Post # 1
Any suggestions (recipe links would be fantastic too!) for your fav appetizers for the holidays?
This is the first year that FI and I get to spend Christmas with just each other, so our plan is to cook lots and lots on Christmas Eve and spend Christmas day eating and drinking good beers and watching movies 🙂
Post # 3
We pretty much eat the same thing as thanksgiving, we don’t really have anything super “special”, this is normally what our menu consists of :
– Honey Spiral Ham & Turkey [always both]
– Vegetabes [Corn, Green Beans, Mixed Veggies]
– Hot Dinner Rolls
– Twice Baked Potatoes
– Baked Macaroni & Cheese
– Cranberry Sauce
– Devilled Eggs
– Raw Veggie Tray & Dip
– Fruit tray w/ yogurt & chocolate dip
– Relish Tray
– Cracker & Cheese Spread Tray
– Meat & Cheese Slice Tray
– Kolacky Cookies
– Chocolate Chip / Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
– Pie [Differant kinds.. apple, cherry, pumpkin, pecan, ect]
Everyone in our family brings a dish and the host takes care of the ham/turkey and “normal” type sides.
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@ebarnes0: Shrimp and zesty cocktail sauce is always a favorite of mine, haha.
Baked asiago cheese and artichoke dip on little toasted breads.
I like pigs in a blanket but we don’t usually serve those to guests.
Smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers on toast.
Baked brie with apple and caramel.
Any type of flat bread pizza cut into small bites.
Caprese salad is an easy and tasty one that is always good…..
We love having appetizers at our parties and sometimes just have cocktails and appetizers when FH’s parents stop by.
Post # 6
One of my favorites to do is just a huge cheese and meat platter with crostinis. We get cheeses like a smoked gouda, soft brie, sharp cheddar, Port Salut, maybe a goat cheese or Boursin. Meats like salami, proscuitto, pepperoni, serano ham or smoked salmon. And condiments like fig preserves, cornichons, caper berries, dried fruits. Serve with homemade crostinis.
Now I’m hungry!
Post # 7
We always, always have a yummy cheese and crackers plate with interesting cheeses like Brie, La Tur, usually something smoked, and a really stinky blue cheese.
I’ve been making marinated mushrooms recently and usually just eat them as a finger food but you could also chop them and put them on a crostini. I use the Pioneer Woman’s recipe but seriously cut down on the butter.
These are super yummy and you can use any cheese/flavors you want – http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/06/cheese-straws/
Post # 8
I do crostini about 90% of the time when I’m looking for pretty but easy apps. Some of my favorites;
Strawberries, goat cheese and a procuitto
Peaches, blue cheese, honey
Roast beef (medium rare) with horseradish/creamcheese/sour cream spread
Mushrooms and roasted red pepers cooked with a little balsamic and salt and peper
Post # 9
I have made these crab puffs before and they were very good:
I used the garlic and herb cooking creme from Philadelphia instead of plain cream cheese.
Post # 10
@ebarnes0: spinach and artichoke dip + triscuit crackers were a HUGE hit at my party this year. and it’s super easy to make. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/hot-spinach-and-artichoke-dip-recipe/index.html
Post # 11
Thanks ladies you are all making me crave tasty apps (especially cheese and crackers!)
Post # 12
Veggie pizza, ham biscuits, meatballs in the crock pot (so easy only 3 ingredients!), cheese and crackers, sausage balls, chips and queso, nachos, homemade cheese sticks with marinara sauce, potato skins. We don’t make all of these at once of course, but we love appetizer night at my house!