Ask Marilyn – “Easy Appetizers”

by Marilyn Markel in Learn


Have questions about a recipe, cooking techniques, cooking tools or ingredients? Hosting your first dinner party or holiday gathering and need some ideas or tips?

Marilyn, our Cooking School Manager, is here to answer all of your cooking questions. We will protect your anonymity so feel free to ask anything, even the questions you never dared to ask about cooking. From novice to pro, this advice column is for food people, by food people.

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Reader Question:

What are some easy appetizers I can serve at a holiday or New Year’s Eve party?
- Kate

Marilyn’s Answer:

I lroastedradish_webike to serve low maintenance appetizers at parties that can sit out for a while and hold their texture.  Marinated olives, cold or room temperature soups served in shooter glasses (like roasted red pepper soup), homemade salsas, bruschetta, smoked fish with accompaniments, bean dips, and different flavors of hummus are all easy and will please a crowd!  We have some fantastic and interesting recipes for appetizers in the recipe section of our website, including  Roasted Radish Bruschetta with Compound Chive Butter and Sweet Potato Guacamole.