Bruschetta Appetizer Spread for Memorial Day

A Bruschetta Appetizer Spread for Memorial Day

Crostini, bruschetta….What the heck is the difference anyway? Glad you asked. Bruschetta (pronounced broo-sket-ta], which translates to “a little burnt thing” in Italian, is a crusty slab of grilled or toasted country bread, usually rubbed with garlic, brushed with olive … Read More

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How to Get Yourself Breakfast in Bed on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14th.  If you already know that your significant other and offspring are planning a celebratory extravaganza for you, you should find something else to read.  For the rest of us, a bit of gentle nudging … Read More

grilled pepper crostini

Grilled Pepper Crostini

You can use red, yellow or orange peppers here, or a combination for a beautiful and inviting summer appetizer platter.  A Tangerine Paloma cocktail is the perfect sunny accompaniment. Makes 24 crostini Ingredients: 2 red bell peppers 1/4 cup plus … Read More

Black Bean and Sour Cream Dip

Serve this with tortilla chips and a margarita for Cinco de Mayo! A sprinkle of sliced scallions on top adds nice color. Ingredients List  1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon chili … Read More

5 Guacamole Twists You Won’t Want to Miss For Cinco De Mayo!

It’s Cinco De Mayo so you know there will be two things on the menu. 1) Margaritas, and 2) Guacamole. If you have your Bibo, the margarita part is well-covered. And while there is absolutely nothing wrong with a straight … Read More

Avocado Crema Dip

Avocado Crema Dip Makes: 1 1/2 cup  This is so smooth and creamy, and the prettiest pale green.  Match it up with a Cucumber Melon Cooler to keep the green theme going.  Add a pinch of cayenne or chili powder if you … Read More

How to Put Together a Great Crudite Platter

1. Choose Vegetables That Are In Season Whether it’s a farmers market, or the supermarket, look for vegetables that are at their peak of freshness. Buy the vegetables as close to the day you are serving them as possible. 2. … Read More

March Madness Party Ideas & Nacho Bar

Are you ready to take on the madness?  And if you aren’t an avid college basketball fan, you still may find yourself at a March madness party – or even HOSTING one!  So you should brush up on the basics, … Read More

Green Tinted Carnations for St. Patrick’s Day

There’s a saying that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Probably because the celebratory nature of the holiday is so infectious, we all want to be part of it. And sure, the bar scene is bustling, but it’s also … Read More

Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and Pear Crostini

Makes: About 20 crostini  If you want to really make these into a splashy appetizer, seek out a jar of truffle honey. But if regular honey is what is in your pantry (or in your budget!) then you’ll still be … Read More