5 Easy Bacon-Wrapped Apps that will Make Your Party a Success

As the old saying goes, “Where there is bacon, there is happiness.” Bring that happiness to your party with our 5 simple recipes. You just can’t make enough of these bacon-wrapped appetizers. They’ll be the first to go … because bacon. Read on for the recipes. Shop bacon at dartagnan.com, because our bacon is produced with…

7 Simple Gourmet Appetizer Ideas For a Summery Cocktail Hour

Create your own happy hour when entertaining at home this summer. Serving aperitifs allows your guests to unwind and mingle a bit before the meal. Consider it the party before the party. Traditionally aperitifs are refreshing, light beverages like Champagne or a cocktail with Lillet, Dubonnet, Campari, or perhaps St. Germain. You may serve small…

6 Winning Recipes for Your Oscar Viewing Party

And the award for best host goes to … YOU! Planning to watch the Academy Awards on March 4th with friends? Put these delicious dishes on your party menu and get a standing ovation. But even if you’re watching the Academy Awards at home in your pajamas, a good snack is always welcome. From our favorite…

7 Party-Ready Hors d’Oeuvres Recipes

With New Year’s Eve approaching it’s time to plan your party! What small bites will you serve? Take our suggestion and choose one of these seven canapé recipes for your menu. Perfect for any gathering, but especially festive for New Year’s Eve, these are our picks for best appetizers of the year. Elegant without being fussy, simple…

Holiday Hosting: 3 Gorgeous Gougeres Recipes for Parties

Planning a Christmas or New Year’s party? Consider adding gougeres to the menu.  These little morsels of pâte à choux dough with cheese are basically French cheese puffs. It’s everything you want in a party food: fun and easy to eat (finger food!) and totally addictive. You can make the dough ahead, roll into puffs and freeze…

7 Small Plates for a New Year’s Eve Party

Planning to party on New Year’s Eve?  It’s a special night that demands something out-of-the-ordinary. Caviar, foie gras, Champagne and truffles are all impressive ingredients to bring to the table, but how will you serve them? To help make it an elegant evening, we offer seven recipes that are well-suited to the occasion. We hope you…

Easter Appetizers D’Artagnan Style

Still planning your Easter feast? We’re here to help! This year, we’ve put together a sample menu of fabulous spring recipes for your Easter table. Today’s post puts the spotlight on appetizers. First up, our Black Truffle Butter Gougeres. Light-as-air puffs with a moist interior, these truffle-flecked gougeres will disappear fast – so make a…

Our New Year’s Eve Party Tips

At a good New Year’s Eve Party, the star is the champagne. When planning the menu for your party, consider flavors that pair will with bubbly. So that you can be a guest at your own party, select dishes that require little work, can be made ahead of time, and will taste delicious at room temperature;…

Super Easy Thanksgiving Canapés!

Here’s one of our go-to recipes for impromptu holiday get-togethers and drop-in guests. Game Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms – yum! These tasty bites only require 3 ingredients and couldn’t be easier (or faster) to make. You could use any of our Game or Chicken Sausages. Here we used our Wild Boar – but Duck & Armagnac, Venison…