Blueberry Pineapple Margaritas

Blueberry Pineapple Margaritas. A great, fruit-flavored cocktail that's perfect for girls' nights or Cinco de Mayo! | hostthetoast.com

Blueberry Pineapple Margaritas. A great, fruit-flavored cocktail that's perfect for girls' nights or Cinco de Mayo! | hostthetoast.com

Is it just me, or are you also gasping at the fact that it’s May already?! Wasn’t it just Christmas? I’m still getting used to writing “2015” on things.

Still, I’m not complaining. May means beach-worthy weather is on the way. May means longer days of sunlight. May means Cinco de Mayo, and oh my Mexican-food-loving stars, do I love Cinco de Mayo.

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Cheesy Fiesta Black Bean Spinach Dip

Cheesy Fiesta Black Bean Spinach Dip. This dip is bound to be a new favorite, and it's easy to make! Bake it for Cinco de Mayo or your next party. It's ADDICTIVE. | hostthetoat.com

Cheesy Fiesta Black Bean Spinach Dip. This dip is bound to be a new favorite, and it's easy to make! Bake it for Cinco de Mayo or your next party. It's ADDICTIVE. | hostthetoat.com

Some people say that sunshine makes them happy. Some people say that spending time with their families makes them happy. Some people feel happy when their favorite song comes on the radio. That’s all nice I suppose, but to me, happiness is a warm dip. Might as well just forget about all of that other stuff and focus on getting some queso in your face-o.

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Italian Stuffed Sweet Pepper Poppers

There’s no shortage of spiciness in my recipes.  I usually like my foods to have one heck of a kick, but many of my friends and family members can’t handle the heat as well.  Recipes including jalapeños are a no-go when I know I’ll be having certain people over for dinner, which takes a lot of my favorite appetizers off the table.

Italian Stuffed Sweet Pepper Poppers. A tasty alternative to jalapeno poppers for people who like less heat.  These vibrant pepper poppers are loaded up with ham, salami, and sharp provolone sauce. YUM! | hostthetoast.com

So what do I do when picante is not a possibility?  Swap out jalapeños for mini sweet peppers and think Italian!

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Meatball Sliders with Pepperoni-Asiago Buns

Good things come in small packages.  Case and point: Juicy meatballs blanketed in tomato sauce and melted mozzarella, all rested between mini pepperoni and asiago sprinkled buns.

Meatball Sliders with Pepperoni-Asiago Buns.  These mini meatball subs are packed with flavor and perfect for parties!  | hostthetoast.com

When you can fit something so mouth-watering in the palm of your hand, you can’t help but crave it for dinner.  Or lunch.  Or post-lunch-pre-dinner snack.  Or in the middle of the night.  Or as part of a party platter.  Meatball Sliders know no bounds.

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Easy Ham and Cheese Pretzel Pinwheels

Here I am with another pretzel recipe, and I have to say that I’m not even the least bit sorry.  Especially because this time we’re not fussing around with making our own dough!  It’s easy to get excited about pretzel pinwheels that don’t take hours to make– simply pop open a can of refrigerated breadstick dough and you’re already ten steps ahead of the game.

Easy Ham and Cheese Pretzel Pinwheels.  These pretzels use refrigerated breadstick dough, so you don't have to worry about the wait required when making dough from scratch.  These come together in a snap and will be a hit at your next party!  | hostthetoast.com

Speaking of “the game”, these cheddar and ham stuffed appetizers would make an absolutely perfect party snack for your Super Bowl celebration this weekend.  Serve them with a little mustard on the side and a lot of beer to wash them down with and people will be begging for more.  You may want to make a double or triple batch.

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