Mangia, Mangia! at Holiday Parties

Ready! Set! Eat! The marathon of holiday parties is about to begin where the food and vino will be flowing. Do you struggle trying to figure out what dish or appetizer to bring and share with others? Chick2Chick “chirps” with a mother and daughter dynamic cooking duo about quick and easy apps to whip up as you “Mangia, Mangia! at Holiday Parties”.

Clothes courtesy Three Little Birds Boutique.

Featured Recipes

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

  • 4 Cups Heavy cream
  • 1 pound Cream cheese
  • 1 pound Boursin garlic herb Cheese
  • 2 dashes tabasco sauce
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound spinach chopped
  • 2 cans artichoke hearts chopped

In a medium sauce pot, bring heavy cream, cream cheese and boursin cheese to a simmer.

Add tabasco and pepper, let simmer until smooth.  Add parmesan, spinach and artichokes. Let simmer until hot. Serve with fresh bread or tortilla chips

Caprese Skewers

  • Grape tomatoes cut in half
  • Buccacini mozzarella balls
  • Pesto – your favorite brand
  • Balsamic reduction

Use the toothpick to create tower of Tomato, mozzarella and tomato so they stand up. Dip skewers in the pesto.

Place the skewers on a plate and drizzle with balsamic reduction and serve!

Baked Brie

  • 1 sheet puff pastry rolled out
  • 1 wheel brie cut in half
  • cream cheese
  • favorite jam

Spread 1 side of brie with cream cheese.  Spread same side of brie with your favorite jam.

Put the other side of brie on top and place brie in the middle of the puff pastry and wrap the pasty around the brie using an egg wash to hold it together.

Spray pan with a light oil and place brie on top coating with egg wash.

Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with crackers or fresh bread!