Spinach & Feta Puff Pastry Appetizers

spinach appetizers

This recipe is originally from Bon Appetite and I definitely would rate it as a “keeper”.  It’s very easy to make, looks impressive as heck and tastes even better!

Purchased puff pastry and frozen chopped spinach makes this an appetizer that can be pulled together in minutes.  You can even prep the filling the night before and then fill and bake about an hour before your company arrives.

Christmas Party Bites

It’s officially the after-Thanksgiving, after Black Friday, ALMOST December “Holiday Season”!  So.. expect a lot of holiday cheer (AND posts) around here this month.  Today’s post is brought to you by the words “party” and “bites”.  We normally offer FAB recipes on Mondays, but there are just so many great recipes out there waiting to be made, I thought I’d share a few links specifically for your holiday food/party planning.  I’ve got a little savory.. a little sweet… and a lot of Holiday thrown in!

First, from Happy Hour Projects… Bite Size Party Bark.  Not  only do these Christmas party appetizers look great – they taste great – offering a little bit sweet and a little bit salty all in one.  The link includes great instructions and step-by-step instructions. What an incredibly cute and fun way to use candy or ice cube molds!

From Betty Crocker, a fun holiday twist on the Christmas cheese ball… why not turn it into a Snowman Cheese Ball?

For the kids (and kids at heart), check out these fun Christmas Santa Crackers, from Free Fun Christmas.  Not a lot of gourmet in them, but a cute addition to a Holiday party!  Easily made with round butter crackers, pepperoni slices, ricotta or cream cheese, capers and celery.

From Dandelions and Lace, a cute twist (ha!) on using Bugles as a party food.  It’s another great sweet/salty combo that is perfect for a holiday party.  Photo step-by-step instructions in the post.

And finally, from City Wife, Country Life… an adorable penguin Christmas party snack.  Now, I’m not sure what Penguins have to do with the holidays exactly, but I just couldn’t pass up using this one!  Olives, carrots and cream cheese is all it takes!

What kind of Holiday Party “bites” will you be making this year?  We’d love to hear about it!  Leave us a comment, and a blog link if you have one!

Fruit & Nut Phyllo Cup Appetizer – Simple and Delicious

filo cup appetizers

I am always on the look out for simple yet exceptionally delicious recipes.  Often that means turning to store-bought ingredients to save time without sacrificing flavor.  Phyllo dough cups are one such item that I always keep in my freezer to help me create fabulous appetizers with minimal effort.  This recipe comes from Family Circle magazine with photography credit going to Romulo Yanes.

Brie cheese and mission figs are an extraordinary combination – one your guests will sure to love.  Add a bit of almonds and honey – ooh lah lah!