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Delightful Dips for Your Next Party

Posted by on November 15, 2022

Many elements set the stage for a great gathering: an interesting mix of guests, mood-setting décor and of course – terrific eats! When you plan your appetizer spread, be sure to include the unsung hero of perfect party food: a variety of delicious dips! Defining Dips Essentially, dips are thick sauces that add flavor to read more »

Effortless Appetizers: 30 Easy Finger Foods for Parties

Posted by on November 8, 2022

Hosting your family over the holidays? Inviting your in-laws for Thanksgiving? Or celebrating with a few close friends for New Year’s Eve? Whatever’s on your calendar this holiday season, relax! Holiday entertaining doesn’t have to be stressful. (Now, to be fair – you may still have to clean your house. But we can take care read more »

Shredded Chicken

Makin’ Magic Chicken 5 Delicious Ways

Posted by on September 8, 2022

Do you believe in magic? Back in the Middle Ages, self-styled wizards claimed to be able to transform common materials into treasures, such as turning lead into gold. Sadly, it wasn’t true. However, I recently discovered a bit of real, simple sorcery that turns 4 pounds of chicken into a freezer full of delicious. The read more »

10 Easy Star-Spangled Recipes

10 Easy Star-Spangled Recipes

Posted by on June 28, 2022

Star-spangled fireworks. Sizzling BBQs. Crackling campfires. Rain or shine, the 4th of July can be one of the best days of the summer. So whether you’re kicking back in the backyard, planning a potluck or spending the day at the beach, take time to relax! It can actually be surprisingly easy to dazzle your friends read more »

Bloody Mary Charcuterie

Bloody Mary Charcuterie

Posted by on May 10, 2022

Hey friends, have you heard the news? We have a new Bloody Mary Mixer, and it’s only here for a limited time! Bloody Marys are not only trendy and delicious … they are also loaded with antioxidants. And fiber if you add a few veggie garnishes! Our basic Bloody Mary recipe is remarkably simple, with read more »

Fiesta with Friends: Make a Mexican Board!

Fiesta with Friends: Make a Mexican Board!

Posted by on April 28, 2022

Charcuterie boards are everywhere these days. And I, for one, am totally here for it. Breakfast boards. Hot chocolate boards. Dessert boards. While they aren’t exactly true “charcuterie,” they are super delicious and super fun. Best of all, you can personalize these beautiful platters with your favorite foods. Plus, everyone can help themselves to a read more »

Let’s Roll!

Let’s Roll!

Posted by on April 14, 2022

FACT: Things that are rolled, swirled, twisted or spun are FUN! So today, I’m going to share FIVE bold, rolled (and often extolled!) recipes that bring pinwheel panache to the party. First up–Minnesota Sushi! This adorable appetizer is the stuff of our Scanda-hoovian roots up here in the northland. Ham, cream cheese and pickles are read more »

10 Copycat Mexican Restaurant Recipes

10 Copycat Mexican Restaurant Recipes

Posted by on March 29, 2022

Burrito bowls. Chips and guac. Cheesy quesadillas. Whether you’re a devoted fan of Chipotle, Qdoba, Panchero’s or a little local cantina, I think it’s safe to say that we all have a favorite hot spot when it comes to take-out with a Tex-Mex twist. But the extra cost – and the extra calories – can read more »

Nashville Hot Seasoning: 7 Ways

Nashville Hot Seasoning: 7 Ways

Posted by on March 24, 2022

Anyone else store their seasonings in a drawer in their kitchen? When I moved last year, I decided instead of putting my seasonings in the cupboard, I’d have them in a drawer so I can see them all and know what I have to work with. The first row is my most-used seasonings – ones read more »

9 Secrets for Savory Cheese Ball Mixes

9 Secrets for Savory Cheese Ball Mixes

Posted by on March 18, 2022

Cheese balls are the absolute perfect party food. All you need are a few crispy pretzels, crunchy crackers or fresh garden veggies, and voila! You’ll have a complete, delightfully dippable appetizer in minutes that everyone will gather around, whether you’re hosting game day or girls’ night in. But did you know that you can actually read more »