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1bakedsheet.lrg.IMG_5681I am always looking for a good party hors d’oeuvre, especially around the holidays. Something that’s nice to nibble on with a glass of wine, while you pick at the turkey and make radish roses for the relish tray. One that isn’t too difficult to eat, doesn’t require silverware or even a napkin. A real crowd pleaser if you will, that can dance that fine line between fancy and down home. If it has butter or cheese in it, all the better. Most importantly, one that isn’t a big exhausting over thought project that eats up far too much time. This one hits all the marks and has been a favorite of mine for years and years.

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The holiday season and the resulting party circuit is about to descend in full force.  As much as I love sitting down to a meal with good friends and good wine, I don’t always have the time to pull that together between holiday shopping, decorating, wrapping, cookie baking and a little thing called work.  General holiday stress takes a lot out of me and there’s not a lot of time or energy left to pull together fancy eats for a party.  So why not put together a few tasty appetizers that are impressive and most importantly can be done ahead?  A few tasty nibbles and a nice, cold glass of bubbly makes for quite a party.  “Small plates” are popular for a reason.

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