Artichoke Dip with Fontina
Unbaked, this dip can be frozen for up to one month. Thaw completely before baking for warm, cheesy goodness on demand.
Upgrade store-bought mixed nuts with a homemade sweet-spicy glaze. These can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Pistachio-Covered Cheese Log
You can make this nut-crusted cheese log the day before, so the only work left to do is set our crackers.
Blue Cheese and Walnut Spread
Chill out: This cheesy spread can be made a week ahead of time and stored, covered with plastic, in the refrigerator.
Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam
This savory bacon jam is delicious on crostini. Make it a few weeks ahead and store in the fridge, then reheat on the stovetop to serve.
Why buy store-bought crackers when making these flavor-infused palmiers is so simple? Bake them up to three days before your party and store in an airtight container.
Endive with Shrimp Salad
Make this five-ingredient shrimp salad the night before, then scoop it into endive leaves to serve.
Crunchy Ramen Snack Mix
This savory snack mix can be made a few days before your party and stored in an airtight container on the counter. (No nibbling!)
Garden Veggie Dip
This creamy-yet-light dip is great with crudite or crackers. Make it up to three days before your party, and store in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.
Spicy chicken wings are always a crowd-pleaser. Refrigerate them in the marinade the night before, so the only party prep you have to do is toss them in the oven.
These thin, breadstick-like nibbles are great flavored with Parm and pepper, but cinnamon and sugar work, too. Once you make them, store them in an airtight container for up to two days.
Braises such as pulled pork are even better the next day. Simply reheat on the stovetop or in the oven, and serve with small split rolls.