A creamy spread great for chips and crackers. Plus, your guests will be happy to see something besides the usual cheddar.
Recipe: Goat Cheese Logs
Pigs in a Blanket
Some classics never fail to score with the party crowd. And they're so simple to make that it's a win-win.
Recipe: Pigs in Blankets
Black-Eyed Pea Salad
This New Year's Eve staple is a colorful display of goodness.
Recipe: Confetti Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Seafood and Chowder Combo
Include a dish for seafood lovers. The warm corn chowder mixes perfectly with shrimp or lobster.
Recipe: Poblano-Corn Chowder with Grilled Shellfish
The ultimate elegant ending to your meal. To save time, make the custard up to three days before and store refrigerated. Let the custard warm slightly for 25 minutes. Pour into crème brûlée dishes and bake.
Recipe: Persimmon Crème Brûlée
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