Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Experimenting with Appetizers

Guys-I suck at cooking. I try and that's all that matters. I have put in a major effort since Josh and I moved in together to be a better cooker or at least cook more (same thing right?) I look at blogs like Holly's (The Hobbit Kitchen) and think, "if only I could cook like her!"

Even though I can't cook I thought I would link up with Ashley from Let's Get Bananas! I thought maybe I could learn a thing or two from these girls!

I made this roast a few weeks ago.
It tasted better then it looks.
But generally Josh is the master chef in our house.

With my Ugly Sweater Party coming up this Wednesday I thought maybe I will make some appetizers. I have yet to try making an appetizer!
Look how amazing these appetizers look and simple too...

Bacon/Guacamole
{picture via RW}

Mini Tacos
{picture via Start Recipes}

Cucumber Feta Roll
{picture via Healthy Snacks}

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
{picture via Shrinking Kitchen}

But I'm going to be honest with you...I will probably end up cutting up some cheese and grabbing some chips (sorry guests!)

What are your favorite appetizers to make? Did you struggle when you first started cooking?


Also today I am linking up with A Girl and Her Sparkles on a previous Christmas Post I did during Christmas week. Go Check her out though (She is awesome!)

A Girl and Her Sparkles

34 comments:

  1. Hi sweetie, I don't know if you realize but Google has delete the GFC and I'm triyng to get in touch with people that I was following and that was following me back to ask to follow each other on Bloglovin' so that we can stay in touch. I will follow you right back. Thank you, Kisses Ana
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/8529505/city-girl

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    1. I did notice. I'm sure a lot of people will be very upset losing their followers. Of course I will follow you on bloglovin'

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  2. The food looks delicious in my blog I have easy crockpot meal you cannot mess up and you do no need to be over the stove Chicken Fricassee you will impress anyone great post love the food and effort and the appetizer idea great for a party.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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    1. I will have to check it out! I need all the help I can get!

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  3. When i first started cooking I would look up recipes on blogs or that i saw on food network and tried them out on my roommates and friends. Practice made it better because they think I am a great cook and i still don't think so.

    Keep it up and have fun at your party :)

    www.visionarybliss.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you! My boyfriend is a pretty good sport about trying the things I cook so I will have to branch out and try to cook more often!

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  4. This is the perfect linkup to get lots of cooking practice. I had to self teach myself a lot since growing up my Dad was a horrible cook (sorry Dad) but I just picked a recipe a week from a cookbook or Pinterest and tried it. You will learn more and more what you can swap out and branch out more. All you can do is try! :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing this link up! I'd never heard of it but it's a great way to find new recipes! I got married this summer and that is when I actually started making dinners. If you google Mix and Match Mama, she has TONS of simple easy recipes! I make so many of hers. I'm finding the more practice I put in, the easier it is getting!

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    1. I will have to check her out! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. awwww angi! i can't get over this, this is so so so sweet! you lovely lady. i'm sure you're a marvellous cook - most people are generally better than they think once they learn to just relax about it! and this was a super inspiring post. bacon and guacamole.... omg. stop!
    the hobbit kitchen x

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    1. Aw! That is pretty true though, I want to be an iron chef right away and thats just not how it works!

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  7. When Joey and I first moved in together I had a LOT of disasters! There were plenty of nights we had to order pizza because my dishes weren't edible. But the more I cooked, the better I was in the kitchen and now I love it! I personally think your roast looks delish!

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    1. Thank you so much! That actually made me a little inspired, ha! I will get there, it takes time right!

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  8. I love this post!! This is so sweet and everything looks so delicious!! :)

    Feel free to visit my blog as well! You will find topics such as NYC fashion, beauty, health, personal growth and motivation between others! <3

    Diana
    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
    New Outfit Post: A Colorful Cold Day

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  9. The bacon and guac is making me hungry. I'm not much of a cook either, but you can't go wrong with bringing a cheese/wine plate if nothing else.

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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    1. Exactly what I decided on! Easy and tastes good!

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  10. I've always wanted to make those mini tacos! Did you cook your pot roast in the crock pot? Thats how I make mine an dI love it!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Yup! It was in the crockpot all day. I think I like cooking crockpot style better because I'm just more motivated in the morning.

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  11. The mini tacos looks amazingly delicious, plus I have a feeling kids will love them! By the way everyone sucks at cooking in one way or another (like how I suck at baking), haha, it's just best to remember that it's an art as well as science. Science, because you have to add the right flavors and art because of the plating. But whatever you do DO NOT beat yourself up or compare your dishes to anyone else. They might just have a natural gift for cooking :)
    xoxo
    -B ♡ MsBerryStylish 

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  12. Girl, I should not be reading your blog on a empty stomach. You are making me mega hungry! Can I just have all of these? And for the record that roast looks SO yummy. Make me some please? :P Happy Holidays xo

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    1. Aww thanks! I was hungry as I was posting this yesterday and was definitely ready to eat when I was done, ha!

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  13. Those appetizers look SO good!!!!! I may have to try making those bacon ones!!!

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    1. I can't imagine them being too hard to make. If you ever do make them let me know how they turn out!

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  14. Oh those mini tacos look amazing!! You are making me hungry just looking at all these! My hubs is the main cook at our house :) Thanks for linking up!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one that let's the man of the house do all the cooking!

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  15. I don't eat meat but those bacon and guac bites look like something people would KILL for if I brought them to a par-tay!

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  16. Oh my goodness those apps look so good! I've made the mini tacos before but with wonton shells rather than cutting the tortilla shells. Taco layer dip, buffalo chicken dip, and cream cheese ball are my three favorite (and EASY) go to meals. Best of luck to you with your cooking and holiday hosting! :)

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    1. That is actually a great idea! I will have to try that!

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