Holiday Appetizer Spread

If ever there was a need for quick and easy appetizer ideas, it’s over the holidays. At our house, holiday entertaining means lots of people celebrating with lots of cocktails, always with a little something to nibble along the side. Since I’ve written books about appetizers and catered holiday parties for years, I guess I’m...

Traditional tapenade is a Provencal spread made of olives, herbs and garlic, but in this iteration, I gave it a California twist with the addition of dried figs. One of my holiday favorites, this dish offers a great contrast in flavors (sweet figs, salty olives, tart vinegar, bitter nuts, and rich cheese) for a real...