September 26, 2014

entertaining essentials

On Friday's, I plan to share some of my tried and true entertaining tips to welcome the weekend

  Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite go-to appetizers when playing host: a cheese plate!  Here are some simple tips:

1.  Start with three to five cheeses differing in texture from soft to hard - this how to achieve a range flavor.  The above array features a triple-cream brie (my personal favorite!), a goat cheese and cows-milk cheese.

2.  Provide a few carb options, like crackers or french bread.

3.  Vary the flavors with something savory or sweet like apples, dried cranberries or honey.

4.  Garnish with something salty/crunchy, like sesame sticks or nuts.

Easy-peasy - no need to dirty anything more than a cutting board!  Follow the above tips and you're bound to satisfy guests with a variety of palates.

Enjoy your weekend!

xo, Annelise

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