How to make fast, easy holiday appetizers

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Are you looking to spruce up your Christmas party this weekend? If so, fast, easy elegant appetizers may be just the thing you need. (WLS)

Are you looking to spruce up your Christmas party this weekend? If so, fast, easy elegant appetizers may be just the thing you need.

Teri and Chris Plazak run a family owned business, Breaking Bread Restaurants, and stopped by ABC7 to demonstrate how to make holiday appetizers. They include pomegranate chicken salad/mozzarella kabobs, BLT bruchetta and brie tartlets.

Recipe: Pomegranate chicken salad in scoops

Ingredients: 1 cup diced cooked chicken, cup diced celery, 1 tsp. celery salt, cup mayo, pomegranate seeds, fresh dill, 1 bag tortilla scoops

Preparation: mix first 4 ingredients in bowl. Spoon into tortilla shell, top with 3 pomegranate seeds and tiny piece of fresh dill.

Second dish: Mozzarella Kabobs
Ingredients: 25 dice size cubs Mozzarella cheese, 25 fresh basil leaves, 25 grape tomatoes, 25 toothpicks, bottle Balsamic dressing

Wrap fresh basil around tomato, spear with pick, add cheese cube, place on platter, drizzle with balsamic dressing

Third dish: BLT Bruchetta

Ingredients: 1 loaf baguette bread cut into thick slices, olive oil, garlic salt, 8 oz goat cheese, 2 cups grape tomatoes chopped into 4, 20 slices crisp bacon, crumbled, 5 oz container Arugula, cup Balsamic dressing

Cut baguette bread, spread with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt. Toast baguette bread. Spread goat cheese on toasted bread. In bowl mix chopped tomatoes, crumbled bacon, arugula and balsamic dressing. Top on baguette bread and serve.

Fourth dish: Brie Tartlets
Ingredients: cup brie cut into small pieces, cup chopped seedless purple grapes, finely chopped walnuts, balsamic vinegar, tsp. garlic salt, tartlet shells, cup chopped chives

Mix first 5 ingredients in bowl. Spoon into tartlet shell, bake 375 for 15 minutes until cheese melts, sprinkle with chopped chives and serve

Link: breakingbreadrestaurants.com.
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