Monthly Archives: December 2015

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Spinach-Artichoke Dip is one of those dishes that makes me think of parties. It’s not a dish you’d make for a weeknight dinner (or else you’d eat the whole pan, amiright?). It’s rich, creamy, cheesy, and yummy. And let’s not … Continue reading

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Ham and Swiss Party Pinwheels

This is a fun recipe. I’ll freely admit that the varying intense flavors in these pinwheels make them more of an adult appetizer than a typical “kid-friendly” appetizer. No loss there, though: more for us! These are seriously delicious pinwheels, … Continue reading

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Make-Ahead Muffins, Two Ways

The holidays are a busy time. It’s a challenge to get dinner on the table…let alone a homemade, healthy dinner that everyone likes. So one of my favorite strategies is making things ahead of time. When afternoon dinner prep time … Continue reading

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How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowls

There is no shortage of treats and party foods during the holidays. Sometimes it can seem like everywhere you turn there’s another cookie platter, fruitcake, or candy cane. If you want to try something fun and different this Christmas, try … Continue reading

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Sausage-Tortellini Soup

This is a great family soup. It is filling enough and packed with enough goods that my husband eats it (he prefers a soup that you can eat with a fork), it is tasty but at the same time easy … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Dip

My favorite recipes for a party are the ones that look and taste impressive but take minimal time and effort. This Smoked Salmon Dip recipe is a prime example. It is based on a Martha Stewart recipe, but I have … Continue reading

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Mini Cheese Balls & Homemade Parmesan Crackers

My latest post for Martin’s Supermarkets is Mini Cheese Balls & Homemade Parmesan Crackers.  The red & green cheese balls would look wonderful on your holiday table. The homemade crackers are thick and sturdy enough to hold up to the … Continue reading

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4-in-1 Cookie Dough!

Sometimes you want to have a variety of options for a holiday cookie platter, but not necessarily the time or energy to make several batches of dough. Or maybe you have the time, but don’t necessarily want to have full … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #60

Katie’s plan: Pulled pork and chicken tacos (hard and soft shells, rice, salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream, corn) pizza, baby carrots and green peppers with Ranch dip, sliced apples with peanut butter summer sausage, cheese, and crackers, clementines, baby carrots … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #59

Katie’s plan: Barbecue pulled pork sandwiches on homemade buns, steamed broccoli, home-canned peaches Nintendo birthday party: pepperoni heart mini pizzas, cheese balls, Cheez-Its, cucumber slices with Ranch dip, fresh fruit (pineapple, strawberries, purple and green grapes, celebration punch, Nintendo controller … Continue reading

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