Oscar-Worthy Appetizer Ideas

Are you getting pumped for Oscar Sunday?! If you’re hosting or attending an Oscar party, here are a few red carpet-worthy appetizers that will earn you the Oscar for most clever host (or best appetizer in a supporting role).

Black Tie Cheese & Crackers
All you need for this easy app is a round cracker, a wedge of your favorite wheel cheese, and a few olives to slice and dice into a bow tie and buttons. Cute, clever, and most importantly simple.

Best-Dressed Hot Dogs
This recipe is all about finding the right napkin to dress your family-friendly treat up to the nines. Find a black napkin with white trim and construct little paper bow ties to wrap around hot dogs or pigs in a blanket for an Oscar-worthy easy app.

Tuxedo Strawberries
This one is very straightforward if you consider yourself to by nifty at dipping chocolate. Melt white and dark chocolate separately and dip fresh strawberries to achieve a black and white tuxedo look. Detail with a toothpick and leave on wax paper in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve these sweet treats.

To get you extra excited about the Oscars, we’re holding an Oscar Sunday Giveaway! Enter your best guess for who will take home the Oscars for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Picture, and you could be entered in a drawing to win a $50 EvesAddiction.com gift card! Enter here.

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Super Bowl Party Treats

It’s that time of the year again, football fans. Super Bowl time! Are you hosting a Super Bowl party this year? Or are you attending and expected to bring a finger food? There’s not much we love more than festive cooking and baking, so here are a few of our favorite football-themed treats we gathered from around the Internet, perfect for your Super Bowl party!football whoopie pies

Football Whoopie Pies
via Make Merry Events

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Football Cupcakes
via The Baker Chick

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Football-Shaped Zucchini Fritters
via Hungry Happenings

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Football Pepperoni Pizza
via Babble

If you prefer to wear your team spirit, rather than eat it, check out our Pandora-compatible football Oriana bead!

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Do you have a favorite at-home tailgating recipe? Share it with us! Whoever you’re rooting for, hope you have a happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Red Velvet Snowflake Cookies

It’s almost Christmas! And if you live on the East coast, you know we’ve gotten a fair share of snow in the past week or so. So while you’re cooped up in your house as the roads slowly get plowed, here’s a delicious looking recipe you can make with red velvet ingredients and a snowflake shaped cookie cutter: red velvet snowflake cookies.

Red-Velvet-Christmas-Snowflake-CookiesThis deliciously festive Christmas cookie recipe is brought to you by Created by Diane, where you can see the full instructions for these pretty and edible snowflakes. Go grab some red velvet emulsion and gather up your on-hand baking supplies and get prepped to make the most colorful snowflakes around!

If you’re planning to gift these cookies, why not pair them with a pretty snowflake necklace that will sparkle on long after the cookies are gone?
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Corny Cookies for Thanksgiving

Looking for a Thanksgiving dessert outside of the traditional pumpkin pie? Try your hand at these “corny” cookies from Spoonful.com.

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A simple sugar cookie topped with scale-like layers of Reese’s pieces or M&Ms candy and wrapped in green fruit leather makes a sweet maize lookalike dessert. Maybe these won’t replace your pumpkin pie, but they’d certainly be a nice addition to any Thanksgiving tablescape!

Head over to Spoonful.com for the step-by-step instructions to make this Thanksgiving treat.

Oreo Turkey Thanksgiving Place Settings

Awesome alert! If you’ve still got a heaping bag of leftover Halloween candy, but you’re starting to think about the impending hosting duties of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, these awesomely edible candy turkeys are perfect for you!

All you need is a handful of the right treats, some frosting to double as glue, and a few minutes with the instructions to create this fun, edible and practical Thanksgiving table decoration. This project, discovered via OurBestBites.com, comes with easy-to-replicate, step-by-step instructions (including photos!). These Oreo turkey place card holders are the perfect detail for a family style Thanksgiving meal. Just make sure the kids at the table save them for dessert! There’s also some adorable marshmallow cookie Pilgrim hats if you get to the bottom of the page.

What do you plan to use as table settings this Thanksgiving? If we could, we’d use jewelry! But since we’re not totally sure how to make that happen, I guess we’ll try out the Oreo turkeys.

What to Do With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

It’s the day after Halloween and your fridge is inundated with bags and bags of Halloween candy you or your kids scored the night before. Sure, it’s great to have extra chocolate around the house to snack on, but you couldn’t eat through that many Kit Kats if you tried!

You don’t have to let all that perfectly good free candy go to waste! Toss a few bags in the freezer and scroll through this list of recipes using leftover Halloween candy curated by Something Swanky.

There’s plenty of recipes for peanut butter fans, and I’m drooling over the Kit Kat cookie bars! Do you have a favorite leftover candy recipe? Share it with us!

Of course, if you’re skipping out on the sugary treats this year, you can go for a shiny treat instead, like these adorable cupcake stud earrings:

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Recipe: Caramel Apple Shake

Image Fall is in the air! And next to pumpkin, apple and caramel are the ultimate fall flavors! It’s not quite chilly enough out there yet to need hot apple cider, so while the weather is still pleasant, why not indulge in a fall-tinted summer treat? Cue the caramel apple milkshake. (Yum!)

We found this recipe via MomOnTimeOut.com and it’s so simple! Serving this delicious treat in a Mason jar is optional, but adds a bit of rustic fall flair if you’ve got one lying around.

 

 

 

What you need:

– 8 oz apple cider
Right now apple picking season is in its prime, and there’s no better time to head to your closest orchard and pick up a jug (or three) of fresh apple cider.

– 3 scoops vanilla ice cream

– 1-2 Tbsp caramel topping

– whipped cream

What to do:

1. In a blender, combine apple cider, vanilla ice cream, and caramel topping.

2. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel topping if desired, serve, and enjoy!

So simple, and so delicious! It would be easy to entertain all ages with this delicious seasonal twist on two classics.

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Of course you can always serve it with some sparkly party favors, but maybe we’re just inclined to add jewelry to everything!