Appetizers with Honey

by Maggie Battista on December 31, 2012

in Appetizers, Cheese, Holiday


I don’t like muss and fuss at my dinner parties. Over the top, glitter everywhere, garland hanging from the rafters, that’s just not me. In fact, I think an easy menu is just the remedy for a maddening holiday season. 2013 will be all about sweet and simple entertaining. (hint hint, to future guests…)

So here’s the simplest appetizer ever: Toast some sliced baguette, top with blue cheese and drizzle with honey. Honey works on most cheeses – blue, ricotta, sharp parmesan. Honey actually makes anything a bit fancier. Drizzle it on veggies or sliced pears or even a bit of salty cured meat, like prosciutto. A good honey will make a dinner party.

Thank you for a super fun 2012! Until we chit-chat again next year, may you enjoy some of these honey appetizer photos. I wish you a lovely New Year’s Eve and the best possible year!




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All photos taken by Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio and Jill Chen.

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Maggie Battista

Founder at Eat Boutique
Maggie, is the founder of Eat Boutique. She started Eat Boutique as a blog in 2007, and sold out of her first gift box of small batch independent food in 2009. Maggie continues to offer unique and delicious handmade food in tasting subscriptions and seasonal gift boxes for food fans and home cooks. Maggie also hosts Eat Boutique Markets, where she spotlights cookbook authors and food makers. She’s written for Style Me Pretty, Food52, Time Out New York, Spencer Magazine, and writes a cocktail column for the popular wedding blog, Snippet & Ink. Maggie's also created retail experiences for the largest floral and event design company in New England. She regularly travels far distances to find the next great chef, farmer, food maker or host. You can follow her worldwide – and homemade – gastronomic adventures on Twitter at @mizmaggieb or @eatboutique. Maggie's first-ever cookbook Food Gift Love will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October 2015. You may pre-order now.

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Golly, I loooove honey! Awesome ideas here. All the best in 2013!

    • Maggie

      Happy happy to you in 2013 as well! Xox

  • Denise Woodward

    Honey is definitely a dress-it-up kind of gal. We loved truffled honey over blue cheese, so good!

    • Maggie

      :-) Totally Denise. See you soon!

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