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Totally Tempting Truffles

Totally Tempting Truffles

Toasted Smores Truffle Pops
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
Raspberry Truffles
Copycat Ferrero Rocher Truffles
Pecan Sandie Truffles
Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles
Cake Batter Truffles
Oreo Buckeye Truffles
Churro Truffles
Samoas Truffles

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Fabulous Appetizers For The Win

Fabulous Appetizers For The Win

Chili Cheese Boats
Easy Sausage Balls
Chicken & Waffle Sliders
Bacon Cheese Ball
Game Day Nachos
Barbeque Chicken Stromboli
Layered Mexican Bean Dip
Cheesesteak Bites
Tangy Sesame Wings
Loaded Mashed Potato Bites
Bacon Cheese Mushrooms
Crescent Roll Pizza

 

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Delicious and Savory Cold Dips to Try

Delicious and Savory Cold Dips to Try

Pineapple Bacon Dip from Spaceships and Laser Beams

Cranberry & Caramelized Onion Cheese Spread from Who Needs a Cape

Parmesan & Bacon Dip from Who Needs a Cape

Avocado Hummus from Mama Likes to Cook

Sour Cream & Herb Dip from Spaceships and Laser Beams

Dill Pickle Dip from Cincy Shopper

Caramelized Onion Dip from Who Needs a Cape

Roasted Curry Cauliflower Dip from Savory Tooth

Perfect White Queso Spinach Dip Appetizer from Mrs. Wright Writes

Chunky Avocado Salsa from Leave No Leftovers

Spinach Hummus from Mama Likes to Cook

Mango Dipping Sauce from Spaceships and Laser Beams

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip from Crafty Housewife

Easy Veggie Cream Cheese Dip from Frazzled and Frugal

Homemade Ranch Dip and Dressing from Simply Sherryl

Perfect Veggie Dip from Daily Momtivity

Spicy Black Bean Hummus from The Foodie and The Fix

Copycat Fritos Bean Dip Recipe from Thrifty Jinxy

Easy Creamy Onion Dip Recipe from Thrifty Jinxy

Veggie Ranch Dip Recipe from Thrifty Jinxy

Roasted Garlic and Chia Guacamole from Eat Thrive Glow

Easy Bacon Ranch Dip from Baking Beauty

Seven Layer Dip Cups from Baking Beauty

Cream Cheese Pickle Wrap Dip from Living a Sunshine Life

Homemade French Onion Dip from Naturally Loriel

 

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Awesome Appetizers That WOW From the First Bite

Everyone knows the best parties have the best food, so score a win with these awesome appetizers.  Each one is delicious and will satisfy and wow your guests from their very first bite.

Awesome Appetizers to WOW Your Guests

3 Ingredient Cheese Ball from Frazzled and Frugal

Cheesy Bacon Pull Apart Bread from Living Sweet Moments

Veggie Pizza Bites from Cincy Shopper

Cucumber Hummus Cups from A Bird and a Bean

Garlic and Ranch Cheesy Bread from The Real Pantry

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Manchego Cheese and Ham from Naturally Loriel

Easy Baked Chimichanga Recipe from Thrifty Jinxy

Cheesy Hashbrown Bites from Coffee With Us 3

Chelo Kebabs and Cucumber Yogurt Salad from And Here We Are

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe from Baking Beauty

Bacon Wrapped Pretzel Rods from Bunny’s Warm Oven

Roasted Pepper & Cheese Spread from Who Needs a Cape

Guacamole Bruschetta from Daily Momtivity

Thai Style Pork Meatballs from Leelalicious

Taco Casserole from The Real Pantry

Crispy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus (Paleo, Low Carb) from Wholesome Yum

Meatball Sub Cups from Mom’s Messy Miracles

Homemade Baked Potato Wedges from Savory Tooth

Easy Potato Bites Recipe from Not Quite Susie Homemaker

Three Cheese Bacon Puff Pastry Appetizers from Food n Service

Sausage Cheese Puffs from Joyfully Thriving

Italian Sausage Sliders from 2 Kids and a Coupon

Savory Bacon Pineapple Bites from Small Town Woman

Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta from Happy Deal Happy Day

Buffalo Quinoa Balls With Ranch Dipping Sauce from V Nutrition

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Decadent Dessert Dips to Satisfy ANY Sweet Tooth

Having a get together?  Make (or take with you!) one of these easy and scrumptious sweet dips.  There is something here to satisfy every sweet tooth, and maybe make a few converts of the savory only crowd in the process.  In fact, I don’t see a single one that I would not like.  Probably too much!  These would be great for any party, bbq, Holiday event or the Big Game.  Enjoy!

Decadent Dessert Dips to Satisfy ANY Sweet Tooth

SNICKERS® Almond Cheesecake Fruit Dip from Spaceships and Laser Beams

Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus from A Virtual Vegan

Homemade Salted Caramel Dulce De Leche Dip from Inspiring Savings

Raspberry Whipped Fruit Dip from Crafty Housewife

Quick Mango Salsa from Living Sweet Moments

Cookie Dough Dip from Family Food and Travel

Snowman Appetizers with Honeycomb Dip from Spaceships and Laser Beams

Cherry Cheesecake Dip from Cincy Shopper

Key Lime Pie Dip from Shaken Together

Chocolate Avocado Fruit Dip from Slap Dash Mom

Birthday Cake Dip from Six Dollar Family

Peanut Butter Dip from The Bewitchin Kitchen

Sweet & Fluffy Creamsicle Dip from Shaken Together

Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake Dip from Food Folks and Fun

Peanut Butter Snack Spread from Bunny’s Warm Oven

Sweet Cherry Fruit Dip from Bunny’s Warm Oven

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip from Mama by Fire

Strawberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Spread from Daily Momtivity

Sweet Cherry Fruit Dip from Bunny’s Warm Oven

Cinnamon Cheesecake Dip from Kleinworth & Co.

Nutella Dipping Sauce from Average But Inspired

Weight Watchers Mint Fluff from Slap Dash Mom

Fluffy Pumpkin Dip from Thrifty Jinxy

Creamsicle Fluff Dip from Life on Deer Run

Chocolate Chocolate Cheese Ball from Making of a Mom

 

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Hot Dip Recipes to Please a Crowd

Score big at any gathering with these sure to satisfy hot dip recipes.  I have to say every single one of these looks amazingly delicious, and is easy to make.  I would have two or three of these for a party.  Keep your masterpieces nice and hot and keep the crowd happy when you serve from a dip sized slow cooker or (How cool is this??!!) a double sided dip warmer.  No matter what you make, these are sure to be a hit.  Enjoy!

Hot Dip Recipes to Please a Crowd

Baked Broccoli Cheese Dip from Who Needs a Cape

Buffalo Chicken Dip from Spaceships and Laser Beams

Chunky Jalapeno Artichoke and Spinach Dip from Savory Tooth

Mexican Fiesta Dip from My Organized Chaos

Warm and Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Dip from Mama Likes to Cook

Crockpot Queso from Frazzled and Frugal

Buffalo Chicken Dip from 3 Boys and a Dog

Slow Cooker Mexican Corn Dip from Sugar Spice and Family Life

Loaded Baked Potato Dip from Wanna Bite

Hot Shrimp Dip from My Organized Chaos

Pizza Dip from 3 Boys and a Dog

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Dip from Baking Beauty

Spinach and Artichoke Dip from My Organized Chaos

Frito Pie Dip from The Baking Fairy

5-ingredient White Queso from The Baking Fairy

Best Ever Jalapeño Popper Dip from A Bird and A Bean

 

Hot Cheesy Crab Dip from My Organized Chaos

Kickin’ Corn off the Cob Dip from Ann’s Entitled Life

Crock Pot Sausage Dip from Nerdy Foodie Mom

Game Day Seafood Dip from Wanna Bite

Skyline Chili Dip from Simply Sherryl

Red Gold Monterey Jack Queso from Simply Sherryl

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Dip from Mom’s Messy Miracles

Italian Dipping Oil from Bunny’s Warm Oven

 

Slow Cooker Apricot Brie Dip from Today’s Creative Life

 

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10 Party Perfect Foods

10 Party Perfect Foods

  1. Greek Lamb and Feta Pinwheels
  2. Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescents
  3. Turkey Sliders
  4. Mini Ham, Bacon and Cheddar Cups
  5. Poppy Seed Pretzel Dogs
  6. Tomato and Feta Bruschetta 
  7. Cranberry Feta Pinwheels
  8. Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes
  9. Cheeseburger Sliders
  10. Mini Quiches

 

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Fun Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

The holidays are a spending frenzy, so why not save some money on the last holiday of the season?  Instead of going out and spending a ton on dinner and a party that you may regret on New Year’s Day [See 5 Tips to Avoid a Hangover], try New Year’s Eve in a different way!  These fun activities may save you some money, while you are having fun and making memories.

Celebrating New Year’s is about the start of a new year, so why not go on a small vacation to kick it off?  Though not necessarily as cheap as a one night party, the memories are priceless and a weekend trip can totally be budget friendly.  Cruises are a great, fun, inexpensive way to party away the New Year and get away from the cold. Cruises offer a variety of states to cruise from including California, Florida, and Texas, and have options like Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and more.  Some have 3 day trips, a fast getaway that can be really cheap. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are normally included in the price of the cruise, and you will save hundreds of dollars on airfare if you just drive to the departure port. Cruises vary in price, but many people book cruises under $600, and this includes two guests! The earlier you book, the better options you will have.  You can also get away to a near by city for the weekend and be a tourist.  Winter prices in many areas are cheaper, and even exploring a familiar city in the winter can lead to unexpected new places to see, even in your own town.  Check out a site like Booking.com (I use this site a lot) and they can even alert you when there is a great deal in your chosen destination.

Staying at home is a great way to save money, and may be your only option anyhow if you have kids.  You may be broke, or you may be broke down tired and cannot even fathom trying to find a reliable sitter and putting on a bra, makeup, and heels while hanging out in a noisy place paying God knows how much to be with complete strangers.  Whew, I have just talked myself right into staying home!  Creating food and entertainment is easy and inexpensive at home with the family. A family favorite is to watch movies, play games, and make food.  A potato bar or nacho bar is a delicious and inexpensive way to have a creative appetizer, or make individual pizzas.  Setting up a cupcake decorating station and hot chocolate bar is a fun dessert that we love.  If you have little ones, do the countdown early and pop them into bed, and enjoy some time doing whatever you want to do.  A money saving tip! Instead of buying or renting movies, borrow them from the local library (FREE!), borrow from friends, or use what you have.  Amazon Prime has tons of free movies, along with streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.

Instead of staying inside all day, why not enjoy some fresh air?  Enjoying nature can be a beautiful way to welcome a new year. It is also a sure fire way to make sure your kids have no chance of making it anywhere close to midnight (ALONE TIME PEOPLE!).  So go Ice-skating.  Go sledding.  Bundle up and take a walk! Parks are a wonderful free activity, and a great way to start a fitness resolution.  Pack a lunch with hot cocoa and some warm blankets and let the kids run off some steam.

PARTY TIME! If you want to enjoy the holiday, and you REALLY want to party all night with guests, here are some tips to make it less pricey. Start the party after dinner time, around 8 or 9 pm, so people know to eat dinner before.  Have an appetizer potluck, and ask everyone to bring a dish.  Make it fun and vote on the best one!  This will save a pile of money for you when it comes to food costs. Serving some bubbly at midnight is a classic tradition, but if it is made into a punch it will create more for everyone (And taste better.  Most people don’t really like the taste of champagne.)  Either serve one alcoholic signature drink [Check out our Hard Cran Orange Cocktail] OR offer a fun non-alcoholic option [See our 25 Fun Mocktails for New Year’s Eve] You can also simply ask guests to BYOB, and you provide the coolers, ice, cups, and some soft drinks and definitely some water.  Unplug from the electronic devices, and play some party games or board games together.  Make staying off of phones a game.  Give everyone a safety pin/clothes pin.  If someone is caught looking at their phone (other than taking pictures to memorialize the fun, or communicating with the babysitter/on call at work/you get the idea.) you can take their pin.  At midnight, the one with the most pins wins a small prize [Pick up some fun prizes from the after Christmas clearance sales or from the dollar store.]  If you choose to have kids at the party, and you probably will because most people can’t get a sitter, consider everyone going in on ONE sitter who will be at at the party to entertain and watch the littles while the parents relax with the adults.  Whatever you do, please party responsibly and use Uber or just stay over if you over indulge.

Go to the movies! Make some tasty finger foods or have dinner before leaving, so that you are not hungry when you arrive and overindulge at the expensive snack bar. If you are tired of staying home, and want to unplug from life for a bit, go see a movie.  The matinee showing will save a quite a bit, and some areas have theaters that show older movies for cheap.  Many of these “older” movies are new to me lol since we don’t get to go a lot. Take a group of people or just go with your sweetie or kids. Certain apps like IMDB will let you know the upcoming movies in January.

Saving money allows you to not only enjoy these activities without the added stress of spending money, and it allows you to enjoy simple moments.

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25 Fun Mocktails for New Year’s Eve

Have the Fun of the Party without suffering the hangover!   These 25 mocktails are fun and perfect for kids and adults alike.  Pick a signature “drink” and let the party commence.

1. Cotton Candy Cocktail
2. Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Spritzer
3. Virgin Mango Margarita
4. Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri
5. Pineapple Mint Smoothie
6. Non-Alcoholic Apple Pie Punch
7. Virgin Bloody Mary
8. Red Robin Freckled Lemonade
9. Cranberry Kiss Mocktail
10. Mango Pineapple Mocktail
11. Cherry Mulled Mocktail
12. Kid Friendly Kool-Aid Slushie
13. Blueberry Mock-jito
14. Peach Mocktailrita Float
15. Captain America – Red, White, and Blue Drink
16. Cinderella Mocktail
17. Very Berry Mint Sparkling Mocktail
18. Easy Lemon Drop Mocktail
19. Shirley Temple
20. Green Gamora Mocktail
21. Apple Pomegranate Mocktail
22. Sunrise Sparkle Mocktail
23. Sea Breeze Mocktail
24. Teajito Mocktail
25. Margarita Mocktail

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5 Tips for Avoiding a Hangover

Hangover

If you want to avoid a hangover on New Year’s Day, here are some things that you can do on New Year’s Eve to prevent or lessen the severity of that awful feeling when you wake up in the morning.

1.  Don’t drink.  Believe it or not, you can have a great time without drinking.  Lots of places offer free non-alcoholic options for the designated driver and you can make sure that everyone gets home safe.  And just think how nice it will be to be alert and feeling good on the first day of 2013, when you call all your hungover friends all bright and chipper at 9 AM to wish them a Happy New Year!

But if you are going to drink…

2.  Stay well hydrated.  This means drinking plenty of water before, during, and after you drink alcohol.  In fact, it is a good idea to alternate each alcoholic drink with a water or at least a soft drink.

3.  Eat before you drink.  Alcohol will enter your system slower when you have food in your stomach.  Plus it is important to eat simply to maintain your energy level.  You do want to make it to midnight, right?  And go ahead and have that alcohol-fueled trip to your favorite fast-food spot before you go to bed.  You will sleep better if you eat something.  Just try not to overdo the fat or you may feel worse.

4.  Know your limits and stick to them.  You should know how many drinks you can safely handle and remain in control of yourself.  Do not be that drunk at the party who is talked about until the next party.

5.  Before you go to sleep, try to eat something light and drink a glass of water.  Wash your face and brush your teeth.  Try to get a solid 8-hours of rest.  DO NOT take apsirin or ibuprofen as they could harm your liver, which is already busy metabolizing all that alcohol you just drank.  If you do feel bad the next morning, you can take some otc pain relievers with breakfast.  Eat something with protein and carbs, like toast with peanut butter and some yogurt, and get some light exercise and hydrate.  Some coffee or a caffeinated beverage may help you feel more alert.  Eventually you will feel better.   Vow to never do this again and enjoy the New Year.

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