Need a Little Help Entertaining: A Giveaway!

A few years ago I attended a very formal and fancy holiday party at a friend’s house. Uniformed waiters handed out tray after tray of hors d’oeuvres. Our host mingled with her guests the whole evening. I complimented my friend on how calm and relaxed she looked. She revealed that she had spent 2 weeks cooking and baking the appetizers and desserts served at the party. I marvelled at her powers of planning and organization.

Planning it’s an interesting word, isn’t it? Just thinking the word “planning” can make me feel tense. I embark upon planning an birthday or holiday party with the best of intentions, but somehow time runs away from me. By the time I know it I am in panic mode running from grocery store to party store to liquor store and back to the grocery store for a myriad of forgotten, but must have items.

Planning an event is further complicated by my lack of fancy culinary skills. I do not know how to prepare tasty and attractive appetizers and finger foods — my cooking skills are not that refined. While I love hosting holiday get-togethers and parties at my house, I often feel I spend more time doing last minute food preparation, serving, and cleaning up than I do mingling with my guests.

Nancys Appetizers enables moms to elegantly entertain by providing delicious, gourmet frozen appetizers, and desserts that will have the whole crowd raving. These appetizers will make my guest want for more…so delicious and tasty! My faves are the Mushroom Turnovers and Deli Spirals.  Ready in just minutes, I can take the time to focus on my party and delight in catching up with family and friends.

From cheese soufflés, to mushroom turnovers, crab cakes, petite quiches, and pastry tarts, the Nancy’s line serves up a delectable spread that has something for everyone. With the price-point of $4 to $13 per package, they can fit easily with your entertaining budget. Add them to the list of items to stock up on at your local grocery or club store to keep on hand for spontaneous drop-ins! You can find the nearest store to pick up Nancy’s or go online to find entertaining tips and recipes at

I have a giveaway for a Musings from Me reader! How about a coupon for a free 12-count Nancy’s Appetizer, so that you can Mushroom Turnovers, Petite Quiche, Chocolate Petite Tarts, or many other types. Enter now. One comment = one entry

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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by MomCentral on behalf of Nancy’s Appetizers and received 2 coupons to facilitate my review and a $20 thank-you gift certificate. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway ends December 11 at 11:59 p.m.

64 comments for “Need a Little Help Entertaining: A Giveaway!

  1. Jessi
    December 4, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Oooo, great giveaway! And its probably guacamole for me. I end up eating so many chips or whatever I’m putting it on, just because I want to eat more of the guac.

  2. Jessi
    December 4, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I subscribe.

  3. Jessi
    December 4, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I follow you on Twitter, too. 🙂

  4. December 4, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Sausage balls are my weakness. I LOVE them.

  5. Benita G.
    December 4, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Crab cakes are my favorite.


  6. Benita G.
    December 4, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I subscribe via email.


  7. Jennifer
    December 4, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Those deli pinwheels from Sam’s club!

  8. Amy
    December 4, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I really like the little quiches – really, anything with pastry & cheese, esp. the spinach things. Oh, and the warm spinach-artichoke dip – yum!

  9. Sarah
    December 5, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Guacamole and chips

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  11. Amber G
    December 5, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Pigs in a blanket make me lose control completely!

  12. Melissa W
    December 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Potato Skins make me lose my mind 😉

  13. Linda Lansford
    December 5, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    3 Cheese Spinach Stars – 12 ct makes me lose control of sensible eating guidelines

  14. jen
    December 5, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    chips and dip!

  15. jen
    December 5, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    subscribed via email

  16. jen
    December 5, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    following on twitter (jkalstrup)

  17. jen
    December 5, 2009 at 5:54 pm
  18. susan varney
    December 5, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    can’t wait for this one

  19. Life with Kaishon
    December 5, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I had these Brie and raspberry pastries at a party a few weeks ago and I can not get them out of my mind : ) I LOVE a good appetizer! I also love Mr. Chuy’s shrimp rolls! They are a great appetizer!

  20. lynn brannen
    December 5, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    The pinwheels are tasty!

  21. Rosie
    December 5, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Brie cheese and quiche. I have absolutely no self-control when it comes to those two appetizers at a table. Everyone must serve them more often at their parties!

  22. Leslie Price
    December 6, 2009 at 12:32 am

    I don’t really follow any sensible eating guidelines. 🙂
    I love anything on a deli tray, though.

  23. Leslie Price
    December 6, 2009 at 12:33 am

    I subscribe to your blog via reader.

  24. Monique Rizzo
    December 6, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Ritz with Shrimp/Cream Cheese and Cocktail sauce. Thanks for the chance.

  25. Kimberly L
    December 6, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    For me, it has always been ‘either’ , pigs in a blanket or chips and dip.

  26. Denise B.
    December 6, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I don’t live with guidelines, and I can’t imagine where to start. Loaded nachos, quesadillas, bloomin’ onion……………….

  27. December 6, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Taco plate…I could eat the whole thing!

  28. Amanda C
    December 6, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Spinach dip or nachos are my weakness.

  29. Denise P.
    December 7, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I have no will power when I’m faced with chips and dip.

  30. Stephanie
    December 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Ooohhh… Jalapeno Popper Dip makes me lose all self control! I could eat the whole dish… YUM!

    Thanks for the chance! I love appetizers!

  31. Shelly
    December 8, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    spinach and artichoke dip is my weakness

  32. Shelly
    December 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm
  33. Shelly
    December 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    twitter follow @phxbne

  34. Shelly
    December 8, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    feed subscriber

  35. crystal
    December 8, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    I think that my moms Spinach Dip and Fritos is the worst for me…i know that carrot sticks would be better!!!

  36. Lucy Schwartz
    December 9, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Stuffed Mushroom caps.Ohhhh yes.. I’m hoping the mushroom turnovers are similar.

  37. Christie
    December 10, 2009 at 5:02 am

    Creamy Crab Dip and hot French bread and I am a goner.

  38. Erma
    December 10, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    It would be chips and dip for me.

  39. Karen
    December 10, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Tortilla Chips with any type of dip for me.

  40. Lisa
    December 10, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    ice cream!

  41. Sharon Seneker
    December 10, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I love chips and dip! Thanks!

  42. December 11, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Anything with brie is my downfall!

  43. December 11, 2009 at 12:45 am

    I am following you on Twitter! (@psychotichouse)

  44. Angela Winesburg
    December 11, 2009 at 12:51 am

    I love mozzarella sticks! Thanks!

  45. Claire
    December 11, 2009 at 2:05 am


  46. Pamela S
    December 11, 2009 at 3:48 am

    For me it is pinwheels. I love those things!! Thanks.

  47. Pamela S
    December 11, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Subscribed to feed with google reader. Thanks.

  48. cass
    December 11, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Cheesy cocktail wiener roll-ups

  49. cass
    December 11, 2009 at 4:41 am

    subscribed by e-mail
    wombatspurple at yahoo dot com

  50. December 11, 2009 at 6:50 am

    The Spinach and 3 cheese Quiches.
    i love ooey cheese melted against cooked spinach. YUM!

  51. December 11, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Fan of Musings from Me on Facebook!

  52. sarah
    December 11, 2009 at 10:07 am

    hot cheese dip!

  53. dorothy l
    December 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    mine is nachos and cheese I can not stop eating them once I start

  54. Julie
    December 11, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Buffalo chicken wings with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing yum 🙂

  55. Julie
    December 11, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    email subscriber

  56. Mary Somerville
    December 11, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    My favorite are Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms!

  57. Mary Somerville
    December 11, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I’m an email subscriber.

  58. Mary Somerville
    December 11, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I subscribe in Google Reader. Thanks!

  59. Barbara Long
    December 11, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I can’t get enough shrimp with cocktail sauce.

  60. Annemarie
    December 11, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Salsa & Chips – I cannot get enough of them!!

  61. Annemarie
    December 11, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I subscribe via email.

  62. Gianna
    December 12, 2009 at 12:17 am

    French onion dip and potato chips 🙂

  63. renee
    December 12, 2009 at 12:51 am

    I lose it when there is spinach dip with bacon and tomatoes in it–yum! I always eat until I wish I hadn’t eaten that last bite!

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