Goodies For New Friends

One thing my Tampa friends are consistently giving me a hard time about is that I don’t invite them over for dinner or bake them treats enough.  Now that I’ll be in a city with wayyyyyyy fewer friends, I should probably use my ability to bake deliciousness to bribe  make as many new friends as possible.  Here are some of the recipes I’ve had my eye on lately that I think would be fun for company.

Sippity Sup’s Asiago Mac & Cheese Pie with Truffled Potato Crust – Greg’s lobster mac was one of the best things to ever come out of my oven, so I trust that the asiago rendition will be comparable in the awesome department.  And truffled potato crust?  Nuff said.

Cupcakes & Cashmere’s Holiday Spirits –  I had grand ideas for an infused booze party last year and it never happened.  Now that I’ve stumbled upon Emily’s jalapeno concoction, I have no excuse but to infuse and invite people over.

Joy the Baker’s Mini Pretzel Dogs – Joy’s souped up version of a pig in a blanket would make for a perfect pre or post party snack.  Perhaps I could stuff some with cheese and Smart Dogs?  I’m so looking forward to unpacking my KitchenAid mixer!

A Cozy Kitchen’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse (via Eat Live Run) – I am such a fan of anything salty sweet.  There was a time when I bought the entire remaining stock of sea salted dark chocolate bars at World Market out of fear they were being discontinued.  On second thought, maybe I shouldn’t invite anyone over for this mousse…

My Little Celebration’s Chocolate Covered Pineapple Crepes – I have never hosted a brunch party and it’s about high time I do!  Dana’s crepe recipe could totally be the foundation for both sweet and savory crepe combinations.

How often do you host get togethers at your place?  Do you wish that you had people over more often?


  1. I have never had anyone over for dinner at my own place, and I would love too! This is definitely something I want to start doing, but it seems so intimidating. I’m terrified no one will like my food, but then, I figure I should just serve ample amounts of alcohol, and everyone will love the food. :) These recipes look like winners though!
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  2. When I lived in Milwaukee, I entertained friends at my condo weekly! Then I moved to Madison where my only friend was my sister who was also my roommate. I did hardly any entertaining. Now I’m living with the parents…still no friends over for dinner. I miss having people over and cooking them food!!
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    • My condo is such a bear for having guests over. Hoping that the new apartment in Austin is much more visitor friendly! Love Milwaukee btw…

  3. You and I would be in salty-sweet heaven with that mousse. I guess I’ll just have to visit! PS – you and Andy could infuse spirits together. For Christmas, he made orange spice (ginger, cinnamon, allspice) vodka. He served with pear simple syrup and soda. So good!
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