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I'm brainstorming snacks to have on the table for our New Year's gathering.

Most folks aren't arriving until 9ish. I have cheese/pate/crackers etc. The catch is that I have no interest in leaving the house today. . . I'm going to make a dip of some kind with stuff that we have around, and plan on some spiced nuts. Any other last minute ideas for a well stocked larder?

asked by Emilie Kornheiser about 1 year ago
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marinated olives are always a hit! as is hummus. or you could make a big flatbread and cut it into strips or squares!

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If you have some frozen puff pastry and a few things for fillings, there are all sorts of great recipes on the site. Let us know and I am sure folks will chime in.

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I tend to go a bit overboard once I start making puff pastry-- wrapping everything-- but maybe I could just make enough for an onion tart.

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An onion tart sounds great! inpatskitchen has a great recipe for pinwheels that you could adapt to what's in your fridge and pantry.

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Nancy

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added about 1 year ago

Roasted spiced garbanzos...many recipes out there. Basic uses olive oil and cumin, optional garlic and sea salt. Great with drinks

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Olives baked in some red wine with fennel seeds and orange peel.

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amysarah

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added about 1 year ago

If you have puff pastry, besides pinwheels/palmiers with various fillings, you can also do small turnovers filled with chutney (I usually have several 1/2 jars in the fridge!) and grated cheese (cheddar, etc.) baked with egg wash on top.

Also, for pantry snacks, deviled eggs with various flavorings - e.g., curry, smoked paprika - are always good. (I have a recipe on this site, but it requires smoked whitefish.) Speaking of smoked fish - I keep a few cans of good smoked oysters around for quick noshes like this - if you happen to have any (or smoked clams or mussels,) drain them and fold into a mixture of mayo, dijon, chopped capers and parsley, and a dash of Tabasco. Delicious on crackers or thin baguette slices.

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Maybe if you have cherry tomatoes stuff with tuna, dates wrapped in bacon or stuffed with cheese and almonds , garlic bread , cheese fondu , flatbread pizza, mini quiche ... With or without crust , deviled eggs,

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our local gourmet supermarket had an orange, green and white cream cheese based spread. green was pesto, orange was dried tomato and white was garlic and herbs. i got it on a whim but everyone including me loved it and it looked pretty. it was a slab with all three colors layered together, but i imagine even little dabs of it would look nice together. b-i-l is gluten free so served with blue diamond brand crackers made from almonds. they are great. happy new year.