Holiday Party

10 Snacks Recipes for a Holiday Party

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
Who doesn't love a good snack? These quick eats come together quickly and can be enjoyed with friends and family.Caesar Popcorn by San Francisco Chronicle
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1. James Syhabout's Caesar Popcorn
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James Syhabout’s irresistible mash-up of Caesar salad and popcorn is just one of the addictive snacks he serves at his Oakland restaurant, The Dock.
2. Matt Gandin's White Shrimp Ceviche
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Gandin’s vibrant green ceviche, lashed with lime juice and some heat from Serrano chiles, is an easy starter for a summer party.
3. Tom McNaughton's Homemade Ricotta
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There is no simpler cheese to make at home than ricotta, which takes all of 10 minutes and is legions better than store-bought.
4. Seared Ahi Tuna With Warm Veggie Salad
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This healthy and delicious dish has 5 ingredients and takes 15 minutes or less to prepare. It's perfect for a quick meal any night of the week...or try it out at your next dinner party!
5. Honey Glazed Carrots With Orange and Thyme
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When you need a bright, beautiful side dish with sweet, bold flavors...look no further than these honey glazed carrots. They are such a breeze to whip up and couldn't be more delicious. This recipe really says 'Spring'...we love it!
6. Mexican Fruit Salad
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Summer is in full swing, and if the heat is getting you down, try this! A refreshing Mexican Fruit Salad, with a chili powder kick! A great combo, anytime of day! This salad is inspired by the awesome fruit carts in Los Angeles that often times are near the entrances to the insane freeway system of the city. It certainly is a healthy, delicious way to start your day on the way to work and also takes your mind off the mad rush hour traffic that will ensue!
7. Melted Cheese Stick Recipe
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This recipe is a twist on the old Christmas favourite, breaded camembert. Instead of cubes or wedges we make posh cheese sticks with an awesome, sticky, spiced orange relish.
8. Crostini Topped 4 Ways
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"Assaggi", meaning "little tastes" are the perfect way to treat your guests appetite as your Italian Summer Dinner Party starts. Chef Staffan Terje presents four bruschetta options with toppings of your choosing to please any palate: Mix and match, cross-pollinate, or follow these recipes to the tee. Whatever you do for your party, remember that "assaggi" are the first impression, so make it count.
9. Bacon-Braised Brussels Sprouts
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Every thanksgiving dinner table needs brussels sprouts. Sage's original recipe combines the smokey flavor of crispy bacon with a splash of cream and sherry to make this incredibly decadent side dish. Watch Sage Russell in this Grokker Premium video as he shows you this delicious twist on a traditional brussels sprout side dish, perfect to bring along to Thanksgiving or any other dinner party.
10. Sweet Potato Skins with Sage Pesto and Bacon
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Enjoy this family recipe that has sweet potato skins topped with sage pesto, crispy bacon, and fresh arugula. The sweet and salty combination of this dish hits all the right taste buds. Author and Food Blogger Whitney Bond shows how to beautifully present it to your guests in this Grokker Premium video.
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