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8 Hors d'Oeuvres to Impress if the Meal is in Distress

November 22, 2011

There's no home cook who hasn't been through at least one holiday meal gone awry. Like the time one of us mixed up baking powder and cornstarch -- a disaster, to say the least.

We suppose we could stick to our tried-and-true standards -- but part of what we love about the holidays is the chance to try new things.

Not ones to give that up, we've come up with a different solution: make-ahead hors d'oeuvres we can rely on to impress our guests if the rest of the meal is in distress. Here are 8 of our favorites.

Smoky Fried Chickpeas by Aliwaks

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Creamy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms by ADRIENE

 

Party Popcorn by merrill

 

Fig and Blue Cheese Savouries by TheRunawaySpoon

 

Chevre Devils by gingerroot

 

Rosemary Thyme Pita Chips by machef

 

Party Mix for Grownups by merrill

 

Crispy Spice-Brined Pecans by AntoniaJames

 

4 Comments

midnitechef November 29, 2011
Wish there were less nuts involved...
 
gingerroot November 22, 2011
I've been admiring Aliwaks Smoky Fried Chickpeas for a while now...I think they will find a place at our table on Thursday. Thanks for including my stuffed dates!
 
Panfusine November 22, 2011
Those thyme rosemary pita chips are the best! they rock!
 
Sasha (. November 22, 2011
Those mushrooms look divine... great idea. I love make-ahead *anything* when it comes to food. Happy holidays.