I almost forgot it’s Oscar weekend, which means basically putting my pajamas on earlier, and getting cozy on the couch. Don’t worry though, I’ll be wearing bling, as I’ve painted my nails a sparkly silver in honor of Jennifer’s Lawrence’s nail polish fetish from American Hustle and I’ll throw my big hair up.
Here is a host of sexy appetizers and cocktails to enhance the evening from some of my favorite blogs. I’ve included the easiest, fastest recipe for a healthy addition to decadence. Red Beets for the red carpet with a little golden mango for the lucky winners.
And now a public service announcement from Jennifer Lawrence:
“WHATEVA you do, don’t wrap any of these in foil and put them in the science oven.”
Champagne Cocktail from Sippity Sup
Blood Orange Margarita from How Sweet It Is
Duck Fat Popcorn from Diane, A Broad
Crispy Proscuitto and Black Truffle Popcorn from Dooley Noted
Mint Chocolate Chip Popcorn from the NY Melrose Family
Paleo Spiced Nuts by Elana’s Pantry
Fried Olives with Blue Cheese from Sis Boom Blog
Paleo Friendly Prosciutto Cups with Pears by Spinach Tiger
Figgy Blue Cheese Bacon Bites from Lite House Foods
Honey Proscuitto Flatbread Appetizer from She Wears Many Hats
Grilled Scallop Sliders from Taste with the Eyes
Roasted Broccolini Wrapped in Proscuitto by Spinach Tiger
Smoked Salmon Tartine from Blogging Over Thyme
Smoked Salmon Cheesecake with VIDEO by Spinach Tiger
Chocolate French Macarons from Teenie Cakes
Chocolate Blueberry Truffles by Gourmande in the Kitchen
Chocolate Ribbon Cupcakes by Spinach Tiger
Red Velvet Cheesecake for the Red Carpet from Willow Bird Baking
Red Beets & Mango Appetizer
- 2 red beets roasted or boiled, diced
- 1 mango diced
- Honey lemon vinaigrette
- Roast Beets whole in oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Peel, dice. Cool.
- Dice Mango.
- Toss together with vinaigrette. Use very small amounts.
- Season with salt & pepper.
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Where will you be on Oscar night? Do you have a favorite movie or star you’re hoping will win. Shake it up with a little red beets and mango salad which by the way can also be served for dessert.