Spinach and Ricotta Puff Pastry Christmas Tree
Puff pastry pinwheels are a great appetizer or finger food for any occasion but for Christmas I like to arrange them as a Christmas tree.
Cream Cheese Penguins
Just imagine a cute display of penguins, made with black olives, carrots and cream cheese! You can add scarves and hats by using fresh red pepper strips, or canned pimentos cut into different shapes. Use frilly toothpicks if you can.
Cream Cheese, Havarti, and Parmesan Herbed Christmas Tree
This delicious cream cheese-based appetizer is a great addition to any holiday party and is always a hit with guests due to its festive look! I have typically made this recipe for parties with the light or reduced fat options instead of regular and everyone has said it tastes great and looks even better. After the tree has reached desired firmness, set it on your serving platter and top the tree with lemon peel cut into the shape of a star. Serve with your choice of crackers. Triscuits® or Wheat Thins® work great!
Chicken with Garlic, Basil, and Parsley
VERY easy! Baked chicken seasoned with garlic, parsley, basil, tomato, and red pepper flakes. Simple dinner.
Jalapeno Popper Cups
Mini phyllo cups filled with a creamy, cheesy jalapeno filling are a more sophisticated version of the jalapeno popper.