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!

Pre-Halloween Fall Craft: Owl Cupcakes

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

If you’ve been anywhere on the Internet lately, you may have noticed that Halloween is trending. It’s only September!! We’re all about Halloween, but at least wait until it hits October to break out the costume ideas!

Even though in our opinion, it’s a bit too early to hop on the Halloween bandwagon, fall themed crafts (that happen to have orange and black color schemes) are totally acceptable! So here’s a fun and easy way to liven up your cupcakes with a fall twist: chocolatey owl cupcakes!

All you need is your favorite cupcake recipe, some chocolate frosting, some Oreo cookies, and orange and brown M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces.

Instructions:

Bake your cupcakes and frost with chocolate icing. Then, carefully split 2 Oreo cookies per cupcake (keeping the frosting fully in tact on one side of the cookie) and place them atop the cupcake as pictured. Garnish with two brown M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces candies to finish the eyes, and add an orange candy between the two Oreo sides to form a beak. Voila! Cute, yummy owl cupcakes that are perfectly festive and appropriate as a pre-Halloween fall crafty treat!

Do you have any fun fall recipes to share? Leave yours in the comments! And if you want to double your owl love, check out the Eve’s Addiction owl jewelry collection.

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Oyster Pearl Cookies

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While perusing the wonderful world of Pinterest, we came across these oyster “pearl” cookies from Living Well Spending Less, and they were too cute not to share! 

These seem pretty easy to make, as you buy the cookies pre-made and simply need to add frosting and a pearl-like candy. All you need is 2 packages of vanilla wafers, some pink frosting, and pearl-colored Sixlets candy. Simply spread your frosting, add your pearl candy, and cover with another wafer at an angle, resembling an oyster. Refrigerate to harden until serving.

For details, see the original post here

These would be so adorable for an ocean or mermaid themed party! And we think we have the best party favor… pearls

Enjoy!

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Holiday Crock Pot Party Meatball Recipes!

Ever since I was little going to Holiday parties with my parents, there has ALWAYS been a crock pot full of mouth watering meatballs! For some reason, I feel like I just haven’t seen this in a few years. So in hopes of keeping the tradition of great party meatballs alive, I will be making 1 or even both of these versions of delectable little balls of meat!

I found two recipes that I really like (mostly because they both call for frozen meatballs = half the work! Because who has time really to roll hundreds of little meatballs!?)

Basically the only difference between the two is 1 change of ingredient: one calls for BBQ while the other sticks with the original way of doing these with Heinz chili sauce.

First up: 

Ingredients:
1 (32 oz.) bag frozen meatballs
1 (18 oz.) jar grape jelly
1 (18 oz.) bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce
Directions:
Pour the meatballs, grape jelly and BBQ sauce into your slow cooker and stir well until combined.
Cook the mixture on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 2 – 2 ½ hours until completely cooked through (stirring occasionally).
When they are ready, just set your crock pot to the “keep warm” setting and let guests serve themselves.
Just place small bowls and toothpicks next to the meatballs.
Everyone is going to love these!
A HUGE thanks to The Country Cook for posting this recipe!

Second Recipe:

Ingredients
2 12 oz jars Heinz chili sauce
1 32 oz jar grape jelly
1 bag meatballs (about 80 in a bag)

Directions

Put chili sauce and jelly in a large pot, heat until jelly is melted and sauce is smooth, stirring often. Add frozen meatballs; heat until meatballs are thawed and then simmer for 3 hours.
A HUGE thanks to Lee Smith for submitting this recipe on Cooks.com!

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Found a fairly easy recipe on the Food Network website for one of my favorite Autumn comfort foods – Butternut Squash Soup! Can’t wait to try this one soon 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Time: 1 hr (20 min. prep, 40 min. cook)

6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 to 3 pound) butternut squash, peeled and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Cut squash into 1-inch chunks.
  2. In large pot melt butter.
  3. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes.
  4. Add squash and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Remove squash chunks with slotted spoon and place in a blender and puree.
  6. Return blended squash to pot.
  7. Stir and season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
  8. Serve.