Category Entertaining

Grands! ® Cheesy Olive Poppers

Pop these little poppers in your mouth for a spicy surprise!
Prep time: 25 min
Total time:  45 min
Ingredients:  6 servings
Servings: 20
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon Sriracha or hot pepper sauce
1 can (10.2 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated buttermilk or original biscuits (5 biscuits)
20 small pimiento-stuffed green olives, drained
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Key Lime Panna Cotta

When I was shopping at the Westfield Mall (West Covina, California Mall) and stumbled upon Amapola Super Deli & Market, I felt like a kid in a candy store. This place had a cook making homemade tacos, hot food served fresh such as tamales, menudo, etc., all the pan dulce pastries you can imagine, fresh seafood, produce, and liquor. Nearly everything you could think of to make a Mexican feast...
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Dirt Cake

My sister in law made this cake for my farm themed baby shower. It was the best thing at the party and none of it was left. I had never made it so I took her recipe and a few I have seen online and put one together for our dear friend Denver’s birthday. I made a sign that read “Old as Dirt” and wrote it on a paper shuvel. You can make this cake lactose free or regular.
1 Pkg...
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Copycat Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzels

When I was in high school one of my friends worked at Auntie Anne’s, she would always bring pretzels to school and we would devour them. I think they make the best mall pretzel around. I’ve never attempted my own until tonight. My husband was craving a hot pretzel so I luckily had all the ingredients at home. This is very simple, takes a little time, but well worth it...
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Donut Holes “Doughnuts & Topgolf”

In early April I went to the VIP Grand Opening for the TopGolf in Houston, Texas. They had food set-up throughout the entire event. While guests were golfing in the bays, the servers were bringing over hot out of the fryer donut holes. Their donut hole belief: “Imagine if your own donut creation...

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Easter Beer & Wine Hunt

Adults can enjoy Easter too…. 


Go to your local wine shop, brewery, and/or grocery store and pick out 12-20 different beers and wines. 

Purchase some delicious candy such as Snicker’s, Andes Mints, Reese’s Pieces, etc. and stick a few inside plastic Easter eggs. You can typically find these at a .99 cent store or local grocery store.

Purchase Lottery scratcher tickets...

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Cake, Cake, & More Cake

Cakes, cakes, and more cakes. YES, I love to bake. I also like surprising friends and family with making them their own special cake or cupcakes for their birthdays. Here’s just a glimpse of the many different cakes you will find on my food blog. Most of these are simple and not time consuming whatsoever.
Barbie Doll Cake & Ken Doll Cake:
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Southwestern Salsa

I’m always looking for delicious salsas to make. I really like this one because you can add in what you like and don’t like as well as make it as spicy as you would like. I love all the colors in this salsa and it just tastes so darn good!
½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
½ cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
4 tab...
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Cupcake Recipes & Decorating

Please take a look at my page for creative cupcake ideas with recipes and decorating techniques. ENJOY!
For The BEST Cream Cheese Frosting EVER:
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 cups of confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
Optional: Add a ½ teaspoon or full teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa to give your frosting a chocolate beige coloring...
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Charcuterie, Cheese & Fruit Plates

I saw a post on Pinterest from which inspired me to go with many prepared platters for our New Year ’s Eve party. I went a little bigger than planned but I am happy with the outcome. There was seriously a little bit of everything. I think the best way would be to list everything that was laid out on the table and then you can decide what inspires you for your next party...
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