10 5-Minute Holiday Recipes for Easy Entertaining

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December 01, 2017 / by Gregg Cantor / In Home DIY Tips

The holiday season is arguably the busiest time of year. But despite how hectic it may feel, nothing is better than slowing down at the end of the year to spend quality time with your loved ones. We are a huge fan of entertaining, and love nothing more than to have our home filled with family and friends to spread that holiday cheer.

Yet, with everything that comes along with hosting (planning, decorating, shopping, prepping, cleaning) - it is impossible to find the time to cook. Luckily, traditional holiday meals are no longer required when hosting… seriously!

Appetizers are a fun and easy way to feed your hungry guests while spending half the amount of time in the kitchen…and they won’t even know the difference! We promise, a spread of fun and easy appetizers will impress your guests and keep them interacting and enjoying festivities all night long.

Here are some of our favorite holiday bites that can prepared in minutes!

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SALMON DIP

A wonderful spin on a simple dip, this recipe requires very few ingredients and will have your guests coming back for more!

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GRAHAM CRACKER DELIGHT

Don’t have time for a traditional dessert? These graham cracker delights are a wonderful alternative for cheesecake dessert. Not only do they look beautiful, but they’re healthier than most dessert options!

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MARINATED FIG, PROSCIUTTO, MOZZARELLA SKEWERS

These are decadent, fresh, and packed with flavor. Skewers are a great way to create addicting appetizers using minimal ingredients. They’re mess free, too!

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CHOCOLATE COVERED PEANUTS

It is just as good as it sounds. Who doesn’t love the combination of sweet and salty?

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SHRIMP COCKTAIL

A classic favorite that can be easily whipped together and is always received well.

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BRESAOLA & TOMATO SALAD

An easy elegant appetizer that will offers a complex mix of flavors. Gourmet in minutes!

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SMOKED OYSTER BITES

If you are planning to only serve appetizers, this recipe is a fantastic choice! It tastes delicious and pairs well with a martini. Cheers!

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EGGNOG CAKE

A wonderful way to combine two of our favorite holiday items - eggnog and cake!

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GARLICKY PARMESAN BREAD DIP

A new take on comfort food! Pair this delicious dip with sliced french bread and fresh veggie sticks. We like carrots, snap peas, and celery!

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ONE MINUTE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Santa isn’t the only one who enjoys cookies! Offer warm and easy-to-prepare cookies to your guests in a flash! These cookies take less than 5 minutes from start to finish!

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CHOCOLATE COVERED ORANGES

It’s all the pleasure of a chocolate fountain without the mess!

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