21 Cheap Party Food Ideas

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I love to entertain. I also love to save money. Therefore, it’s been a bit of a hobby of mine to come up with cheap party food ideas.

Hosting a large get together on a budget became a bit of a specialty for me over the years.

Here are some of my favorite party foods that taste great but aren’t expensive. With a little creativity, you too can host a shin-dig and satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

Brunch Ideas

Brunch menus can be cheap if you choose the right foods. Here are some ideas.

1. Egg Bake

egg bake dish

I got this recipe over twenty years ago from a friend at work, and my entire family still loves it when I serve it.


  • 8 slices of bread, cubed
  • 5 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 16 oz. tube Jimmy Dean sausage
  • 2-1/4 c. milk
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 t. ground sage
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup w/ 1/2 can milk


IMPORTANT: You need to start this the night before you need it, as it sits in the fridge overnight, unbaked.

Grease a 9×13 pan or baking dish. Spread cubed bread into a pan. Brown sausage and spread that evenly over cubed bread. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over top of sausage and bread.

In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk thoroughly. Pour over cheese/sausage/bread mixture. Cover with tin foil and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, before baking, mix mushroom soup and 1/2 can of milk thoroughly in a small bowl. Spread evenly over egg bake. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 to 1/5 hours or until golden brown. Serve hot.

Note: If you’d like, you can add mushroom slices over sausage before you add the cheese. You can also add diced green pepper and/or onion as you’re browning the sausage.

Also, we often change this recipe. For instance, we’ll use ham instead of sausage, and add spinach, broccoli, or other veggies.

2. Fruit Salad

fruit salad cup

Fruit salad is another one of those food items that can be expensive, or it can be cheap. To make it inexpensively, you simply need to choose the right ingredients by shopping on sale.

Fruit salad works in just about any combination of fruits. We typically use grapes (on sale) as a base.

We then add in fruits such as:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Sliced bananas
  • Raspberries
  • Melons of some sort such as Watermelon, Cantaloupe or Honeydew

Again, we buy the fruit based on what’s on sale so it’s affordable. With fruit salad, you don’t necessarily have to have a large variety of fruit. I served a fruit salad yesterday with only Mandarin orange slices and strawberry slices. It went over great.

Just shop around the sales and try to have somewhat contrasting colors to make your table colorful.

Another super affordable brunch menu item exists in any variety of baked goods. You can make muffins, cinnamon rolls, cornbread, banana bread, and more.

3. Banana Bread

banana bread

Baking homemade is key to keeping costs down. I’ll share my great-grandmother’s banana bread recipe here since it’s a long-held family favorite. It’s also cheap as well as super easy to make.


  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 well-beaten eggs
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 t. baking soda


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 8×4 loaf pans. In a large bowl, mash peeled bananas well. Add in eggs, vegetable oil, sugar, and baking soda and mix well. Add in flour and mix thoroughly. Pour half of the batter into each loaf pan.

Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Note: add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or chocolate chips for extra flavor if desired. Cool somewhat before removing from the pan and before slicing and serving. This recipe can also be used with a muffin pan to make 12 muffins.

4. French Toast

french toast

French Toast is another great, cheap brunch idea. Just mix eggs and milk in a large bowl as if you were making scrambled eggs. Add some ground cinnamon for extra flavor.

Coat both sides of each piece of bread with the egg mix. Fry it on a greased griddle on both sides, like you’d do with pancakes. Once both sides are golden brown, the bread is done.

Serve with butter, and syrup or jam. Keep warm on a baking sheet in the oven or use a chafing dish to keep it warm.

Lunch or Dinner Ideas

Lunch or dinner menus for parties can be costlier for you as the host, but they don’t have to be. Here are some great cheap food ideas for lunch and dinner parties.

5. Pasta Bar

pasta bar set up

A pasta bar is one of my favorite things to serve at parties. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Two or three varieties of pasta (Trader Joe’s and warehouse club stores like Sam’s sell it for $1 a pound or less).
  • Two or three varieties of sauce – I serve a basic red sauce from a jar, and this homemade Alfredo Sauce.
  • A basic garden salad.
  • French bread with butter ($1 a loaf at Walmart).

You can serve a lot of people for a little bit of money with the pasta bar option.

6. Baked Potato Bar

baked potatoes on plate

Another super affordable party meal option is the baked potato bar. Here are some options for serving:

  • 1 large baking potato for each guest, and a few extras just in case some are extra hungry.
  • Butter and sour cream (hit the warehouse clubs for the best value).
  • Miscellaneous toppings. Some suggestions include shredded cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, bacon crumbles, chopped broccoli pieces, red pepper, ham, parsley, and BBQ sauce.

You can also add other items to your toppings list or ask each guest to bring a certain topping. Serve buffet style, with each guest adoring their potato as they please

7. Taco Bar

taco bar

Taco bars always go over well and are pretty cost-effective at parties. Ingredient ideas include:

  • Soft and hard taco shells (we make homemade soft taco shells – it’s super cheap that way)
  • Prepared, seasoned ground beef (buy on sale)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Diced tomato
  • Salsa and sour cream

Some other topping ideas can include chopped cilantro, diced jalapenos or guacamole. Serve buffet style.

Now, here are some specific recipes I serve at parties sometimes that are relatively inexpensive and go over well.

8. Sloppy Joes

sloppy joes

You can’t beat sloppy joes for a good, cheap party meal. I always buy buns at the warehouse club or at Aldi, and I buy the beef on sale. Here’s the recipe I use.

For each pound of ground beef, you’ll want to add:

  • 1/3 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 t. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

Brown the beef and onion together. When fully cooked, add the remaining ingredients to the pan, mix well, and simmer until hot. Keep warm and serve in a crock pot for convenience when serving at a party.

9. Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches

3 roast beef sandwiches

If you can get your roast on sale, this is a party food that will get rave reviews every time. I’ve never served it without getting multiple compliments.


  • 5 lbs. chuck roast
  • 3 c. water
  • 1 t. Worcestershire sauce
  • 10 fresh garlic cloves, pressed
  • 4 beef bouillon cubes (you can skip these and just add more salt and garlic if you’d like)
  • 2 T. salt
  • 1 onion, chopped fine


Put all ingredients into a crock pot and cook on medium for at least twelve hours or overnight on low. Pull apart with a fork as it gets tender and add more water, salt, and garlic if necessary. Serve with chips or any kind of salad.

10. Italian Pasta Casserole

italian casserole
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This is a recipe that varies a bit from the traditional pasta bar. Basically, you’re spicing up the pasta before you serve it. It’s cheaper and easier to prepare and serve than lasagna, too.

The recipe listed here will serve at least six guests. Simply multiply if you’re serving more.


  • 1 jar of your favorite red sauce – we use Rinaldi
  • 1 lb. of pasta (I use a basic Fusilli or Penne)
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 pound chopped, cooked Italian sausage or ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped fine
  • Ground Parmesan cheese for topping


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook and drain pasta as directed. Place in a greased 13×9 pan. Add all ingredients except Parmesan and mix well. Top with the desired amount of Parmesan.

Cook until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Serve with French bread and/or garden salad. Transfer to a crock pot to keep warm, or use a chafing dish.

Appetizer Ideas

If you’re choosing to serve appetizers at your party, you’ll be glad to know there are lots of frugal choices. Here are some of my favorites.

11. Veggie and Dip Bar

veggie plate

If you’re willing to put in a bit of work, you can serve this inexpensively. The key is to buy and chop the veggies yourself instead of buying them pre-chopped. Note: If you have a warehouse club membership, the pre-chopped ones will be super affordable.

Arrange a variety of chopped crispy veggies on a platter. Some ideas include:

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Green pepper slices
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber slices

Serve with dips such as hummus, guacamole, and this homemade ranch dip:

12. Homemade Ranch Dip

veggies with dip

I started making this homemade ranch dip when I learned our son was allergic to chemical preservatives and additives. I get lots of compliments on it.

  • 1 – 16 oz. container sour cream (I use Daisy)
  • 8 oz. of real mayonnaise or whipped cream cheese
  • 2 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. pepper
  • 2 t. parsley flakes

Blend all ingredients well and place in a Tupperware container. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.

13. Cheese, Cracker and Fruit Tray

cheese and crackers plate

This is an appetizer that can be expensive but doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips on how you can serve cheese, crackers, and fruit cheaply.

  • Get your crackers at a store known for low prices, such as Aldi. They have a knockoff brand multi-variety cracker box that tastes terrific. They also have knockoffs of Ritz and other popular cracker brands.
  • Buy cheese in bulk and slice it yourself. Pre-sliced cheese is very expensive!
  • Buy accompanying fruit that’s on sale. Check your ads and buy around what’s on sale.
  • Make homemade dips and cheese balls if you serve them with crackers. You can find many great recipes online.
  • Make this a savory dish by adding olives, and artichokes on skewers. Again, buy when on sale and a little goes a long way.

By using these tips, you can serve a beautiful display of cheese, crackers, and fruit for cheap.

14. Deviled Eggs

deviled eggs

Deviled eggs are another cheap appetizer that goes over well. You can get 18 eggs for about $2 at this writing, and the accompanying ingredients shouldn’t cost any more than another $1 or so. For $3 or so, you can serve 36 deviled egg halves.

You can use your favorite recipe for the insides. Hint: Use real mayonnaise and spicy brown mustard instead of yellow mustard for an extra kick.

15. Mini Quiches

mini quiches

Here’s another great, inexpensive appetizer you can serve if you have a mini muffin pan. We like to serve mini quiches at brunches and dinners alike. We’ll serve them as appetizers also.

Hint: make a homemade pie crust for the bottoms instead of using store-bought – it’s much cheaper.


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. sliced green onion
  • 1 c. bacon crumbles (you can use finely diced ham too)
  • 3/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c. finely diced red pepper (optional)
  • 1 or 2 homemade pie crusts, uncooked
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease mini muffin pan. Cut 2 & 1/2-inch size circles from dough (we use an inverted glass to do this). Press circles down into muffin cups.

Make scrambled egg mix in a large bowl by mixing eggs and milk. Add in cheese, onion, meat and red pepper. Salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the mixture into muffin cups on top of the dough.

Fill nearly to the top, but not quite. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until egg is set and quiches are golden brown. Serve!

16. Chips, Pico de Gallo and Guacamole

chips and salsa

Another appetizer that is a cheap party food and will get rave reviews from guests is tortilla chips with homemade Pico de Gallo. If you have a little more money, you can make homemade guacamole dip too.

Here are the recipes for each.

17. Pico de Gallo

pico de gallo

This recipe is delicious and refreshing. People always comment on how great it is to have that fresh veggie taste with the chips.


  • 6-8 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 red onion, diced fine
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Simply mix the ingredients together in a large bowl, cover, and chill for 1 to 2 hours before serving. Note: you can add other ingredients to this recipe too such as corn, black beans, and green pepper. This will make it more of a Cowboy Salsa type of recipe, but it will still taste great!

18. Homemade Guacamole Dip

guacamole in bowl

Here’s another simple but delicious recipe. We make this when having Mexican food if I can find avocados on sale.


  • 4-6 large, ripe avocados (they should be fairly soft)
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • 1 t. chili powder (you can use Chipotle chili powder for an extra kick)
  • 1 t. salt
  • Juice from 1/2 of a fresh lemon


Remove the skins and pits from the avocados and place the avocados in a large bowl. Mash thoroughly with a potato masher or fork.

Add in the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Chill for one hour or serve immediately. Note: Avocados can be expensive; we usually only make this if I can find them on sale.

Dessert Ideas

What’s a party without dessert? Here are some cost-effective dessert ideas for every party occasion. However, let me start with a tip: It’s almost always cheaper to do homemade when you’re talking dessert.

And bonus: it’s the healthier choice as well. Now, onto some dessert options.

19. Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies

Okay, I hesitate to share this recipe as I have a reputation for making the best chocolate chip cookies EVER. Nearly everywhere I bring these cookies, someone begs me for the recipe. I’m unsure I want to share this status, but here goes.


  • 2 sticks butter, softened (real butter only – organic if possible)
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar (I use C&H – it’s got the best flavor)
  • 3/4 c. white sugar
  • 5 c. flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 t. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 t. pure almond extract
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 c. milk chocolate chips
  • Optional: ½ c. chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except flour and chocolate chips thoroughly. Add flour and blend well. Pour in chocolate chips and blend well again. Mix in walnuts with chocolate chips if you are using them.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Hint: I use Pampered Chef’s small scoop for this part, which works perfectly.

Bake for 8-9 minutes or until the edges are golden. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Makes roughly 36 cookies.

Note: I use organic butter, sugar, and flour in all of my baking recipes. Costco sells these items cheaper than I could buy non-organic at a regular grocery store.

20. Cakes

two cakes

Cake mixes usually run about $1 or so if you can get them on sale, and they’ll serve at least 12 people. You can buy frosting in a can or find a homemade frosting recipe online. Decorate in a way that fits in with the theme of the party.

Note: if you’re serving a large group of people, the warehouse clubs are usually the cheapest for bakery cakes. And they taste great. Order well in advance, especially during the summer season.

21. Sweet Bar Buffet

small apple cakes

Another inexpensive option for party desserts is to serve a bar buffet. Bake a variety of bars, throw in some ice cream, and serve on a separate table. Some bar ideas include:

  • Brownies
  • Lemon bars
  • Chocolate chip bars (hint: you can use the cookie recipe above and simply press and bake it in a 9×13 pan)
  • Napoleon Crème bars
  • Rice Krispy bars (add peanut butter and top with melted chocolate chips for an extra flair)
  • Seven-layer bars

You can add your family favorites, too, for more variety. Or, to save even more, have each attendee bring a pan of their favorite bars.

My Favorite Cheap Party Food Ideas

There are several keys to feeding a crowd for cheap. Some involve the types of food you choose to serve, while others involve how you get them.  Here are some of my favorite cheap party foods and ideas for making great party foods for less.

Your Party Determines Your Food Choices

My first tip for feeding a crowd on the cheap is to know that the type of party you’re having is vital. For instance, if you’re having a baby shower or wedding shower, finger foods are perfectly acceptable.

However, if you’re having a bachelor party or football party, you’ll need food with more substance. By knowing who your guests are and the appropriate food choices for them, you’ll plan a better party.

As such, you’ll spend your money on food that fits the theme and avoids waste.

Choose a Time of Day that Fits in with Your Budget

Choosing a time of day that fits in with your budget is important, too. With some events, such as football games, you can’t choose your time.

However, with other events, such as holiday parties or showers, you have more flexibility. Time is important because different times of the day require different types of food.

For example, if you hold a baby shower at noon, your guests will expect a full lunch. However, if you hold a shower at 2, it’s perfectly acceptable to serve finger foods.

Therefore, if you’re on a super tight budget, you can plan your party at a time when people won’t be expecting a full meal. But I’ll also share some ideas for feeding a full meal on the cheap, so never fear.

Plan Your Guest List Carefully

Your guest list is also important to have a frugal food budget when hosting a party. Be sure your guest list is limited to those you really want to invite.

For instance, when planning a wedding, you can keep the guest list to first cousins instead of inviting every last known relative.

That doesn’t mean you can’t have a crowd; just know that with more people comes a bigger food budget. Be thoughtful about your guest list and your food budget will stay lower.

Choose Foods that Fit the Scene

Another tip for throwing a frugal party is to choose foods that fit the occasion. For example, you’re throwing a football game party for the guys that requires hardy foods like meatballs and subs.

If you buy dainty tea sandwiches and vegetable salads, you may throw away a lot of food. Choose foods that fit the guest list and the party event to avoid food waste as much as possible.

More Tips for Throwing a Cheap Party

You can also do other things to serve food cheaply at parties. Here are some tips I use to feed a crowd for less.

Buy Your Food on Sale

Buying your food on sale is vital. After you’ve planned your menu (I suggest doing this well in advance) start keeping an eye on sales flyers.

Then start stocking up as you find things you’ll need on sale.

For instance, I’m throwing a high school graduation party for my oldest daughter this year. I bought paper plates in January when they were on sale at Sam’s Club. I also started stocking up on soda in March.

Whenever I see a sale on something I know I’ll need for the party, I buy it. Remember to keep expiration dates and storage in mind when you do this. You don’t want to serve expired soda at a party or buy only to realize you don’t have storage capacity.

Note: if you have a bigger family or entertain a lot, a deep freezer (zero temp) is a must. This will allow you to freeze meats and other items for as long as a year without getting freezer damage.

I buy a quarter of grass fed, no-antibiotic, no-hormone beef every year for $4.50 a pound since we have a bigger family. I can stock up in this capacity only because we have a large freezer that ensures the beef will keep.

Being able to buy in such a large quantity saves a ton of money on our grocery bill.

You can save too if you keep an eye on the sales and stock up in advance on what you need.

Beware of the Beverage Budget

One of the most expensive parts of a party food budget is beverages.

Ways you can lower your beverage budget for parties:

  • Don’t serve alcohol; make it a bring-your-own event
  • Only serve beer and wine
  • Buy soda on sale
  • Serve frugal beverages such as lemonade, punch, coffee, and water
  • Serve soda in 2-liter bottles instead of individual cans

I’ve used all of these ideas at parties before, and they go over just fine with guests.

Bonus: Make a game out of it by setting a budget and see if you can beat it.

Know Which Stores Sell Cheaper

Knowing which stores sell what types of foods for cheaper is another bonus that will help you save cash. I do most of my party food shopping at Aldi, Walmart and Sam’s Club or Costco.

However, you need to know which items at which stores have the best deals, and which don’t.

Soda is ridiculously expensive at Sam’s Club, so I never buy it there. However, I always get cakes there because they’re delicious and dirt cheap.

Conversely, chips are super cheap at Sam’s, and astronomically prices at other grocery stores in our area. Therefore, I almost always buy chips at Sam’s Club.

Knowing where the items you need are sold at the cheapest prices will help you keep your food budget low.

Ask for Help

Another option for keeping your party’s food budget frugal is to ask others to pitch in. Now, I’d be careful in this area and practice good etiquette rules before doing this.

As an example, you don’t want to ask random guests to bring food to a wedding. However, if it’s a smaller wedding, you could ask parents or close friends to bring a salad. Or you could ask a baker who is a close friend to do the cake at a discounted price.

If you’re throwing a party with close friends and family, asking them to bring a dish is perfectly acceptable. And it will help you cut down on food costs.

The key to success here is to use wisdom and check etiquette rules as to what is acceptable.

Taking your relationship with loved ones into account is key as well. If your family is super casual, they likely won’t mind helping with food at all.


With a little ingenuity, it is entirely possible to throw a party without spending a lot of money on food. Just get creative and combine your favorite menu items with the other tips mentioned above.

As I have learned, the more you practice throwing a great get-together with these cheap party food ideas, the better you’ll get at it. Cheers to hosting a great party.

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  1. Karen Reid says:

    You sure no how to “feed the crowd ” I am a newbie…I cook for the other seniors in my building especially around the end of the month…It helps my cooking techniques on a budget….

  2. These are great ideas. I’m hosting a small send off gathering for my son, who is leaving for college. I’m invited only 15 folks. I was thinking of using Chipotle catering to save time and clean-up, but with college expenses… I think I’ll do a taco bar myself. Or, maybe I could use your pasta bar but add meatballs (that I can prepare a day ahead!). I’ll use your $1 french bread idea and make a big green salad to go along with the pasta! If I borrow some crock pots, I can keep everything warm. Thanks!

    1. I love it that you are using the post to spark new ideas that work for you! That’s great! I hope the event goes well! Feel free to give us feedback after so we know how everything went. 🙂

  3. Becky the Canadian says:

    Hi. I love the ideas. Just so you know, custard is not always easy to find in some Canadian places. So, many Canadian Nanaimo bar recipes call for pudding instead. Good try, but it’s still a Canadian recipe no matter how you try to misappropriate (LOL). I am just confused as to why so many Americans are afraid of being culturally informed? Why is it within your tradition to take knowledge from various sources (think Native American), and pretend it’s your own? In Canada we’re so happy to mention that we’ve just learned of some authentic Greek recipe or some little known dish from the Netherlands.

    1. Many Canadians are either French or have French ancestry and Napoleon was also French. So, it’s quite possible that the recipes actually originate from the same place, as you suggest. I do not know why the difference in naming exists unless it was done simply to distinguish between bars with real custard and those with pudding as a substitute. As far as the true origin of both recipes, everything I read indicated that it could not be authenticated.

  4. You could have a small cake for the bride and groom to “cut” and cupcakes for the guests…

    1. Yes, if the party food is for a wedding reception that you are trying to do frugally, that is a good idea. Thanks for your comments!

  5. Hello, I would love to say thank you for the advice. I love it and needed this! I need your advice! I need some help for my wedding reception. I have a guest list for 60 to 100 people. My reception is at 8 PM. Is it wrong to want to serve heavy hors d’oeuvres? Is it wrong to ask some of my people to bring something – just certain ones – to cut back on the cost? We are on a very tight budget! How do you determine what size wedding cake to feed that many people without killing your pockets?

    1. I’m not a wedding planner, nor am I an expert in that area. However, I do not think it would be appropriate to ask certain guest to bring things and others not to. If your budget is tight, hors d’oeuvres would be cheaper than a meal for everyone. You could also limit or eliminate alcohol to greatly reduce the cost.

      Could you have it in a friend’s backyard or another setting that is free or cheap rather than paying for a traditional venue? Also, perhaps a friend could make the cake? There are lots of ways to reduce the costs of a wedding if you look for them. Good luck with your wedding and your marriage and congratulations!

  6. They are talking about your cookie recipe. 5 cups of flour is way too much. Even if you’re in high altitudes, that’s still way too much flour. Perhaps it’s a typo? I’m not sure, but I have never in my life seen a chocolate chip cookie recipe with that much flour.

  7. The recipe should have 3 cups flour, maximum, and 1 egg, maximum. First, mix soft butter (not melted) with sugar into an applesauce consistency, then add salt, baking soda, vanilla, and almond extract. Add 1 egg and chips etc., then add in flour one cup at a time until you have the right dough texture – usually 2 1/2 to 3 cups of flour. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes or 15 for crispier. Make sure the oven is preheated and if you want the best flavor, use ghee butter. They’re amazing.

    1. Thanks for sharing. I assume you are referring to the cookie recipe, since you did not say.

  8. There is way too much flour in this recipe! This is almost my exact recipe. You only need 2 cups of flour, or 3 for high altitudes.

    1. Which recipe are you referring to? There’s more than one containing flour on this list.

  9. Thank you. 🙂 This was fun to read. You’ve helped me get my thoughts together about my wedding reception dinner. 🙂 God Bless you.

    1. I’m glad we could help! Congratulations on getting married!

  10. These are great ideas! Thank you. I was just asked to make “finger foods” for 80 (with no budget) for an awards ceremony for a local theater. Aldi is just down the road. Now I know what I can do!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    1. I’m glad we could help!

  11. Your cookie recipe sucks, turned into crumbles and wasted all my ingredients. Thanks…

    1. Cooking them too long or substituting margarine for butter sometimes causes this. I don’t know if that is what caused yours to crumble or not, though. Sometimes baking is a bit experimental since ovens vary as well as humidity, room temperatures, altitudes, etc. All can affect baking and cooking. I hope you have better luck if you try again. 🙂

      1. That was such a tactful reply to such a rude comment. Good job.

  12. Was there too much flour in cookie recipe? Mine is like dry crumbs, not cookie dough. I’m not sure how to fix it.