tis the season to have visitors unexpectedly knocking on your door. to have holiday party invitations on your fridge that you neglected to read the “bring your favorite appetizer” line until you’re running out the door. or to be too tired from baking + shopping + wrapping to even consider cooking an actual dinner for yourself. that’s when you pull from your bag of tricks – those super, simple holiday appetizer recipes that you could make in your sleep + you strategically always have the ingredients on hand.
because there isn’t a better combination than cheese + crackers (unless you consider chocolate + peanut butter) ..
simple holiday appetizers (part I).
for this simple holiday appetizer recipe, you only need THREE INGREDIENTS: cream cheese, hot & sweet chili jam, and crackers! you can arrange the spread on a plate + have your guests scoop to their crackers content. or you can mix + top the crackers for your guests. there are so many varieties of the sweet + spicy jam, but I fell hard for this delicious one from trader joe’s. it provides just enough spicy kick for you to appreciate the creamy cream cheese you paired with it. when it comes to “simple,” I’m talking about two to three minutes of preparation.
don’t be thrown off by surprise guests or last-minute “bring an appetizer” invitations anymore!