Pear Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Bites

Pear Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Bites ~ golden puff pastry + maple bacon onion jam, caramelized pears and blue cheese. A simple, elegant holiday appetizer.

Appetizers & Beverages | December 6, 2018 | By

Pear Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Bites ~ 2 bite-size golden, flaky puff pastry topped with maple bacon onion jam, sweet caramelized pears and salty, bold blue cheese. A simple, elegant appetizer as festive as the holidays.

Puff pastry may be the best kitchen hack ever ~ prepared, frozen sheets of dough that bake and puff into beautiful, golden flaky pastry. The dough easily transitions from sweet to savory with the help of a few pantry and refrigerator items.

I never seem to have enough time around the holiday season, despite my best planning and intentions. So it’s all about having quick, easy A-Game recipes in my hip pocket. Or in this case, the refrigerator and freezer.

I could practically create a week’s worth of meals wrapped in this buttery, flaky crust. In fact, I just may. I happen to have a box or three in the freezer right now.


Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites

Appetizers & Beverages | December 6, 2016 | By

This Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayRITZ  #CollectiveBias

Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites: 5 ingredients/no cooking. Bite-size balls of creamy, tangy goat cheese, sweet-tart cranberries & pistachios on RITZ Crackers.

Ready or not the holiday season is upon us and I’m actually starting to feel — dare I say it — like I’m getting a handle on things. I love this time of year ~ it’s so festive and yes even a little chaotic having family and friends over. But because entertaining isn’t the only thing on my agenda ~ you too? ~ I need easy, delicious recipes that splurge on flavor and wow factor. Today I’m sharing no-bake, 5-ingredient Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites – sweet, savory, a little nutty ~ all rolled into bite-size balls served on RITZ Crackers with definite wow factor going on.