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3 Steps to Winning Wings

Posted by on February 3, 2023

We Americans LOVE our chicken wings. Collectively, we’ll eat 1.33 BILLION wings during this year’s Big Game weekend alone, according to a report from the National Chicken Council. That’s a LOT of finger lickin’! According to History Daily, our love affair with wings began in 1964, when Teressa Bellissimo, owner of the Anchor Bar in read more »

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Simple Party Snacks

Posted by on January 25, 2023

Mama’s Pepperoni Pizza Dip Snacks. Appetizers. Hors d’ouevres. Nibblins’. Whatever you call them, party food is often the best part of any gathering. Here are some tips to help you get started. Tie It All Together Game Day Cookies However, some types of gatherings – for instance, Big Game Day watch parties, birthdays and graduations read more »

Easy Holiday Appetizer Tree

Posted by on December 20, 2022

Easy holiday appetizer alert! Are you having a get-together this month? Or need to make a little something to munch on while you are hanging out with friends? Make this easy tree appetizer with just one block of cream cheese and some Sweet Pepper Jalapeño Jam. Serve with crackers on the side and you are read more »

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

Whether it’s a holiday gathering, special occasion or just a spur-of-the-moment get-together, everybody loves to party! And what’s a party without delicious appetizers? The best appetizers are simple to make and serve, bring guests together and set the stage for a fun and flavorful time. Next time you are planning to feed a crowd, plan 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 »