Hor d'ouvres can sometimes be the last thing we consider when we are preparing for the big holiday meals. Here are a couple of easy ideas:
Arrange crackers, rolled meats, and block cheeses on a platter. Behind: Layer pickled asparagus, pepperocinis, kalmata olives, and mozzarella balls.
Nestle red grapes in between chocolate dipped strawberries and specialty cheeses. The cheeses on this tray are: Cougar Gold, Parmesan, and Brie. This tray goes well with a quality bottle of wine.
My favorite way to dip strawberries, carameled apples, etc. is with this deep dipping bowl. It's called Back to Basics Microwave Gourmet Apple Dipper. Simply put the chocolate in the microwave, melt according to directions, and dip!