Appetizers

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.

Crispy Prosciutto, Goat Cheese and Squash Crostini

These Crispy Prosciutto, Goat Cheese and squash crostini are a delicious appetizer with caramelized, roasted squash, creamy cheese and salty prosciutto. Top things off with crunchy walnuts for great texture.

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 Crusted Baked Brie and Cranberry Sauce

Check out these tips to easy entertaining and grab the recipe for 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.

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.

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.

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.

Mushroom and French Goat Cheese Triangles

Fancy, yet no-fuss, these easy goat cheese triangles are made with wonton wrappers and filled with earthy mushrooms and creamy French goat cheese.

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Meatballs

These Vegetarian Sweet Potato Meatballs are meatless, nutritious, and only take 5 to 10 minutes to prepare, then you let your oven do the rest of the work. Serve these up as a delicious veggie appetizer this season and be sure to enter for a chance win a Vitamix.

Apple, Brie and Prosciutto Crostini

These Apple, Brie and Prosciutto Crostini are the perfect holiday appetizer. They’re perfectly balanced – salty, sweet, creamy, and crunchy and so easy to make, even if you have to make a whole slew of them to feed a crowd.

Taco Monkey Bread

All your favorite taco ingredeints are layered in a pan with dough to become the most delicious savory monkey bread. Dig into this taco monkey bread while you’re watching your next football game with friends.

French Goat Cheese and Beet Puff Pastry Bites

These French Goat Cheese and Beet Puff Pastry Bites are made with creamy Mothais-sur-Feuille and beets. They’re a perfect way to kick off your next gathering.

Perfect Fall Pair: Butternut Bruschetta and Wine

Togetherness is one of the best things about this time of the year. Enjoy time with family and friends (instead of spending too much time in the kitchen) with this easy butternut bruschetta appetizer and wine pairing.

The Perfect Appetizer with Wine: Sweet Potatoes and Bacon Jam

Stressing over what wine to pair with holiday food? Relax and check out these wines pairing ideas featuring sweet potatoes served with bacon jam and wine that can be shipped to your door.

Spicy Salsa Chicken Wings

Easy salsa chicken wings that let you adjust the heat to you taste. A perfect finger-food for football games.

Baked Bûcherondin Goat Cheese

This easy baked goat cheese appetizer is made with French Bûcherondin goat cheese and marinara sauce and can be thrown together in minutes. Serve with crostini when it’s hot and bubbly.

How to Make a Charcuterie Table

Forget a small charcuterie board, cover your table in butcher paper and turn the entire surface into a charcuterie spread. It will be big enough for a holiday crowd, more the merrier! This post includes three delicious recipes: Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Red Wine Raspberry Jam, and Honey Rosemary Almonds.

Sprigs in a Blanket

Think of pigs in a blanket, only gluten free and so delicious. These sprigs in a blanket are veggies wrapped in prosciutto di parma and served with a sun-dried tomato pesto.

Brown Butter, Bacon, Parmesan and Sage Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Easy and so incredibly delicious, these smashed sweet potatoes are topped with brown butter, parmesan, bacon and sage. They’re about to become a crowd favorite.

Savory Sweet Potato Mousse Bites

Looking for an appetizer that is sure to impress? These sweet potato bites are served on a sweet potato round and topped with a savory sweet potato mousse.

Sweet Potato Crostini: Three Ways

From sweet to savory, these sweet potato crostini are dressed to impress. Discover three delicious way to serve this appetizer that is perfect for a party or to share with a friend.

Roasted Carrot and Tahini Dip

Grab pita, crackers, vegetable or the nearest food and dig into this sweet and savory roasted carrot and tahini dip.

Feta Dip

This whipped feta dip is about to become a favorite appetizer for all of your fall parties. It’s creamy and salty like any good snack should be and can be topped with herbs or chili flakes.

Ravioli Nachos

Make your nachos extra hearty. Swap out the usual tortilla chips for cooked ravioli for a delicious new take on nachos.

Shrimp and Black Bean Quesadillas

Loaded with spinach and cheese, these shrimp and black bean quesadillas are a fun dinner or delicious party appetizer that requires no utensils.

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Tuna Avocado Poke and Kamikoto Knives

A classic and healthy Hawaiian Poke isn’t difficult to make at home. With a sharp knife, some fresh fish and a few staple Asian ingredients, you’ll whip this up in 20 minutes.

Roasted Red Pepper and Pomegranate Dip

As a dip, a sandwich spread, or as a sauce with a protein, this roasted red pepper and pomegranate dip makes for a stunning presentation that is the perfect combination of smokey, sweet and savory.

Baked Honey and Chevrot Goat Cheese Pears

Baked pears are filled with creamy, tangy goat cheese, topped with sweet honey, sprigs of fresh rosemary & pecans for an easy snack or elegant appetizer.

A New Summer Bruschetta

This bruschetta has all the freshness summer, like tomatoes and basil and the delicacy of a pesto, made special by avocado.

Tomato and Whipped Feta Crostini

Celebrate the rest of tomato season and summer with these easy tomato and whipped feta crostini. They’re prefect for a quick lunch or as a party appetizer.

Avocado Bean Dip

No, this is not your usual hummus. I repeat, this is not your usual hummus. But it is whipped with avocado and basil and is oh, so good.