5 holiday appetizers for everyone
Whisk recipes to please everyone at the table
Anyone with kids or picky eaters in the family can likely commiserate with the fact that it’s impossible to please everyone at the dinner table. Here are a few recipes from Whisk bloggers for every type of eater.
For the True Wisconsinite
Beer Cheese Toasts with Leeks by Wisconsin from Scratch
I think we can all agree that (second only to good-quality tomatoes), cheese is the best thing to put on toast. And if it’s beer cheese–well, you just covered two of this state’s basic food groups.
For the Sophisticated Cheese Connoisseur
Fig, Manchego and Honey Pastry Twists | by Wisconsin from Scratch
Puff pastry is the ultimate item to make an appetizer seem fancy without lifting so much as a finger. It’s a perfect blank canvas to fill with something absolutely delicious. In this case, homemade fig jam, nutty Manchego cheese and a drizzle of honey will have all your cheeseheads drooling.
For the Chip Dippers
Harvest Cranberry Dip | by Yummy Sprout
OK, there’s only so much beer and cheese you can consume on one holiday. Why not showcase another food product Wisconsin is known for? The cranberry! This healthy appetizer as a pre-dinner snack is perfectly light, so you don’t get stuffed before you have your stuffing.
For the Vegetarians
Hummus | by The Dirty Sifter
Let’s be honest, hummus isn’t exactly the most exciting thing on the table. But make it festive by adding sweet, buttery blended edamame and a sprinkle of rich smoked paprika on top to turn it red and green. And if you drizzle it with fruity olive oil after a quick heat in the oven, your guests might start calling you “chef.”
For the Vegetarians AND the Meat Lovers
Spicy-Peanut Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps | by Yummy Sprout
Sometimes you have to be sneaky about bringing a dish to pass that’s obviously catered to the non-meat eaters in the family. This light and easy appetizer packed with flavor will delight vegetarians and meat lovers alike. (You don’t even have to tell your meateaters that it’s cauliflower.)
COPYRIGHT 2020 BY MADISON MAGAZINE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.