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Simple Strawberry Jam Recipe

You will LOVE this Simple Strawberry Jam – no pectin, no canning, no fuss from Elizabehth! Make a simple strawberry jam to add to your breakfast, brunch or tea table as a special touch. Spreading it on toast, biscuits, muffins, bagels, croissants, waffles or pancakes feels decadent – it truly is a treat! I was inspired to create this simple recipe because: (1) I had a craving for homemade jam like my mom made when […]

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The Ultimate Chocolate Dessert – Molten Lava Cakes!

The Ultimate Chocolate Dessert - Molten Lava Cakes!

Here’s a perfect dessert idea for you and your honey this Valentine’s Day.  It’s decadent and delicious! Molten Lava Cakes (Serves 2) Ingredients 1/4 cup unsalted butter 2 oz. baking chocolate unsweetened squares 1 large egg 1 large egg yolk 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 1 tsp. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. shortening 1 tsp. cocoa powder 1 tsp. confectioners’ sugar 2 fresh raspberries, washed and dried 2 fresh mint leaves ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips   […]

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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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Oven-Baked Polenta Recipe

Oven-Baked Polenta Recipe

P is for POLENTA! Polenta is a versatile food that is hearty, healthy and budget-friendly.  It makes a perfect based for countless toppings.  Some of my favorites are parmesan, braised short ribs, sausage and roasted tomatoes.  The traditional way to make polenta is on top of the stove, it’s labor intensive and requires constant stirring.   That’s why, I wanted to share this wonderful recipe for oven-baked polenta;  it’s so much easier than the stove-top […]

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Chocolate Truffles – Easy Homemade Recipe!

Chocolate Truffles - Easy Homemade Recipe!

We have THREE words for this Valentine’s Day Treat: RICH, DARK, DECADENT!  So satisfying, you only need ONE of these babies!  They make the perfect Valentine’s Day party dessert or gift.  Enjoy. Easy Chocolate Truffles (Makes 36 Truffles) Ingredients 3 doz. chocolate sandwich cookies (like an Oreo) 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate baking squares 4 oz. hot pink melting chocolate wafers   Instructions 1. Place cookies in a gallon-size sealable […]

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Banana Love Muffins – Valentine’s Day Recipe

Banana Love Muffins - Valentine's Day Recipe

Perfect Valentine’s Day Breakfast for your LOVE MUFFINS! These delicious Banana Love Muffins are simple to bake and make everyone feel special.  Serve them as a surprise breakfast for your loved-ones or enlist the help of the kids in the house to bake some memories together! Banana Love Muffins (Yields 18-20 muffins) Ingredients ¾ cup unsalted butter (softened) 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 4 ripe bananas 3 cups flour 1/8 cup wheat germ 1 ½ […]

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Valentine’s Day Sandwich Cookies!

Valentine's Day Sandwich Cookies!

Bake up some love for your family this Valentine’s day with this simple and special recipe. Kids love icing and sprinkles so we made sure to put them front and center in this sweet treat. Valentine’s Day Sandwich Cookie Recipe (Makes 12) Ingredients 24 sugar cookies (recipe below) 1 batch buttercream icing (recipe below) Heart sprinkles Instructions Lay ½ of the cookies bottom side up on a wax paper lined tray. Drop a spoonful or […]

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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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Cheap and Easy Super Bowl Recipe!

Cheap and Easy Super Bowl Recipe!

For all of you out there armed with a crock pot and an appetite for some really good food, this recipe is for you! It’s a great dish, without the hassle of spending hours in the kitchen. While it cooks all day in your kitchen, you can spend the day the way you want, and still be ready to feed a crowd when you get back home. Plug in the slow cooker and get cooking. […]

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Pie Fries!

Pie Fries!

Pie lovers rejoice! This all American, all-time favorite dessert has it’s own national holiday on January 23rd.  So this Wednesday forget the typical round pies you know and love and try one of Andrea Correale’s Cherry Pie Fries. Andrea’s Cherry Pie Fries are simple to re-create at home and perfect for a unique celebration honoring this delectable day. These light and playful cinnamon pie crust fries paired with sweet cherry pie filling dip make for […]

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Gluten-Free Spring Rolls with Spicy Ginger Sauce

I try to eat gluten-free whenever I can, so I am always on the hunt for a great recipe.   When I found this one, I knew I had to share. Just look how beautiful these spring rolls are plated on a simple white dish. I would be proud to serve them at any party.  The Spicy Ginger sauce gives them a real kick and turns a simple meal into something special – enjoy! Gluten-Free […]

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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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Rum-Glazed Shrimp – Cooking With Spirit!

 Rum-Glazed Shrimp - Cooking With Spirit!

It’s day four of  ‘Cooking with Spirit” week and today we have rum-glaze that takes shrimp to a new level. Hope you enjoy. Rum-Glazed Shrimp Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice ¼ tsp. black pepper 1/8 tsp. salt 1 garlic clove, minced 24 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 ½ lb.) 8 skewers ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar ¼ cup Rave Review!™ Original Culinary Rum™ ¼ cup […]

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Brandy Beef Chili with White Beans – Cooking with Spirit!

Brandy Beef Chili with White Beans - Cooking with Spirit!

Today, we continue with day three of  ‘Cooking with Spirit” week.  We’re happy to share this comfort food recipe that takes chili to a new level. Hope you enjoy. Brandy Beef Chili with White Beans  Serves 6 2 ½ lb. beef brisket, chopped coarsely 2 onions, chopped 1 fresh long red chili, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped 2 tbsp. tomato paste 1 cup low-fat, low-sodium beef stock ¼ cup […]

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Lime-Ale Grilled Chicken Recipe – Cooking With Spirit Week!

Lime-Ale Grilled Chicken Recipe – Cooking With Spirit Week!

It’s day two of  ‘Cooking with Spirit” week and today we’re sharing this delicious chicken recipe with a culinary spirit!  Enjoy. Lime-Ale Grilled Chicken Serves 4 Ingredients 1 lime, juiced 1 ½ cup Rave Review!™ Original Culinary Hops™ 1 tsp. honey 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro Salt and pepper 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Directions In a bowl, mix the lime juice, Culinary Hops, honey, garlic, cilantro, and salt and […]

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Beef and Beer Veggie Stew Recipe – Cooking With Spirit Week!

Beef and Beer Veggie Stew Recipe - Cooking With Spirit Week!

Editorial Content:  This is NOT a sponsored post, we’re simply sharing a great product. This week we’re saying ‘CHEERS to COOKING’, literally.  Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing some amazing recipes that incorporate culinary spirits.  They can turn a simple recipe special with just a splash and can play the role of star at your next dinner party.  We hope you enjoy! Rave Review!™ Original Culinary Spirits™  are the first line of spirits […]

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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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Broccoli and Pasta – A Special Family Recipe

Broccoli and Pasta - A Special Family Recipe

  A wonderful way to warm tummies and hearts this winter is with a little love from Mama Tina.  It makes any night, party night!  Elizabeth shares her family’s recipe for Broccoli Pasta below.   Mama Tina’s Broccoli Pasta Ingredients 1 lb. box rigatoni 1 pkg. fresh broccoli, washed and cut into florets 6-7 garlic cloves, thinly sliced ¼ cup + 2 tsp. olive oil ¾ cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs salt Instructions While bringing water […]

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25 Amazing Grilled Cheese Recipes!

25 Amazing Grilled Cheese Recipes!

No matter how you slice it, grilled cheese is an all-American favorite!  Below are links to recipes from across the web – everything from classics to creative. Grilled Cheese Facts The grilled cheese sandwich is a variation of the French recipe, the “Croque Monsieur,” which is a hot ham and cheese sandwich served in Bistros and has been around since the early1900′s. 1920′s: The grilled cheese sandwich was made with processed cheese and sliced white […]

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How To Make Healthy Quinoa Cookies

How To Make Healthy Quinoa Cookies

Stumped over what treats to serve to your Gluten-Free family members or friends when entertaining?  We have the perfect solution thanks to our friends at Veria.com, an online extension of the national health and wellness TV network Veria Living.  Be sure to check out their Healthy Recipe section is full of recipes that taste goof and are good for you too !  visit here> http://www.veria.com Quinoa Cookies Ingredients 1 cup cooked quinoa (whole grain) 1 […]

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3 Immune Booster Superfood Recipes For The Juicer!

3 Immune Booster Superfood Recipes For The Juicer!

Make sure you are healthy and able to celebrate all season by giving your immune system a boost. Try some new juice concoctions, loaded with superfoods like blueberries, kale and carrots, courtesy of recipe developers at Omega Juicers.  These juice blends will help ward off the flu and seasonal colds and keep you at your party best! Very Berry Blueberry Juice Health Benefits: Blueberries contain antioxidants such as vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, […]

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3 Winter Meal Recipes From All-Star Chefs: Keller, Chang and Kahan!

3 Winter Meal Recipes From All-Star Chefs:  Keller, Chang and Kahan!

All-Star hearty winter meals that will warm your holiday table from the All-Clad Ambassador Chefs! If you’re hosting family and friends for the Holiday Season, you are likely beginning to plan (and stress over) what to serve to wow and delight their taste buds.  So stress less this Holiday Season, and borrow some inspiration from a few of the world’s most acclaimed chefs, courtesy of All-Clad Chef Ambassadors: Chef Thomas Keller, Chef David Chang and […]

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Fresh Onion Soup Recipe

Fresh Onion Soup Recipe

Soup is good food and is also perfect for party time. At your next gathering give this fresher version of french onion soup a try.  It makes a great first course for a dinner party or the main course for a luncheon, serve it with a Roquette salad. Plus onions are really good for you! A quick glimpse at their incredible health benefits: The phytochemicals in onions improve the working of Vitamin C in the […]

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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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New Year’s Eve Cupcake Clock from The Bella Baker!

New Year's Eve Cupcake Clock from The Bella Baker!

I love this simple and special idea for New Year’s Eve dessert from Lauryn Cohen – The Bella Baker.  All you need to make your own is a dozen delicious cupcakes, pretzel logs and a silver cake stand! “It’s the sweetest clock ever! These cupcakes, each decorated with a Roman numeral and assembled in a circular formation, are a play on the clock that we stare at all night as we count down to a […]

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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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Make-Ahead Chocolate Soufflé, Hooray!

Make-Ahead Chocolate Soufflé, Hooray!

Can you imagine serving a hot, chocolaty dessert right out of the oven to your guests at your next dinner party?  Well you can and you will be able to join them at the table for the whole meal!  I found this awesome recipe on the Very Best Baking site from Nestle.  It does not get much easier than this, just mix the ingredients as per the directions below the day before your party and […]

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Easy Banana Crumb Muffin Recipe

Easy Banana Crumb Muffin Recipe

Banana bread and muffins are a favorite breakfast and snack in our house.  I have been making them for years the same way, so I was happy to find this recipe that adds a special twist – a sweet topping!  Whenever we can enjoy a leisurely morning at home,  it’s a great way to serve a warm, homemade treat. Hope you will enjoy them too. Banana Crumb Muffins Makes 10 muffins Ingredients 1 1/2 cups […]

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Jam Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

Jam Thumbprint Cookies (Makes 6 dozen) These cookies are a childhood favorite and I’ve passed on my love for them to my daughter. The family tradition continues and my mom can’t get a break from making them! Enjoy these melt in your mouth bite-sized cookies that look like they have a gem in the center. Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup shortening ½ cup packed brown sugar 2 egg yolks 1 tsp. vanilla 2 […]

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cups!

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cups!

Stumped over what treats to serve to your Gluten-Free family members or friends for the holidays?  We have the perfect solution thanks to our friends at Veria.com, an online extension of the national health and wellness TV network Veria Living. Hope you enjoy, we know your guests will! Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cups Ingredients For candy: 1 1/2 cups extra virgin coconut oil, melted 3/4 cup organic roasted peanut butter 1 tablespoon organic vanilla 2 teaspoons […]

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Champagne Cupcakes – Boozy Baking!

Champagne Cupcakes - Boozy Baking!

  We love boozy baking at the the Party Bluprints Blog and think these Golden Blossom Honey‘s Mini Champagne Cupcakes are perfect for New Year’s Eve celebrations.   Hope you enjoy and Cheers to 2014! Mini Champagne Cupcakes Ingredients Cupcakes: 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup shortening (softened butter can be substituted) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 eggs 1 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY 1/2 orange juice […]

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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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Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

These cookies are hands-down my family’s favorite holiday cookie. My mom has been treating my family to these cookies every Christmas for years. FYI: she has a little trick: she refrigerates or freezes remaining dough after baking up a few batches, so she can make fresh baked cookies anytime they want! I hope you enjoy – Elizabeth. Chocolate Crinkles Adapted from Betty Crocker’s Chocolate Crinkles Recipe Yields approximately 12 dozen (perfect for a cookie exchange […]

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Pomegranate Cupcakes and Cream Cheese Frosting

Pomegranate Cupcakes and Cream Cheese Frosting

I always have POM in my fridge, I’m hooked on the Pomegranate/Blueberry.  I have made plenty of cocktails with it, and they taste great, so when I found this delicious recipe on the POM Wonderful site, I had to share. POM Velvet Cupcakes with POM Cream Cheese Frosting by Chef Ashley James Time to Table: 35 Minutes Prep, 20 – 25 Minutes Baking and 20 Minutes Cooling Servings: 30 regular cupcakes INGREDIENTS:   POM Cream […]

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Peppermint Recipes For The Holidays!

Peppermint Recipes For The Holidays!

     Peppermint is one of the most popular holiday flavors and one that both kids and adults enjoy.   Today we are happy to share four delicious recipes that feature peppermint from Target’s Bullseye View.  We hope you try one or all four this season! Bullseye View is an online magazine, updated regularly to bring Target to life. It is a behind-the-scenes look at Target’s most exciting partnerships, initiatives, events and innovations. Visit us on […]

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