I do a host of entertaining over the holiday season. I love the idea of decorating my home, bringing in family and friends and serving them tasty food. One of my favorite parts of holiday hosting is coming up with a variety of appetizers that I think will appeal to my guests.
I encourage my guests to enjoy themselves when they are over at my home but I’m also very cautious to make sure that food and wine doesn’t end up all over my rugs and couches. No, I’m not hosting parties for 5-year-olds, but I also realize that accidents happen. Which is why when I’m planning my party food I always adhere to a few guidelines:
1. Appetizers must be able to be eaten with 1 hand or without a fork
2. Appetizers must be able to be consumed in 1-2 bites
3. Appetizers must not include ‘crumbly’ items that will easy fall off of said bites while being consumed
4. Appetizers must not include sticky items that can easily be transferred from fingers to couches
Okay, this sounds like I’m being really picky and somewhat of a worry-wart but there are so many delicious appetizer recipes out there that fall within all 4 of these guidelines!
So today I introduce you to my Steak Crostini with Blue Cheese Spread featuring 34º Crisps. These tasty crisps are light and airy and perfect for serving cheeses, dips and spreads. This delicious appetizer also features a spread made of Simply Artisan Reserve Blue Cheese Center Cut. I love that this appetizer is bite-sized but also offers a robust flavor using steak and blue cheese. Everything sticks to the cracker so you won’t have to worry about any messes on your floor or couch too!
Do you have any food rules that you stick to when hosting guests at your home? Call me crazy but there are a lot of tasty recipes out there that feature little to no-mess appetizers and I think that you should try this one out this holiday season!
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