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Back to School Snacks!

By Erika Williams on August 15th, 2014 / Featured Ideas, Party Ideas / No Comments

Where did the summer go? Have you started your back-to-school shopping yet? As much as I hate to see our vacation over, I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and I love organizing school supplies.

My daughter and I put some fun ideas together for fun back-to-school snacks, they are messy but fun to make and DELICIOUS!!

Back to School Snacks 1 The Hopeless Housewife 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antipasto Ideas Plus Giveaway!

By Erika Williams on September 16th, 2013 / Featured Ideas, Party Ideas / No Comments

Antipasto The Hopeless Housewife

 

I received a New Wave Antipasti Set from Villeroy and Boch to review and it instantly fell in love with it– it inspired me to come up with some delicious and creative food to adorn it’s beautiful clean, and modern lines. I started to think about who I was going to invite over and what fabulous drinks we were going to have.  So many possibilities. I also thought my readers would really love this set so we have one to give away (details at the end of this post!!)!!!!!! It is part of Villeroy and Boch’s Everyday Luxury Collection.

 

New Wave Antipasti Set The Hopeless Housewife 2

I love how the platter is wide enough to fit 3 different items— plus there are the two bowls (with that fab handle), giving you plenty of room to whip up 4 or 5 different antipasto items. This set deserves some antipasto ideas with pizazz and personality, so I tried to come up with some different ideas but still include some of the classics– meat, cheese, olives and peppers.

 

Burrata with Pan-Roasted Butternut Squash and Figs The Hopeless Housewife 2

Burrata is one of my all-time favorite things to eat. This Burrata with Pan-Roasted Butternut Squash and Figs is divine- like buttery, silky heaven with tender, pan-roasted butternut squash and sweet figs….mmm, mmm, mmm.

 

Mushroom Hummus The Hopeless Houseiwfe 3

 

Mushroom Hummus The Hopeless Housewife

My Mushroom Hummus is a really different and flavorful version of the classic hummus recipe…

 

 

Prosciutto, Brie and Melon Sushi Rolls The Hopeless Housewife 2

I was trying to come up with a different way to include meat and cheese on this tray  and this came to me in the middle of the night. I always get cucumber rolls whenever we are out to sushi, and I thought I could attempt something similar here using prosciutto, brie and different melons.  These adorable Prosciutto “Sushi” Rolls with Melon and Brie are so cute and fun…and best yet they are delicious!! Roll them up and try for yourself.

 

 

Squash Carpaccio The Hopeless Housewife

This Squash Carpaccio is fresh and fun. The squash, shallots and herbs make for a nice “salad-like” addition to the antipasto tray.

 

Antipasto The Hopeless Housewife

Now, drumroll….here are the details on how you can with this set for yourself (food not included 🙂 ) !

 

****Giveaway Details!!!****

Click here or on the graphic below to enter to win one for these gorgeous sets for yourself!

 

Antipasti Set Giveaway The Hopeless Housewife 2