This is by far what my friends know me for. I make a mean cheese plate, and it tends to be finished quite fast. I recommend getting a few different cheeses, crackers, meats, and fig jam. Here are my faves:
Cowgirl Creamery: Mt. Tam
Cypress Grove: Humbolt Fog
Dalmatia: Fig Jam
Almonds: Macarona Almonds
Rainforest Crisps: Fig and Olive
La Panzanella: Rosemary Cracker
If you're in a hurry, don't worry there can never be enough wine! I love bringing champagne and wine to get the party started. Here are some of my faves.
Valdguie: PYT - This sparkling red is perfect for when red seems too heavy for your taste. It's served chilled and it's super refreshing
Rose: Summer Water - I am on board with Rose All Day. I can drink Rose all the time and it is a great drink to start with if you expect to be drinking all day.
Savignon Blanc: Nobilo - This is my current favorite Sav Blanc. I love how citrusy it is and its a plus that I never get a headache from this one.
Cuvee: J - Who doesn't love bubbly? This is an amazing Cuvee and not too pricey for the taste! I love bringing this one to parties as a gift to the host.
Brut- Veuve - My absolute favorite drink to splurge on is Veuve. If you haven't tried it, well now you have to!
Skinny Taste: Pumpkin Pie - I've made this recipe quite a few times and it's delicious! I highly recommend this one, your guests will love you!
The Gracious Pantry: Apple Pie - I've been following this blog for years and the recipes are amazing. They are "clean eating" and super tasty.
Food Network: Pecan Pie - On the not-so-healthy side of things, this pecan pie will rock your socks off!
Persimmon & pomegranite: Don't you feel like people forget to bring healthy dishes during the holidays? This salad is healthy and delicious!
Quinoa and cranberry salad: I love a filling salad that's still healthy. This one is amaze.
Prosciutto and Fig salad: This one has the key to my heart. Just writing about it is making my mouth water.