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Christmas Appetizers

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Bacon Candy from Food & Wine. Crispy, sweet and salty, this three-ingredient snack is the ultimate cocktail party hors d’oeuvre.

Mini Smoked-Salmon Croque-Monsieur |  For these make-ahead party hors d’oevres, Jamie Kimm spreads a creamy chive-flecked smoked salmon mixture (based on a béchamel, or white sauce, often used in a classic croque-monsieur) between cocktail-size slices of bread the night before and then cooks the sandwiches right before guests arrive.

Chives

For Alison Attenborough and Jamie Kimm, make-ahead recipes are key for holiday entertaining. The night before the party, Jamie spreads a creamy chive-.

Roast grapes to deepen and concentrate their sweetness and flavor, then use them as a toast-topper with ricotta.

Ricotta and Roasted Grape Crostini

Capricious: Gin, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Dry Vermouth, Peychaud’s Bitters, Lemon Twist.

Capricious

This riff on the classic martini recipe uses St-Germain elderflower liquor. Because gin has botanical elements, it& a natural pairing.

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese - a super easy 3-ingredient appetizer recipe that will blow you away! | pinchofyum.com

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese - a simple appetizer that will blow you away! Enjoy with a crowd of friends!

Candied Maple Bacon | So easy to make, this candied bacon is maple flavoured. Sweet, and salty, it's sheer perfection.

Maple Candied Bacon

Candied Maple Bacon : 1 pound of bacon, ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup maple syrup

Sugar-and-Spice Nuts w/ chili powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, sugar, salt, & egg whites. So easy. Fighting for leftovers.

Sugar-and-Spice Nuts

Sugar and Spice Nuts - Coated with cinnamon and chile powder, these spiced nuts are addictive with cocktails. The egg white in the coating makes them especially crispy.

Maple Soy Snack Mix #snacks #party #holiday #menu #savory #sweet

Maple-Soy Snack Mix Savory snack mixes are typically flavored with soy sauce, Worcestershire and butter. Grace Parisi prepares her crunchy mix with a little maple syrup for sweetness and Thai curry paste for heat.

Bayless's Queso Fundido al Tequila. Chef Rick Bayless is renowned for cookbooks featuring elaborate Mexican recipes. With Mexican Everyday, he's finally published a cookbook for fast weeknight cooking. This simple, 20-minute dip of melted cheese flavored with tomatoes, chiles, onion and a hit of tequila is just the thing to satisfy a sudden craving for something warm, salty and gooey.

Bayless's Queso Fundido al Tequila

Rick Bayless - queso fundido recipe, a warm melted cheese dip flavored with tomatoes, chiles, onion and tequila.

One of my favorite things about blogging is the incredible friendships I've built over the years! Today, I'm teaming up with some other lovely ladies for a virtual bridal shower in honor of our sweet friend, Megan (Wanna be a Country Cleaver). Megan and I started chatting through our PW...

Easy Bacon Cream Cheese Roll Ups & A Bridal Shower

Tina's Easy Bacon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups {My Life as a Mrs} I love the fact that these do not require you to fry any bacon first - it bakes in the oven with the rest of the roll! This was a favorite recipe back in the I am old! They are yummy!

Port-Glazed Walnuts with Stilton | Encourage guests to cut off small chunks of the Stilton and dip them in the port syrup.

Thanksgiving Hors d'Oeuvres

Port Glazed Walnuts with Stilton Cheese-Encourage guests to cut off small chunks of the Stilton and dip them in the port syrup.

campari soda

Americano: This classic cocktail, made with vermouth and Campari, originated in Italy, where it was popular with American tourists during Prohibition.

Pretty crackers & dip display on silver/pewter tray for Holiday Entertaining

Blue Cheese-Bacon Dip ~ This warm blue cheese dip is one of our top-rated appetizer recipes and ideal for entertaining. You can bake it in individual cups or a dish and serve with fresh fruit, crackers or flatbread.

Like the sound of these #cheese #crackers (not really sure they count as "cookies," but we'll see what the texture's like).

Smoked Cheese Cocktail Cookies

A pinch of cayenne pepper adds a spicy kick to these savory cookies, flavored with both sharp cheddar and smoked Gouda cheese. If you prefer, you can replace the smoked Gouda with Gruyère.

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