A really fun blog hop!

The holiday season is slowly (or quickly) approaching! We all know what that means ... parties, gatherings, joy and of course lots and lots of food!

This year I teamed up with a few other amazing bloggers to put together a #2014CocktailPartyHop! That means that we have you covered for all kinds of great recipes and ideas for your holiday parties from cocktails to appetizers to desserts!

I have to admit that I am a little obsessed with really good appetizers! I am the person who is always excited about the appetizers at a cocktail party or the one in the restaurant that would rather order some yummy fried cheesy appetizer when the dessert menu comes around! Yup that's me! So as a result I decided to contribute one of my favorite little bites of food to this cocktail party blog hop!

I chose to submit my mini pizza bites. I came up with these one day when I had invited some friends over for a "make-your-own" pizza party. After my friends left, I had just a bit of pizza dough left as well as some extra sauce, grated cheese and toppings. I asked myself what to do with all these scraps - and this amazing idea came to me! I pulled out my mini muffin tins and started pressing bits of dough into them with sauce, toppings and cheese! The result - Yum!!

After that day I decided to start making these bites on a regular basis. They freeze really well - after you make them place on a baking sheet in the freezer for a couple of hours, then place in a ziploc bag. They will keep well for about 6 months. With the stress of holiday planning, a recipe that you can make ahead and take out the day of your party is always appreciated! For the full recipe click here. Give it a try for your holiday party this year! Your guests will thank you!

Also be sure to visit some of the other amazing bloggers who took part in this year's Cocktail Party Blog Hop for more inspiration:


Domestic Superhero - Just Us Four - The Blue Eyed Dove - Sweet Pea - Glued To My Crafts - Patricia Eales Nutrition - Lemons and Laughs - Cupcakes Crowbars - Sowdering About - Vegetarian Gourmet - Yesterday on Tuesday - Mom Home Guide - My Craftily Ever After - The Love Nerds - One Krieger Chick - Kenarry: Ideas for the Home - A Dish of Daily Life

Cocktails and Mocktails

One Artsy Mama - The Blue Eyed Dove - Sparkle - Albion Gould - Southern State of Mind - Eat Drink Eat - A Labour of Life - My Creative Days - Shelstring - I'm Bored Lets Go - Blue Crab Martini

Desserts and Sweet Treats

Major Hoff Takes A Wife - This Is The Life I Have Chosen - Crazy for Crust - Sypsie Designs - DIYfaerie - Little Blog on the Homestead - Living Better Together - Laura's INKlings - Life Made Sweeter - Tried & True FrugElegance - Play. Party. Pin.

I wish you all a very happy holiday season!

The Vegetarian Gourmet


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