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  • Lois Andrews

Tips for a Tasty Holiday

Updated: Nov 5, 2023

The magic of winter, with its crisp mornings, cozy sweaters, and mugs of hot cocoa by the fireplace, will soon be upon us. Alongside these delights, holiday events focused on food, family, and friends take center stage. They bring festive moments and the opportunity to create dishes with flair.

Amidst the flurry of parties and social gatherings, these are a few tasty treats for ways to make the holiday even more special:

Elevated Blue Cheese Wedge:

A simple yet elegant dish.

Drizzle the cheese with honey and top with walnuts. Serve with candied grapes and garnish with sprigs of rosemary.

Roasted Tomato:

A delightful red and green holiday appetizer.

Roast tomatoes with olive oil and salt. Serve with Burrata cheese and Crostini, then garnish with Sprigs of basil and rosemary (or substitute with your favorite floral herb).

Little Smokies Wreath:

Involve the kids or grandkids with this fun offering.

Wrap mini dogs in puff pastry and arrange in the shape of a wreath, garnish with pine and add a tartan bow to finish the look. Add your favorite dip alongside, such as a simple mixture of mayo, ketchup, maple, and Sriracha.

Goat Cheese Logs:

Steal the show with this epic way to dress up a goat cheese logs.

Garnish with cranberries, chocolate, pistachio, or chives. Serve with apple and bell pepper slices.

A garnish can make the difference between a good presentation and a great one, using herbs, nuts, seeds, fruits, or even flowers can add the final touch.

Don’t hesitate to be creative - it’s the chef's kiss.

Wishing you a relaxing and joyful winter and a wonderful holiday season!

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