Appetizers

Pesto Antipasto Skewers

These Pesto Antipasto Skewers are delicious appetizer sticks of fresh mozzarella, olives, salami, prosciutto, basil, and cherry tomatoes, all brushed with flavorful pesto right before devouring.

Smørrebrød: Marinated herring with orange and pumpkin

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Balsamic Caprese Skewers and Moscato Wine

This appetizer takes about 10 minutes to assemble and can be made ahead. Balsamic caprese skewers really are the perfect nibble with a bottle of Moscato wine.

Kimchi Pancakes

This savory Korean pancake recipe is made with spicy kimchi and is a flavorful appetizer or side dish.

Charred Bell Pepper Dip

Eat the rainbow with this vibrant charred bell pepper dip blended with pine nuts and avocado oil. Dip away!

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Baked Brie and Grape Chutney

Cooked with spices, this sweet and savory grape chutney is great with baked brie, crackers or even on a sandwich or with a cheese board.

Five-Spice Pork Triangles

These fun pastry triangles are loaded with five-spiced pork and onions to be a truly flavorful appetizer in a flaky crust.

Game Day Bites in Less than 30 Minutes

Are you ready for the Super Bowl? Throw together one of these bites during the pregame coverage or even halftime in just 30 minutes or less.

Garlic and Parmesan Chickpeas

These Garlic and Parmesan Chickpeas are a crispy, fun snack loaded with flavor.

Smoked Trout Spread

Smoked trout spread with crème fraîche is the perfect mixture of flavors and is so easy to make. Spread on crostini for a quick appetizer or elegant snack.

Corn and Goat Cheese-Stuffed Tribelli Peppers

This crunchy, creamy stuffed pepper appetizer can be done in minutes and doesn’t require any cooking. Perfect for your next party or even packed up for a snack on the go.

Asian Chicken Nachos

These Asian chicken nachos sit on a bed of crispy baked wonton chips and are layered with Asian spiced chicken, red onions, jalapeños, cheese and finished with a spicy peanut sauce. They’re nachos that are packed with flavor in a whole new way!

Hummus-Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

These hummus-stuffed mini sweet peppers are bite-sized game day snacks that pops right in your mouth. They are bursting with flavor and work for everyone .

Smørrebrød: Beef tartare with tarragon and crispy potato by Adam Aamann

Copenhagen is well-known for top gastronomy, but Adam Aamann’s great success shows that the food revolution of Denmark goes far beyond the Nordic luxury kitchens even though Aamann’s open sandwiches can easily be described as gourmet.

Cream Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers

Perfect for game day or entertaining at home, these colorful stuffed peppers filled with cream cheese and sausage are an easy and impressive appetizer.

Fresh Appetizer: Wine Paired with Roasted Beet Hummus and Honey Ricotta Dip

Check out these two appetizer spreads, roasted beet hummus and honey ricotta dip, that are light enough for your winter refresh, but still cozy and pair well with wine. A perfect reason to get together with a friend this season or even just stay in.

Italian Happy Hour: Cabernet Sauvignon and Prosciutto Bruschetta with Triple Cream Brie and Fig Jam

Take your next party appetizer or casual happy hour at home to Italy. Serve an Italian Cabernet Sauvignon with prosciutto bruschetta topped with triple cream brie and fig jam.

Winter Wine and Fondue Party

Get cozy this winter with a warm evening of wine paired with cheese and chocolate fondue.

Italian Fried Spinach and Cheese Croquettes

These fried spinach and cheese croquettes are a delicious variation of the traditional Italian gnudi recipe. They’re breaded and deep-fried and perfect for a party or game day.

Charcuterie Board and Cocktail Pairings

Deck out your next party with a charcuterie board that is anything but boring and pairs well with cocktails.

Foie Gras Profiteroles and Quince

This decadent bite is everything our tastebuds want. Creamy foie gras is sandwiched between homemade profiteroles with quince. Serve with a glass of Champagne for a French treat.

Thai Curry Squash Fritters

With bold Thai curry, these yellow squash fritters are perfectly crispy and are ready to mingle at your next party.

Scallop and Avocado Crostini

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Halloumi Fries

If you love crispy French fries with dip, you will love these crispy halloumi fries served with a sour cream and sweet chili sauce.

Winter Charcuterie Pinwheels

Check out this perfect winter charcuterie spread for the cold weather. It can be packed up with charcuterie pinwheels if you’re hitting the slopes or served by a cozy fire.

8 Savory Brunch Recipes We Love

After all of the cakes and cookies, we need a break from the sweet and are keeping things savory. Check out our favorite savory brunch recipes.

How to Make a Cheese Board and Pair it with Wine

This epic cheese board that is a must-make for get-together with friends and family. Plus, check out the wine pairings to make the party a breeze.

Black Bean Hummus Cucumber Rolls

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Winter Solstice Charcuterie Board

Celebrate the darkest day of winter with this dark, moody charcuterie board that is sure to brighten your day with delicious flavors.

Butternut and Apple Bruschetta and Sonoma-Cutrer Wine

Butternut squash and apples are tossed in delicious spices, roasted, and layered on ricotta cheese with a balsamic drizzle. The best part? It’s ready in 30-minutes and pairs well with wine.

Roasted Vegetable Hummus Bowl and Pinot Grigio

Take a moment to care for yourself, nutrients and all. Dive into this colorful and nourishing hummus bowl paired with a Pinot Grigio wine.

Charcuterie and Champagne Brunch with Smoked Duck Quiches

Forget the usual brunch spread. Dig into this charcuterie board paired with champagne and served with mini smoked duck quiches.

Cranberry, Pecan and Goat Cheese Bites

Check out this recipe for Cranberry, Pecan and Goat Cheese Bites paired with a wine suggestion and tips to hosting a holiday get-together without all the stress.

Mini Pepper Pizza Bites

These Mini Pepper Pizzas Bites have all the deliciousness of pizza, but with a healthy twist and vessel. They’re a fun snack or vibrant party appetizer.

Balsamic, Goat Cheese and Yellow Squash Bruschetta

Dig into this easy, earthy, totally delicious bruschetta appetizer layered with creamy chèvre, yellow squash and a drizzle of balsamic reduction.

How to Make a Festive Holiday Charcuterie Board

Four easy steps. That’s all it takes to create a festive holiday charcuterie board with fresh spreads, herbs, meats, and cheeses.

Festive Holiday Charcuterie Board

Serve up this festive charcuterie board with delicious meats, pâté, a beet dip and roasted carrots.

Baked Prosciutto and Brie Bites and Pinot Noir

Dig into this delicious Baked Prosciutto and Brie appetizer that can be made in minutes and effortlessly paired with Pinot Noir.

Filet Mignon Bites with Horseradish Sauce and Sonoma-Cutrer Wine

Wrapped in bacon and served with a creamy horseradish sauce and a glass of Sonoma-Cutrer wine, these filet mignon bites are dressed to impress.

Gingerbread Grusted Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce
Gingerbread Crusted Baked Brie and Cranberry Sauce

Nothing screams holiday entertaining as loud as this delicious gingerbread-crusted baked brie served with a cranberry sauce.

Butternut and Apple Flatbread with Sonoma-Cutrer Wine

Happy Hours are best when served at home. Take advantage of togetherness this season and host a happy hour with friends, wine and this butternut and apple flatbread.

Buckwheat Blini and a Brunch Charcuterie Spread

Revamp your holiday brunch by serving egg Benedict with smoked duck, buckwheat blini with luxurious foie gras and a delicious brunch charcuterie board.

Chorizo and Sweet Pepper Polenta Bites

Whip up this delicious, fresh-tasting and super colorful appetizer of polenta bites topped with chorizo and sweet tribelli peppers.

5 Last Minute Appetizers and Wines to Match

For those moments when unexpected holiday guests are coming over, your day was too jam packed to plan an elaborate party dish or when you’re invited to a get-together and you totally forgot to plan a dish, these last minute appetizer recipes are here to save the day.

Fresh French Goat Cheese Dip

Create a stunning appetizer that is simple to make with flavorful French goat cheese and plenty of fun things to dip with.

Braided Smoked Duck Pastry Appetizer

Instead of the usual charcuterie board or crostini, make your smoked duck into a buttery, impressive braided smoked duck pastry appetizer. It’s sure to blow your guests away.

Dairy Free Savory Crêpes

As a fun appetizer or side, these veggie-filled savory crêpes are made with dairy free milk and filled with a dairy free cheese.

BLT Sweet Potato Bites

These BLT sweet potato bites are a creative and easy way to make an amazing appetizer using sweet potatoes. They’re perfect as a snack, appetizer or a light meal.

Wine and Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Sage-Garlic Butter

This appetizer hits all the right notes for us. It’s salty, buttery and totally delicious when shared with others and paired with wine. Make plateful of these prosciutto-wrapped shrimp with sage-garlic butter for your next gathering.

French Goat Cheese and Roasted Mushroom Crostini

French Goat Cheese and Roasted Mushroom Crostini

Cider Flight and Charcuterie Board Pairing

The next time you serve a charcuterie spread to your guests, serve a delicious cider flight to match.

Florette Goat Brie Crostini with Rosemary, Pear and Honey

Layered with creamy French goat brie, sweet pears, rosemary and a drizzle of honey, these versatile crostini are a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds.

Cheesy Parmesan Twists

What could be a better appetizer than salty, crunchy cheesy Parmesan twists? Pair them with a bottle of Chardonnay and the party is off to a great start.

Prosciutto and Pastry-Wrapped Warm Gouda with Pear Compote

This warm gouda appetizer is wrapped in prosciutto and then puff pastry and baked until gooey. Serve the warm cheese topped with pear compote and toasted walnuts for edible bliss.

Creamed Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Check out some tips to easily hosting a small holiday gathering complete with a recipe for creamed spinach stuffed mushrooms paired with wine.

Delicious Vegetarian Appetizer: Stuffed Mushrooms

Add these vegetarian stuffed mushrooms to your party appetizer lineup. Pair them with a Pinot Noir and your gathering is deliciously off to the races.

Holiday Cranberry Charcuterie Board

Serve this stunning holiday spread loaded with delicious charcuterie and beautiful cranberries.

Perfect Appetizer with Chardonnay: Baked Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Dip

This Baked Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Dip is creamy-dreamy and can be ready, from prep to finish, in 30 minutes. Decadent goat cheese is whipped with cream cheese and parmesan, studded with sun-dried tomatoes, fragrant garlic, and aromatic fresh herbs. Serve with Chardonnay, and it’s going to be the hit of the party.

Parsnips Puree, Fig Jam and Duck Confit Crostini with Pinot Noir Wine

Serve up this elegant duck confit crostini appetizer slathered with creamy parsnip puree and sweet fig jam. It can be done in just 30 minutes and ready to pair with a bottle of Pinot Noir.

How to Create an Elaborate Charcuterie Spread

This holiday season, take your charcuterie board to a whole new exciting level. You can even ditch the physical board and dish out this elaborate spread of deliciousness.