Category Archives: Party Recipes

Perfect Guacamole

I realized recently that I don’t have a recipe on Cook AZ I Do for guacamole.  Considering how much our family likes guacamole, that just is not acceptable.  I think the reason I haven’t put it on here is most … Continue reading

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Let Her Eat Cake – Vanilla Bean Cake With Pink Champagne Buttercream

Our daughter is turning 21 this weekend!  I don’t know how that could be because I swear it was only yesterday she was born. I wanted to make her a special cake for such a significant birthday so decided on … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Cupcakes, Mother's Day, Party Recipes, Recipes, Wedding Reception Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

Best Ever Homemade Pizza Sauce and Copycat Pizza Hut Supreme Pizza

Jeff and I have date night every Tuesday night.  We don’t really make a big production out of it.  Most of the time, Jeff will bring home a bottle of wine,  we eat dinner together, and watch our favorite T.V. show.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Company, Family Favorites, Italian, Main Dish, Party Recipes, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Melt in Your Mouth Cuban Sliders

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned before how recipes are chosen for making and reviewing for Cook AZ I Do.  It is a very random scientific and emotional mathematical process how recipes come to be presented on this blog.  … Continue reading

Posted in Cabin Recipes, Company, Lunch, Party Recipes, Recipes, Summer Recipes, Weeknight Meals | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes With Brown Sugar Buttercream

Have you ever heard of the book “The 5 Love Languages”?  It is such a good book.  Just to sum it up in a nutshell, it basically says there are 5 ways that people feel loved.  We each have one … Continue reading

Posted in Company, Cupcakes, Desserts, Fall Recipes, Father's Day Recipes, Party Recipes, Recipes, Thanksgiving Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | 24 Comments

Perfect Memorial Weekend Dishes to Bring to a Bar-B-Q

Are you invited to a bar-b-q or pot-luck for Memorial Day weekend?  It seems like quite often when asked to attend one of these type of events, I am asked to bring a side dish or dessert.  Since I love … Continue reading

Posted in 4th of July Recipes, Bars, Cabin Recipes, Desserts, Memorial Day Recipes, Party Recipes, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Mother’s Day White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Recently my brother-in-law and his wife visited us from Hawaii.  They graciously gifted us with 2 bags of macadamia nuts fresh from the islands.  They are so delicious, I cannot stop eating them.  But with 2 bags, I immediately thought … Continue reading

Posted in Company, Cookies, Desserts, Mother's Day, Party Recipes, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

5 Favorite Mexican Food Recipes

My family and I are so excited about Cinco de Mayo coming up this week.  I started going through my recipes to figure out what to fix.  If you will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo as well, I wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in Cinco de Mayo, Main Dish, Mexican, Party Recipes, Recipes, Salsas | Tagged , , , , | 18 Comments

Chocolate Lover’s Cupcakes for the Birthday Girl

A friend of mine from out-of-town has a birthday coming up soon, and she will actually be staying at my house on that day.  It is pretty rare that we get to be together on her birthday so I wanted to … Continue reading

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Cappuccino Muffins With Chocolate Chip Espresso Cream Cheese

What is it about heart-shaped things?  I just love them.  I guess I’m just a mushy girl.  But even if you took away the heart shape of these muffins and made them in normal cupcake papers, these are wonderful.  They … Continue reading

Posted in Breads and Rolls, Breakfast, Company, Father's Day Recipes, Food Gifts, Party Recipes, Recipes, Valentine's Day | Tagged , , , , , | 34 Comments