20091229

New Year's Party Appetizers for 2010

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Happy New Year! I'm taking it a wee bit easy this week and not posting any new appetizers BUT my New Year's Gift to you is this fun blank recipe card for you to download and write out your own favorite tiny food recipes!

You can get all my Appetizer and Tapas Recipes on the Recipe Archives at PopArtDiva.com.

Be sure to stop by The Martini Diva all this week for my NEWLY CREATED NEW YEAR'S MARTINI CHAMPAGNE RECIPES for your New Year's Eve Celebrations!

HAPPY NEW YEAR from
The Diva of Tiny Foods!


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20091224

CHRISTMAS APPETIZERS - The Christmas Cheese Ball

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What would a holiday party be without the traditional Christmas Cheese Ball on the buffet table?

Here's a fun recipe I found for a Cheddar Cheese ball rolled in pecans. This is my favorite combination but you can play with the cheeses and the nut coating for variety. One year I did 3 cheese balls - one cheddar, one Swiss and one with smoked Gouda and I rolled them other varieties of nuts. Walnuts went really nice with the Swiss and the Smoked Gouda got rolled in pistachios!

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Wishing your a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday or Even the Best of Festivus!

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20091223

CHRISTMAS APPETIZERS - Crab Stacks



I can't remember where I found this recipe but I've been making these Christmas Crab Stacks for years and they're always the first to disappear from my Christmas party buffet. Probably because I eat half of them before they ever make it to the table, lol.

I love crab appetizers in almost any form but stick crab and some cream cheese in some form of pastry and you'll make me a happy Christmas camper!

You'll need some holiday martinis to serve up with them so hop over to The Martini Diva for my latest Christmas Martini recipes!

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20091222

CHRISTMAS APPETIZERS - Savory Christmas Tart Recipes






Today I'm treating you to two Christmas appetizer recipes because a) I have 4 holiday recipes left and only 3 days to Christmas, and b) because they're both savory tart recipes. These are the mini sized recipe cards - Click here for the Full Sized Recipe Cards.

I love tart appetizers, probably because I like almost anything stuffed into pastry doughs, lol. The Blue Cheese Pear Tartlets are simply FABULOUS, the combination of blue cheese baked with fresh pears is amazing. It's also pretty easy once you get the hang of working with phyllo dough!

The Bacon Cheese Tart Bites are super simple just using refrigerated crescent rolls, cooked bacon and Swiss cheese for the main ingredients. These remind me of a classic Quiche Lorraine without the egg! You just can't beat any bacon appetizer!

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20091221

CHRISTMAS APPETIZERS - Sugared Cranberries

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Sugared Cranberries are a great way to garnish almost any Holiday Recipe or Holiday Cocktail as well as being a wonderful sweet treat. They're tart and tasty and add a true Christmas spirit to your Holiday celebrations!

I'll be posting a Christmas Appetizer recipe each day this week until Christmas Day so check back to collect all my holiday h'ors d'oeuvres recipe cards!

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20091218

CHRISTMAS APPETIZERS - Baked Cranberry Brie


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This is one of my favorite holiday recipes - I love baked brie "en croute" (food baked in a pastry) and even though I don't care for cranberries all that much they are great in this dish.

This is truly easy if you use the pre-made pastry sheets and you can always keep the ingredients on hand for when a surprise holiday guest drops in. With only a baking time of 15-20 minutes you can have an h'ors d'oeuvre to serve in no time!

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20091217

20091215

CHRISTMAS APPETIZERS - Mean Green Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip is a favorite at parties. Since the 1970s it's been served in a hollowed out bread bowl which is fine, but I prefer to serve this particular spinach dip in a mini crock pot because it's served warm, not chilled! I do love it best with bread but you can also team it up with fresh veggies and crackers.

It's simple and delicious and it's a classic!

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20091211

CHRISTMAS RECIPE CARD for your Recipes

Here's this weeks Free Blank Christmas themed recipe card for you to write your own recipes on. Feel free to share and keep checking back for all my other recipe cards and Christmas appetizer recipes!

Happy Holidays!


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20091210

CHRISTMAS APPETIZERS - Cranberried Meatballs

These great Asian flavored meatballs are topped off with a spicy cranberry sauce and will bring some powerful flavor to your holiday buffet. There's a nice amount of heat from the chili sauce that balances great with the tart sweetness of the cranberries and the sugar.

These went so fast the first time I served them I always make a double batch just in case. Try serving them up with some of my fun Cranberry Christmas Martinis from The Martini Diva!

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20091208

CHRISTMAS APPETIZERS - Cheese Bites


Every Christmas my Dad would make his Blue Cheese Dip and serve it with Ritz crackers. I loved that dip and these Cheese Bites have that same great blue cheese flavor dressed up for the holidays in a nice coat of chopped walnuts!

They're like little mini cheese balls and my guests love them - if they ever get a chance to eat one! I always have to make a double batch because I end up eating a bunch before the party ever starts, lol.

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20091203

CHRISTMAS COOKIES - Mom's Ginger Snap Cookies

Today I am sharing my FAVORITE COOKIE OF ALL TIME with you. These cookies were a tradition in my house for the holidays and every special occasion. The smells as they were mixed and baked are definitely Christmas smells, the spices of the ginger, clove and cinnamon are very much reminiscent of warm kitchens and holiday baking marathons.

For some reason it took me almost ten years to finally get this recipe right. Mom's recipe book was nearly 60 years old and faded and I couldn't read the amount of flour! Finally, one day I got it right - I cannot tell you how overjoyed I was - to think I would never taste these cookies again actually made me cry every time I failed. Silly yes, but these cookies were not only my favorite cookies to eat they were also a large part of cooking with my Mom.

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present my Mom's Ginger Snap Cookies all dressed up for Christmas:


Don't ever say I never gave you anything - this is a treasure of a recipe. Merry Christmas from me to you and let me know how they go over!




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20091201

CHRISTMAS APPETIZERS - Holiday Holly Spread


Yup, it's that time of year again - time for my Christmas recipes for Tiny Foods! Let's start off easy with this Holiday Holly Spread made simply with cream cheese, cucumbers, dried cranberries and some seasonings. I had a version of this served as bruschetta at a little restaurant in Jerome, Arizona and loved it so I had to add it to my holiday buffet table!

This would go perfect with my Thyme Cucumber Martini from The Martini Diva or any of my many cranberry martinis!

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