Holiday Appetizer Ideas

I'm sure there are holiday parties and happy hours taking over your calendar right now. Maybe your even hosting one yourself, more power to ya! I don't think I'll be playing hostess again until 2013, but I figured some of you might be in need of a festive appetizer or snack during these last few festive weeks of the year. Cranberries and Honey over Blue Brie

This is really just a small wheel of brieĀ  (blue brie to be exact, found at Wegmans) that I topped with some fresh cranberries and honey and tossed in the oven for a bit. You can't ever go wrong with warm brie and the cranberries just add the right touch of holiday color.

Sweet Potato Skin Bites

These are some sweet potato skin bites. Basically a riff on Jessica's (of How Sweet It Is) Apple Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. I simply cut the sweet potato skins into bite size pieces and crisped them up a bit in the oven. I also just mixed ALL of the stuffing ingredients together before topping the sweet potato skins. (I also enjoyed just eating the filling with a spoon.)

The last one I have made before, but for some reason I completely dropped the ball and didn't photograph it. Granted, it was gobbled up fairly quickly. A Cozy Kitchen's Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn is perfect for cocktail parties and gifting alike.

Have you already created your holiday party menu(s) for this year? What will you be making?