Party Panache, Sunshine Pineapple Bacon Dip or Spread

We had a festive 4th of July weekend with fireworks and a boat parade And we snacked on this super easy delicious dip Pineapple, cream cheese & chives, sour cream, bacon and 3 cheeses It’s a flavor explosion in your mouth! It’s also so simple to assemble on a busy summer day Combine the drained … Continue reading

Party Panache, Cheese Stars

    With the 4th of July just around the corner You might need a last minute snack or appetizer for your celebration! If you have  bread,  cheese, mayonnaise and a cookie cutter, you can make these! Since we’re celebrating on the coast, I made some “goldfish” too This is a quick and popular snack … Continue reading

Party Panache, Asparagus Parmesan Aioli Fries

  There are a lot of recipes floating around for “asparagus fries”         I put my own twist on these by using mayonnaise in the wet batter       Mix the Parmesan and bread crumbs for the dry batter         Mix the mayonnaise with eggs for the wet … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Romaine Wraps

  The hit of the holidays were these Romaine Wraps Filled with a combo of cranberries, blue cheese, pecans and bacon, they disappeared rapidly!           We had these for our Citrus Bowl party on New Years Day           And I made a tortilla wrap with the extra … Continue reading

Party Panache, Strawberry, Pecan & Pimiento Cheese Wreath

  I’m getting a head start on my holiday menu this week         This cheese ring is easy to whip up Wrapped well, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week until ready to garnish and serve         It starts with Pimiento Cheese       … Continue reading

Party Panache, Puff Pastry Mini Monte Cristos

  There is a recipe on the December Paint Bucket that is very similar to one of my long time favorites, Puff Pastry Bites from Ina Garten She is one of my favorite chefs from the Food Network I love her directness, she simply prepares food well She doesn’t fuss over things or make complicated … Continue reading

Party Panache, Hocus Pocus Party Dip

    We had a super fun Saturday           A little batting practice as we entertained friends and watched football on the patio         It was chilly enough to light the fire around 4 pm         58 degrees was quite a difference than the 98 … Continue reading

Party Panache, Yummy Mummy Asparagus & Bacon Braid

  With Halloween on the horizon, I had some fun with this Yummy Mummy Stuffed Braid         But keep in mind, this is not just for Halloween!         Dress it with greens to suit any occasion… add edible flowers for a spring party or shower, rosemary or holly sprigs … Continue reading

Party Panache, Breezy Easy Party Recipes and Shortcuts!

  Many prayers for the Bahamas, Florida, and the whole East US coast as they deal with Hurricane Dorian…we were lucky this time and didn’t have anything but sunshine and fun on the Gulf Coast for Labor Day…   We had 20 at our house for dinner Friday and Saturday night,  I tried to make … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Roasted Shallot and Everything Seasoning Dip

  If you like Everything Bagel seasoning,  and are a fan of onion dip, I hope you’ll try this twist on onion dip made with roasted shallots   😋         This recipe is from Pattie @ Olla-Podrida The base is fresh shallots Shallots are similar to onions, but with a slightly milder … Continue reading