Usually an hour before hosting a party, I’m frantically sweeping up cat hair and barring the bedroom door, my intentions for homemade pizza pockets or bespoke cocktails long gone. But I don’t have to call for delivery just yet. Armed with 30 minutes, I can make delicious bites, savory spreads, or gooey dips before my guests walk through the door. In fact, here are 13 last-minute appetizers that don’t taste last-minute at all. And if you’re looking for more holiday entertaining inspiration, check out our Automagic Menu Maker.
What do you serve your friends last-minute? Any go-to recipes you'd like to share?