Party Foods

Warm Marinated Olives

December 3, 2019

Adding aromatic bay leaves and red pepper flakes is an easy, but elegant way to serve guests at dinner or cocktail parties.

Maple Toffee Popcorn

October 5, 2018

Growing up, many of us made toffee popcorn for Halloween and carrying on the tradition is a wonderful thing. The trick to making toffee is using a candy thermometer and keeping a close eye on the temperature as you cook. Once you do that, you’ll find it’s even easier than...

Truffle Roasted Chickpeas

December 7, 2017

Truffle Roasted Chickpeas are excellent snacks for serving with cocktails. Truffle oil has an intense flavor, so use it in moderation.

Chili Pita Chips

January 29, 2015

These pita chips are super easy to make. Serve them with hummus, salsa or avocado dip. They’re much better for you than potato chip and everyone will be impressed that you made them yourself.

Easy Appetizers

January 30, 2014

  Easy Appetizers As the host, you can be the life of the party, if you like, or just the life behind the party. Preplanning will keep your get-together lively and running smoothly. Guests will be hungry at events held close to dinnertime, less so at late evening gatherings. It’s...

Blackberry Cheesecake

July 30, 2013

Blackberry Cheesecake Today is National Cheesecake Day! I love cheesecake.  Growing up I would go blackberry picking in my neighborhood.  There was always some area with overgrown blackberry bushes. Picking up my childhood sandbox bucket I would set myself to the task of bringing home a bucketful of blackberries.  Not...

Kentucky Benedictine

July 17, 2013

Kentucky Benedictine I love this Southern spread made popular by Louisville’s Benedict’s restaurateur, Jennie Carter Benedict, who opened her restaurant in 1893.  It can be used as a dip or for a sandwich and is perfect for either an afternoon tea or a light meal. INGREDIENTS 1 Large Cucumber 8...

Greek Style Eggplant Dip

July 11, 2013

Greek Style Eggplant Dip This dip is super healthy and goes perfectly with raw vegetables, crackers or whole grain pita wedges. INGREDIENTS 1 Large Eggplant 3 Thinly Sliced Garlic Cloves 14 Ounces Silken Tofu 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt Preheat your oven to 350º F.  Line...

Nutella Pound Cake

June 26, 2013

Nutella Pound Cake If you like Nutella then you will like this pound cake recipe.  It’s easy to make and can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert. INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Softened Butter 3 Room Temperature Eggs 1/2 Cup Whipping Cream 1 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour 1/4 Teaspoon Baking...

Camille’s Smoked Salmon Frittata

June 19, 2013

Camille's Smoked Salmon Frittata Victoria and Camille have been cooking together almost from the moment Camille was born.  Camille’s tiny hands broke eggs for cakes, stirred frosting and of course licked the beaters.  Victoria couldn’t keep Camille out of the kitchen so she purchased a little lightweight stool for her...

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