We’re not playing this year: we’re tired, and hungry, and taking easy very seriously. Apps can’t just be easy the way every recipe under the sun is described as easy. They need to be two letters easy. They need to be EZ. So in this week’s episode, we’re sharing easy holiday appetizers and easy appetizer ideas that are easy to cook, easy to portion, easy to eat, and of course, made with store-bought shortcuts.
Apps and Zerts
We’re always looking for easy holiday appetizers, but this year more than ever.
Not only do easy holiday appetizer recipes make it possible to load up on apps without tons of prep and cooking (because, hello, apps and zerts!), but they are also a fun way to make more intimate holiday gatherings like the ones we’ll be having this year feel fancier and more fun.
Links In This Episode:
How we use Oregon Fruit + sour cream to make a quick dip for a family-friendly cheese board
French Onion Tart (using puff pastry)
Wild Mushroom Tart (using puff pastry)
Our Southern-Style Tomato Tart (which can be adapted for other seasonal veg!)
Jacobsen Salt Co.: their Smoked Salt and Pinot Noir Salt
Air Fryer Corn Dog recipe
French-style glass water bottles (to share big batch cocktails with friends and neighbors)
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Do any of you have a vegan recipe for Devils on Horseback?!
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Other DIJFY Episodes You’ll Love
If you loved this episode — and all the other episodes we linked to in this week’s episode — we think you’ll also love these past episode. Binge listen, activate!
The Ultimate Guide to Building a Family-Friendly Cheese Board
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