There are so many details to think about when planning a party, wouldn't it be nice to have a small repertoire of easy appetizers to set out when guests arrive for a dinner or cocktail party
? You want food that looks inviting, and that can be assembled in minutes or prepared in advance. Pick any or all from this collection and make them your own with substitutions or by becoming creative with your serving pieces.
Take, for example, these fruit and cheese kebabs threaded on bamboo skewers. Use the best fruit you can find in season and pair it with a complementary cheese. Here we have strawberries and havarti. In the fall, apples and cheddar would be wonderful. How about pears and stilton in the winter?