Beyond Crackers and Cheese: Fast, Easy, and Elegant Appetizers

Don’t get me wrong, I love crackers and cheese. But for holiday parties it’s nice to dress it up a bit.

For party hors d’oeuvres my goal is always to keep things simple and fast regardless of whether or not we’ll be serving dinner or just a spread of appetizers.  MARTIN’S sent me their Simply Enjoy crackers which inspired me to experiment a bit.

These yummy combinations are super quick to make and don’t need to be kept hot so you can have them set out without having to worry about keeping them warm.

So I spent the morning snacking on these beauties…

Martins appetizer

Clockwise from top

  • Simply Enjoy Crackers + MARTIN’S Own ricotta cheese + Simply Enjoy Red Pepper Jelly
  • Simply Enjoy Crackers + Simply Enjoy Kale Pesto Dip + fresh avocado
  • Simply Enjoy Crackers + smoked salmon + fresh dill
  • Simply Enjoy Crackers + spreadable goat cheese + arugula + fig spread + honey
  • Simply Enjoy Crackers + spreadable goat cheese + prosciutto + fresh pear

simply enjoy crackers with goat cheese
If you’re not a cook, you’re going to love these. They took absolutely no special skills, easy ingredients available at MARTIN’S, require almost no effort and they look (and taste) fantastic.

Easy appetizersA few other combinations to try:

  • Simply Enjoy Crackers + MARTIN’S Own ricotta cheese + honey
  • A slice of granny smith apple + Boars Head turkey (available in the deli section) + Brie
  • Simply Enjoy Crackers +  Simply Enjoy Mozzarella Cheese + fresh basil + avocado + Simply Enjoy Balsamic Glaze
  • Simply Enjoy Crackers + feta crumbles + olive + Simply Enjoy Balsamic Glaze
  • Simply Enjoy Crackers + brie + Simply Enjoy Red Pepper Jelly
  • Simply Enjoy Crackers + ricotta cheese + strawberry slices + Simply Enjoy Balsamic Glaze
  • Simply Enjoy Crackers + cream cheese + cucumber slice + salmon

If you don’t even have time to mess around with cracker toppings MARTIN’S has you covered with entertaining platters that can be picked up ready to go at your nearest MARTIN’S. Pick up a French or Italian cheese board, fruit and veggie trays as well as desserts and decorations to make entertaining a snap.

MARTIN’S provided me with a gift card to purchase these items and one to pass along to you! Enter to win $25 to get your party started today.

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