From pondering what to prepare for a potluck to hosting a huge holiday party, cooking for a crowd during the Christmas season can be stressful and repetitive for anyone who ordinarily loves to spend time in the kitchen. As much as we love sausage balls and cheese logs, sometimes it’s good to think out of the box and supplement your menu with new ideas. These recipes offer just that – a fresh perspective on holiday eats.
Just about anything tastes better with bacon, so why not wrap it around healthy fruit such as dates, which are free of fat, cholesterol and sodium, as well as a good source of fiber. Storing dates is easy – they don’t require refrigeration and have a long shelf life. The sweetness of these nutrient-rich fruits combines with the saltiness of the bacon for a simple crowd-pleasing appetizer.
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