Food and fun with friends and family

Appetizers

Better The Devil You Know…Deviled Eggs

Better The Devil You Know…Deviled Eggs

Better the devil you know…than the devil you don’t. Which means that it is often better to deal with someone or something you are familiar with and know. Well, I know how to make sinfully delicious Deviled Eggs, and I make them frequently! 6 – […]

Cheese Crack: Over-The-Top-Addictive Cheesy Snack Crackers

Cheese Crack: Over-The-Top-Addictive Cheesy Snack Crackers

Words cannot even begin to describe how tasty these snacks are! If you are a fan of Cheez-Its (and who isn’t, really?), you will flip out over this easy-to-make facsimile. The original recipe, introduced to me by my pal Marci, is posted here, and it’s […]

Retro Ham Bites With Cream Cheese

Retro Ham Bites With Cream Cheese

I cannot recall specifically whether these appeared on some party platter at a gathering thrown by my parents when I was a kid – and if they did, surely they were served with cellophane or multi-colored toothpicks. In any event, the combination of ham, pickle […]

Baked Curried Brie with Mango Chutney

Baked Curried Brie with Mango Chutney

Here is another favorite party food of mine that is super easy to prepare and always popular. I discovered this recipe years ago in a Junior League of Seattle cookbook, and I’ve made it countless times. It’s foolproof! 1 brie wheel, room temperature 2 Tbsp. […]

Simple Chickpea Salad With Lemon, Parmesan, and Herbs

Simple Chickpea Salad With Lemon, Parmesan, and Herbs

I discovered this versatile and flavor-packed recipe in a Bon Appétit magazine from last year. As a result I always keep a can of chickpeas in my pantry for a spontaneous salad based on what else I’ve got on hand. Try some variety, such as […]

Shrimp Mousse – With A Twist

Shrimp Mousse – With A Twist

This is one of my very favorite party foods. All Southerners have enjoyed this popular dish, omnipresent at every picnic, tailgate party, and backyard barbeque. My second mom has been making this for us ever since I can remember, and she calls it Shrimp Paté. […]

And Away We Go!

And Away We Go!

My friends are my life.  What better way to honor and nourish them spiritually than to nourish them physically!  This site chronicles and commemorates my passion for doing so.