Count Down To Christmas – T’was 3 Weeks Before Christmas

Wine glasses on a buffet table laden with appetizers and candles.

Ideas for your Christmas Cookie platter, quick appetizers and a make ahead holiday meal.

Quail Eggs and Caviar
For about $15 dollars and 15 minutes you can serve up hard boiled Quail Eggs with Caviar. Your guests will never guess how easy and economical it is.
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Hard boiled quail eggs halved vertically ad ganrnish with black caviar, parsley and roasted red pepper.
Christmas Tea Sandwiches
Cookie cutters make these festive Christmas Tea Sandwiches much easier to make than they look!
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Christmas tree shaped sandwich with green cream cheese icing and pomegranate decorations
Chocolate Covered Orange Peel
These are a real Christmas treat- No bake, gluten free, make ahead. What’s not to like!
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Pecan shortbread and chocolate dipped candied orange peel on a Christmas cookie plate.
Caviar Hors d’Oeuvre Plate
This Caviar Hors d’Oeuvre Pate  is  a really simple, tasty appetizer dish that will wow your guests.  It starts with perfect hard boiled eggs that you can make ahead of time.  After that it takes 5 minutes to put this together. And…caviar doesn’t have to be expensive….
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Christamas star plate with chopped hard boiled egg, topped with sweet onions diced finely and red caviar.
Brandied Beef Bourguignon
This fantastic Brandied Beef Bourguignon is a make-ahead dish that is easy yet elegant enough for a holiday meal. It is meant to sit overnight after you cook it to let the flavor develop. How perfect for an entertaining recipe! And it freezes and reheats beautifully.
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Brandied Beef Bourguignon
Shortbread Cookies with Lime Cream Cheese Icing
A hint of lime in the dough and the cream cheese frosting  give a sweet and tart flavour to these Shortbread Cookies with Lime Cream Cheese Icing. They  are sometimes called Meltaways because the dough is so tender the cookies melt in your mouth.  
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Shortbread cookies with Lime Cream cheese icing on a plate.
Pecan Shortbread
Pecan Shortbread Cookies – make, freeze, bake, store. You can make this recipe well ahead or at the last minute.
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Stack of pecan shortbread cookies on a Christmas plate.