Tailgating Foods: Hawaiian Sliders

It is that time of year for tailgating at football games, ballgames, etc. Tired of the same old menus and recipes? All this month and next we will be providing new and different recipes to try one your next tailgating party. Hawaiian Sliders Ingredients: 24 slices of deli honey ham 6 slices Swiss cheese, cut…

Pool Party Menu

Strawberry Lemonade Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 2 cups boiling water ½ pound fresh strawberries, quartered 12 cups cubed watermelon 1 can, frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 3 tablespoons lemon juice Ice cubes Directions: Dissolve sugar in boiling water. Place strawberries and watermelon in batched in blender, mix until well blended. Pour fruit through a mesh strainer….

Greek Festival Specialty: Spanakopita – Spinach Cheese Pie

June is the start of festival season in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Over the years, going to the various festivals have become tradition and a unique way to socialize and party with friends.   All over the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Atlantic areas are international festivals, such as Greek, Italian, Irish, Scottish and German.  All are favorites with lots…

Kentucky Derby Bourbon Chicken Skewers

May 1st is Derby day! Are you ready to kick off the outdoor party season?  The Kentucky derby is a great way to start the season off right.  Invite a few friends over and set the TV outside for a fantastic party event. Even if your backyard isn’t very large, you can still create a…

Deviled Eggs for Easter

Start your meal strong with an appetizer that’s made for the family holidays. These deviled eggs are delicious, and the best part, there’s always more where they came from! Deviled eggs without vinegar are a party-favorite and a go-to appetizer recipe for any host. Top them with different combinations to keep your imagination running and…

Ham Salad

            What is ham salad? Well, have you ever had chicken, egg, or tuna salad? It is along the same lines as those. You can add pretty much any vegetable you want to it. Can be served as a dip with crackers, on bread to make a sandwich, or even over a bed of leafy…

Tips for Small Winter Outdoor Dinner Parties

            This year has been rough on everyone. Not being able to see our loved ones and enjoy their presence is a hardship. Many of us are used to having big family dinners or even just the occasional small dinner party. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has put a damper on all our plans. There are still ways…

Game Day Dipping Sauces for Appetizers

It’s game day! You’re planning a small gathering of friends and family.  Creating a menu with lots of finger foods and appetizers ready made for dipping is the best route to go for an occasion like this. Sports and dippable finger food go hand-in-hand. So what do you use as a dipping sauce?  Here are six…

Mini Blue Cheese Quiches

            What is a quiche? It is an unsweetened custard pie usually with a savory filling. Some, like a French quiche, consist of pastry crust filled with delicious custard and pieces of cheese, meat, seafood, or vegetables. Today, though, we are going to make yummy mini blue cheese quiches, just perfect savory bites for tea…

May Parties:  Kentucky Derby Day appetizers and drinks

May is full of opportunities to shine as a “Queen of Entertaining”.  There is Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby just to start the month of entertaining off in the right light – and on the same Saturday. If you have cooking and hosting abilities that leans towards a Latin flair, try your hand…