Easy Homemade Bruschetta Recipe Perfect for Share Worthy Moments

This Easy Homemade Bruschetta Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #CelebratorySips #CelebrateWithProphecy #CollectiveBias I am an introvert by nature, which means most days you will find me on my couch with a book and my favorite cookies.  It's a great place to be, and I enjoy my alone time. However, there are many moments in life that are made so much better by sharing with friends.  Weddings, promotions, or … [Read more...]

This Pear Crostini Recipe is an Easy Appetizer Idea for Any Occasion!

Have you ever planned to have a few people over and then created so much work for yourself that you swear you will never do it again?  I do that every single time we have guests.  I have great intentions and want to wow them with my superior culinary skills and then get so overwhelmed I am no longer having any fun!  With the holidays coming up quickly, I needed to find an easy appetizer or two for our next get together. I loved my easy smoked salmon recipe but want something to offer the vegetarians on my guest list!  This pear crostini recipe … [Read more...]

Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizer Recipe in 15 Minutes or Less!

This smoked salmon appetizer recipe is perfect for feeding company when you don't want to spend all day in the kitchen. The holidays are approaching quickly and with it comes our annual out of town guests.  I actually love having company because it gives me an excuse to try out lots of new recipes.  Of course, since the purpose of having company is to actually spend time with them, I don't want to spend hours cooking (and cleaning up the mess!).  Easy appetizer recipes that require very little work are a huge hit with me.  I came across this … [Read more...]

Cheddar and Herb Stuffed Mini Peppers Appetizer

This stuffed mini peppers appetizer has been sponsored by Cabot Cheese but all opinions expressed here are my own. One of my favorite appetizer recipes has got to be stuffed jalapenos.  Gooey choose and spicy peppers are a delicious combination.  However, not everyone is as much a fan of the spicy peppers as I am.  When I have company over, I know that my stuffed jalapenos will probably not move all that quickly.  I was thrilled when I came across mini sweet peppers at my local grocery store.  They are the perfect solution!  I made up … [Read more...]

Savory Mini Cheese Ball Recipes

This post about savory mini cheese ball recipes has been sponsored by Lunchbox but all opinions are my own. Many years ago, my husband and I started a very tasty New Year's Day tradition.  We make tons of easy appetizer recipes all day to nibble on while we enjoy the first day of the new year. We sip mimosas, eat appetizers and enjoy a slow start to a very busy new year.  I am always looking for easy appetizer recipes to make so when I got the chance to work with Kraft to share some savory mini cheese ball recipes I knew it was right up my … [Read more...]

Christmas Party Planning Tips and Artichoke & Kale Bruschetta Topper Recipe

This Christmas Party Planning Tips post is sponsored by NABISCO Cookies and Crackers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Christmas is a chaotic time of year.  There are gifts to buy, trees to decorate and classroom parties to supervise.  It's easy to forget the truly important things with all the stress surrounding us.  What's really important during the holiday season is celebrating with friends and family. Having our loved ones (and the occasional annoying ones) around us on Christmas is what makes this holiday truly wonderous.  Of … [Read more...]

Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe with Jalapenos

I have a confession to make.  I have walked into a restaurant and ordered fried mozzarella sticks for lunch.  Hey, that meal includes a dairy, a bread product AND a vegetable as long as I dip it in marinara sauce!  That is totally healthy, right?  Okay, I know I have a cheese addiction but those things are just delicious!  I decided to indulge my love of cheese today and make this baked mozzarella sticks recipe as a treat.  It definitely made a tasty snack and would be an easy appetizer recipe if you were having company. Normally baked … [Read more...]

Onion Ring Salad Recipe with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette #SpringIntoFlavor

This Onion Ring Salad Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias Have you ever opened up a classic French cookbook and checked out some of the recipes in there?  Know what you will find?  A REALLY long list of ingredients.  I am not a huge fan of really long ingredients lists...in my recipes OR in my food! I just don't have time for complicated most days!  Simplicity is my main goal when it comes to getting dinner on the table.  Healthy and natural … [Read more...]

Boursin and Prosciutto Topped Crackers are an Easy Appetizer Recipe #BoursinCheese

This easy appetizer recipe has been sponsored however all opinions expressed here are my own. I am the type of person who is completely happy to eat from the appetizer menu when I go out to eat.  When I attend a party I would much rather nibble on appetizers than sit down for a formal dinner.  I am a nibbler when it comes to eating and I do it all day long!  My husband and I discovered Boursin herbed cheese spread many years ago and it is a favorite of ours when we sit down to snack after the kids go to bed.  Yes, I save … [Read more...]

Rosemary and Cheddar Cheese Straws and the Beauty of Puff Pastry!

This post has been sponsored by Pepperidge Farm but all opinions are my own. Everyone has their own unique entertaining style.  Some people choose elegance, fine china and flutes of expensive champagne.  Some people choose takeout and football.  I tend to fall somewhere in between.  I like the food I serve at parties to LOOK elegant and complicated but to be incredibly easy to make!  After my recent experience at the Pepperidge Farm Game Night Party, I have decided that Puff Pastry is definitely my new favorite party food! At the … [Read more...]