#HolidayHacks: Fancy-Up Your Holiday Feast
Anyone can have a holiday dinner. The roast, the sides, the decorations – boom! You have yourself a wonderful Christmas feast! But if you want to up your game, try something new or “fancify” your feast, these holiday hacks should do the trick!
Fruit & Cheese Platter? Arrange Into Tree!
This arrangement takes some time, but it is time well spent for the incredibly festive and photo-worthy finished product! We love that it is so versatile that you can make it your own with any deliciously munchable pre-feast bites you wish. Serve with crackers, jam, nuts and/or toothpicks!
Dip? Try Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto with Crostini
Go bold or go home! Blow away ordinary chips and dip with an explosively delicious & oh-so satisfying sun-dried tomato pesto. With such a simple recipe of sun-dried tomato, basil, garlic, salt and pepper you would think it’d be more popular, but this trend is only beginning to catch on. You need only combine in a processor for a festive and flavorful topper to some crostini – with ricotta for some extra “yum”!
Hor d’oeuvres? Try Baked Brie Bites
Puff pastry, brie cheese, and your choice of accompaniments are all you need to make this gorgeous finger food happen. This recipe matched gentle brie with sweet apple butter and crunchy pecans for an excellent journey of flavor and textures in a one-bite wonder. You could also use cranberry, apricot, blackberry, or raspberry preserves, or go a slightly more savory route with caramelized onion & bacon.
Mimosas? Try The Blackberry Ombre Sparkler
Elegant, festive AND delicious? This bubby blackberry treat might just be the ultimate holiday cocktail! Don’t let the gorgeous ombre-effect intimidate; this is done by reducing, sugar, water and blackberries on the stove into a thick syrup. Once cooled, place syrup in each glass (exact amounts in recipe), top with champagne and garnish with fresh or the cooked blackberries and sprig of rosemary.
Dinner Rolls? Try These Beautiful Pull Apart Dinner Rolls
Oh yes, even your dinner rolls can be fancified! Using a from-scratch dinner roll recipe, Sibella provides clear instructions (with pictures) on how to roll and arrange your dough so it bakes into a delectable pull-apart loaf so pretty it will be sad to see it go!
Potatoes? Try Duchess Potatoes
Whether you serve it as an appetizer or a fancified side dish, these golden beauties are certain to “wow” at your holiday feast! Made by transferring cooked mashed potatoes into a piping bag, a decorative tip gives your palm-sized potato domes a wonderful texture that crisps up when baked. The result? A crunchy outside with yummy inside that is visually beautiful and tasty!
Cookies? Try Gingerbread Cookie Pizza
At Christmas time, holiday cookies are practically unavoidable. Give your guests something a little different to finish off the night with these awesomely creative & no doubt delicious ginger bread cookie “pizzas”! Made by piling fully-decorated mini-cookies on top of larger iced cookies, merry winter scenes come to life. Almost too adorable to eat – emphasis on “almost”!
How you you add some pizzazz to your Christmazz? Tag us with #BestMarket, we would love to see!
December 11, 2018