Entertaining can be stressful, but one of the simplest ways to ensure a smooth evening is to serve make-ahead cocktail snacks. These bite-sized foods don’t require a lot of day-of preparation — which means less time cooking, less kitchen clean-up and more time spent getting into the party mood. So pour yourself a cocktail (or mocktail), turn on the tunes and relax.
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Artichoke spinach dip fondue
Serve this creamy fondue with artisanal breads, sweet peppers, sliced apples and pears. Get the recipe.
Watch: How to dress up your cocktails (and make them pretty fancy-looking)