1. Create a decadent Holiday Cheese Board

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    As seen in yesterday’s post, I am OBSESSED with whipping up over-the-top cheese boards for parties… it’s actually what many guests look most forward to when I throw a party! So today I wanted to break down what I am serving on my Holiday cheese board because seriously it is mouth-watering divine!! Looking to make something as over-flowing and delish for your next party? I shared my shopping list below… it may just spark a few new ideas to bring to your table!

    On my Holiday Cheese Board:


    • Gorgonzola Piccante {looks like blu cheese}
    • Smith’s Farmstead Gouda Naturally Smoked {yellowish top}
    • Borough Market Cheddar
    • Bonhomme de Normandie Double Cream French Brie {in the center}

    Olives & Antipasta:

    • Pitted Green Olives and Cerignola Green Olives {in small bowl}
    • Caper Berry {olive with stem}
    • Marinated Artichoke Hearts with Herbs
    • Marinated Red Pepper
    • Sliced Salami
    • Prosciutto {pre-sliced}
    • Cornichons {mini pickles}

    Fruits & Nuts:

    • Green Pear
    • Red Grapes
    • Dates {which I placed on the brie}
    • Cherry Tomatoes {yellow and red}


    • Focaccia
    • Crostini


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  3. Create a Gorgeous Cheese Board

    You are hosting a spring party and really want to impress guests with a decadent cheese board? No need to order catering because I have created a checklist for the most gorgeous cheese platter that you can easily make at home. From salami, to cheese, to nuts, and garnish, get excited for a shockingly simple DIY project! Ok so what’s going on here… {Take a moment and drool}… here’s the list: I started with my fabulous Nambé Cheese Block as my base. The silver on the sides are actually hidden cheese knives 3 Cheeses: Parmigiano Reggiano {from one of my favorite New York cheese shops called Murray’s},…

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  5. Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp

     On Saturday nights when our dinner reservations range from 8:30 – 9:30 pm, I always like to whip up a light appetizer for me and the FHH to munch on while getting ready. Shrimp sounded like the perfect solution to something “light” but “filling” and this recipe is loaded with flavor, so 3 big checks on my list! Click HERE for the recipe I followed (which I cut in half since I was only serving 2). *Note 1 – In this article I have the recipe for the perfect complimentary avocado dipping sauce (featured in the picture above). **Note 2 – This…

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