(Family Features) The fall and winter months bring plenty of entertaining opportunities, ranging from tasting wine or watching football games, to formal parties or casual nights in with friends. Regardless of the occasion, there are simple ways to make each experience stand out.
Elevate your football fare. It's easy to add a little something special to your typical football viewing foods. Provide some unexpected toppings for your burgers, such as pickled vegetables or interesting cheeses like jalapeño cheddar, smoked Gouda, or gorgonzola. Swap the usual potato chips and onion dip for some artisanal breads or crackers with Boursin® Gourmet Spreadable cheese. With a re-closable lid and enticing flavors like Vermont White Cheddar and Sage or Spinach and Artichoke, these cheeses are easily transported for an enjoyable addition to any party spread.
For a fun and functional dessert, bring along hot chocolate fixings. It'll satisfy your sweet tooth and warm you up at the same time. Add a nice touch with homemade flavored marshmallows.
If you can't take the cold, head into the kitchen. There are countless opportunities to escape the cold by enjoying an evening in with friends - book clubs, watching red carpet or other TV events, game nights, or simple dinner parties. The key to a memorable experience for your guests is to surprise them with a delicious appetizer. While a nice spread of seasonal fruits, artisan cheeses and charcuterie is always appreciated, baking something in your oven will take the experience to another level. This fills your home with a welcoming aroma that will set the tone for a lovely evening. Vermont White Cheddar and Sage Pretzel Bites are small and manageable in size but big in flavor - they're sure to delight your guests.
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