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Posted on Wed, Dec 28, 2011 : 8 a.m.

Fruit and cheese tidbits are easy to make, loved by all

By Mary Bilyeu


Mary Bilyeu | Contributor

The holiday season hasn't ended yet, even if we're all starting to normalize a bit after the chaos of shopping and wrapping and cooking and baking for Christmas. New Year's Eve is Saturday night; presumably you're either hosting a party and need to feed your guests, or you've perhaps been asked to bring a contribution to someone else's party.

Even if you have no glamorous plans to dress up and sip champagne at midnight, you might still want to make your evening a bit festive with a special treat. And so, regardless of how you plan to welcome 2012 — and no matter how busy you may be with work, houseguests, or anything else — I've got the perfect recipe.

Except that there isn't even really a recipe for this, because it's so ridiculously easy! Yet these little tidbits are nutritious, they complement any beverage (alcoholic or not) and people of all ages love them.

May the new year bring you much happiness and many blessings!

Fruit and Cheese Tidbits

fruit: grapes, berries, kiwi slices, pineapple chunks, etc.
cheese cubes
froofy toothpicks

Skewer a piece of fruit with a toothpick, then anchor the toothpick in a cube of cheese. Place your masterpiece onto a serving tray. Continue until you either run out of ingredients, trays, or time.

That's it. Truly, that's it!

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Mary Bilyeu has won or placed in more than 60 cooking contests and writes about her adventures in the kitchen. She was thrilled to have her post about Scottish Oatmeal Shortbread named as one of the daily "Best of the Blogs" by the prestigious Food News Journal.

Go visit Mary's blog — Food Floozie — on which she enthuses and effuses over all things food-related. Feel free to email her with questions or comments or suggestions:

The phrase "You Should Only Be Happy" (written in Hebrew on the stone pictured in this post) comes from Deuteronomy 16:15 and is a wish for all her readers as they cook along with her ... may you always be happy here.