Appetizers

15 Tips for a Fun Indoor Camping Party & Free Printables

Indoor Camping Party

We love to camp at our house, but sometimes it’s hard to find the time to get away for a real camping weekend or the weather just won’t allow it. For times like this, the kids can still have a lot of fun by having an indoor camping party.  It is really just a matter of…

Antipasto Platter Tips – 14 Ideas for the Perfect Antipasti Platter

Antipasto Platter with specialty meats and cheeses

  An antipasto platter is a delicious combination of cheeses, vegetables and meats, usually served with good wines.  It’s a great way to start an evening with friends and is very easy to put together. Antipasto, (the plural is called antipasti)  when translated, means “before the meal.” Antipasti platters are meant to stimulate your guest’s appetite before…

Roast Beef Wraps with Cheese & Roasted Red Peppers

Roast beef wrap pinwheels

I love quick and easy recipes that still look pretty and taste amazing.  These Roast Beef Wraps with cheese and roasted red peppers make a great party appetizer or fun lunch treat. The Gardening Cook is a participant in the Amazon Affiliate Program. This post may contain affiliate links. I earn a small commission, at…

Cranberry Pecan Crostini Appetizers

These cranberry pecan crostini appetizers make the perfect party appetizers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BoursinCheese #CollectiveBias It’s time to make some Cranberry Pecan Crostini Appetizers! Cranberries are one of those foods that always seem to find their way onto the holiday table.  These lovely Cranberry Pecan Crostini Appetizers are the perfect appetizers to start…

S’mores Trail Mix – Fun & Tasty Snack

S'mores trail mix

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Consumer Brands. All opinions are entirely my own.  It’s time to make some S’mores Trail Mix! Our family is very fond of trail mixes.  They are a good way to satisfy you sweet tooth and also give you an extra boost of energy.…

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Healthy cooking Recipe

How to roast pumpkin seeds for a healthy snack.

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a healthy and nutritious snack. They are filled with nutritional goodness and are very easy to do and are a great project to do with the kids, when pumpkins are in season. Roasted pumpkin seeds make a great snack and are also a fun choice to add to antipasti.  (See my…

Tuna Lettuce Wraps – Healthy and Gluten Free

Healthy and tasty tuna lettuce wraps

If you are looking for a healthy, gluten free alternative to high carb wraps, try these tuna lettuce wraps. They are very tasty, packed with nutritious ingredients and so easy to make.  I love that I can have several of them without breaking my calorie bank.  You can’t say that with a normal wrap, can…

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

no bake peanut butter energy bites

Are you looking for a really easy to make and healthy snack that is both nutritious and super tasty?  Try these no bake peanut butter energy bites. They are simple to make, ready in minutes and pack a nutritious boost with a taste that can’t be beat. These peanut butter energy bites make a great…

Patriotic Table Decor

Patriotic Table Decor

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DipintoMeze #CollectiveBias  It’s time for some patriotic table decor. We’ve all had that moment when our friends or parents decide to visit with no notice for an important weekend.  But don’t panic.  Just because you have little warning that you’ll…

Mango Salsa and Homemade Tortilla Chips

Mango salsa

Looking for an easy party appetizer? Try this recipe for mango salsa and homemade tortilla chips. Summer is getting closer and that means that grilling season and get togethers are right around the corner. If you are looking for a tasty appetizer to start off your next BBQ, you can’t go past this recipe for…

Cinco de Mayo Progressive Dinner Party

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a progressive dinner party

Liven up your Cinco de Mayo progressive dinner party with these delicious Recipes. One of my favorite things to do with my fiends when we entertain is to have a progressive dinner party.  We go from one house to the next, with each friend contributing something to the dinner party menu. My blogging friends and…

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Appetizers

Spicy bacon wrapped chicken appetizer

My husband is a heat freak.  He loves really spicy foods of all types and there is not a hot sauce that he doesn’t think belongs in any recipe.  Me…not so much.  I like a bit of heat but not as much as he does.  So, finding the perfect recipe to satisfy us both is…

Albacore Tuna Rice Paper Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

Albacore tuna rice paper spring rolls and Asian dipping sauce

I love Asian inspired recipes.   They are clean and full of healthy ingredients and so flavorful.  This recipe for albacore tuna rice paper spring rolls rivals the ones my husband and I get at our favorite Thai restaurant. They are light, crunchy and go perfectly with the sweet and spicy home made dipping sauce. These…

7 Recipes for An Asian Dinner Party

7 Asian Dinner party recipes

Join us for an Eco-Friendly Asian Dinner Party with a Leafware Dinner Set. What fun my friends and my husband and I had this weekend with our eco-friendly Asian Dinner Party! I tried out some of my newest Asian recipes with our guests and we had a blast trying the new dishes, drinking wine and…

Homemade Tortilla Chips And Salsa

homemade tortilla chips and salsa

How to Make Homemade Tortilla Chips with a Great Salsa I have to admit it.  I don’t have a lot of will power to resist the things that I love to eat.  They always say, don’t trust a skinny cook.  I guess it is safe to say that you can trust me with absolute confidence!…

35 Foods You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

Muffin tins are not just for muffins! See my collection of 35 awesome muffin tin recipes

35 Surprising Recipes Can All be Made in a Muffin Tin! Muffin tins are not just for muffins anymore.  There are loads of creative ways to use your ingredients and then cook them in a muffin tin.  The finished recipe is a handy size that is perfect for either portion control or a meal on…

Review: Ebook – 101 Healthy Vegan Food Recipes – #Jonathavine

Ebook - 101 Healthy Vegan Asian Food Recipes

101 Healthy Vegan Food Recipes Ebook by Jonathan Vine Review I just downloaded a great ebook from Amazon called 101 Healthy Vegan Food by Jonathan Vine. If you follow a vegan diet and also love Asian food, this cookbook is a must read.  It is made for Kindle, but I simply downloaded the free Kindle…

Franklin’s Gourmet Popcorn Review – #franklinspopcorn

Franklin's Gourmet popcorn

My review of Franklin’s Gourmet Popcorn. Can we say “movie theater popcorn at home?”  Franklin’s Gourmet popcorn will make you feel as though you are eating movie theater popcorn for any movie night at home! Seriously, this is the best popcorn that I have ever made at home.  According to their website Franklin’s Gourmet Popcorn…

4 Layer Mexican Party Dip

Four Layer Mexican Dip

Printable Recipe:  4 Layer Mexican Party Dip This 4 layered Mexican dip is one of the easiest to make, but don’t let that fool you. The flavor is fantastic.I first got the recipe from my sister in law.  I’ve made this dip with both full fat cream cheese and meat chili, as well as fat…

Festive Dip in a Pumpkin Shell

Festive pumpkin dip

Use your Pumpkin shell as a Dip holder. There is certainly no shortage of pumpkins this time of the year.   We can carve them, paint them or cook them.  How about using your pumpkin in a different way?  Scoop it out and make a dip and then serve the dip right in the pumpkin shell.…

Easy Recipes for for Finger Foods

Start your holiday parties with one of these tasty appetizer recipes.

Try some of these appetizers at your next party My favorite kind of party is one where there is finger foods.  I enjoy this either as the host or as the guest.   Appetizers are a great way to start your party on the right foot and get your guests in a good mood. As the…

Home made Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel

Home made pretzel. Add cinnamon sugar and whipped cream for a taste sensation.

Printable recipe – Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel. One of my favorite treats whenever I go to the local fair at the fair grounds is a cinnamon sugar pretzel.  The sweet taste and soft texture of it is so much fun to eat. This recipe reproduces that feeling for me. It’s delicious and light and just the…