Woo! Last week was a whirlwind of activity as I prepped for an outdoor holiday market in my neighborhood (which you can read about here... trust me, you'll want to check it out if only for the Speedo-clad runners I caught on camera!) and finished up shipping out holiday orders from my Etsy shop. I've been cooking up a storm and now need to catch up on sharing the recipes with everyone!
In case you are charged with bringing an appetizer to any upcoming holiday parties, check out this recipe from Real Simple magazine. It was inexpensive, easy to prepare and can be made in advance and served at room temperature. Bam. I doubled the original recipe in order to serve 16 people.
Parmesan-Scallion Pastry Pinwheels (from Real Simple) Ingredients
I also tried the magazine's Goat Cheese With Pistachios and Cranberries recipe and while it tasted good, it looked like... well, it didn't look good at all. It wasn't like the picture, which shows an appetizing bright green and red cheese spread. I think it was my fault for throwing the cranberries and pistachios in the food processor together, probably it would have gone better if they were chopped separately. Either way, it looked a bit too much like solid waste to attract many tasters.
(Cross-posted at http://unspeakablevisions.blogspot.com/2010/12/holiday-party-idea-p....)