If there’s one theme to my cooking this time of year it’s this: easy appetizers. The holidays bring so many wonderful gatherings of family and friends and I love having a few go-to recipes to make entertaining in this busy season just a little easier. I’ve gathered some tricks over the years: A good cheese board is always a winner and the former vegetarian in me will forever love a beautiful platter of crudité with a special dip. I also love to have simple but elegant options like these Whipped Goat Cheese Cups with Honey and Pistachios. They are simple to prepare, bursting with flavor, and require no extra silverware for serving! Win, win….
Party time in my house tonight. Tonight is book club and I am hosting! What is the book you ask? Silly you*, now let’s get on to important details! Every time I host, I am excited to put together a menu that I think that my friends would enjoy. But, I also work a full time job, have 2 kids and don’t have a ton of time to make a lot of complicated dishes. Enter these rosemary chipotle spiced nuts. Simple, yet elegant. Quick, yet so, so tasty….