Matt and I are back from Quebec and quickly unpacking to re-pack for the holidays with family! As much as I love being home in NYC, I love spending the holidays with either my family or his outside of the city. I try and keep things more casual this time of year, but add a little sparkle wherever I can. I loved the detailing on these Sole Society velvet flats (which come in a few colors), so they had to make the cut for coming home with me! I am wearing the color “silver ash” and went with my normal size. Dressing up a pair of denim and a cozy sweater is key this time of year and I tend to do so with my footwear and accessories. Also, keep in mind that Sole Society offers free shipping with any order over $50!
Now, getting back to an easy holiday appetizer for you all (recipe below)! I made this when my brother and his family came up the other weekend and they requested for me to make it again while home for Christmas. It is SO simple and easy, while also being festive and you all seemed to love it when I shared via Instagram Stories, so wanted to write it here as well. You can pick up all your ingredients at once place (I found everything at Trader Joe’s) and make ahead and keep in your refrigerator! Just remember to take it out an hour or two before you will be eating it so it can warm up and soften a bit.
FESTIVE GOAT CHEESE DIP
- Log of Goat Cheese
- Candid Pecans
- Dried Cranberries
- Fruit/Nut Cracker (for serving — I love Trader Joe’s Raisin Rosemary Crisps)
- Take out the goat cheese and let soften for about an hour or so it is easy to mix with all the ingredients.
- Chop rosemary, candid pecans and dried cranberries (I eyeball the amount I add into the dip, but you want enough of each item in every bite and can always add more at the end!).
- Mix about 4-5T of honey into the log of goat cheese (if using a full size log). I tasted at the end and ended up adding a little extra honey, so start small and add in at the end.
- Mix in the rosemary, chopped pecans and dried cranberries.
- Taste test, make any adjustments and enjoy!
A few serving pieces I love…