Easy Peasy Appetizer Recipe #3


You must be looking for an easy peasy appetizer for a party.  I’m here to help you!

This is a continuation of a short series on appetizer recipes which are my go-to’s for any award show or cast party.

Oh cast parties!  Having directed over 250 plays and musicals, I can safely say I am an expert at them.  Most of these productions had some sort of celebration at the end.  Actors LOVE parties, especially when a show closes.  They go through withdrawl when the production comes to end.  No joke.

It’s separation anxiety.  The experience is so very intense and usually joyful, one begins to think she’ll never experience this feeling again.  Your brain is absorbed by your emotions and you really think you’ll never see these people again.

Usually, it takes me about two weeks to “come off” a show.

I walk around my home not knowing what to do with myself.  I’m not used to being home at night, because for the last six weeks I have been rehearsing and/or directing.

It makes me antsy.  My body doesn’t understand the extra energy I have and sometimes I’m pretty gritchy while I adjust back to my normal life.

But I do adjust, sometimes begrudgingly.  A cast party allows for the catharsis one feels at the end.  Good food at the party helps that along.

Check out the others here:

Easy Peasy Party Appetizer #1

Easy Peasy Appetizer #2

Baked Cream Cheese with Toasted Sesame Seeds:


Let cream cheese sit out overnight to soften.

In the morning, poke holes in the soft cream cheese and pour soy sauce all over it.

Roll the block of cream cheese in toasted sesame seeds.

Finish by slightly warming the cream cheese appetizer in a low temp oven in an oven proof baking dish.

Serve with apples, pears and fancy crackers.

I hope you enjoy the Tony awards as much as I will.  They always restore my faith in the performing arts, specifically theatre.  For me, the Oscar awards come and go (I understand they are very political) but I truly appreciate the Tony’s.

Break a leg!

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