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Easy Holiday Appetizer Ideas

Since the holiday season is already here, there is definitely plenty of time for you to celebrate and enjoy the parties this time of the year with your friends, family, and loved ones. However, you might find it very challenging to decide on the type of food that you should prepare for the holidays. Fortunately, Hormel Foods has wonderful products and as well as recipes that can help you whip up easy and delicious dishes that are perfect for the holidays.

Parties during the holidays involve inviting a lot of people with different tastes and preferences in food. Because of this, it would be necessary to make a variety of bite-size appetizers that can satisfy all of your guests. Hormel Foods has easy appetizer ideas that are very simple and affordable to make. This will allow you to spend lesser time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the party with your invited guests. Here are some recipe ideas that you can make to satisfy your guests and make your holiday party more entertaining.

Pepperoni filled Biscuits — You can take simple biscuits and turn them into delicious and wonderful appetizers. Aside from pepperonis, you can also add cheese, mayonnaise, pesto, and tomato to make the appetizer look and taste more appetizing.

italian pepperoni bites

Chicken and Salsa Tortilla Bites — This is a recipe that does not only taste good but it is also very easy to make. As a matter of fact, this can be done in just less than 15 minutes. You can simply combine Hormel chunk chicken breast with vegetable cream cheese of your choice on a soft tortilla taco. You can then add a thick and chunky salsa like CHI-CHI’S, roll them up and voila, a quick, easy and very tasty appetizer.

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Chicken and Salsa Tortilla Bites

Bacon and Blue Cheese Crostinis — This scrumptious and mouthwatering appetizer does not only look elegant, but it is also very flavorful. The wonderful taste of bacon combined with blue cheese is definitely something that you and your guests cannot easily ignore.

Bacon and Blue Cheese Crostini Appetizer

Aside from recipes and food, you should also know the different holiday entertaining tips to make your holiday season more festive.

  • Have a larger venue to accommodate more friends and people — You can always rent an open house to allow more guests to visit your party. Open houses are more spacious and provide a very homey and comfortable ambience to your holiday party.
  • Allow your guests to take home leftovers. It would be very kind of you to give each of your guests a special treat as they go home after the party. This will not only make them happy, but it will also remove leftover problems off your shoulder.
  • Make your music playlist ready — music can definitely influence the mood of the party. Because of this, it is very important to have your playlist ready to make everything perfect for the party.
  • If a guest offers to bring something, always say yes. — The more food choices you have, the merrier your party will be. This allows your guests to have more options to choose from.

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Diane Nassy

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Check out Diane's Google+ profile "