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Easy Shrimp Recipe And Tips For Serving Seafood From Brian Malarkey!

Easy Shrimp Recipe And Tips For Serving Seafood From Brian Malarkey!

One of the hottest chefs today (quite literally) is Brian Marlarkey. Brian is an award-winning chef, author of Come Early, Stay Late, Executive Chef of some of San Diego’s most popular restaurants, and judge/mentor on ABC’s new hit reality cooking competition, “The Taste,” sitting alongside culinary masters Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Ludo Lefebvre. I love Brian’s simple and fun approach to food and entertaining.  I have had the pleasure of enjoying meals at his bustling San Diego […]

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Sausage Nachos – Friday Night Bites!

Sausage Nachos - Friday Night Bites!

photo credit: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we are taking nachos to a new level! You can serve these Sausage Nachos as an entree or appetizer – it will bring you rave reviews either way.  Top with our recipe for homemade Fresh Guacamole here>  and you have just made Friday night special! Print Sausage Nachos Author: Elizabeth Mascali Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: American   Ingredients 9 oz. bag restaurant style corn tortilla chips […]

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Roasted Corn In A Glass Recipe from the authors of Muy Bueno!

Roasted Corn In A Glass Recipe from the authors of Muy Bueno!

Photo credit: Jeanine Thurston I love this recipe for Roasted Corn in a Glass from the authors of Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor and the Muy Bueno blog. With their permission I’m sharing it below.  If you like it too, make sure to check out more delicious recipes from Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack and Veronica Gonzalez-Smith in their book here> Corn in a Cup - (Elote en Vaso) 12 Servings This is Mexico’s finest street dish, […]

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Vegetable Appetizer Shots – Friday Night Bites!

Vegetable Appetizer Shots - Friday Night Bites!

Picture Credit: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we’re toasting to a special Easter weekend!  Cheers to this fun, healthy, and meatless (it’s Good Friday) Veggie Shot.  Enjoy and happy Easter. These Veggie Shots are a fun twist on serving traditional veggies and dip on a platter. These single serve portions can either be served en masse on a buffet table at a brunch or cocktail party or arranged at each […]

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Mediterranean Diet – 3 Easy Recipes!

Mediterranean Diet  - 3 Easy Recipes!

The Mediterranean Diet is making news! It’s rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables and has been shown to ward off heart attack and stroke ( See NY Times Article here>).  What makes me happy is that this diet allows for delicious meals that are satisfying.  The three recipes below are perfect trio for a dinner party, just add the wine! Below, Registered Holistic Nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos shares 3 very special Mediterranean […]

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Official Oscar Party Menu with Recipe from Wolfgang Puck!

Official Oscar Party Menu with Recipe from Wolfgang Puck!

The Governors Ball, the most coveted Oscars® after-party invite, serves up Hollywood glam and is a foodies’ dream! For the 19th year in a row, Wolfgang Puck, chef to the stars will produce a blockbuster menu for the Governors Ball.  The celebrity chef, along with chef Matt Bencivenga, has created a menu featuring more than 50 imaginative dishes, from one-bite hors d’oeuvres to small-plate entrees that will be passed throughout the evening. This is a […]

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Mardi Gras Muffuletta Sandwich Recipe!

Mardi Gras Muffuletta Sandwich Recipe!

Try A Mini-Muff For Mardi Gras At Home! Muffuletta sandwiches are a wonderful New Orleans tradition.  These famous sandwiches are served throughout the city, and particularly in the restaurants along Decatur Street in New Orleans’ Old French Quarter. Traditionally, this sandwich is served on 8 inch round, 2 inch thick, crusty Italian bread made in New Orleans, especially for the Muffuletta Sandwich (A Muff).  However, Muffuletta bread is hard to find outside of New Orleans, […]

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Fried Sausage Bites with Spicy Mustard – Friday Night Bites

Fried Sausage Bites with Spicy Mustard - Friday Night Bites

Photo credit: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites and today we are putting the spotlight on some spicy bites that will make you happy.  These are perfect for a casual night of noshing with a cold beer – enjoy! Print Fried Sausage Bites with Spicy Mustard Author: Elizabeth Mascali Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: American Serves: 4   Ingredients 8 links Chorizo Smoked Chicken Sausage, cut into ¼” slices 2 tsp. canola oil 4 tbsp. spicy mustard Instructions […]

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Gluten Free Vegan Spring Roll Party Appetizer!

Gluten Free Vegan Spring Roll Party Appetizer!

  At a loss for what to serve your gluten free or vegan party guests?  Well, here’s a recipe that’s incredibly easy to make and so delicious – all your guest will LOVE it.  Create this colorful party platter with with the Zing Roll recipe below. Zing Rolls – Vegetable Spring Rolls with Red Rice Noodles Prep Time:  45 minutes Refrigerate: 30 minutes Ingredients 3 single-serve packages (2 ounces each) Thai Kitchen® Red Rice Noodles […]

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Beef Empanadas – Street Eats

Beef Empanadas - Street Eats

During the month of January, we’ll be covering What’s HOT in Food for 2013.  Today, we’re embracing #20 on the list of TOP 20 Trends: Food Truck Food or Street Eats. Beef Empanadas are a delicious, and flavorful meal or snack that kids and adults love!   I found this awesome recipe at Pillsbury®.  It’s super easy – just 20 minutes prep and 20-25 minutes in the oven.  Serve with a salad or carrot and […]

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Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip – Friday Night Bites!

Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip - Friday Night Bites!

Photo credit: Alexandra Mascali It’s Friday Night Bites and tonight we feel like taking a dip! For many, this would be the ultimate Friday Night Bite, paired with a glass of wine. If you are hosting an intimate gathering, this special little appetizer is a true treat served up in these individual-sized servings. Your guests will covet their serving of dip and wont’ have to worry about any “double dipping.”   Print Baked Spinach Artichoke […]

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Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs

With turkey on everyone’s mind this month, I thought I would share this recipe from San-J for Turkey Meatballs.  Turkey tends to be dryer than beef, but the BBQ sauce keeps these moist and gives them great taste.  Serve the meatballs over wide egg noodles, an Asian spin on the Swedish version.  It makes a delicious hot meal on a cold night and the kids love it! TURKEY MEATBALLS Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 2 pounds […]

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Spinach Holiday Party Appetizers

Spinach Holiday Party Appetizers

Photo and recipe credit: Allen’s Popeye Spinach Try adding some good-for-you veggies to your holiday appetizers this year. I love spinach and these tasty appetizer will be a favorite with your guests! Popeye Spinach Balls Ingredients 1 can (13.5 oz.) Popeye Chopped Spinach, drained 1 cup herb-seasoned stuffing mix 1/2 cup (2 oz.) grated Parmesan cheese 3 eggs 6 Tablespoons butter or margarine, softened Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease baking sheet; set aside. […]

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BEST Broccoli Cheese Dip

BEST Broccoli Cheese Dip

Score with the family and friends on game day, by serving this delicious Broccoli Cheese Dip at your homegating party!  It’s a fan favorite and an inexpensive way to fill a crowd. BROCCOLI & CHEESE DIP “super” BOWL INGREDIENTS 1 16 oz. container Velveeta cheese, cubed 1 medium red pepper, diced 1 medium onion, diced 1 Tbsp. butter 1 12 oz. pkg. frozen broccoli florets 1 medium size bread bowl (made from round loaf of […]

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Butternut Squash Soup Appetizer

Butternut Squash Soup Appetizer

Here is a great recipe for fall entertaining, Butternut Squash.  It’s in season, so enjoy this sweet treat while it’s here.  It’s a one of our  party menu favorites.  These soup shot appetizers are fun to serve and keep guests happy until dinner is on the table.  They’re also perfect for homegating parties, simply sip while watching the game on Sunday. Butternut Squash Soup Shots (Makes 8-10 Shots) Ingredients: 3 lb. butternut squash, halved and […]

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Tequila Party Melon Ballers – Friday Night Bites

Tequila Party Melon Ballers - Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we have a special treat that features TEQUILA! Try this refreshing treat with a kick. Adults only please, tequila spiked watermelon sprinkled with fresh lime juice and coarse salt. Love this cocktail/appetizer all in one – when you’re done with your treat, enjoy the liquid part, watermelon infused tequila! Cheers Print Tequila Melon Ballers Author: Elizabeth Mascali Recipe type: Appetizer/Cocktail Serves: makes 18   Ingredients 1 seedless watermelon blanco tequila […]

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Party Shrimp with Mango Salsa

Party Shrimp with Mango Salsa

This recipes comes from Andrea Correale, president and owner of Elegant Affairs Catering.  It’s a perfect party appetizer.  You can prepare this special dish ahead of time, pop it on the grill when guests arrive, and serve it hot in minutes.  Everyone will love this treat with sweet heat! Chilled & Grilled Shrimp with Mango Salsa Ingredients 2 cups of olive oil 8- cloves garlic, thinly sliced juice of 2 limes 1 teaspoon salt ½- […]

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Naked Vegetables with Green Goddess Dressing

Naked Vegetables with Green Goddess Dressing

Take your naked veggies skinny dipping! Summer is here and fresh vegetables are in abundance.  Before dinner, as a pool side snack or packed up in a picnic basket, ‘naked” veggies are a perfect way to satisfy friends and family when you host. Tomatoes, cucumbers, green, yellow and red peppers, carrots, broccoli, celery – you like it, it works and the more variety the better. To add something really special to your vegetable plate, try […]

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Mini Sausage Cups Appetizer – Friday Night Bites!

Mini Sausage Cups Appetizer - Friday Night Bites!

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and this week we’re sharing just that – BITES! These bites are packed with flavor and make a perfect appetizer.  They’re easy to make, but still special and delicious to serve with cocktails before sitting down to dinner.   You can also enjoy them before heading out to dinner.  It’s smart to mix and match the way you entertain: if you’re heading out, kick off the evening in your […]

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Fresh Fruit Lollipops!

Fresh Fruit Lollipops!

We’d like to share a very simple and special way to enjoy a healthy party treat! These fresh fruit lollipops are so simple to make, and make a very special presentation on your table – a bold, beautiful splash of color!   The best thing about these good-for-you lollipops is that they put BIG smiles on the kids faces (and that’s contagious!)  Just watch how fast they disappear, and how much fun everyone has eating […]

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Super Bowl Party Food for Women

Super Bowl Party Food for Women

Show your feminine side this Super Bowl and put out party food that the ladies will love too. Give the girls something to nosh on that they won’t feel bad about eating – lighter bites that are pretty will score a touchdown with the women.  As pictured above, serve a tray of fruit, nuts, crackers and cheese in addition to the dude food that is traditional football fare.   Finish with chocolate covered strawberry footballs – […]

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Friday Night Bites – Spanish Tapas

Friday Night Bites - Spanish Tapas

  Tonight enjoy simple Spanish tapas before dinner.  Make up a platter with Serrano ham, fresh bread, extra virgin olive oil, Manchego cheese,  salted almonds and Spanish olives.  Sip white or red Spanish wine (suggestions below) and kick off the weekend right! RED: Bodegas Lan Rioja Crianza 2006 – Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain Wine Spectator Wine Spectator 90 points $11.99 at wine.com WHITE: Bodegas Fillaboa Albarino Rias Baixas 2010 -  Albarino Rias Baixas, Spain Wine […]

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Teriyaki Mushroom Pate Appetizer Recipe

Looking for a different dip idea?  Look no further.  Here’s an Asian twist on a dip that features mushroom and teriyaki for a flavorful and healthy option when entertaining. Teriyaki Mushroom Pate Created by: Carol Kicinski Ingredients 1 medium white onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 – 8 ounce packages of mushrooms (any type) sliced 1/2 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 5 tablespoons San-j Teriyaki Sauce, […]

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Chex® Mix Party Recipes and Ideas!

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 disappear and soon everyone is crunching and munching and it feels like Christmas! Chex® Party Mix has been a party favorite for over […]

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How To Create Fruit Party Centerpieces

How To Create Fruit Party Centerpieces

Fresh fruit is a welcomed treat throughout the summer. Who doesn’t love the traditional mixed fruit in the watermelon basket – surely a summer staple. However, by using the same ingredients you would for a fruit salad, along with bamboo skewers from your pantry, you can add more fun to your fruit and put it in the spotlight. It’s so simple (and fun) to transform ordinary fruit into a focal point of your party. A […]

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Endive Pinwheels – A Perfect Party Appetizer from the “Kids Who Cook” Series!

photo credit: Christian DeBlis We are going to start a new series here at the Partybluprints Blog.  Recently, I was speaking with my dear friend Pam about her nephew Christian.  Christian, a 16 year old dynamo in the kitchen has taken over the role of cook in his home. He has a natural affinity and talent for preparing delicious dishes and inventing some of his own!   Christian agreed to share one of his original recipes […]

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Easy Easter Party Treats For The Kids!

Easy Easter Party Treats For The Kids!

    This Easter think about trying a different take on the Candy Bars that are hugely popular at kids parties.  Sweets are a must for Easter in our house.  If they are in your home too, you don’t need to cut them out entirely – just mix in some healthier options too.  When they are served in a fun presentation, you’ll be surprised how kids will eat both! I created the table above as […]

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The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip

The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip

SCORE BIG with this recipe! Surprise guests at your next party by whipping up this delicious dip featuring the flavor of Buffalo wings combined with 2 dreamy creams. Serve with a variety of scoopers (tortilla chips, crackers, celery).  It will be a family favorite for sure. BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP Ingredients 1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened ½ cup sour cream 2 cups cooked and cubed chicken ½ cup hot sauce ½ cup shredded Monterey jack […]

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Easy Shrimp Shot Appetizer

Easy Shrimp Shot Appetizer

Here is a very elegant appetizer for parties that’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 sauce in bottom of martini or […]

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Greek Salad Skewers

Greek Salad Skewers:  Turn a salad favorite into a bite-sized appetizer perfect for cocktail and viewing parties. Ingredients (yields 24) 4” knotted bamboo skewers (pkg. of 24) 2 7oz. squares feta cheese, cut into bite-size pieces 1 container grape tomatoes 3 mini cucumbers, peeled and cut into hearty slices 1 container/jar pitted Kalamata olives olive oil cracked black pepper sea salt Instructions Assemble skewers according to picture. Place a tomato on skewer, followed by a […]

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Fresh Guacamole Dip

Fresh Guacamole Dip

If you always thought guacamole was too hard to make, this recipe will show you just how quick and easy it is to whip up. Using five fresh ingredients you can easily dish up a delicious “dip” that is sure to become a favorite. Dawn’s Note: This stuff is so good I want to take a bath in it! Fresh Guacamole Ingredients (serves 4-6) 2 ripe Haas Avocados 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 clove […]

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Tequila Spiked Wings

Tequila Spiked Wings

Take the fuss and mess out of wings and dress them up with this easy to make recipe.  Simply marinate in tequila, lime and rosemary, bake and serve!  We love these wings with Duck Sauce for dipping. Ingredients 1 pkg. (12-16 wings and legs) ¼ cup finely chopped rosemary ¼ cup fresh lime juice ¼ cup reposado tequila (Partida is a great pick) fresh cracked pepper to taste sea salt to taste *optional add 2 […]

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Fresh Hummus Dip

For a delicious and healthy party dip, try pairing hummus with chips, crackers, or veggies.  It’s the perfect combination of creamy crunch and it tastes so fresh!  We love this recipe because it’s good for you, it’s inexpensive and it takes less than 5 minutes to whip up. Hummus Ingredients (serves 4-6) 15.5 oz. can of chick peas (garbanzo beans) rinsed and drained 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley chopped 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp. […]

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Easy Teriyaki Meatballs!

Easy Teriyaki Meatballs!

I never met a meatball I didn’t like! Here is delicious recipe for Teriyaki Meatballs, that serves as a nice change from the Italian meatballs I usually serve in my house.   You can use beef or turkey, which ever you like, but make sure to serve them with extra teriyaki sauce or Thai peanut sauce. Teriyaki Meatballs Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients 1 pound ground turkey or beef 6 green onions, thinly sliced 1 […]

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2 Kid-Friendly Party Appetizers!

As we head into the holiday season, many of us will be hosting family and friends.  It’s important to remember that among the guests that will enter our home this season are children.  As hosts, we have an opportunity to make them feel special and create an experience for them that will last a lifetime One simple way I try to cater to the kids at my holiday gatherings is to create special appetizers just […]

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