Stained Glass Window Fruit Cake

There are so very many recipes for fruitcake, I can’t get them all posted before Christmas! But that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy it through the year. In some areas, fruitcake and puddings are enjoyed between Christmas and Easter, and the traditional wedding cake in England was fruitcake, no matter the time of … Continue reading

Holiday Cheese Log

Well, no one should be having a holiday cocktail party this year, but if you live in an alternate reality and can have that gathering, here’s a vintage cheese log recipe. Serve with crackers. These are the type of thing you see in the Harry & David catalog or in the background of pictures of … Continue reading

Orange Swizzles

I bet this was fun at kids birthday parties. Maybe a bit like Orangina? It could also be good at adult birthday parties with the addition of vodka. Orange Swizzles 1 can (12 oz) frozen Florida Orange Juice Concentrate Orange half slices Maraschino cherries 1 qt ginger ale Reconstitute orange juice w/ ginger ale. Pour … Continue reading

Cheese Balls

I feel like this is something good for a party and served with crackers. In the 1970s and 80s, cheese balls were a popular thing at parties – both cocktail parties and casual gatherings. These days you don’t see them as often (maybe for the best?), in favor of a cheese board with a variety … Continue reading

Spinach & Dill Dip (Donna)

Sometimes, planning for a party is more fun than the actual party turns out, right? I love thinking about the foods, how they will be arranged, staging the preparation, and working on it all even though it stresses me out so much! Here’s a tasty sounding recipe that reminds me of something my sister used … Continue reading