Posts Categorized: Party Foods

French Toast, Fancier Shower Style, Easy!

Easy, Fancy French Toast for Showers, Special Occasions

I love a simple gluten-free frittata on the brunch menu, but most of my friends hope there’ll be something sweet as well. If I’m going to have sweet, it better be worth it! This fits the bill, with the cinnamon sugar topping adding a nice crunch.

Rice Krispie Treats, Fast Recipe

Easy- Microwave Ingredients for Large Recipe Rice Krispie Treats!

You can make a lot of Rice Krispie Treats with very little time commitment! And even though I also offered chocolate quinoa cupcakes at last week’s retreat, these treats were the most popular. A total crowd-pleaser. Oh, and they’re even gluten-free!

Persian Rice (AKA “Jeweled Rice”)


Amazing colors (pistachios, cranberries, saffron) work together with other spices to make a rice dish that’s not boring! I served this with a roasted chicken, brushed with ground foenogreek,

Garden Pasta w/ Orzo, Carrots, Peas, Herbs

Orzo Pasta Salad w/ Carrots, Peas, Pine Nuts

Having a deli for over thirty years now, of course we have a few pasta salad recipes! This one was a favorite of some of the staff. The ingredients are often already on hand, making to easy to fill last-minute potluck needs. We pretty much always have carrots in the hydrater, and peas in the freezer, right?

Pesto Pizza, New Deli Style

New Deli Pesto Pizza

Back in the day, The New Deli made one huge sheet of Pesto Pizza on Fridays. A few of us still remember those days. Once in awhile, we make this recipe again, for New Deli parties. Sssh–don’t tell anyone! (It’s just for employees and family, ha…) Now, the secret to a non-soggy crust: A first layer of thinly-sliced mozzarella cheese over the dough. (We also add an egg, plus extra spinach to the pesto). New Deli secrets revealed!

Chicken, Moroccan, for 240!

Tender, Moist Chicken Breast for Large Events

This chicken breast turned out so moist. We made it for our church’s annual Women’s Christmas Dinner, but- if you’re planning a wedding or other large event, check this out. A mix of butter and Dijon mustard, plus a mix of bread crumbs and Parmesan, helps the meat turn out perfect.

Punch: Easy, Healthy, 100% Fruit Juice (Frozen) + Soda Water


It’s great to have a simple, refreshing, natural punch recipe on hand when feeding a crowd. This non-alcoholic, healthy punch recipe still tastes great. And it’s HFCS-free! (No high fructose corn syrup, that is.) Change it up by using different frozen juice concentrates, although the raspberry is very delicious. Serves 6-8, but multiplies easily. INGREDIENTS…