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Recipe Party = Huge Success

You might have read my previous post about how excited I was to have my recipe party.  The party was everything that I imagined.  It was so much fun!  Everyone got along so well (probably because I have so many nice friends) and all the food was over-the-top delicious!

Here’s the jist of the party that I previously posted:
Each person emails the host their five favorite recipes before the party, brings one dish of their five sent recipes and shows up for a childless great night!  I made sure to let people know that it’s supposed to be stress free, if they show up in sweats, no one will judge.

It started at 6:30 and I think everyone was here by 6:45, let the party startttttt.  The girls labeled their recipes (I had a sharpie with some blank index cards), grabbed some delicious cocktails and I went around and introduced everyone.

Sangria was a hit cocktail.  I made it (I can’t take credit for the recipe)!


Sangria. One of my recipes. It was a huge hit!

Introducing was actually fun because it brought back old stories that everyone got to hear.

Next, we chowed down!  The food was so delicious.  I took pictures, it’s okay to start drooling because this food was SO scrumptious.

Asian Noodle Salad Recipe Party

This is a delicious Asian Noodle Salad, so yumm!

Broccoli Salad

Jamie brought this! I love broccoli salad for picnics (and you can totally make it south beach friendly).

Buffalo chicken dip with blue cheese

Perfect appetizer! Buffalo chicken dip!

Ceviche yum


I was so proud of my friend that made this!  She never (no exaggeration here) cooks.  This is actually a more difficult dish and it was so yummy!

chicken divan casserole

Classic Chicken Divan. I made this.

I wanted there to be an actual meal type of dish.  I also told the girls that it was a great dish to take to someone if they had a baby or had something going on in their life (i.e. I took it to my aunt when she had a knee replacement).

perfect pumpkin cream cheese dip

Perfect fall appetizer or even sweet treat. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip!

Rich Potato Casserole

Rich Potato Casserole. I love warm appetizers!

Taco Soup

So, Paula Dean does make a great Taco soup!

There were also two desserts.  There was an ice cream cake and a pumpkin dump cake.  I am so mad at myself for not getting pictures.  Now, I will have to make them and post them for you!  They were both delicious!  My old coworker use to make me an ice cream cake every year for my birthday, so I told her she had to bring it.  Oh man, I want some right now!  The pumpkin dump cake was also a huge hit!  My neighbor that came said she was going to make the pumpkin dump cake for Thanksgiving, see it’s totally worth having a party for all the yummy recipes.

After we ate, we played taboo!  We played the moms against the non-moms.  Team mom won!!  This was so much fun and was a great way for everyone to get to know each other!

Some people began to leave and three girls stayed around and we just chit chatted for a while.  I had the best time and I want to make this an annual tradition.  I love my friends.  The End.



  1. Erika

    Jan 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Can we please do this again, I learned so much while at the party! Thanks again!


  2. catherine

    Feb 01, 2012 at 2:05 am

    So bummed I missed this. Such a GREAT idea!!


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  5. Laurie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    This party was a lot of fun, especially since it involved playing a game with you, Patterson! I thought I was the most competitive person in the world until I met you! 😉
    Every time I think of playing a game with you I start laughing (especially that pick-up hockey game we played after school that one time)…such good memories! Anyway…yes, you do need to make your recipe party an annual one!


  6. Laurie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I also made the pumpkin dump cake at Thanksgiving and it was a hit! Very dee-lish!!!


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  8. Shelly Vernon

    Oct 04, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Do u have the recipe for the Broccoli Bake?


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