Over the holidays we spent several nights entertaining with our families. Given the responsibility of coming up with some different appetizer and finger food dishes, I turned to Pinterest. I had already created a Finger Food and Appetizer board so it was easy to go there and pick a few items that would work.
We needed food that was good for a casual get-together, not too greasy or unhealthy (good-bye buffalo chicken bites) and could be prepared ahead of time.
Here is what we made and all of them ended up being huge crowd pleasers. I also loved that they were so easy to do and required little prep time.
Pears with Goat Cheese, Cranberries and Pistachio
This was so simple and requires no cooking skills. Simply slice the pear, toss in fresh orange or lemon juice, add some goat cheese and press in a few dried cranberries and pistachios. I used orange juice and herbed goat cheese.
Find original recipe and picture from Sweet Potato Chronicles.
Baked Brie with Cranberries, Honey and Orange Zest
The recipe said fresh cranberries, but since I already had dried cranberries from the pears I just went with that to be more cost effective. No one noticed.
Find original recipe and picture from Real Simple blog.
Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups
We had to take advantage of being in Southern California and having access to a grill. These roll-ups I found (and pinned) on Cooking Light were great. The biggest challenge was thinly slicing the zucchini by hand, so I’d recommend using a mandoline if you have it.
Original recipe and picture from Cooking Light recipes.
Have you tried any recipes from Pinterest? How did it turn out?