You Need to Know These Fast and Festive Christmas Party Pleasers

Check out these recipes that are going to make you the favourite party guest this Christmas.

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So, it’s the jolly season of Christmas, and that means for a lot of you out there, lots of pre-Santa Christmas parties. And basically, all you want this year, is an all-rounder recipe that’ll serve perfectly at any Christmas event, something that is travel friendly and easy to make.

How about checking out these five simple, summery recipes to take to your next Christmas neighbourhood or office party this year.

3-Ingredient Lemon Burst Cookies:

Can you believe it? Only three ingredients! Because Christmas time is not the time to splurge on extravagant treats. This recipe for a fresh and summery burst of lemon is exactly what you’re looking for if you’re flat out. All you need is some lemon cake mix, whipped cream and an egg. Check it out here.

Easy Entrée:

Try a fresh new take on bruschetta with this easy rockmelon, goat’s cheese and prosciutto bruschetta recipe. It’s a fast and simple entrée that’ll intrigue your taste buds, and is sure to be a cool and refreshing winner. Check it out here.

Cheese Platter:

Platters are always a crowd pleaser, and who doesn’t love cheese? This has got to be one of the easiest dishes to assemble. Just pick out your favorite cheeses, sweet fruits and crackers and place them in chucks on a wooden cheeseboard. It’ll look effortless and rustic. Some combinations that go beautifully together include: blue cheese and yellow peaches; Gouda cheese and D’Anjou pears; and aged cheddar and pink lady apples. Check out more cheese and fruit pairings here.

Simple, Stunning Salad:

As long as you have juicy, ripe tomatoes, this recipe will be sweet, it’ll be fresh and it’ll be just perfect. Instead of doing a complicated salad and serving it in a heavy glass bowl (that you’ll have to ask your neighbor back for at the end of the night), this salad looks dazzling on a long, rectangle, plastic plate. Along with the tomatoes, you’ll also need mozzarella balls, basil leaves and olive oil. Line them up tomato, mozzarella, basil, tomato, mozzarella, basil, until it looks like a Christmas decoration, and then drizzle oil and sprinkle pepper on top for flavor. Find the recipe here.

Pretty Seafood:

If you want to stand out from the crowd, try this delicate and tasty dish featuring scallops with sweet corn puree, prosciutto and lemon butter. Take on a surf and turf challenge this Christmas party season, and you’re sure to be named the master chef of the neighborhood. Find this scrumptious recipe here.

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Amanda is an imaginative and enthusiastic writer currently studying a Masters of Writing and Literature at Deakin University. She is passionate about her family, friends, good food and good music (and maybe that glass of Sav Blanc too). Catching the travel bug at fifteen, Amanda liked what Europe had to offer and after graduating high school she took on a work and travel gig with her twin sister in 2012. She spent the adventurous and rewarding year waitressing in England, bike riding in Tuscany, getting caught in the rain in Spain (literally) and visiting family in Croatia. Now Amanda lives in Melbourne where culture and cuisine come alive and while she completes her post-graduate studies, she will work towards landing the job of her dreams within the writing, editing and publishing industry.