Close your eyes and imagine you were there. Or, better, yet, snag some of these recipes up and make them yourself.
Fresh yellow and green bell peppers and cucumbers with homemade hummus (made with love by my bestie).
More hummus with carrots sticks and celery for dipping.
Grape tomato, marinated feta, and fresh basil skewers.
Homemade baba ghanoush.
Toasted Trader Joes whole wheat pita for dipping.
Black mission figs, dried pineapple, and dried apricots.
Homemade pumpkin pie roasted almonds. There were also salted cashews.
Behold, the dessert table.
Quick & easy no bake oatmeal peanut butter bites. I made mine with almond butter to ensure they were kid friendly. I also called them squirrel nuts, because I am awesome.
And, finally, the piece de la resistance, homemade baklava.
And that, is the food-centered synopsis of the day my family and friends came together to transform my house into a home.
(All pictures courtesy of JB).