Looking for the best holiday appetizers

I've been away from the Food52 community these past 2 years while I fought breast cancer and just finished the last surgery last month. Want to have a holiday appetizer party with a couple of AMAZING bites. What have I missed that is a definite to add to my repertoire?



Lindsay-Jean H. December 4, 2015
Congratulations Lori, what great news! This is one of my favorites from the beginning of this year: https://food52.com/recipes/33892-renee-erickson-s-sauteed-dates
AntoniaJames December 4, 2015
Lori, my heart goes out to you. What a journey, and what a cause for celebration. (Two of my sisters have been down that road in the past two years, with my younger sister starting radiation next week.)
These stuffed mushrooms caps stole the show at our last gathering. Utterly delicious with the bonus that they can be made ahead, up to baking, well in advance: https://food52.com/recipes/3110-creamy-sausage-stuffed-mushrooms
I prepped the caps on one day, filled them the next and then baked them two days later. And they really are one-bite appetizers. Have fun - and let us know what you decide to serve. ;o)
Nancy December 4, 2015
What a good outcome! Glad to hear you're able to focus (again) on things you're interested in, like hosting a party. These appetizers are not from food52, but lovely, tasty and makeable (spelling) year round because they use jarred or frozen artichokes.
Artichoke crostini from Mario Batali
Artichoke, Pesto, Olive & Goat Cheese Bruschetta from Room Service, Tel Aviv cafe
QueenSashy December 3, 2015
Congrats Lori!!! You deserve an AMAZING celebration. Here are my favorite small bites from the site https://food52.com/collections/168101-small-bites
scruz December 3, 2015
best wishes to you...just in time for the holidays...time to celebrate! ok, think pork and pork products if you eat pork. italian sausages and cured meats. mushrooms stuffed with ground pork sausage. mmmm. asparagus wrapped in prosciutto or copa. or if you like sweet, stuffed dates. a cheesy one such as baked brie or a good cheesy garlicky dip. i hope you have fun but limit the number and don't get overly ambitious.
Susan W. December 3, 2015
This may be on the list that Bevi posted, but these are delicious and freeze wonderfully.
Bevi December 3, 2015
Best wishes, Lori! I have linked you to popular community pick recipes. I think there are a number of apps that are 2 years old or less. https://food52.com/recipes/search?cat=appetizers%2Ccommunity-picks&o=popular&page=2
sexyLAMBCHOPx December 3, 2015
Congrats on your recovery & wish you well Lori! Welcome back! I'll check the sites recipes archive & suggest some tasty bites!
sexyLAMBCHOPx December 3, 2015
Here's my appetizer list if you want to check it out: https://food52.com/collections/1630552-appetizers-tried-true
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