When it seems like winter will never end, warm up the kitchen to get rid of the cold-weather blues! Sure, there’s Christmas in July, but when you need an excuse to celebrate the summer in the dead of winter, invite your friends over for a luau. Heat up the oven, collect some leis, search YouTube for tropical tunes…and forget you were ever in a cold-front funk when you cook up these colorful party foods!
FifteenSpatulas.com’s crunchy oven-baked Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi is something to sink your teeth into ASAP. Cut the finished fish into bite-sized pieces and serve with these fun flamingo toothpicks ($7.10 for 96 on Amazon.com) to keep this dish hands-free.