Recent Eats: Ally’s Birthday Edition!

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Happy Hump Day!!

It was my sister’s birthday last Thursday so we did a lot of celebrating! On Saturday night she had about 20 people over for a party. We did a bunch of appetizers and desserts, everyone’s favorite foods! I always say I could just eat a bunch of appetizers for a meal rather than a real meal, any day!

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On her actual birthday we made fresh homemade pasta with a creamy pancetta and mushroom sauce.

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Ice Cream Cake > Regular Cake

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How sick is this painting her boyfriend made her?

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Friday night baking = no cooking dinner at home. Greek salad takeout for the win!

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Using my food scale for precise baking!

OK- here is a recap of all the party food!!

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To start we had out with homemade hummus, homemade onion dip and a cheese platter and crackers.

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Then crostini with apple, pear, and melted brie. On the right: brie, apricot, and almonds, wrapped in phylo dough.

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Stuffed mushrooms and Asian meatballs. (My dad made these).

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Dates stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon. Holy amazing!!!

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To finish it all up pear and gorgonzola pizza and BBQ chicken pizza.

Then for dessert!

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Magnolia Bakery Cupcakes

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White chocolate and macadamia nut cookies.

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Black and white cookies.

That is a wrap-up of all the party food! Everyone kept complimenting me and thanking me for everything. πŸ™‚ It’s fun for me to cook and bake for people! I genuinely enjoy doing it! Of course we have to make WAY too much food because we are Italian and Italians feed their guests!

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