Holiday entertainingWhether the whole neighborhood is coming over for an open house, or itís just you and a special someone, preparing delicious foods and beverages doesn't need to occupy more of your time than enjoying the occasion.
A staple of any party is tasty breads. Judy's Breadsticks, aka Lovesticks has it all: loaves of bread, crackers, and "sticks and twigs" that are ideal for dipping. A variety of festive dips can be made using the seasoning mixtures from:
Sierra Madre Grocery Co.
Use their Sierra Seasoning Blend (above) to make Sweet & Spicy Chicken & Bacon Appetizer.
For a high protein appetizer, use their sardines (above) for Sardine and Bean Bruschetta.
Star shaped crackers, as well as rounds, can be topped with anything you like. Make them special with cream cheese, smoked salmon, and a sprinkling of diced red onion and capers (above).
Lundberg Family Farms
Add beautiful color to your holiday dinner buffet with Christmas Rice. Make according to package directions or use in Christmas Rice Dressing with Butternut Squash & Apples.
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Dried fruits dress upTake the dried fruit tradition of the holidays to new levels with these tasty morsels.
Valley Fig Growers
The possibilities for Stuffed Figs are almost infinite. Use these ideas or adapt them to your tastes.
B & R Farms
Apricots and pork are a classic combination and make a wonderful filling for Apricot-Stuffed Mushrooms, above.
Taylor Brothers Farms
C. J. Olson Cherries
Use their lovely dried tart cherries (above) for your holiday baking or top salads or desserts with them. For a luscious accompaniment to your holiday meats, try Dried Cherry Relish.
Fizzy festivitiesVignette Wine Country Soda To enjoy the taste of Chardonnay wine grapes without the alcohol, make this pretty Chardonnay Pomegranate Punch (below), using Vignette Wine Country Chardonnay Soda.
Fancy Food ShowOnce again Savor California companies will pull out all the stops for the San Francisco Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center January 16-19. Please visit us at Booth 304 to see some of the most exciting products at the show!
Little Sky Lavender Farm
Moon Dance Baking, below
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