As a native Buffalonian, I know blue cheese dip. There's no need to get too fancy, but if you start your recipe with the best cheese - you'll end up with a seriously delicious dip.
Going All-Out seems to be the name of the game when cooking for holiday gatherings. A plate of gougères - little treats made with choux pastry (sounds fancy, right?) - is an elegant crowd-pleaser that couldn't be more classic. Each perfect bite is flaky, chewy, and cheesy.