Top Hostesses Recipes: Top 5 2016


The results are in and it turns out you love as many different apps as I do! As we roll into 2017, I am sharing my top five favorite recipes of 2016, readers choice to continue to inspire you.  All of these options are perfect for the busy hostess, with quick prep & cook times and minimal ingredients.

2016 was a big year: I took a chance and decided to start The Jolly Hostess, saw Adele in concert (so one of my highlights!) and took a trip to Europe with my family and got engaged. 2017 holds big plans as well, including new branding and website for The Jolly Hostess, a list of 50 new foodie ideas to try, wedding planning and hopefully a reason to make homemade dog treats this summer (ruff ruff!).

I cannot thank you enough for reading and sharing my appetizer and guest-friendly recipes. The fact that you agree that apps and dips should be their own food group is just the best.  I am looking forward to sharing more with you in the next year and welcome any feedback on what you like about the blog and what could be better.  Have a champagne & fun-filled New Year’s and see you in 2017. Enjoy the top hostess recipes!


Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip (aka Dorothy’s Dip)


Taco Bruschetta


Santorini Guacamole


Panko Ravioli


DIY Cumin Ricotta Pizza

Not all recipes won the top hostess recipes and this recipe needs a little love. Maybe it’ll make most improved for 2017?!


Bruschetta Bolognese

If you make these top hostess recipes and post on social media, please tag #thejollyhostess for a chance to be featured.



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  1. Happy New Year! Bob and Sandi on the pond. ..


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