Simple Party Food Party Food and Much More! Wed, 30 Nov 2022 14:41:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Simple Party Food 32 32 Simple 7 Layer Taco Bean Dip Tue, 29 Nov 2022 08:27:00 +0000 Are you sick of serving chips and salsa when you entertain? Why not serve a delicious, colorful, and chunky Mexican inspired 7 layer taco dip that your guests will remember! Everyone loves tacos and taco dip! As a matter of fact, the only thing better than eating a fresh taco is eating taco dip! So what’s in a 7 layer taco bean dip? There are quite a few variations to this dip. But this is our favorite. It’s simple and perfect. Refried beans (you can certainly buy premade beans in a can, but why not kick it up and make your own refried beans?) Guacamole (again, you can buy this too – but we’ve got a great simple recipe for Guac) Cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning Picante sauce (or salsa) – yup, we have a recipe for salsa too!) Lettuce Colby Jack cheese Black Olives How To Layer a Taco Dip Simply follow the pictures below for an amazing dip your guests will love. The refried beans do not need to be cooked or heated. They are already cooked. Simply layer them in the pan. We prefer to use a glass 8×8 baking pan for this so your […]

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SIMPLE Sweet Potato Casserole (step by step) Mon, 07 Nov 2022 14:21:00 +0000 No matter how you cut it, sweet potato casserole is a staple on Thanksgiving tables all over the country.   The problem, universally, it seems is how S-W-E-E-E-T this side dish can be.  They are made from SWEET potatoes after all. Some recipes on the internet have this side dish coming in at OVER 500 calories, 25 grams of fat and over 40 carbs! No thanks, we’d rather save all those calories for a delicious piece of apple cobbler! How to Make Sweet Potato Casserole LESS sweet, yet still delicious There are several ways to combat this.  One way would be to counterbalance it with savory notes, such as browning the butter or adding spices like nutmeg and ginger.  You can also, believe it or not, add carrots to the side dish.  Again, this helps balance the sweetness. This recipes cuts down on the sugar by using only ¾ of a cup and adding cinnamon and nutmeg to help balance it. Skip the traditional marshmallow topping. This ALONE will save over 160 calories. Use just pecans instead. If your guests INSIST on a marshmallow topping, then our recipe fits the bill. We use MINI marshmallows, which still gives that gooey, sweet […]

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Simple Crab Cake Bites Tue, 01 Nov 2022 15:11:00 +0000 Crab cakes are a classic recipe, so why not make your life simple and turn them into bite-sized crab cakes? These crab cakes bites are easy, delicious and make the perfect party appetizer! One of the most popular appetizers at any event are appetizers your guests can either just pop in their mouth or hold in one hand, all whilst while holding a drink in the other hand, of course! No one wants to balance a plate, no matter how small, and then wander around aimlessly trying to figure out where to throw the plate out! And as wildly popular as these cold seafood mini bites are, your guests will LOVE these warm bite sized crab bites even more. They have all the flavor of Maryland Crab Cakes but your dollar is stretched much further, as this recipe makes THIRTY of these babies. Serve them alongside some lemon wedges and our remoulade sauce and they will be the FIRST to go! How to Make SIMPLE Crab Cake Bites Simply mix the first 8 ingredients listed below in a large bowl. Sauté onions, a little red pepper and garlic until soft. Add together Roll into balls Fry ’em up! Do not […]

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SIMPLE Jalapeño Mummy Poppers Sun, 30 Oct 2022 14:00:00 +0000 These super cute jalapeño mummy poppers are as simple to make as they are cute! Jalapeño peppers are stuffed with your favorite flavored cream cheese, cheddar cheese and bacon.  They are individually wrapped in store bought crescent roll dough in a mummy wrap fashion and baked until golden brown and the cheese is warm and melted. These mummies are sure to be the hit at your next gathering by turning a few ordinary ingredients into something extraordinary, spooky and yummy! How to Make Jalapeño Mummy Poppers: Begin by washing, deseeding and deribbing the peppers.   Simply slice them in half using a small sharp knife.  Run your knife parallel to the popper to remove the rib portion.  You can leave in as much rib and seeds as you like. Unroll the crescent dough and pinch the seams together forming one large piece.  Cut into 20 even strips. Mix the ingredients for the filling together and spoon enough in each pepper to fill it evenly with the edges. Wrap them in the crescent roll Bake and eat! Try making a variety of these mummy poppers with different flavored cream cheeses.  This recipe calls for Jalapeño flavored, but onion and chive is a […]

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SIMPLE Apple Pie Spice Sat, 01 Oct 2022 13:52:21 +0000 Take a big whiff of Apple Pie spice.  What do you smell?  It is a smell that can take a person to another place and time.  Visions of  grandma baking or mom putting the finishing touches on a freshly baked pie. As a result of combining cinnamon, All spice, nutmeg, cloves, a little ginger,  maybe some cardamom, it creates one of the most magical combinations ever created.  After all, what’s apple pie without the spices? Cinnamon has an earthy and sweet flavor.  Nutmeg is most well known for its distinct flavor in egg nog or gingerbread cookies.  All spice is simply a combination of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon.   The combination of these simple spices creates one of the most sought after spices on the market. But why add ANOTHER spice to that rack when you already have everything that make up Apple Pie spice? The great thing about making your own apple pie spice is that you can customize it, because it really comes down to what YOU think apple pie, pancakes or muffins should taste like. If you like cloves with your apples, add some into your apple pie spice recipe.  If you love cardamom, go ahead and add […]

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