This simple, rustic appetizer is a great way to get any fall or holiday gathering started. The flavors are a little sweet and a little savory. The textures shine with toasty bread, crunchy nuts and a delicious creamy topping.
For this cheesy app, combine Gorgonzola, low-fat cream cheese, and a splash of white wine. Add in walnut pieces and salt and pepper for a surprising taste. Place the mixture in the fridge for two hours.
Want an instant party hit? Combine two of the world's most popular ingredients: bacon + cheese. Just mix 8 ounces cream cheese, 1 cup shredded cheddar, 8 chopped, cooked bacon slices, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard and the zest and juice of 1/2 lemon. Form into balls and chill. Roll in chopped chives and more chopped bacon.
This buffalo chicken dip has all the great flavors of buffalo chicken wings without all the fat of the chicken skin and oil. Want to make it lighter? Feel free to use light cream cheese. Topping the delicious dip with blue cheese gives it a flavorful finish your guests will love.
Final step: cover in plastic wrap and chill long enough for the cream cheese to become firm before serving. Leave their bones shaking and their tummies full with these delicious scream cheese sandwiches.
Plan to serve three to four bite-sized foods that don't require reheating and can be laid out for the entire stretch of the holiday party, like this smoked salmon and cream cheese roll studded with chives.