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Pin It Thursday: Holiday Entertaining Ideas

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This Week’s Feature – Holiday Entertaining Ideas

Time for another FBC Pin It Thursday!  We’re focusing on holiday boards for the next few weeks so this week, we’re featuring Holiday Entertaining Ideas.

We want your recipes for party snacks, drinks,  hors d’oeuvres, party tips, entertaining ideas, you name it.  You can include New Years in the mix as well

What’s Pin It Thursday?

Pin It Thursday is something we’ve been doing for quite a while on our Facebook page and it’s become incredibly popular. But, we know a lot of you don’t always see our Facebook posts and we wanted to open it up more and (hopefully) expand it to our restaurant bloggers too.

We also wanted to create an archive of Pin It Thursday boards on the site so that you can add your posts to an old board whenver you like and we can easily catch them (not so easy on Facebook!)

Here are the rules:

  • You must be an FBC Member to participate
  • Choose a maximum of two of your own blog’s posts that match the week’s theme (Holiday Entertaining)
  • Leave a link to them in the comments of this post
  • We’ll pin them to our board
  • Posts can be recipes or tips that fit the theme or restaurants you’ve reviewed that would be an appropriate add to the board

That’s it!

Don’t forget to check out all the amazing pins on our Member boards and see what your fellow bloggers are doing as well – we guarantee you’ll find some tasty things to pin to your own boards!

And if you aren’t already, you can join our Members Only group board on Pinterest to pin your regular blog posts.   Make sure you’re following us over there and then email Melissa for an invite.

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33 Responses to Pin It Thursday: Holiday Entertaining Ideas

  1. Sandi @ Sandi'sAllergyFreeRecipes November 28, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    I love making Raw Cashew Ranch Dip, great for all those loving whole foods and it’s also dairy free.
    http://www.sandisallergyfreerecipes.net/ranch-dressing-dairy-free/

  2. Sandi @ Sandi'sAllergyFreeRecipes November 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Also great for entertaining… I have these in my freezer so they can always be pulled out when company arrives. Perfect combination of chocolate sweet and salty.
    Salted Cashew Chewy Bars.
    http://www.sandisallergyfreerecipes.net/salted-cashew-chewy-bars-gluten-free-dairy-free-refined-sugar-free-vegan-paleo/

  3. Candy November 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Instead of dessert, serve a buffet of cookies on platters and tiered trays. Have a stack of paper bags ready so guests can make their own assortment as take home gifts too. The best part is that most cookies can be made ahead of time to ease planning.

    http://wscwong.typepad.com/de…/2012/12/happy-holidays.html

  4. Heather November 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    A super simple, yummy, last minute throw together appetizer for potluck season – http://hometoheather.com/2013/08/cute-boursin-cucumber-appetizers/

    and

    Decadent oatmeal, pecan and chocolate scones – perfect for gifting in a basket with coffee beans, mugs and flavorings! http://hometoheather.com/2012/01/oatmeal-pecan-and-chocolate-scones/

  5. Liliana November 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    These two recipes are always on my Christmas baking list. I make extra to include in my gift cookie baskets.

    http://www.mycookbookaddiction.com/2011/12/10/cucidati-sicilian-fig-cookies.html

    http://www.mycookbookaddiction.com/2008/12/22/holiday-spiced-nuts.html

    • Melissa November 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

      so glad to have you join in this week Liliana!

  6. Jennifer Andrews November 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    These mini turkey sage meatballs would be really good drowned in sauce (like a cranberry-spiked barbecue sauce or something similar) and served in a slow-cooker to keep them warm. Here’s the recipe for the meatballs: http://thebestthingieverateandthensome.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/turkey-sage-meatballs/

  7. Sondi Bruner November 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Here’s a a post about how to enjoy allergen-friendly holidays: http://www.sondibruner.com/2013/10/11/how-to-enjoy-gluten-free-dairy-free-and-allergen-friendly-holidays/

    And this stuffed lentil loaf is awesome…I’ll be making this for our holiday dinner. http://www.sondibruner.com/2013/05/15/lentil-loaf-stuffed-with-garlicky-cauliflower-mashed-potatoes/

  8. Michelle November 28, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    My light smoked salmon dip is always a hit :)

    http://www.thetiffinbox.ca/2012/03/light-smoked-salmon-dip-with-crostini.html

    And my new post, these super easy chocolate pots de creme with pink salt.

    http://www.thetiffinbox.ca/2013/11/falcon-enamelware-and-chocolate-pots-de-creme-with-himalayan-pink-salt.html

  9. Leigh-Ann November 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    How about some crunchy toffee for a sweets platter !

    http://sugarstuff.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/hazelnut-biscotti-toffee/

    Or a very special cheesecake?

    http://sugarstuff.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/chocolate-cheesecake-with-poached-pears/

  10. Cindy November 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    Two fabulous appetizers perfect for the holidays.

    Warm Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip

    http://www.hunwhatsfordinner.com/2013/05/warm-bacon-caramelized-onion-dip.html

    and Brown Sugar Dijon Brie

    http://www.hunwhatsfordinner.com/2013/10/the-pampered-chef-brown-sugar-dijon-brie.html

  11. Susie Taylor November 28, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    A Canadian cheeseboard perfect for entertaining:

    http://moosecurrry.blogspot.ca/2013/11/a-cheese-board-with-view.html

  12. Julia November 29, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    Canapes with pomegranate and pesto:
    http://swirlsandspice.com/2013/11/29/red-pomegranate-and-green-pesto-bites/

  13. Marlene Cornelis November 29, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Not sure if it’s too late or not, but here is a link to my compendium post of recipes from last year’s holiday open house.
    http://lifethroughthekitchenwindow.com/2012/12/16/menu-for-a-holiday-open-house/

  14. Maureen November 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    Santa Belly Brownies. Fun to make with the kids. http://www.redcottagechronicles.com/baking/santa-belly-brownies/

  15. Cheri Neufeld November 30, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    Spiced Candied Nuts: http://kitchensimplicity.com/maple-spiced-candied-nuts/

    Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix: http://kitchensimplicity.com/homemade-hot-chocolate-mix/

    Thank you!

  16. carole brown December 2, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    These spicy shortbread are always in the freezer during the holidays
    http://theyumyumfactor.blogspot.ca/2011/11/spicy-cheddar-shortbread.html

    • Melissa December 2, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

      Carole I want these! They look sooo good. And I don’t even like shortbread!

      • Carole December 3, 2013 at 12:03 am #

        They are addictive so watch out lol

      • Janice (@KtchnHealsSoul) December 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

        How do you not like shortbread?

        • Melissa December 4, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

          It’s a texture thing… nothing to do with flavour! Don’t know how else to explain it! lol

  17. Janice (@KtchnHealsSoul) December 4, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Mmmm, so nay Christmas-y treats in one spot!

    I have a couple:
    - candy cane chocolate whoopie pies http://kitchenhealssoul.blogspot.com/2012/12/candy-cane-chocolate-whoopie-pies.html
    - fruitcake truffles & amaretto balls, which are a great sweet treat to serve at holiday cocktail parties or to give out as little parting gifts to guests http://kitchenhealssoul.blogspot.ca/2011/12/new-years-sweets-fruitcake-truffles-and.html

  18. EmmaEats December 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    Some favourites always on our Christmas treat list include:
    - Fruitcake – two ways – http://emmaeats.com/2012/12/20/fruitcake/
    - Coconut Macaroons – http://emmaeats.com/2012/12/27/homemade-edible-gifts-coconut-macaroons-and-crispy-chocolate-mint-bark/

  19. Shareba December 10, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Holiday Appetizer: http://insearchofyummyness.com/2013/12/06/roasted-stuffed-mushroom-caps/
    Thanks :)

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