For a great holiday appetizer, watch this video, How to Charcuterie with RecipeGirl, and create your own signature charcuterie board for your next party!

How to Charcuterie with RecipeGirl

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Friends, this week we are hosting a small gathering, and will serve a small charcuterie board. Yes, I love to make my epic charcuterie board for large parties, but for a small dinner party, a smaller one is perfect. Grab THE BIG BOARD details below!

How to Charcuterie with RecipeGirl

Recently my friend Lori (RecipeGirl) and I were made a fun video together!

How to Charcuterie with RecipeGirl (Lori)

We took the footage and made a longer video for you to watch. Of course we had fun along the way, and honestly, we did not know that we’d be actually posting a video. So enjoy … we had a few good laughs. HA.

How to Charcuterie with RecipeGirl - You Tube video

We said a few awkward things, but it all worked out. HA

How to Charcuterie with (Lori) RecipeGirl

And we created this beautiful board that is very do-able for everyone to make!

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How to charcuterie

Watch the video and we’ll show you “how to charcuterie” for the holidays!

Always start with a center star dish, which in this case we made an easy brie for the middle of the board.

Think holiday … what is festive and in season? Grapes and pomegranates and fig jam!

Add your favorite meats and cheese.

Don’t forget the nuts – pistachios and marcona almonds!

You can also try Lori’s Baked Brie with Blueberry Sauce or my Cranberry Pistachio Brie Appetizer!

Entertaining during the holidays

The holiday festivities have begun in our home and I’m very excited.

For me personally, the more I have people into my home, connecting with friends and family, the happier I am.

But I’m reminded that not everyone feels the same way that I do! I recently heard from a friend who follows me on Instagram: “We live in a very social community, and being a self-diagnosed introvert, entertaining scares me a little. Once everybody is here, I’m ok. I have to start early ..I cant just whip stuff up..that’s why your blog is terrific..helps me with ideas!”

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The Big Board

Friends, The Big Board is here! Yes, I’ve partnered with JK Adams, the premier woodmaking company in Vermont, with my own line of RE boards!

  • 20-inch
  • 26-inch
  • A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
  • Made in the USA
  • Undercut handles (a unique design)

Thank you for your support, as we’ve sold out so many times already!

Order The Big Board today before the holidays!

I read a study that Good Housekeeping shared: The more often women have dinner with their families, the more satisfied they are overall. And those who see friends and entertain at least every few months are more content in general.

Festive How to Charcuterie with RecipeGirl

I love this. It is indeed true in my life. Community is so important to me, and I know my readers here on RE feel the same.

How to Charcuterie with RecipeGirl - Cheers!

Oh, and it’s really fun to make a charcuterie with a friend!

Don’t forget to celebrate when you’re done! :)

ENJOY the video!

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How to Charcuterie with RecipeGirl

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • Baguette bread
  • Lesley Stowe crackers
  • Flatbread crackers
  • Marcona almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Salami
  • Stilton cheese with cranberries
  • Asiago cheese
  • Brie cheese
  • Fig Jam
  • Rosemary
  • Pomegranate
  • Grapes


  • Prepare a large tray or wood board and set aside.
  • Remove the brie from wrapper and with a knife, gently slice the top (lid) off the round. Place jam and nuts in the center; place the lid back on and press down. Microwave the brie for 90 seconds to 2 minutes, until bubbly hot.
  • Remove the brie from the microwave and place the hot brie in the center of the board. Arrange the rest of the food around the brie.
  • Slice a pomegrante in half; place the halves on the board, along with fresh rosemary for garnish. Serve!
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Course: Appetizer
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How to Charcuterie