Wednesday, December 30, 2009

do you need some quick, easy and delicious appetizer recipes?

so...it is the day before new year's eve....are you ready for your party? if not, don't worry...there is still time to plan a wonderful gathering...with terrific tasting food...that is easy and delicious.

last week i sent an email blast to our preferred customer list and announced that we were back in stock in many of our jam & marmalade offerings... i have been "jamming" in the commercial kitchen for a good part of the month... to celebrate, i offered "free jam" with orders and promised to blog about how to use in appetizer recipes....so...here are some easy-breezy suggestions for tomorrow night (or anytime)...and, options for using if you don't have our products...

* crostini topped with fig & grand marnier jam and a bit of gorgonzola cheese

* lime & jalapeño marmalade spread over cream cheese and served with crackers
of course you can substitute your favorite chutney for the marmalade
* mini biscuits split open and filled with persimmon & jalapeño jam and sliced ham
i use our recipe for extra virgin olive oil biscuits (make mini size) and bake a small ham so we can have the leftovers the next day...but even easier...buy the best quality biscuit dough you can find & bake off just before serving and buy excellent quality sliced ham...a good hot pepper jelly works here if you do not have our persimmon & jalapeño jam

* persimmon jam glaze on baked chicken wings/drumettes
i use our recipe for persimmon jam baked chicken...just reduce the cooking time for wings or drummettes...and i serve in either a chafing dish or crock pot to keep warm....if you don't have the persimmon jam..apricot or peach works really well in this recipe...

* lime marmalade as part of a cheese platter
you can use any kind of tart jam or marmalade here...i don't like overly sweet condiments with fruit and cheese...but use what you like...

that's it...pick a few of the suggestions....add really good olives, bread and crackers....and, of course, your signature cocktail (we are having the last of our limoncello from 09...and starting a new batch next week), good wine and your favorite bubbly...and you are good to go with this fast, easy, stress free and delicious menu....

happy new year's everyone!

best,
diane
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6 comments:

Amy said...

My sister sent me one of your jam gift baskets for Christmas. We have tried them all (simply delicious) and I made many of these appetizers for New Year's Eve. They were all wonderful. I think the biscuits and ham won as the favorite. Thank you for the suggestions.

Amy Mathews

casalba said...

Happy New Year. Wishing Napa Farmhouse a very successful 2010. (Great appetizers too!)

hope chests said...

Those are really easy ones! I need this because of my busy schedule! Thanks for sharing.

Acorn Cottage said...

Your suggestion sound delicious. I may need to get into trouble with you shortly. That is so funny you made mention of Limoncello, I have had that on my mind and even printed some recipes and pictures recently. Maybe because it's so cold right now, I daydreaming of warmer days and what I would love to be sipping!

Nancy

napa farmhouse 1885 said...

hi hope chests...glad you enjoyed the suggestions...let me know how your guests enjoyed the appetizers...diane

napa farmhouse 1885 said...

hi nancy..and welcome back! it is a cold, rainy and dreary day in february...i am longing for sun and very warm weather...oh, to be sipping limoncello on my porch right now!!!