Christmas Favorites: Five Favorite Appetizers for Holiday Parties

Everywhere you go these days people are looking harried with last-minute holiday preparations.  Around here I'm getting ready to go visit some of my favorite kids for Christmas, so there hasn't been a lot of cooking going on.  I thought for the next few days I'd share some favorite ideas for Christmas foods before I take a few days off from the blog.  (You haven't planned your whole week of Christmas menus yet have you?  I didn't think so.)  Let's start with five favorite appetizers I'd love to serve for a holiday party, beginning with this Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade with Garlic and Herbs, something I've made many times for parties that's always been a hit.

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