Posts in the ‘Recipes’ Category

Pepper Parmesan Crisps Recipe

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Pepper Parmesan Crisps Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

As the holidays approach, Strongbow hard cider asked us to come up with a second party food pairing (our first pairing was our quick and easy aioli recipe).

We chose to pair our pepper parmesan crisps recipe with the hard cider because we love the combination of apples and cheese. The cider brings a tangy, tart, appley-flavor, and the cheese brings a salty, unctuous richness that stands up well to the sharpness in the cider. Both play off each other effortlessly.

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9 Last-Minute Christmas Dessert Ideas

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9 last minute Christmas dessert ideas | CatchMyParty.com

Need some last-minute Christmas dessert ideas? Below are 9 of our favorite recipes for you to whip up this holiday!

We've got yummy cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cakes, and even peppermint bark. These have all been tested for ease and deliciousness. So spend less time baking and more time enjoying your holiday with friends and family!

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Quick and Easy Aioli Recipe

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Quick and Easy Aioli Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

I was asked by Strongbow to come up with a recipe that would pair well with the flavors in their hard apple cider. When I think of drinking hard ciders, with their warm apple-y bite, I think about hanging out with friends on a winter day in big, bulky sweaters (maybe that's what I'm thinking about right now because it's cold and cloudy here in Northern California). So I wanted to come up with something that would work well for a casual winter get-together.

I love serving French fries when I entertain because... everyone loves French fries. Honestly, do you know anyone who doesn't? But to elevate them, I like to serve them with unique and flavorful dipping sauces. So enter my quick and easy aioli recipe!

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California Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

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We were asked by DeKuyper to come up with a signature cocktail that would be fun to serve during the holidays. Most people think of eggnog or peppermint as their Christmas flavors of choice, but when I think winter... I think citrus!

I love the sweet and tangy flavors citrus brings to a drink, and since I am a California girl (by way of New Jersey), I wanted to create a California cosmopolitan cocktail recipe that highlights the relaxed, casual, West Coast lifestyle and would brighten up any holiday party.

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Candied Orange Slice Recipe

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Candied Orange Slice Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

If you're serving cake this holiday, and need to save time, do what I did here. Buy a white cake at the grocery store, and add some homemade touches like candied orange slices and I promise your guests will be impressed.

Making these candied orange slices was super easy. The only thing you need to be aware of is that your orange slices need time to dry, like two hours in a warm oven. Other than that, there's really nothing to it and the candied orange slices were delicious -- sweet, tangy, and chewy. They're definitely great for cake decorating, but you can serve them on their own as a candied treat, and your guests will eat them up!

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Peppermint Bark Recipe

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Peppermint Bark Recipe for the holidays! | CatchMyParty.com

Here's a delicious and easy peppermint bark recipe from Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine that is a fun treat to serve at your holiday parties or as part of a Christmas gift basket!

With the holidays fast approaching, I am getting all my recipes in order for our gift baskets. Ever since I was a little girl I have watched my mother bake. Christmas time for our family is a special time of year. We bake. We bake for family and friends.

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

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Last-Minute Delicious Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

If you are looking for last-minute and delicious Thanksgiving dessert ideas, we've got them! Here are 9 of my favorite desserts to give you some ideas beyond the usual fare.

I've created each recipe myself, so I know they how easy and tasty each one is, I promise you won't be disappointed. And if you make one of these =, please email me a photo to jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love to see how yours turned out!

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Cranberry Orange Scone Recipe

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Cranberry Orange Scone Recipe perfect for Thanksgiving breakfast! | CatchMyParty.com

Today we're sharing a delicious cranberry orange scone recipe  from Shauna Krantz from Ella and Annie Magazine. How yummy would these be on Thanksgiving morning!

There is just something about this cranberry orange scones recipe that I love. Well, scones period. Perfect for breakfast, warmed with a dab of butter. I could eat an entire batch!

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Pumpkin Pie Blondie Recipe

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Pumpkin Pie Blondie Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

We love putting new spins on classic dishes, and when Safeway asked us to do it for a traditional Thanksgiving recipe, we were excited, and came up with this pumpkin pie blondie recipe.

I think these blondies give traditional pumpkin pie a run for its money. They've got a delicious rich, moist, pumpkin-y flavor, lots of cinnamon and spice, plus, they're easy to serve, perfect for a potluck or to give as a gift!

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