14 Appetizers for Your Holidays

One thing I can survive on during the holidays is appetizers. You know, those delicious little side dishes and finger foods that often involve cheese. Yes, I love most of them.

I’ve rounded up some really cute ideas that are pretty easy to make. So, if you’re in need of some tasty, fun food to feed family and friends this holiday season, try some of these.

 

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25+ Fall Appetizers

Life has been different since the pandemic began last March.  Large social gatherings have been dropped and seeing extended family has often been deferred.  We’re in the beginning of the favorite time of year for many people.  Colorful leaves, costumes at Halloween, Thanksgiving turkey, and then the holidays of Christmas and New Year provide a steady stream of fun and diversion.  Perhaps this year is different, but we can still enjoy our favorite celebrations  even if they are small and intimate.  In some ways that may make it even better.

 

 

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Halloween Spider Eggs

Today’s treat is another fun food art for your Halloween gatherings – Deviled eggs decorated with black olive spiders.  Like last Monday’s recipe for Monster Eyes, use your favorite deviled egg recipe or mine.  If you want a gross monster look, add a few drops of green food coloring to the egg yolk filling. I’m not crazy about food coloring, and I stayed with the traditional yellow filling. I think it’s still fun. Cut your eggs in half lengthwise and fill with your deviled egg mixture. Read More

Halloween Monster Eyes

Halloween will be here in a few weeks and it’s a time of celebration and fun!  This year I am adapting deviled eggs for monster fun. Use your favorite deviled egg recipe or try this one.  If you want a gross monster look, add a few drops of green food coloring to the egg yolk filling. I’m not crazy about food coloring, but I am showing you my result. The amount of coloring is up to you.  I think they’re still fun with the traditional yellow filling.  Cut your eggs in half lengthwise and fill.

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Maple Figs & Almond Brie

Any time is the right time for brie and fruit.  Add wine and your taste buds will dance. This elegant appetizer is perfect for late summer and early fall get-togethers. It is also a great dish for holiday parties. This is a fast, easy appetizer so begin to bake it when your guests arrive. Within about  20 minutes, everyone will be happily eating baked brie. This really isn’t a particularly inventive recipe. It is just 4 ingredients that will be a hit at the party! Read More