The thing that makes watching an awards show so special is dreaming about all of the glitz and glamour that goes into the evening. From lavish table settings to extravagant attire, setting the stage for the main event is half the fun. Why not join in and take the elegance off-screen and into your own viewing party! And no viewing party would be complete without cocktails and appetizers fit for star royalty. Megan of Take a Megabite has three splendid recipes to up the ante on fancy for you and your guests.
Start the speculation about award winners and quench your guests’ thirst with this Rosemary Greyhound. Both sweet and tart, this drink recipe blends grapefruit juice, vodka and fragrant rosemary. Serve with a wedge of fresh fruit and an herb sprig for an upscale presentation.
For the small bites, go with a new take on an old favorite with these Cobb Salad Deviled Eggs. Bold Wisconsin blue cheese and creamy avocado make a unique filling – top with fresh tomatoes, crumbled bacon and capers. With such bright and smoky flavors, they won’t last through the red carpet.
And the award for best hearty appetizer goes to… these savory Bruschetta Stuffed Mushrooms with Wisconsin fontina, cherry tomatoes, garlic and basil. This fresh spin on traditional Italian bruschetta provides a fun, flavor-filled appetizer that fills out your guests’ snack plate.
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