I am not a domestic goddess. I still cook like a student at least half the time - lots of pasta and stir fries. So here's my quick'n'easy alternative to the lovely but fancy amuse bouche recipes from Dr. Isis and PhysioProf.
Assorted hot peppers. A mix of fresh green jalapenos and pickled red and yellow banana peppers works well for me.
Cut peppers in half. Stuff halved peppers with cream cheese. Wrap each half pepper in half a rasher of bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Bake at 375F until the bacon is cooked.
See? No need to boil pears, marinade anything, or buy little cups with lids on...