Christmas Appetizer Recipes - 75+?
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Emma from Orlando, Florida, who asked:

Emma writes: “Hi there - we’re looking for several Christmas appetizer recipes that will be ok in our situation. We’re having a Christmas party for our employees and their families, think that there will be at least 75 or more in all. But there is not a kitchen here, so we need to cook at our homes and bring it in to heat up later. How do we do it, and what would we cook? Thanks so much! Your website is fantastic!“

Ask-a-Caterer Replies: Hello Emma - This is going to be a lot easier than it seems - just a few tricks to follow.

Check out our Christmas Dinner Ideas on the site:

Several good ideas for your situation will be cold appetizers, such as Grilled Tuna Sashimi. This is a winner that is prepped the day before and served cold.

Another good one is the Seafood Cocktail, again a pre-cooked, cold appetizer that people love.

Here are 60+ Appetizer Recipes that are easy to make ahead. Read below about Food Warmers:

We’ve got some great Snacks and Snack Recipes including Crescent Pizzawhich is our most popular original snack, inexpensive, easy to make ahead of time, very good, fun to make with lots of options!

No matter what hot foods you serve, you want to use a Food Warmer or two to keep your hot foods hot. You can also use them to keep cold foods cold. Read all about how they work and where to get them.

The idea is for you to have a few of these at the office, ready to go. Then prep your foods at home, using the “half-pans” that will fit right inside of them.

If you have a microwave at work, then the Baked Brie just might work for you. Again, prep it all at home, bring it in and warm it through in the zapper.

This is just plain goodness: Cheese Bread is baked and warmed through, or not - wonderful either way.

Find dozens of Chocolate Desserts, but check out the Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake. This is too good, very simple to bake ahead and serve whenever you’re ready.

Emma, another resource is the section on our site called Party Kitchen, or "Venue" - when you're cooking there and serving here. Give that a quick read to see what applies to your situation.

Use those Food Warmers, for both hot and cold, and then you can serve an effortless meal. People bring what they have prepped, drop it into a warmer, and serve when you’re ready. Let us know how you make out!

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