What better way to stop and enjoy the build up to Christmas than to gather with close friends, eat yummy food and chat up a storm. It goes without saying that this time of year creeps up on us with no warning and can sometimes pass by in a blur as we rush around doing last minute shopping, wrapping and cooking. I was very inspired when a special friend invited me over for Christmas snacks, as she gad whipped everything up after a long day at work…even though it looked as though she had been slaving away in the kitchen all day. And I think that is just the trick…quick, easy, delicious and creative dishes to wow your guests! Some of the yummy treats included parmesan and goats cheese balls rolled in crushed pistachio, parma ham and pesto tarts and goats cheese, pear and fig tarts. Quite simply delicious! Put on some Christmas music, organise a festive welcome drink and you have set the mood for a fun evening. Thank you to Jenny for allowing me to feature our get together by sending me her images.