Using Bing Smart Search to Plan Holiday Entertaining

Today’s post is sponsored by Bing. I was excited to accept their challenge to use Bing Search to come up with some recipes and entertaining ideas.

Bng Smart Search

Bing’s Smart Search in the new Windows is a faster way to find what you’re looking for and get things done on your touch device. One search brings you information from across your device, the cloud, apps, and the web. Visual results designed specifically for touch make it easy to find what you need. There’s no need to open a browser—simply swipe and tap to start searching.

I don’t know about you, but we’ve got a pretty busy calendar for the next few weeks. One of the biggest things is a huge family get together the week-end before Christmas. One of the events at the get together is a family brunch for about 50 people. I think the biggest key to reducing stress around the holidays is having a plan. Right now we have a list of about twenty things that need to get done around the house before family arrives and that is separate from the brunch list.

Bing Smart Search

We have to take a few things into consideration for the brunch including the various ages of the guests, allergies, diets (although I don’t know who really diets in December!) limited seating space. I turned to Bing to help with various brunch ideas including recipes. The first recipe that caught my eye was for a leek and swiss chard tart by A Thousand Threads.

 Bing Smart Search

I put my own twist on this recipe, but I loved that Bing gave me a place to start. For my version, I made individual tartelettes, and used some different ingredients. The best part about this inspiration was that it got me making food two weeks early! Now, I can freeze the tartelettes until the day of the brunch, and have one less thing to make and a lot fewer dishes to clean!

Brunch Tartelettes

Thanks again to Bing for helping me get started with my holiday entertaining. I’d love to see what kind of recipes you come up with using Bing.

Bing Brunch

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  1. I love quiche and tarts. And I really enjoy the way you mixed those two ideas to come up with those little brunch bites. And you can freeze them? Cool!

  2. Colleen, They’re super easy to freeze, and then just pop them in the oven to reheat when you’re ready to serve them!

  3. I love me some Bing. Love it. Yummy to these beauties.

  4. I love the mini version of these! Do they pop out of the pan pretty easily?

  5. Sara: As long as the pie crust completely covers the opening, they come right out! I made a couple without crusts, just to try, and they needed a little help, but it wasn’t too bad!

  6. I have never searched before on Bing…I really like the pictures! Love all the info when you search a location. I will be trying this more often. Pretty cool.

    Thanks for the dinner recipe! I was stumped for tonight.

  7. I use the Bing on my new laptop with 8.1 all the time. Love it.