'Tis the season for all sorts of parties, and -- while I love throwing a seasonal soiree or two -- I do not enjoy washing and endless stream of little plates. Paper plates don't feel that special, and plastic is little wasteful, but cedar grilling planks make great little serving boards for apps and desserts.
Not only are they affordable and eco-friendly (and make good fireplace fuel), but they have a certain rustic charm that make for a super cute presentation. They also add just a touch of smoky flavour, which can serve as a nice foil to super sweet desserts. Honestly though, my favourite thing about them is that I can just chuck 'em in the fire when I'm done with them. I love throwing things in the fire.