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Seafood Platters with Dip Recipes: Tinned Fish to Fresh

Those of us who like to host during the holidays will know the struggle between wanting to serve something fancy and keeping things stress free. Here are 3 DIY seafood platters that range from an easy, inexpensive tinned seafood plate to a minimal prep elegant platter with shellfish to a luxury platter or tower for …

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Low Carb Cheese or Charcuterie Boards

Cheese platters (or charcuterie boards) are one of the most popular approaches to entertaining, primarily because they are easy to put together and easy to please a number of different palates. The drawback for some people is the sugar content of many of the accompaniments (like jams, honey, candied nuts, etc.). There are ways however …

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How to Make a Dessert Platter for Valentines Day

Dessert platters (or dessert boards) can be a fun, easy way to treat family and friends. This dessert board for two includes ideas and options for the sweets, the drinks and the decor. You can always focus on home-made treats (some recipes included), but the idea with this how-to dessert board is “easy” so it …

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Cheese and Jam Pairings for Easy, but Delicious Appetizer Plates

We traditionally have a “smorgasbord” of different appetizer trays for New Years Day during laid back football games (well, laid back for me anyway).   This year for Superbowl I worked on getting the right type of cheese and jam pairings with one of our specialty jams and chutneys.  There are quite a few that worked …

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