Category: Party food

  • DIY Cupcake Stand

    DIY Cupcake Stand

    What I used: Pencil String Cardboard (enough for two of each: 18″, 14″, 10″, 6″ circles) 2 large glass jars with twistable lids (I used sauerkraut jars) 4 sheets of poster board Ribbon Thick cardboard tube (the one used here is from a spool of 6″ organza) Hot glue (1)  Tie string to pencil and, […]

  • Dips for Veggies, Chips, and MORE

    Dips for Veggies, Chips, and MORE

    Before I had kids, I valued the importance of having dips for vegetables, chips, and a wide assortment of other foods.  Kids, however, have a way of changing the stakes on even the most basic things, and dips were no exception. After taking a straw poll of other similarly situated parents, it appears that nearly […]

  • Homemade Guacamole

    Homemade Guacamole

    What I used: 3 avocados 1 lime (plus extra if storing before serving) 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 small onion 1/2 jalapeno pepper 2 Roma tomatoes 1 Tbsp cilantro 1 garlic clove Mise-en-place Halve, peel, and pit avocados, retaining the pits if storing before serving. Juice lime. […]

  • Perfectly Creamy Humus

    Perfectly Creamy Humus

    What I used: 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup tahini One 15-oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 1 garlic clove 2 Tbsp olive oil (plus extra for serving) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground cumin 2-3 Tbsp water Dash paprika Mise-en-place Rinse and drain chickpeas. Mince or press garlic. (1)  Combine tahini and lemon juice in […]

  • Snackadium Tutorial with Templates

    Snackadium Tutorial with Templates

    This project was an absolute joy from start to finish.  I now have a functioning “snackadium” that I can reuse, and so can you.  I’ll first describe how to construct the actual “stadium,” and then I will give you my ideas for how to fill it! What I used (construction): 7 pieces of poster board […]