Start the year off right with a laid-back party where friends and family can drop in throughout the afternoon. These snacks, hearty mains, and sweets will stand up to all-day grazing, and the quantities are easily multiplied, so you have something delicious to offer all comers.
These recipes for appetizers, main dishes, sides, and desserts eliminate almost all of the slicing, peeling, marinating, brining, and other hours and hours' worth of prep work that usually makes you weary just to think about when deciding whether to host the holiday meal. Choose your favorites and get a fabulous, festive meal on the table in record time.
Stock your pantry with the long-lasting ingredients for these tasty appetizers so you can whip up a snack at a moment’s notice for drop-in guests and spontaneous get-togethers throughout the season. With cheese, salami, and smoked salmon in the fridge, olives, peppers, and crackers or chips in the pantry, and baguettes or pita bread in the freezer, you’ll be ready to party at a moment’s notice.