The holiday season brings gatherings, get-togethers and parties of all kinds, meaning dishes that can feed a crowd are all too important for successful entertaining. From appetizers to snacks to desserts, recipes that come together quickly mean more moments with loved ones.
For example, these dairy-fueled recipes from Milk Means More pack plenty of festive flavor for feeding family and friends without keeping you cooped up in the kitchen. Appetizers and snacks such as Holiday Baked Brie, Roasted Garlic-Whipped Feta Crostini and Cheese Buds help hold over hungry guests until the main course is served, while Peppermint Shortbread Cookies make for a perfect way to cap off the night.
Find more recipes for holiday gatherings at milkmeansmore.org.
Holiday Baked Brie
Recipe courtesy of Lori Yates of “Foxes Love Lemons” on behalf of Milk Means More
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 14 minutes
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
ground black pepper
1 brie round (8 ounces)
3 tablespoons honey
¼ cup pomegranate arils
¼ cup shelled pistachios
crackers or toasted bread, for serving
Heat oven to 350°F. In large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook 8-10 minutes, or until deep golden brown, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper; remove from heat.
Place brie on parchment-lined rimmed baking pan; drizzle with honey. Transfer to oven and bake 5-7 minutes, or until inside of cheese is softened but outside remains intact.
Transfer brie to serving platter; top with pomegranate arils, pistachios and mushrooms. Serve with crackers or bread.