UBP 12 Party Food

by Cat Davis*

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

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The Ultimate Blog Party 2012 has finally arrived and nothing says party quite like a spread of finger foods. When we’re partying it up at home we love having a good variety of food on the table that can be eaten in small portions.

One of my favorites is an appetizer that takes ordinary oyster crackers to the next level. A variety of spices and flavors will perk up this ordinary cracker and leave everyone craving for more!

cheesy bacon ranch oyster crackers

How you flavor your crackers is completely up to you with endless possibilities. Me personally? I love Parmesan, Bacon, Ranch with a nice dose of garlic thrown in. The best part … you can make these for any size crowd without costing a fortune.

parmesan bacon ranch oyster crackers

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Parmesan Bacon Ranch Oyster Crackers
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 6+
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1oz pack of dry ranch dressing
  • ⅓ cup fully-cooked crumbled bacon
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups oyster crackers
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, ranch dressing, bacon and cheese.
  3. In a large bag, toss together the crackers and ranch mixture until well coated.
  4. Spread the crackers in a single layer on a baking sheet and sprinkle with garlic salt and a bit of black pepper.
  5. Bake 15 minutes, stirring the crackers every 5 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.


Need more party food inspiration?

We’ve got you covered with some sweet and savory recipes. Each recipe can be cut in half to enjoy while you’re blog hopping from home or double them up to serve the ultimate party crowd.

APPETIZER - Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels APPETIZER - Sweet Toffee Chex Mix
MAIN DISH - Pizza Pull-Apart Bread MAIN DISH - Ultimate Club Wraps
DRINKS - Pink Sherbet Party Punch DESSERT - S’mores Bites

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Cat Davis is the author of Food Family Finds, a blog where she shares her life as a work-from-home mom to three children, recipes and favorite product finds.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Melanie April 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm

These look like some appetizing recipes! My favorite type of snack to eat at the computer is the kind that doesn’t leave any residue on my fingers. If it does, things get messy quick!


2 Jennifer, Snapshot April 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

My Mom LOVES these.


3 Kaye Swain April 14, 2012 at 1:28 am

Yummy ideas! When we’ve had parties in the past, I always included a couple of trays of fresh veges for those, like me, who were battling our metabolism and trying not to gain MORE weight. :) Broccli, celery, carrots, and a low-fat dip. Delicious AND healthy – for the grandkids as well as the grandparents.


4 pamela ponder April 14, 2012 at 11:16 am

YUMMM the oyster crackers look so good I needed a snack with all my party hopping :-) I pinned it too I like that take on them!!!


5 Ginny Marie April 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I’ve been looking for an oyster cracker recipe like that! I’ve had them at a party before…so yummy and easy!


6 renovatethis April 14, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Wow… Those look delicious! I am going to have to try that.


7 debi9kids April 14, 2012 at 9:55 pm

YUM! These sound delicious and SO easy.


8 LaughWithUsBlog April 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Now I’m really hungry! :)


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