If your holiday entertaining plans this year center on getting together at home, simple finger foods are the answer. Here are three recipes that are my seasonal favorites; they take simple cocktail foods beyond a wedge of cheese and bowls of olives or nuts.
The tomatoes are colorful and provide just the right salty edge to go with drinks. They take a little time to assemble, but are worth it. I love the versatility of the Gorgonzola and goat cheese spread; it can be piped into endive leaves or celery sticks and sprinkled with walnuts and parsley or served in a shallow bowl to be spread on crackers, toasts, thick slices of apples or pears.
And don’t be misled by the simplicity of the rosemary chips. They are addictive and a welcome alternative to the norm. They hold up for at least a week, so they’re a nice do-ahead.