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Easy Shrimp Fried Rice – Friday Night Bites

Easy Shrimp Fried Rice - Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight’s meal is meatless and delicious! “What I like about this fun Friday Night Bites recipe is that you can literally whip it up in minutes. If you keep leftover rice in the fridge and shrimp in the freezer, you can always substitute in whatever vegetables you have on hand. Make sure you stock soy sauce and sesame oil (the sesame oil is what gives it that Chinese […]

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Cheesecake Oreo Cupcakes – Friday Night Bites!

Cheesecake Oreo Cupcakes - Friday Night Bites!

Photo Credit: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites, and our Party Bluprints intern Ally, is making magic again.  Check out her Cheesecake Oreo Cupcake recipe below.  It will certainly make your Friday night fantastic! (PS: Oh boy, are we all going to miss Ally when she heads off to college in the fall) Oreo Cheesecake has always been a favorite dessert of mine. This quick and simple recipe allows you to make this […]

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Brownie Trifle Treats Recipe – Friday Night Bites

Brownie Trifle Treats Recipe - Friday Night Bites

Photos & Recipe by Alexandra Mascali Our Twist on the Traditional Trifle This Friday Night Bites recipe is not only kid-friendly, but kid “doable”. Friday afternoons are a fun time to work on a quick and easy “edible craft” with the kids. Plus, it’s an opportunity to making some holiday baking memories. Tip: if your children are very young, prepare the brownies ahead of time so they don’t have to wait around for them to […]

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2 Awesome Recipes For Leftover Turkey from Bobby Flay!

2 Awesome Recipes For Leftover Turkey from Bobby Flay!

Don’t know what to do with the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving?  Well here’s your answer, 2 totally delicious recipes from Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay for Hellmann’s® Holiday Tips.  Happy Holiday and enjoy! This paella is delicious!   I love it, because it’s a hearty one pot meal that has loads of flavor and is easy to make.  This will be an addition to my menu repertoire all year long! TURKEY PAELLA WITH LEMON-SMOKED PAPRIKA AIOLI […]

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Thanksgiving Smoked Turkey On The Grill Recipe!

Thanksgiving Smoked Turkey On The Grill Recipe!

Grilled Turkey is our Favorite here at the Party Bluprints Blog.  To kick off November, Elizabeth is sharing her Father’s recipe for the perfect Thanksgiving Turkey! Posted by Elizabeth My father has always loved to grill. He would experiment with different types of wood chips, techniques, meats and poultry. When I was in high school, he decided to smoke our Thanksgiving Turkey on the grill. We take our Thanksgiving Feast very seriously and there was […]

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The Best BLT Dip Recipe – Friday Night Bites

The Best BLT Dip Recipe - Friday Night Bites

Photo Credit: Alexandra Mascali This family favorite BLT Dip is easy to serve at gatherings especially during football games! It has all the tastes of a BLT sandwich minus the mess of eating a BLT sandwich. Depending on the number of guests, you may choose to make two small containers of dip so you can place them at two different locations or make one medium/large serving for all.  I adapted the recipe from one of […]

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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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Meatball Sliders – Friday Night Bites

Meatball Sliders - Friday Night Bites

Photo Credit: Alexandra Mascali These meatball sliders are a twist on the classic American sliders. An easy, “mess free”, mini meatball sub is a great appetizer for any Friday Night.   Print Meatball Sliders – Friday Night Bites Author: Alexandra Mascali Recipe type: Main Serves: 32-40 sliders   Ingredients 1 lb. ground beef ¾ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese 1 large egg ½ tsp. garlic powder salt & fresh cracked pepper, to taste […]

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Football Whoopie Pies!

Football Whoopie Pies!

  Getting ready for some Football?  NFL Season kicked off last night and the weekend ahead is full of games to watch.  So today’s Friday Night Bites pays hommage to the sport that will bring lots fun to home fans this year! I can’t imagine a football fan that wouldn’t love these – Whoopie Pies are always a fan favorite!  They’re easier than you think to make with the instructions below, and you’ll score big […]

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Summer’s Best Beer Cocktail – Friday Night Bites

Summer's Best Beer Cocktail - Friday Night Bites

It’s Friday night and tonight we’re toasting to a great summer and the upcoming holiday weekend!   Elizabeth’s Beer Cocktail So this is what I’ve been sipping on all summer. I was looking for something refreshing but not sweet.  I’ve never been a huge beer drinker, but I discovered the perfect twist that makes it a little more special – add some lime and tequila (yes, that’s right!)   (serves 1) Ingredients 12 oz. beer (I […]

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Steak and Chicken Biscuit Bites – Friday Night Bites

Steak and Chicken Biscuit Bites - Friday Night Bites

It’s Friday and tonight we’re serving up some bites that are fun and delicious to eat. This is a no mess, no fuss meal that can be quick and simple to prepare.  Our tip is to grill twice as much as you need earlier in the week for dinner and use the “leftovers” for some fun Friday Night Bites.  This is a perfect way to serve them! Print Steak and Chicken Biscuit Bites Author: Elizabeth Mascali […]

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Italian Bread Pizza – Friday Night Bites

Italian Bread Pizza - Friday Night Bites

Today’s Friday Night Bites recipe is a new family favorite for Elizabeth and company, and a delicious way to use up the week’s leftovers!  Hope you enjoy. When I was a kid, I loved when my mom surprised us with French bread pizza. It seemed like such a treat – it was all crunchy and gooey and steamy (I always burned the roof of my mouth on the cheese and sauce because I couldn’t wait […]

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Chocolate Crackle – Friday Night Bites

Chocolate Crackle - Friday Night Bites

Photo Credit: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we’re satisfying our sweet tooth! I had heard over the years about this “sweet” that people went absolutely crazy for, but it was made with saltine crackers and chocolate and I just never got it. However, it came across my radar again this summer and I thought let’s see what all the fuss was about. Well, I served it at a party and […]

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Italian Hot Dog – Friday Night Bites

Italian Hot Dog - Friday Night Bites

Photo credit: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we’re turning the hot dog Italian! There’s some controversy in our state of New Jersey over whether The “Italian Hot Dog” is made with a sausage or hot dog. Regardless, here’s our twist on combining these two summer favorites.  Our pairing pick for this meal is a nice cold beer or lemonade.  If you want to enjoy the flavor of both in one […]

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Summer Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Zucchini – Friday Night Bites

Summer Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Zucchini - Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we’re cooking up some easy summer pasta! It’s zucchini and tomato season, so make the most of this fresh fare while you can.   I’m a pasta lover and this summer recipe is a delicious way to feature both.  My best advice is to make sure not to overcook the vegetables.  You want the zucchini soft but still firm and the tomatoes should be heated till they […]

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Grilled Lime Chili Chicken – Friday Night Bites

Grilled Lime Chili Chicken - Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we have a real treat for you to eat: Grilled Lime Chili Chicken! It can be served hot off the grill and paired with our creamy potato salad  and garlic green bean recipes – a meal that starts the weekend off deliciously!   Print Grilled Lime Chili Chicken Author: Elizabeth Mascali Recipe type: Main Cuisine: American Serves: makes 6 Chicken Breasts   Ingredients 6 boneless chicken breasts ¼ cup canola oil […]

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The Perfect Burger Recipe – Friday Night Bites!

The Perfect Burger Recipe - Friday Night Bites!

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and with summer kicking into full gear, everyone needs to know how to make a perfect burger. Today we are sharing a recipe that comes from the Good Housekeeping’s “Grilling” Cookbook. That means it’s got to be good, so fire up the grill tonight and try out the ‘Perfect Burger’ recipe with friends and family.  If this recipe whets your appetite, check out the cookbook with more than 275 […]

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Tequila Shrimp and Watermelon Salad – Friday Night Bites

Tequila Shrimp and Watermelon Salad - Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we have a special salad that’s perfect for kicking off weekend right.  Hope you enjoy! Tequila Shrimp and Watermelon Salad Ingredients: 2 Pounds Cooked Peeled, Cleaned and Chilled Cocktail Shrimp 2 Cups Seedless 1 Inch Watermelon ( or mix of melon) Cubes or any balls using melon baller 1 bag of baby spinach or arugula Dressing: 1 cup Casa Noble Tequila 1/4 cup Fresh Lime Juice 1/3 […]

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Homemade Potato Salad – Friday Night Bites

Homemade Potato Salad - Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and we have the perfect side for any BBQ! This potato salad recipe from Elizabeth is amazing! Serve it up at your summer BBQ’s or bring it as a side to one you’re attending. It will be a crowd favorite. We’ve been making this potato salad in my family for generations – it has evolved a bit as it has moved through the hands of each generation (I deleted […]

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Garlic String Beans – Friday Night Bites

Garlic String Beans - Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we’re going green.  Munch and crunch on this delicious and healthy side this weekend. These Garlic String Beans are an easy dish to make ahead whether you’re feeding your family or a crowd. This easy recipe delivers a flavorful crunchy complement to any main dish ranging from lobster to steak to chicken, plus it’s perfect for packing in your picnic basket. Print Garlic String Beans Author: Elizabeth Mascali […]

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Summer Garden Salad – Friday Night Bites

Summer Garden Salad - Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites, and tonight we’re serving some garden fresh goodness that’s the perfect pairing for lobster! Wondering what to pair with your lobster? Some feel it really stands alone and doesn’t require a side. However, when entertaining you may want to serve a complementary side dish that doesn’t detract from but enhances the lobster. Since corn on the cob, green beans and lightly dressed salads are popular accompaniments, we decided to […]

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Sriracha Grilled Chicken Sandwich – Friday Night Bites

Sriracha Grilled Chicken Sandwich - Friday Night Bites

  It’s time for Friday Night Bites, and tonight we’re kicking off the weekend with some heat!  Spicy Sriracha makes this chicken sandwich a winner and the fresh mozzerella is a cool complement that tastes just right.  Srirachi was named one of the Hot Food Trends for 2013 – give it a try this weekend and enjoy!   Print Sriracha Grilled Chicken Sandwich Author: Elizabeth Mascali Recipe type: Main Cuisine: American Serves: 4   Ingredients 4 thinly pounded boneless […]

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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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The Best Burger Recipe – Super Sliders!

The Best Burger Recipe - Super Sliders!

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we are ready for a BBQ. Feed a crowd with this easy to prepare recipe for mini burgers. This recipe allows you to prepare a tray of sliders ahead of time, so all you have to do is lift them out of the dish, pop them on the grill, slide them in a roll, and serve them up.  Perfect for Friday night parties! Print The Best Burger […]

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Easy Shrimp & Veggies On The Grill Recipe – Friday Night Bites

Easy Shrimp & Veggies On The Grill Recipe - Friday Night Bites

Photo by: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we are sparking up the grill. Warmer weather is here and we can’t wait for some shrimp on the barbie!  This Shrimp and Veggies recipe is easy and delicious.  Pair it with your favorite chardonnay and some fresh baked bread and you’ll have a meal that’s worthy of guests. Print Shrimp & Veggies on the grill Author: Elizabeth Mascali Recipe type: Main Cuisine: American   Ingredients […]

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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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Peanut Butter Marshmallow Crunch Brownies – Friday Night Bites

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Crunch Brownies - Friday Night Bites

Photo Credit: Alexandra Mascali  The weekend just got a whole lot sweeter – enjoy this week’s Friday Night Bites recipe! The different textures in this mile-high sweet are guaranteed to send your taste buds soaring. This dessert has a fudgy brownie-goodness with a layer of gooey marshmallow topped with a chocolaty peanut butter crunch.   Print Peanut Butter Marshmallow Crunch Brownies Author: Alexandra Mascali Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American   Ingredients 1 batch of brownies 1½ cups toasted […]

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Cheeseburger Hand Pies – Friday Night Bites

Cheeseburger Hand Pies - Friday Night Bites

Photo Credit: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites, and tonight you can forget all about the forks and knives.  Just don’t forget the napkins because these hand pies are juicy.  A delicious cheeseburger inside a light, golden crust that’s perfect for eating with your hands.  Make up a batch, and then hand them off and start enjoying the weekend!   Print Cheeseburger Hand Pies Author: Elizabeth Mascali Recipe type: Main Cuisine: American Serves: 8   Ingredients 1 […]

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Chicken & Rice Soup -Friday Night Bites

Chicken & Rice Soup -Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we have some soup for the soul! We love serving a one-pot meal on Friday night, it makes clean-up easy, so we can start enjoying the weekend, as soon as dinner’s done.    Add some fresh bread and Vino (lightly oaked Chardonnay is a great match) if you like, and you have a meal that’s just right for inviting guests to join.   Print Chicken & Rice […]

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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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Pasta Primavera – Friday Night Bites

Pasta Primavera - Friday Night Bites

Photo Credit: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites, and tonight is a meatless meal that will make you feel like spring! Our version of Pasta Primavera is fresh and oh so tasty! This “cream-less” Pasta Primavera recipe is a “light” yet satisfying the family or guests if you are entertaining. We love this dish because it’s so versatile – in addition to a quick Friday Night Bite, it’s a great meatless dish to […]

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Potato Soup ‘Light and Right Recipe’ – Friday Night Bites

Potato Soup 'Light and Right Recipe' - Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites, and what better way to kick off Saint Patrick’s Day weekend than with Potato Soup! (note this is a flashback Friday Night Bites) Elizabeth is sharing her amazing potato soup recipe with you -  I tried a bowl just the other day in her kitchen and can tell you it’s a real treat.  It tasted amazing and I couldn’t believe it was a light version.  My friend is amazing, […]

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Nutella Berry Pizza – Friday Night Bites

Nutella Berry Pizza - Friday Night Bites

Photo Credit: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight is another “berry sweet” idea from Ally! Looking for a way to switch up your normal Friday night pizza? This Nutella Berry Pizza is the perfect pizza to do just that! The sweet taste from the hazelnut spread and the fruity taste from the berries, make this desert irresistible. -Ally   Print Nutella Berry Pizza Author: Alexandra Mascali Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Serves: 6   Ingredients […]

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Gemelli Arrabbiata with Ricotta – Friday Night Bites!

Gemelli Arrabbiata with Ricotta - Friday Night Bites!

  It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we have Gemelli Arrabbiata for you. Arrabbiata means angry in Italian, but you will feel nothing but happy eating this simple to make, spicy tomato sauce over pasta.  We paired it with creamy ricotta cheese, that slowly melts into the gemelli.  You can mix it through the entire dish if the heat gets too intense.  It’s just right for tonight, or any night you want to […]

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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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