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Spicy Sausage & Arugula Pasta: Part of the Progressively Perfect Dinner Party blog hop

Welcome to the Progressively Perfect Virtual Dinner Party blog hop!


Have you ever heard of a progressive dinner party?  Usually they are held between neighbors or friends that live relatively near to one another.  Each household hosts a course of a meal for everyone involved.  Once that course is devoured, everyone scurries over to the next house for the next course.  

Progressive dinner parties always sound SO cool! They can be loads of fun for everyone involved.  Everyone gets to add their own personal touch to a bit of the party making each one quite unique.  

But planning a progressive dinner party can be difficult.  It's hard work trying to fit several people's schedules together these days.  So my blogging buddies and I decided to try something new- a VIRTUAL progressive dinner party!

Each blogger in our Progressively Perfect Virtual Dinner Party blog hop has been assigned a course for you to enjoy.  Once you've completed the course, you can hop on over to the next blog to enjoy the next course and so on and so on... 

Here is a complete list of each blog and each course.  You can follow through each blog post by clicking the links in order.  Each of us has chosen a dish that interprets our chosen theme of 'Hot and Cold'. We even have decoration tips, outfits for your kiddies to wear and a DJ to keep the party jumping!


We will start at Diapered Daze and Knights where Heather shares her recipe for Tuna Salad Rolls.

Then we can mosey on over to Kelly's blog The Fabulous Food Fairy for some Roasted Tomato Caprice in Garlic Bread Bowls.

Next, Jen fromWorthington Lower whipped up some Chili Layered Dip.

To finish off the appetizer course, we will head over to Chockababy where Carrie made some Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings.


Our first salad comes from Beth at Life at the BAT Cave who decided on a Chipotle Shrimp Salad.

Tina presents her Homemade Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad over at Life Without Pink.

And Melinda invites us to sample her Veggie and Pasta Summer Salad at Look What Mom Found- Dad Too!


Heather at Real: The Kitchen and Beyond invites us to quench our thirst with her recipe for Blackberry Melon Lemonade.

And Linda from Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps keeps the party going with some Moscow Mule Beer Cocktails.


Lauryn from The Vintage Mom starts our entree course with her yummy recipe for Kale and Zucchini Meatloaf.

Colleen will tempt your tastebuds with her recipe for Lettuce Wraps over at Souffle Bombay.

Dawn from the whole-y grail keeps all the younger guests in mind with Family Friendly Grilled Pizza 5 Ways.

I try to entice you here on Whatever Works with my recipe for Spicy Sausage & Arugula Pasta.

Coffee, Tea & Dessert

If you still have room after all those delicious dishes, Noelle made a lovely Dark Chocolate Cream Pie with Berries over at An Opera Singer in the Kitchen.

What would go better with chocolate cake than some S'mores Frozen Coffee?  Debi from Will's World will be serving it up.

A Grande Life's Stephanie makes us smile with her No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake.

Lindsay from The Naughty Mommy cools us down with a wonderful Key Lime Pie.

To end the dinner courses, Stephanie from Legos and Lattes whipped up her recipe for Vanilla Spiced Chai Lattes.

Late Night

If everyone is still in a partying mood later in the evening, Kelly from The Turnip Farmer invites us to share her Vodka Gummi Bears.

Decorations, Outfits and Music

Becky from Crafty Garden Mama decorates the entire affair with her Eco Friendly Entertaining tips.

Sarah from Finnegan and the Hughes helps get your kids ready with her Dressing the Kiddos pointers.

And Robin from Honey Badger Mom keeps the party flowing with her Progressive Party Playlist, Playa!

Hope you have as much fun reading through the party as we did planning it!