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Very Berry Spring Smoothie!

Very Berry Spring Smoothie!

Spring Mixed Berry Smoothie is the perfect party treat! Serve this healthy treat in vintage glass milk bottles embellished with ribbon and striped paper straws to make a statement on your brunch table. Perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, Baby Showers or any brunch celebration.   Very Berry Smoothie (makes 3 servings) Ingredients 1 cup frozen mixed berries 1 large banana 1 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt 1/4 tsp. agave nectar (you can substitute 1/2 tsp. […]

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Spring Vegetable Shot Appetizer!

These Spring Veggie Shots offer a fun twist on the traditional veggies and dip served on a platter. The single-serving portions can either be served en masse on a buffet table at a brunch or cocktail party or arranged at each place setting for a sit-down dinner. We stuck with the basics (carrots and celery) for the bright orange and green pop of color on your spring table.  Perfect for Easter! Spring Vegetable Shots Ingredients […]

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Deviled Egg Chicks For Easter and Spring Celebrations!

Deviled Egg Chicks For Easter and Spring Celebrations!

Photo Credit: Alexandra Mascali Try these simple, yet special Deviled Egg Chicks for Easter this year.  They will be the stars of the table! Chick Deviled Eggs Ingredients 6 large eggs, hardboiled and cooled 2 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 tsp. Dijon mustard salt and pepper, to taste 12 small Raisinets (or raisins) 1 candied orange slice grated lemon peel 12 Cheez-Its Instructions Peel eggs. Slice bottom off each egg so it will sit flat. Slice top […]

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Chick-A-Tea Sandwiches For Easter and Spring Celebrations!

Chick-A-Tea Sandwiches For Easter and Spring Celebrations!

These charming Chick-A-Tea Sandwiches are fun appetizers for the younger set at your spring celebrations. Place a platter at the children’s Easter Buffet Table and offer to the kids along with a beverage upon their arrival, ensuring they have eaten something before they get to go play and hop around. Chick-A-Tea Sandwiches Ingredients Sandwich bread Yellow American cheese Carrots Icing/Small dark round candies Shredded lettuce. Instructions Make cheese sandwiches. Using an egg shaped cookie cutter, […]

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Party Appetizers With Pretzel Crisps!

Party Appetizers With Pretzel Crisps!

The PARTY PRETZEL! I had to share this spring appetizer recipe from Pretzel Crisps.   It’s simple to make, tasty to eat, and looks so pretty on a platter.  I always keep Pretzel Crisps in our house for snacking, but I was excited to discover that Pretzelcrisps.com had so many amazing appetizer recipes (100 plus!)  Each member of my family has a favorite flavor, my youngest loves the Cheddar Minis and my favorite is the […]

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Turkey Sliders with Cucumber, Avocado and Honey Mustard #TesseTuesday

Turkey Sliders with Cucumber, Avocado and Honey Mustard #TesseTuesday

It’s Tuesday so we’re sharing another awesome recipe from the Tessemae Recipe Blog.   These simple but special sliders are  just perfect for Oscar® night!  They make a satisfying appetizer without all the calories of regular sliders.  We think they’re red carpet worthy and the stars would approve! What you need 1 pound ground dark meat turkey 4 scallions, finely chopped 1/3 cup Tessemae’s Honey Mustard coarse salt and freshly ground pepper ½ cucumber, thinly sliced […]

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Souped-Up Condiments for the Super Bowl®

Souped-Up Condiments for the Super Bowl®

Disclosure:  Party Bluprints Inc. received free product to taste test but was not compensated for this post.  The opinions shared in this post are expressly our own. Do you find when hosting the Super Bowl® or other homegating parties that you just put out the basic condiments that happen to be in your refrigerator or pantry? Well, this year, we’re giving you a cheat sheet to make them SUPER special!  You might even discover your […]

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Easy Buffalo Chicken Wings

Easy Buffalo Chicken Wings

Fuel your guests’ flames, and add to the football fun this weekend, with these easy to prepare Buffalo wings. This recipe takes the muss and fuss out of making wings. Simply bake them until golden brown and then toss in buffalo wing sauce. Serve them with sides of celery and bleu cheese or ranch dressing. One other must-have side – hand wipes, display individually wrapped packets in a bowl near the wings and napkins for […]

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20 Awesome Appetizers For Your Party!

20 Awesome Appetizers For Your Party!

Hot or cold, elegant or casual, healthy or over-the-top, we have an appetizer recipe for you and each one is awesome!   Candied Bacon Appetizer Mini Sausage Cups Pesto-Stuffed Mushroom Figs Stuffed With Gorgonzola! Greek Salad Skewers! Tequila Spiked Wings – Friday Night Bites Jalapeno Party Poppers Corn, Tomato, Bean and Avocado Dip Sausage Nachos Vegetable Appetizer Shots Gluten Free Vegan Spring Roll Party Appetizer! Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Easy […]

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Candied Bacon – The Ultimate Party Appetizer

Candied Bacon - The Ultimate Party Appetizer

Candied Bacon is fast becoming a hot item on menus in restaurants across the country. This special treat has the salty and savory flavor of bacon, mixed in with a punch of sweet – an unforgettable taste.  The two opposite but complementary flavors hit your taste buds at the same time and create magic! Candied bacon makes a perfect party appetizer.  Try serving it alone or with cheese and honey (recipe is below) and watch […]

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Easy Holiday Appetizer – Sausage Cups

Easy Holiday Appetizer - Sausage Cups

Perfect Party Appetizer Here’s a simple and special Holiday party appetizer for your celebration this year. These bites are packed with flavor and are delicious with cocktails before sitting down to dinner. You can also enjoy them before heading out to dinner. Mini Sausage Cups Appetizer Serves: makes 30 bites Ingredients 5 hot chicken sausage links (you can substitute any type of sausage) 1 red pepper, diced 1 medium onion, diced 2 medium cloves garlic, […]

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Special Holiday Appetizer – Pesto-Stuffed Mushroom

Special Holiday Appetizer - Pesto-Stuffed Mushroom

Here’s a recipe for a delicious appetizer that’s a favorite on my holiday table.   The recipe was featured at the Sandra by Sandra Lee NYC blogger event earlier this year.  I hope you enjoy it and serve it to your guests this holiday season.  Many thanks to Sears HC  and Sandra Lee for sharing it with us, so we could share it with YOU! Pesto-Stuffed Mushrooms Prep 25 minutes Bake: 20 minutes Makes 24 […]

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The Original Chex® Mix Party Recipes!

The Original Chex® Mix Party Recipes!

Chex® Party Mix is a tradition in our family. My Mother-In-law, Laura has a special red jar in her house filled with Chex® Mix at the holidays.  It’s the first thing my boys run to when they get to her house for Christmas Eve dinner.  Next to the red jars are a stack of red bowls, they fill up quickly and the contents of the jar disappears – the crunching and munching feel like Christmas! […]

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Easy Holiday Appetizers

Easy Holiday Appetizers

I found these four fabulous appetizer ideas at Pilsbury.com. Each one is simple and special just the way we like it and delicious too! The Pilsbury site is full of great recipes for entertaining anytime of year.  Here are my faves but check out the more to see what you like here>   Dill Havarti-Shrimp Appetizers Prep Time: 20 Min Total Time: 20 Min Makes: 24 appetizers   Ingredients 24 pumpernickel cocktail bread slices 3 […]

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Holiday Appetizer – Figs Stuffed With Gorgonzola!

Holiday Appetizer - Figs Stuffed With Gorgonzola!

Just in time for the holidays, we wanted to share a new recipe with you courtesy of BetterEats.com – Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola.  Figs are one of my favorite and this deliciously elegant appetizer screams holiday!  Hope you enjoy. Figs Stuffed With Gorgonzola – from BetterEats.com Gorgonzola cheese meets dried figs poached in port. The result: a thoroughly elegant holiday appetizer. Cook Time 0 min Prep Time 40 min Yields 16 serv. INGREDIENTS 16 medium figs, […]

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Christmas Party Appetizer Idea!

Christmas Party Appetizer Idea!

I love this appetizer for Holiday Entertaining.  It’s flavor packed and delicious, plus it’s a lighter and healthier option than many more traditional party snacks.  It’s also easy to prepare, takes just minutes to assemble, and it looks fun and festive on your Christmas party table!  What’s better than that? If you have a perfect party appetizer, share it below.  If we use it, we will highlight it and you here. Greek Salad Skewers: Ingredients […]

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Kids Christmas Appetizers

Kids Christmas Appetizers

When entertaining for the holiday it’s important to consider the pint-sized guests at your party.  One way to make them feel special is to serve kid-friendly food in an area that they can easily access and help themselves.  Bonus here is that when the kids are happy, the grown-ups at your celebration can enjoy some uninterrupted holiday cheer! These 4 kids favorites make perfect party appetizers and come from Pilsbury.com. The site literally has hundreds […]

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Candied Pecan Recipe – Holiday Energy Boost!

Candied Pecan Recipe - Holiday Energy Boost!

This recipe for candied pecans a delicious way to boost your energy during the holidays! Looking to boost your energy during the holidays? Raw foods like uncooked fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains are easy to incorporate into traditional Thanksgiving Day recipes.  Nutritionists have found that incorporating more raw foods into your diet will increase consumption of fiber, vitamins and minerals, aid in weight loss, and will increase energy levels.  Recipe developers from […]

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Gorgeous Grilled Vegetable Appetizer Recipe

Gorgeous Grilled Vegetable Appetizer Recipe

Try this delicious appetizer or side dish, that features fresh flavor and color the next time you entertain! The clocks go back this weekend and while November brings the start of dark mornings and chilly nights, with it comes a variety of new produce, namely the bell pepper.  While they are available all year round, they are at their peak during the fall months!  Not only is this crisp, fresh ingredient a perfect addition to […]

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How to Create A Thanksgiving Cheese Board

How to Create A Thanksgiving Cheese Board

The tastiest way to welcome Thanksgiving guests! Pictured above is a board Elizabeth and I created with some of our favorite cheeses.   We used a variety of sheep, cow and goats milk cheeses with quince, honey, figs and grapes to create a real harvest feel for our plate. We served the cheese with a crisp Chardonnay and enjoyed a great day! A cheese plate is a great way to give your guests a nibble […]

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Herbed Turkey Cheese Ball For Thanksgiving

Herbed Turkey Cheese Ball For Thanksgiving

Photography by Jason Wyche Get ready to rethink the humble cheese ball? Michelle Buffardi’s GREAT BALLS OF CHEESE will open your eyes to a world of cheesy possibility.  Buffardi’s 50+ creations are perfect for no-fuss entertaining.  We just had to share this one for Thanksgiving! Herbed Turkey  Recipe re-published from Great Balls of Cheese by Michelle Buffardi/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/2013 Serves 12-15   Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 6 oz goat cheese, softened 1 1/2 […]

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How To Create A Thanksgiving Bread Cornucopia with Crudité !

How To Create A Thanksgiving Bread Cornucopia with Crudité !

  Feature this amazing edible art appetizer at your Thanksgiving Feast! This festive appetizer welcomes my guests every year.  It’s my labor of love for my son – it’s his one and only request every Thanksgiving.   Here’s how to create your own Bread Cornucopia with Veggies & Dip Make a cone form for your cornucopia using aluminum foil. (see image below) Stuff it with aluminum foil and give the “tail” a slight twist. Spray entire […]

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Tequila Spiked Wings – Friday Night Bites

Tequila Spiked Wings - Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites. With football and baseball heating up this weekend, we’re serving up WINGS with some real kick!  These are good, not gooey and have less calories than more traditional versions. Take the fuss (and mess) out of Friday Night with these easy to make Tequila Spiked Wings. Dress typical wings up with tequila, lime and rosemary. Then, marinate, bake and serve for simple and special  meal that will score big […]

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New Wave Chip and Dip Plus 3 Recipes #EverydayLuxury

New Wave Chip and Dip Plus 3 Recipes #EverydayLuxury

Pictured above – NewWave Eye-Catcher Chip & Dip ($129), bottom row: Cowboy Caviar, BLT Dip, and Best Bean Dip Disclosure:  Party Bluprints Inc received a complimentary bowl from Villeroy and Boch to review.  The opinions in this blog post are expressly our own and are honest. Homegating goes New Wave with the coolest chips and dip! Homegating season is in full swing and we are always on the lookout for new ways to make it […]

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Peachy Summer Dinner Party Recipes!

Peachy Summer Dinner Party Recipes!

Peaches are one of summer’s treasured gifts.  Here’s a great way to feature and enjoy them as part of a dinner party for friends or family. Just follow the easy recipes below that incorporate some of Balducci’s treasures too!  Then try giving your featured ingredient the starring role on your table, with this clever tablescape idea below. image from OneWed.com>   GRILLED HONEY GINGER PORK CHOPS WITH PEACH SALSA Serves: 4 Ingredients  Bone in pork […]

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Stuffed Peppers, Tomatoes And Mushrooms Recipe From Cat Cora

Stuffed Peppers, Tomatoes And Mushrooms Recipe From Cat Cora

Today we’d love to share this amazing recipe from Cat Cora’s Kitchen by Gaea that features some of summer’s best treats! Serve this delicious platter of fresh picked stuffed peppers, tomatoes and flat mushrooms baked in the oven, and served warm.  It’s the perfect appetizer or side dish for entertaining guests these last weeks of summer.  The fresh, ripe vegetables and ingredients pair perfectly with cold pressed, all natural olive oils, and create a healthy […]

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Jalapeno Party Poppers

Jalapeno Party Poppers

Get the Party POPPING! These Jalapeño Party Poppers are one of our family’s favorite treats. We order them in restaurants all the time, so I was happy to find an easy and delicious recipe at Kraft Kitchens.   They make a great appetizer at summer BBQs, and for homegating and the holidays.  Hope you enjoy them too. Jalapeño Poppers – recipe from Kraft Kitchens  makes 24 servings Ingredients 24 fresh jalapeño peppers (about 2 lb.) 1 […]

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Grilled Summer Bruschetta

Grilled Summer Bruschetta

This light version of bruschetta features the flavors of fresh produce.  It’s my summer “go-to” appetizer; I never get tired of it. Go light with the olive oil because there’s nothing better than fresh produce and you want its flavor to shine through. This appetizer is not only affordable to prepare, it’s easy, just the way we like it! GRILLED SUMMER BRUSCHETTA Ingredients (serves 10-12) 1 loaf Italian bread (sliced into ½” slices) 1 clove […]

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Stacked Tomato and Mozzarella Appetizer Recipe

Stacked Tomato and Mozzarella Appetizer Recipe

Tomatoes are in season; and here in NJ we have some of the best.  To make the most of this fresh farm fare, try this simple but very special appetizer at your next dinner party or summer celebration.  It’s a stand-up version of Caprese Salad! Stacked Summer Tomato and Mozzarella Appetizer makes 1 appetizer 1 large tomato, washed and dried. 2 ounces fresh mozzarella (ball or log shape) 2 to fresh Basil leaves Course Salt, […]

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Conch Ceviche Recipe

Conch Ceviche Recipe

  Today, we’d love to share a very special summer seafood appetizer: Conch Ceviche.  We call it “Key West Ambrosia“. Conch is king in the Key West – also know as the Conch Republic. Instead of an uninspiring salad at your next summer party, serve your guests Conch Ceviche.   The conch marinated in fresh key lime and lemon juice and loaded with lots of fresh produce and herbs. Serve it up in a shell […]

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Corn, Tomato, Bean and Avocado Dip Recipe

Corn, Tomato, Bean and Avocado Dip Recipe

This just may be the ultimate party dip.  You can’t make enough and it’s easy as abc – avocado, bean and corn! Ingredients 15 1/2 ounce can of  pinto ( or black) beans, drained and rinsed 11 ounce – can of corn kernels, drained 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 small red onion, minced 1 large avocado , diced 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 cup  prepared salsa 3/4 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon […]

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Super Summer Appetizer Recipe

Super Summer Appetizer Recipe

Here’s super idea for a summer appetizer! Shrimp in a shot glass feels special – the bonus is, it’s super easy to prepare.  Make one for each guest and serve them from a large tray.  They are a perfect way to welcome guests, who arrive hungry to your home! SHRIMP SHOTS Ingredients 1 large cocktail shrimp – cooked 1 jar/bottle cocktail sauce garnish – lime wedge & sprig of cilantro Instructions Place 1 tsp. cocktail […]

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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Tomatoes and mozzarella with olive oil and basil is a simple and special summer treat that tastes like heaven! Caprese Salad or Insalata Caprese originates from the isle of Capri in Italy.  Since there are only three ingredients in this salad, the focus is on fresh. Tomato and basil season are here, so this shouldn’t be a problem (just remember to keep the tomatoes out of the fridge).  Serve the salad on a large platter […]

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Watermelon Ice Recipe

Watermelon Ice Recipe

Here’s a cool and refreshing treat for summertime fun.  This budget-friendly dessert is a always a family favorite! Watermelon Ice Serves 6 Ingredients 1/3 cup water 1/2 cup sugar a 3-pound piece chilled watermelon 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Preparation In a sauce pan on low heat, simmer water and sugar, stirring until all the sugar is dissolved. Transfer mixture to a bowl set in a larger bowl of ice and cold water Stir continuously […]

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Graham Cracker Crusted Grilled Chicken – Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we have a recipe from the kids menu that the adults will love! Kick off your weekend with Graham Cracker Crusted  Grilled Chicken and some veggies or toss them into your favorite salad.  They’re simple to make and will surprise your family and friends.  Enjoy! Print Graham Cracker Crusted Grilled Chicken Author: Elizabeth Mascali Recipe type: Main Cuisine: American   Ingredients 4 thinly pounded boneless chicken breasts ¼ cup milk […]

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