Party-Perfect Recipes

on November 30, 2011
Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Rhubarb Chutney

Cheeses and crackers are essential (if not expected) at holiday gatherings. Take your offerings to the next level by dressing up a pretty slice of softened brie with our slightly tart rhubarb chutney. Recipe: Rhubarb Chutney

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Bruschetta with Tomato and Arugula

Holiday reds and greens converge a top toasted tomato and arugula bruschetta making them the perfect party appetizers. Recipe: Bruschetta with Tomato and Arugula

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Zucchini Cakes

Take on the role of a tricky elf and fool guests into thinking they are munching on hearty crab-cakes. Old Bay seasoning is to thank for that - these zucchini bites are 100% vegetarian. Recipe: Zucchini Cakes

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Spinach with Peppery Cheese

For guests trying to watch their holiday figure, serve a healthful spinach dip alongside whole-wheat tortillas or pita bites. Our recipe is Indian inspired and features spicy cumin and curry powder as chief flavors. Recipe: Spinach with Peppery Cheese

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Brie and Onion Marmalade Tarts

In these savory tarts, the strong taste of red onion marmalade is balanced by the light flavor of brie. Top with Christmas-y cranberries and baby greens for a holiday look. Recipe: Brie and Onion Marmalade Tarts

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Curried Popcorn

Glam-up casual popcorn with curry powder and cayenne for a party-worthy snack. The dusting takes just minutes and unseasoned microwave popcorn works well when your unable to pop your own. Recipe: Curried Popcorn

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Rosemary Parmesan Twists

Do the twist at your seasonal shindig with easy to make and easier to eat bread sticks. With just six ingredients, a full batch will go from start to finish in 20 minutes. Recipe: Rosemary Parmesan Twists

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Roquamole

Get guests "roque"ing around the Christmas tree with this rich dip featuring Roquefort blue cheese and creamy avocados. The best part is it takes only 5 minutes to make! Recipe: Roquamole

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Meatballs in Sofrito Sauce

For guests wanting something a little heartier to munch on, serve tender and flavorful meatballs in pretty help-yourself cups. Our rich Puerto Rican recipe includes a sauteed Sofrito sauce of onion, peppers, garlic and tomatoes. Recipe: Meatballs in Sofrito Sauce

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Ratatouille Tartlets

Frozen phyllo shells offer endless possibilities for savory and sweet fillings. Here we have scaled down dinnertime-favorite ratatouille into bite sized tartlets. Recipe: Ratatouille Tartlets

Found in: Holidays, Recipes
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