Our Favorite Spring Fling Appetizers

7 appetizers that are perfect for your next Spring Fling! #SoFab

7 Amazing Appetizers that are Perfect for Spring Parties!

Spring is a time for celebrations and we’re always on the lookout for the perfect appetizers to serve at our springtime parties. We love having a variety of party appetizers out on the table for our guests to enjoy and we think you’re going to love the appetizers we have to share with you today. Simple to make and satisfyingly delicious, all 7 of these recipes are sure to be a hit at your next Spring Fling!

  • You can’t go wrong with this recipe for Bourbon Maple Bacon. The sweetness of the maple works perfectly with the salty bacon. The bourbon adds a different smokiness, but the sharpness really wakes up your palette to take in all of the other flavors.
  • If you love crab dip, but you’re looking for a truly simple recipe, you’ll definitely want to try this delicious 6-ingredient Hot and Easy Crab Dip for your next get together. You can put this together in under 10 minutes, then bake it up in the oven for a tasty dip everyone will love.
  • These Salami Roll Ups dipped in homemade Honey Mustard Aioli are the closest thing to perfect when it comes to an easy and delicious snack for your next spring party. They can be made in large batches and only take about 10 minutes in the oven!
  • Caramelized onions add a new flavor dimension to just about anything, so it only seems natural that they are the star of the show when it comes to this recipe for Marinated Baked Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions. This is a simple and hearty appetizer that your guests will surely enjoy.
  • Having a Fresh and Easy Homemade Salsa plated with some tortilla chips is always a good idea for your party table. We’ve yet to meet anyone that doesn’t like chips and salsa so it only makes sense to have this appetizer on hand.
  • These Creamy Horseradish Deviled Eggs are a new twist on a traditional favorite. Deviled eggs made with cream cheese, spicy brown mustard, and prepared horseradish will surprise and delight your party guests.
  • If you love goat cheese, you’re going to want to check out this recipe for Goat Cheese Pesto Dip. This 4-ingredient dip can be ready in about 10 minutes and it’s perfect served with crackers, bread slices, tortilla chips, or just about anything else you fancy dipping.

We hope you enjoy these spring party appetizers as much as we do. If you’re still looking for finger foods for your next Spring Fling, be sure to check out all of the other recipes in our appetizer section. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a single recipe. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!

Berry Lemonade Buttercream Cupcake Bouquet

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Lemonade Buttercream Cupcake Bouquet from A Million Moments

There’s something about the colors, the warmth, and the sunshine of spring that makes us all feel more lively and creative. If you’re looking for a dessert recipe that’s as fun and colorful as spring itself, you’ll definitely want to make this Lovely Lemonade Buttercream Cupcake Bouquet and Flower Pot. It’s a recipe and a craft all rolled into one that will delight your family and friends. It’s not only adorable, these cupcakes are infused with berry lemonade which is our favorite flavor for springtime treats.

Berry Lemonade Buttercream Cupcake Bouquet
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 dozen of your favorite cupcakes
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ stick unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (more or less to taste)
  • ⅓ cup Country Time Lemonade Starter (any flavor)
  • icing bag
  • Wilton 1M piping tip
Instructions
  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Visit the original recipe and craft post at A Million Moments for full step-by-step instructions.
  3. Impress your family and friends with this delicious springtime dessert!

We hope you enjoy this fun springtime dessert recipe as much as we do. If you love this recipe, stop by our Desserts section to find more like it. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a single recipe, and you can visit our Pinterest boards for even more incredible dessert ideas. Enjoy!

A Toasted Snack Mix That’s Lower in Sodium

A Toasted Snack Mix recipe that's lower in sodium #SoFab

A Lower Sodium Toasted Snack Mix for Your On-the-Go Lifestyle

If you’re anything like us and you’re always on the go as the weather gets warmer, it’s likely that you carry snacks around with you in case you or the kids get hungry. We love having a delicious toasted snack mix on hand because of the variety these types of snacks have to offer, but we like to limit the sodium content as much as possible. This toasted snack mix is not an official “low sodium” recipe, but it is way lower in sodium than the traditional recipes you’ll find and significantly lower in sodium than the snack mixes you’d buy at your local retailer. If you’re looking for a snack mix to help curb your hunger while you’re out and about, you’ll definitely want to try this recipe!

A lower sodium toasted snack mix recipe #SoFab

All of your kids’ favorite snacks mixed together make this a flavorful treat that they’re sure to enjoy. Gold Fish, Chex Cereal, pretzels, and peanuts are covered in a lower sodium marinade and baked to perfection in mere minutes.

Lower Sodium Toasted Snack Mix
 
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This is not an official "low sodium" recipe, but this snack mix is much lower in sodium than traditional snack mix recipes.
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Recipe type: Snack
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers
  • 3 cups Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups unsalted peanuts
  • 2 cups unsalted pretzels
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp low sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine Goldfish, Chex, peanuts, and pretzels.
  2. Melt the butter on the stove and mix in the Worcestershire sauce and seasonings.
  3. Pour the butter mixture over the snack mix and stir until everything is covered.
  4. Preheat your oven to 400º.
  5. Place marinated snack mixture in a large glass baking dish.
  6. Bake at 400º for 10 minutes, stir the mixture in the pan, then bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Store your toasted snack mix in a large air-tight container or zipper bags for freshness.We hope you enjoy this simple and delicious snack mix as much as we do. If you love this easy recipe, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a single recipe. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!

A Refreshing Cocktail: Raspberry Limeade Gin Fizz

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Raspberry Limeade Gin Fizz from Frugal Foodie Mama

Spring is in the air which means we can all start enjoying weekend brunches and lazy afternoons on the deck taking in the sunshine and warmer weather. On warm spring weekends, we love gathering with friends, enjoying the outdoors, and serving refreshing, sparkling cocktails that reflects the mood of the season. This Raspberry Limeade Gin Fizz cocktail is one of our new springtime favorites. When you combine fresh raspberries and lime with bubbly club soda and a little gin, you just can’t go wrong.

A Refreshing Cocktail: Raspberry Limeade Gin Fizz
 
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Recipe type: Cocktail 21+
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • ½ half of fresh lime, cut in two
  • 3 oz of your favorite gin
  • Simple syrup, to your preferred sweetness (start with 2 tbsp and add more if needed)
  • Crushed ice
  • Club soda
  • Lime slices or wheels for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Visit the original recipe post on Frugal Foodie Mama for full preparation instructions.
  3. Relax and enjoy your refreshing spring cocktail.

This sparkling Raspberry Limeade Gin Fizz cocktail is absolutely perfect for springtime gatherings with friends. If you love this refreshing cocktail recipe, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss another one like it. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!

Picnic Tips and an Avocado Sandwich Spread Recipe

Tips for a perfect picnic plus Avocado Sandwich Spread recipe #SoFab

Tips for hosting the perfect picnic and an Avocado Sandwich Spread Recipe

With springtime comes warmer weather and our desire to get outdoors more often to enjoy time with the family. Since picnics are typically held away from home, it’s important to be prepared for the day. Serving up a delicious and healthy lunch while you’re out for a day at play is a great way to celebrate the outdoors. We have some tips to help you make the most of your picnic and a healthy Jimmy John’s Knockoff Avocado Sandwich Spread to help you make the perfect sandwiches for your picnic lunch.

Tips for a Successful Picnic: Keep things simple! #SoFab

Tips for a Successful Picnic

Being prepared for your picnic is your #1 priority because if everything is there, it takes the stress out of your day which is what a family outing is all about. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your stress-free day of fun:

  1. Keep things simple! Serving sandwiches is a great idea because you can pack along everyone’s favorites. Bread, lunch meats, cheeses, and even Peanut Butter and Jelly to satisfy the picky little ones are all you really need.
  2. Have the right gear! Make sure you have the right cooler or picnic basket to keep your food items fresh for the day. We love this Picnic Basket from Target because it’s also a cooler and it comes filled with some of the items you’ll need for your picnic. Also be sure to have disposable caddies for utensils and napkins, as well as plates and disposable serving bowls.
  3. Bring healthy sides! Don’t worry yourself with potato and macaroni salads. Instead, pack a bag of corn tortilla chips and store fresh fruit in Mason Jars in your cooler for easy snacking.
  4. Don’t forget the blanket! You can find portable picnic blankets at most retailers that are quite affordable and they’re great to lay out for your family to sit on while enjoying your lunch together.
  5. Give your sandwiches a healthy boost! Instead of slathering your sandwiches in mayo, give that ham or turkey sandwich a healthy and delicious boost by brining along some Jimmy John’s Knockoff Avocado Spread instead. If you’re worried about the spread turning brown before lunchtime, don’t be. We’ve got a Kitchen Hack to help you out with that.

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Jimmy John's Knockoff Avocado Spread
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ jalapeno
  • ½ small onion
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 2 medium-sized avocados
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
Instructions
  1. Blend pepper, onion, garlic, tomato, and dry mustard in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Smash avocado and lime in a bowl with a fork.
  3. Hand mix avocado mixture with above blended ingredients.
  4. Use immediately or store in an air-tight container on ice until you're ready to spread it on your sandwich.
  5. Enjoy your picnic!

We hope these picnic tips and tricks help you enjoy a stress-free and fun picnic season this year. If you love this Avocado Sandwich Spread recipe and helpful picnic tips, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a thing. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!