Perfect Christmas Appetizers to Please the Palate This Holiday

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With Christmas coming, we’re thumbing through our recipe indexes to come up with the great recipes that will feed our families for parties and gatherings, aside from the turkey main course, yummy mashed potatoes and gravy, and the trimmings. Appetizers that tempt the taste buds of guests without causing you undue stress in preparation are exactly what you need. And Food & Wine shares some great ones on their YouTube channel in the video below.

“Set the tone for a holiday feast with beautiful, delicious appetizers. Whether you’re hosting a casual get-together or a lavish affair, these small bites are perfect for any occasion. From bacon candy to a broccoli cheese dip, here are superb Christmas appetizers,” the video caption states. The recipes are shared at the link available here for Food & Wine.

Ensuring you have all the ingredients to make one or more of these awesome appetizers is the first step to recipe success. Food & Wine tries to impart the best information in video and link form that will help you make a stellar Christmas party or dinner menu without any trouble, and full ingredient listings, measurements, and step-by-step instructions are made readily available. The very first of the appetizers is marinated olives, which can impress on a regular day, but if you add the fact that you could purchase the olives locally, direct from the Texas Hill Country, your guests won’t believe it! There are so many more great recipes in this list of “30 Perfect Christmas Appetizers” you probably won’t know where to start!

What are your favorite, traditional appetizers for the holiday season? Any old-time Christmas favorites that your family loves to savor on Christmas Eve? Let us know! We want to hear from our fans about their family recipes and inside scoops on Texas food traditions and innovations. Don’t hesitate to drop us a line!