Easy Apricot Meatballs

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Hosting events during the holidays {or any time} can really be stressful. There is the menu planning, guest counts and so many other things to think about. Finding a few items that you can use instead of having to make everything from scratch can be a true game changer. My favorite “holiday hack” is using premade meatballs and then dressing them up with a delicious sauce to totally transform them into the perfect party snack. A recipe that is always a hit at parties is my easy apricot meatballs.

Easy apricot meatballs are the perfect party snack! With a hint of spice mixed in with the sweet sauce, they will have everyone commenting how delicious they taste.

 

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40+ Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

It is no secret that our annual Christmas party is my absolute favorite party I have all year. I mean, I ramble on and on about it all year so, when it finally gets close, i start to get really excited. Of course, no party is ever complete without delicious food and drinks. Over forty other bloggers totally agreed with me so we got together and compiled an amazing list of holiday cocktail party recipes that would be PERFECT for any holiday event you are throwing.

Over 40 delicious recipes that are perfect for a holiday cocktail party!

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Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Bites

Every year, I host a Christmas party where we invite all of our family and friends to come and celebrate with us over drinks and food. I start planning the menu about 2 months in advance and am always looking for new things to add to it. I had been toying with the idea to recreate a favorite appetizer from a local Italian restaurant but that sort of morphed into this bacon macaroni and cheese bites the more I played around with it.

Delicious bacon macaroni and cheese in a little party perfect bite

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Spicy Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

2014 Holiday Cocktail Party Blog Hop

Every year, we host a big Christmas cocktail party. I think about it all year and really put a TON of effort into putting it together. For me, party food has a few requirements: taste good, look good and be easy to eat without utensils.  It doesn’t hurt to be something that a lot of guests are at least mildly familiar with too.  When, I was prepping for an upcoming party, I was searching for things to make that I knew would be a hit and would also be easy to eat.  These spicy spinach artichoke stuffed mushrooms immediately came to mind.

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Fall Blog Hop: Pumpkin Queso Dip

 I’m a pumpkin lover. I actually eat pumpkin all year round and not just during the fall. But, when fall hits, I start adding pumpkin to just about everything {like cookies, dips, french toast and even hummus}. My most recent pumpkin tinkering came when I was making a queso dip for an upcoming fall party. Usually I just make my world’s best queso dip {seriously, that is not an exaggeration} but I wanted to try something new. So, I made pumpkin queso dip instead.

Adding pumpkin to make pumpkin queso dip is the best idea ever.

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Individual Apple Cobblers

Let’s play a little game. I’ll say {type} a word and you tell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you read it. Ready? Ok, the word is Fall. I’m guessing the results were mixed between pumpkin, squash and apple. Now, if I say apple, what do you think of? Hopefully a few of you said cobbler because today’s fall recipe is for individual apple cobblers.

Apple cobbler made to the perfect size for one person. This is the best dinner party option for fall.

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Three Ingredient TWIX® Dip

Collective Bias Disclosure

Let’s talk dessert.  I am a total sucker for almost anything sweet. If it has chocolate in it, it might be a little difficult to hold me back.  For parties and BBQs, I love the idea of throwing a few ingredients together to make a yummy dessert dip.  In planning my Memorial Day BBQ this year, I stumbled up TWIX® Bites at Walmart and knew I wanted them in my belly and also to create a TWIX® dip.  The bonus: it is a three ingredient TWIX dip…yep, you only need three things to make it!

This three ingredient TWIX® dip would be perfect for our upcoming BBQ. #EatMoreBites #shop #cbias

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Jalapeno Popper Dip

Jalapeno poppers are one of those appetizers that you know EVERYONE will love.  It is the perfect combination of spicy and cheesy in a little handheld bite.  I see them at so many parties and actually served them for the first time this year at our annual Christmas party.  Then, I started thinking about a way to easily take all those flavors on the go for tailgating or potluck parties {March madness, anyone?}. Turning the traditional appetizer into Jalapeno Popper Dip that you make ahead and bake whenever you want OR throw in the crockpot was what I came up with! This Jalapeno Popper Dip looks so easy and delicious. Love her idea of making it in the crockpot. #Superbowl #recipes #dips

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World’s Best Queso Dip Recipe

Are you hosting a holiday party this year?  Or maybe you are attending a pot luck style party and you are wondering what to take.  I have the world’s best queso dip recipe {trust me…that is not an exaggeration} that will absolutely be a huge hit anywhere you serve it. Queso Dip Top View with Label_wm [Read more...]

Liquid Gold Cheesy Party Potatoes – #VelveetaRecipes

Collective Bias Disclosure

We have a new person that recently joined our household {don’t worry, you’ll get to know more about her later} and she is a vegetarian.  You can totally tell from the recipes I share here that Mathlete and I pretty big meat eaters so I am excited for the challenge that cooking for a vegetarian will bring.  One of the first things I decided to make for her was something that I knew the whole family would enjoy: cheesy party potatoes made with delicious Velveeta cheese. Velveeta Cheese Potatoes

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