Blood orange pomegranate rum punch - cocktail in glass with floating orange slice
Drinks

Blood Orange Pomegranate Rum Punch

I make cocktails to distribute to adults during trick or treating on Halloween. Last year I made an apple cider cocktail, and the year before that I made a bloody mary. I think some people come to my street first because they know I give out cocktails! I wanted to do something with dry ice… Continue reading Blood Orange Pomegranate Rum Punch

Kentucky Hot Brown Stromboli
Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Main Courses

Kentucky Hot Brown Stromboli

I have to give credit to Better Homes and Gardens for the idea and the recipe that served as the inspiration for what I made here. I actually only saw the concept in the magazine, made my own, and checked back to compare the recipes later. This varies from the traditional hot brown because it… Continue reading Kentucky Hot Brown Stromboli

Nut-Free Derby Pie Bites
Desserts

Nut-Free Derby Pie Bites

I had a get-together to celebrate my new basement yesterday, and because it was Derby day, I had a few Derby-themed items on the menu. I was going to make a Derby pie, but I didn't want anything I was serving to require utensils. I've made bite-sized Boston cream pies before, so I decided it… Continue reading Nut-Free Derby Pie Bites

Buffalo chicken wontons
Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites

Buffalo Chicken Wontons

These were an experiment on Super Bowl Sunday. I made buffalo chicken dip, and I had a pack of wonton wrappers in the freezer that I'd been wanting to use. So why not fill the wonton wrappers with the dip and fry them? A couple of notes about this recipe: There was an air gap… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Wontons

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo chicken dip is one of my favorite things to make for a party. I have a few variations I make, including this one. I think this version I made is my favorite so far. I made it for the Super Bowl last weekend. My boyfriend isn't really into buffalo sauce, but he couldn't stop… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Dip

Drinks

Apple Cider Cocktail (Big Batch)

I always have a cocktail available for adults on Halloween. I did a bloody mary last year, but this year I was short on prep time and didn't have time to let my bloody mary base sit  overnight. These were a big hit with my neighbors and the parents who came by with trick-or-treaters. I… Continue reading Apple Cider Cocktail (Big Batch)

Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Lunch Box Recipes, Sauces & Seasonings, Sides, Vegetarian

Guacamole

I had a potluck with my horseback riding club on Friday. I made brownies to bring, but my bestie was leaving late from work and wasn't going to have something to bring... so I made guacamole for her to bring! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a… Continue reading Guacamole

Small apple pies
Desserts

Almost Bite-Sized Apple Pies

I had a few apples I needed to use the other day, and I'm a big fan of apple pie. I didn't have enough for a whole pie, so I decided to make these. They're smaller than a hand pie, which is why I call them almost bite-sized. Some of the links in this post… Continue reading Almost Bite-Sized Apple Pies

Buffalo chicken dip
Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). I first made this a couple of years ago, and it's probably the most requested thing for me to bring to parties (or serve as an… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Dip

Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Vegetarian

Parmesan Panko Tortellini Appetizer

I was getting together with some friends yesterday, and was trying to figure out what to bring. I really like fried ravioli and kind of had a craving. Fried food doesn't transport well, and I didn't want to smell like fried food either. I had tortellini in the refrigerator, and thought I might be able… Continue reading Parmesan Panko Tortellini Appetizer