precisely yesterday (or thereabouts), I thought we’d ease into things with this hummus plate. I’ve dubbed it the ultimate hummus plate! While you …

Antipasto Skewers

Antipasto Skewers

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At our recent housewarming party (hosted in collaboration with the fine folks at Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Pizza), I wanted to create a couple of great party appetizers to serve our guests. These antipasto skewers were a major hit! I loaded them up with mozzarella, roasted peppers, salami and olives, but you can alter them to suit your personal taste. For …

Zucchini Veggie Balls

Zucchini Veggie Balls

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I’m a complete sucker for tasty party appetizers so when we hosted our recent housewarming party with Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Pizza, I made sure to serve our friends some super tasty apps to go with their pizza. These zucchini veggie balls are an adaptation of one of my mom’s recipes, made with zucchini and loads of freshly shredded parmesan cheese. They pair …

Mediterranean Veggie Flatbread

Mediterranean Veggie Flatbread

This veggie flatbread is about to become your new party food mainstay. Are you ready? The women in my family have been serving up some version of this flatbread recipe as a party appetizer for as long as I can remember. Rumor has it my mom started making it first, but honestly I remember it as being something my Aunt Candy has always made. Now I make it, too, only I give my version a bit of a Mediterranean twist, simply …

An Easy Holiday Party Dip Station

An Easy Holiday Party Dip Station

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With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, it’s officially time to chat about holiday parties! In particular, quick and easy holiday party appetizer ideas that will make your guests really really happy without making you go crazy in the process. Are you feeling me? You know you are! By now you’re well aware that beautiful, yet casual entertaining is …

3 Quick + Delicious Football Party Snacks

3 Quick + Delicious Football Party Snacks

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I’m not even going to front when it comes to my love for good party snacks. Planning the menu is one of my favorite parts of entertaining! With football season upon us, I’ve teamed up with my fellow cheese-loving comrades over at Alouette to bring you three fresh, quick and delicious football party snacks that are sure crowd …

Delicious + Easy Holiday Dinner Appetizers

Delicious + Easy Holiday Dinner Appetizers

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Some of you may remember that last year we hosted nearly thirty people for Christmas dinner. While we’re not going all out in quite that fashion this year, we are hosting family and friends at our home on Christmas evening. Which is why today I’m sharing a few delicious and easy holiday dinner appetizers with you! …

Last Minute Super Bowl Recipes

Last Minute Super Bowl Recipes

Popping in on a Saturday with a little extra dose of drool-worthy inspiration for you today! Specifically, perfect game day foods that you’ll want to whip up in time for your Super Bowl festivities tomorrow. (And, yes, just watching the commercials absolutely counts as Super Bowl festivities worthy of some tasty snacks!) We’re going to be rooting for the Broncos in our household tomorrow, although we’re both big Giants fans. (Siiigh. Clearly this was not our team’s year.) Our plans …