Roasted Beet Hummus

Roasted Beet Hummus

Roasted beet and garlic lend an unexpected rich sweetness to your ordinary hummus. And that color. Hello, gorgeous! This is a party-perfect dip – so easy and utterly impressive.

Crushed Fig and Prosciutto Crostini

Crushed Fig and Prosciutto Crostini

This crostini topped with jammy mashed up figs, salty prosciutto, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze is a take on one of my favorite bites at Locanda. Simple, sublime, and perfect party food.

High Five Fridays: Weekly Meal Plan, Party Food

High Five Fridays: Weekly Meal Plan, Party Food

Get the party started with these party snacks: Prosciutto Parmesan Puffs, Jambalaya Arancini, Crispy Oven Roasted Chickpeas, Walnut Date Cups with Candied Bacon, Black Forest Style Berry Gateaux.

Mushroom 500 Flatbread

Mushroom 500 Flatbread

This is the perfect bite of crispy flatbread, earthy, robust mushroom, and salty parmigiano

Party Time!  Entertaining Low on Budget, High on Flavor

Party Time! Entertaining Low on Budget, High on Flavor

We successfully fed 25 guests on $250, cooking up an array of tasty hors d’oeuvres. I mean, who doesn’t love appies? They’re usually the best part of the meal anyway. Plus, they’re perfect for large parties. They’re unassuming, filling, and allow people to mill around and chat while noshing on bite-sized bits of delicious.

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Just chop up some eggplant, red peppers, onion, and garlic, roast them off, and puree in a food processor (or strong blender) with some tomato paste. Roasting takes some time (about 45 min.) but it is worth it with the intensified, caramelized flavors you get from the veggies.