Anytime I bring a homemade food item over to a party, I panic that no one is going to eat it. In fact, I’m typically the one having 5 servings of my dish just to make it appear popular (and edible).
On the contrary, one of my best friends Alison is a not only a natural host but an amazing cook as well. She makes it all appear effortless as she’s opening her oven pulling out something amazing right as the guests arrive. And to top it off her husband makes the best cocktails. They’re literally the most perfect party hosting couple ever.
Meanwhile at my house before a party I’m running around like crazy, unnecessarily cleaning areas that guests will never see, making Joe fix my destroyed concoction in the oven, and likely with a glass of wine to calm my nerves.
I asked Alison to share her recipe for her famous bacon wrap appetizers. This is probably my favorite party appetizer ever especially because it’s so simple to make!
- Whole water chestnuts
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup hot sauce
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
Cut bacon strips in half, roll chestnuts in bacon and secure with toothpick. Place on a cookie sheet (with a lip for grease) and bake at 350 degrees for 45 min-1 hour until bacon is crisp.
Mix mayonnaise, brown sugar and hot sauce. Pour over cooked wraps!
May you appetizer be so popular that you never have to chow down on it again!