No holiday gathering would be complete without plenty of appetizers. We eat while we cook and visit, so good appetizers are required.
English Sausage Rolls are a must. They are very easy to make, especially if you use prepared Puff Pastry and skinless sausage, like Farmer John links. I do two batches of these, as soon as one batch is almost gone, I put in the second batch and they are inhaled. I don’t think I have had a ‘leftover’ sausage roll.
Not everyone in the family loves mushrooms but those that do, love these Bacon Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms. Even those who think they don’t like blue cheese love these.
BTW, if you need to take an appetizer to impress, this is it. You can make them in advance and they re-heat well.
More mushrooms and these are truly for the the blue cheese lovers in the family.
Fortunately for me, we have quite a few mushroom / blue cheese lovers.
Trader Joe’s sells a balsamic glaze that is awesome drizzled over these mushrooms.
Shrimp Sauteed with Garlic and Butter is a step up from the standard Shrimp Cocktail. These are easy to prepare and is a stellar appetizer.
Try Garlic Aioli for a different dipping sauce.
Speaking of Shrimp, these Marinated Grilled Shrimp are awesome on the grill but this recipe is also great done in the oven. Oven directions are included at the bottom of the recipe.
These are fabulous warm or chilled.
Double Tomato Bruschetta is a must. A true 5 star recipe and was featured in the Allrecipes magazine.
Serve hot or serve the topping like a dip for bread toasts or Pita Chips.