Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Appetizers from Fresh 365

Happy Holidays! I am Erin from fresh365 and Vicki has so graciously
asked me to share a few holiday recipes with you. Each year, my family
celebrates Christmas Eve with an all-appetizer menu, which is a big
hit. The recipes below are two of my favorites and I hope you will
enjoy them as well. Thanks for having me Vicki!

Baked Holiday Brie
serves 4-6

1 brie cheese round (about 8 oz)
1 T maple syrup
1/4 c fresh cranberries, chopped
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1/2 t grated orange peel

Preheat oven to 400F. Place brie on a baking sheet. Pour maple syrup
over top, and add cranberries. Sprinkle with thyme and orange peel.
Place in oven and bake 25-30 minutes, until brie is soft when cut.
Serve immediately with your favorite crackers.

3-Minute Roasted Red Pepper Dip
serves 6-8

2 roasted red peppers, chopped
20 pitted kalamata olives, chopped
1 c crumbled feta cheese
1 T olive oil

In a small bowl, combine roasted red peppers, olives and feta. Drizzle
with olive oil, and carefully mix together. Serve with crackers or a
toasted baguette.


Thanks so much for this DELICIOUS post, Erin. I'm definitely going to serve this on Christmas Eve/Day! :0)

Do YOU have a holiday recipe you would like to share? Just leave it in the comments section! xo


  1. How very delicious. Thank you so much for sharing it. I also really love the idea of an all appetizers meal. I may have to pitch that idea to my family.

  2. Thanks again Vicki- I had a lot of fun with these recipes! Happy Holidays!

  3. You're welcome, Erin. You have such a talent and I'm honored to feature you. :)

  4. So fun to see you over here Erin! Yummy as usual! You make me hungry about 16 hours a day!

  5. that brie looks amazing!

    i can't wait to try the dip ... although i need to find a substitute for olives (i just don't like them).

    thanks for the holiday inspiration :)

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to try it on the brie and cranberries I have at home!

    Yum yum!

  7. Erin recipes are divine and that brie cheese number looks amazing!!!

  8. That brie looks impossibly delicious. I'm considering the idea that you might have super foodie powers.

  9. mmmm. I love the red pepper dip recipe. So easy to throw together to take to my in-laws Christmas dinner this year.

    I love simple things.


  10. What a treat, lovely pictures, awesome recipes and 2 lovely ladies found in the same place.

  11. Thanks again Vicki- I had a lot of fun with these recipes! Happy Holidays!
    Work from home India


Thanks so much for your comments. Your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are important to me!

~ Vicki