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Bourbon, Rum or Brandy Balls

Bourbon, Rum or Brandy Balls

This is a recipe that takes me back to my childhood. I remember helping my Mom roll these by the hundreds (or so it seemed) and place them into cookie tins, in preparation for one party or another. My brother and I make these retro […]

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 […]

Nan-Nan’s White Peanut Butter Fudge

Nan-Nan’s White Peanut Butter Fudge

My Nan would make this fudge for me around the holidays when I was much younger, and through the years she would occasionally surprise me with a batch. It’s one of my most cherished memories of the many loving things she did for me. Miss […]

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. […]

Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches

When it comes to BBQ, North Carolina is known for a unique method of slow cooking pork that produces a tender, mouthwatering meat which is served simply with a large dollop of cole slaw upon a white bread bun. To nearly replicate an authentic taste, […]

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. […]


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