Heading out or hosting a holiday get together? Why not host a “treat luck” and drink theme party. Ask your guest to bring their favorite treat or drink to enjoy the night. This treat luck (a spin on potluck) theme will take the stress of preparing or catering a lot of food off your hands. Additionally, it will leave more time to enjoy your guest, playing games or just catching up.
When you are hosting a party, time is of the essence. These easy treats will not have you sweating in the kitchen. These easy to prepare treats will leave you with plenty of time to get dolled up and ready to host or out the door. Once the pies are ready, you just need to display them in a festive way along with the other treats. Be sure to put out small bags or boxes for guest to take some treats home. I am sure you do not want the treats left in your home. Adding to more holiday pounds that need to go. Ok, that is another story.
A pastry is a must at a dessert table. I baked these cherry empanadas that turned out to be a nice treat. You do not have to worry about cutting a slice for anyone.
- Ready-made pie crust
- Cherry pie filling
- 1 egg
The only thing you need to do for these small cherry empanadas is to fill and bake. Brush a little egg wash on top and bake thee until they are golden brown. This will also work well as a cherry tart by baking in a muffin pan.
Apricot and Gorgonzola Cheese
I tried this hors d’oeuvres at an event this summer. I knew this tasty combination would be great for a holiday party. I had to recreate my version and see if it will be as pleasing as the original. Spread or place some apricots on the crackers and add the crumbled cheese on top. Delicious!!! Your taste palette will start dancing.
- Gorgonzola Cheese
Gorgonzola Cheese is in the blue cheese family. I do not like blue cheese. I find it a little unbearable. Yet, gorgonzola is bearable. I used my trusty Trader Joe’s Raisin Rosemary Crisps because they pair well with cheese. It is also one of my favorite crackers to eat. You can read about the crisps here.
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