by | Appetizers & Tapas, Lifestyle

Take a cozy nook in your home and turn it into a Tapas Style date night dining or any gathering evening, for a cozy celebration with friends, or a decadent evening for two!

At Home Dining

While dining out might sound like a good idea on a celebration night; consider the possibilities if you were to create something new and different right there in your own home.

With a simple meal, conversation provoking prompts, and a great cocktail, there will be no need to feel rushed, or to drive anywhere.

Tapas Dining At Home

Tapas Dining

Dining, tapas style, is derived from the Mediterranean part of the world. It was thought to be an indulgence of many small plate samples to dine on throughout the evening, rather than a ‘one plate’ meal, and done.

Small plate dining was something I wanted to share with my friends, not only in my home, but for my many social media friends who may never dine in my home.

I spent the better part of a year gathering, testing and photographing my favorite small plate tapas dishes, both savory and sweet. Finally I compiled them in my first cookbook, The World On My Plate. I hope you will treat yourself to this hardcover cookbook, the size of a tapas napkin!

The World On My Plate Cookbook

Check out my video above for some creative inspiration in rearranging nooks in your home, for a change of scenery and ambiance.

A simple Tapas dinner menu, with easy recipes is here for you to plan an evening around. Pick up a few readymade items and mix them in with these homemade dishes for a fast and easy Tapas Spread!

Olive and Rosemary Bread
Sweet Potato Fries
Caprese Bites
  • A mixed platter of Smoked Fish (or meats)
Smoked Fish Platter
Pomegranate and Cranberry Martini

And don’t forget to prepare the Love Plate with fun conversation provoking questions for hours of chatter and laughter!


My Muffin Madness


In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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Anna J
4 years ago

What a good idea. I’m stuck at home this valentine’s with hubby as we carelessly wasted out date night last week haha – I’m going to get a few goodies and make it special. Thanks!

4 years ago
Reply to  Anna J

It might become your favorite way to spend Valentines Date Night! Be creative and change things up a bit 🙂


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