Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Drop-Ins

The holiday season is famous for unexpected drop-ins by friends and family. It is always a horrible feeling to know that you are not prepared to host friends. In order to avoid panic attacks and make you look like you’re always expectant of the unexpected I have included some quick last minute recipes perfect for these friendly visits!

20 Minute Artichoke Dip
1 C. Mayonnaise
1 C. Parmesan Cheese
1 can Artichoke Hearts, diced
Pinch of Garlic Powder to taste
Mix all ingredients and place in casserole dish.
Cook at 350° for 20 minutes (until golden brown).
Serve hot with a freshly sliced baguette or crackers.

Getting fancy with Bacon
Cut slab of bacon into ½ inch chunks. Cook on skillet or broiler until crispy. Skewer with grape tomato.
Cut just ripe pears in ½ inch cubes. Sprinkle with salt, sugar and cayenne. Spear with bacon.


Boil fresh or frozen edamame in pods for approx. 3-5 minutes.
Sprinkle with coarse salt.

And if you are really out of time buy pre-made finger foods and just brush them with truffle oil to dress them up!

Have more quick appetizers? Let us know!