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Festive Flavor
Libations & Starters To Celebrate

Recipes and food styling by Rick Balzaratti • Photography by Brian McDonald

Crab Cakes

Hearty and wholesome are often the standards when it comes to servings this season, but some events call for something a little more refined. To help you plan a holiday soirée that is big on style without forgoing fun, Rick Balzaratti of Basketcase Café in Dothan, Alabama, shares his picks for festive fare and aperitifs sure to bring a merry punch to your party ...  [subscribe to read full article and see more photos]

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Fig & Goat Cheese Bundles

4 whole phyllo sheets
Melted butter
Fig jam
Goat cheese
Cooking spray

Brush phyllo sheets with melted butter; layer. Cut sheets into 8 large squares. In the middle of each square, place 1 heaping teaspoon of fig jam and 1 tablespoon goat cheese. Pull up the corners to make a beggar’s purse. Place on a lined baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Bake at 350°F until golden brown.


Festive Flavor, Wiregrass Living Magazine, Nov/Dec 2016