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

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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

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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