With the hustle and bustle of holiday hosting, it is always good to have a few quick wins up your sleeve. We gathered some easy recipe tips your guests will love, most of them requiring things you may already have in your fridge or pantry. This gives you some wiggle room to work in the kitchen, wrap some last-minute presents, or simply enjoy the present with your cherished company. If you have a favorite easy recipe for hosting, let us know in the comments below.
Hummus, But Better
Jazzing up store-bought hummus is a simple way to look like a culinary genius. Whip some air into plain hummus and plate it like a pro with a heavy hand of olive oil and generous strewing of spices. A sprinkle of sea salt, a pinch of sumac, or a balanced spice blend are all you need to bring out the best in ordinary hummus. Shop our toppings blends for hummus faves like Everything Bagel and Za’atar.
Instant Infused Olive Oil
Our Tuscan Olive Oil Seasoning is perfect for sprucing up a dish of bread dipping oil. Simply mix two tablespoons or more of seasoning with half a cup of your favorite olive oil. Serve this with a loaf of rustic bread, or any bread, really! You can also use this seasoned oil to flavor a bowl of mixed olives or a brick of feta cheese.
Gourmet Goat Cheese
Cheese and crackers are simple (and required) foodstuffs to serve at any party. Make goat cheese a little more interesting by rolling the log in a zesty herb blend. Our favorite blends for this are a close tie between Italian Herb Blend and Herbes de Provence. Explore our collection of herb blends for more ideas.
Whip Up a Dip
As with cheese and crackers, a good dip makes any occasion feel extra festive. We have perfected the most delicious dip blends on earth for this exact reason. These seasonings can simply be mixed into sour cream, yogurt, or mayonnaise. Serve alongside your favorite crudite veggies, potato chips or pretzel sticks. We have to make an honorable mention of our Classic Chip Dip Mix for this. It is a must-have for dip lovers.
Freshly Popped Popcorn
Sometimes the simplest recipes have the greatest crowd appeal. This holds true with fresh popcorn, especially when you sprinkle the right seasonings over the top. You cannot go wrong with our savory White Cheddar Cheese Powder or spicy Vulcan’s Fire Salt. Sweeten things up with our Spiced Vanilla Sugar or some Saigon Cinnamon and a dash of cane sugar. You can find more popcorn accents in our selection of toppings blends.