When cocktails are the focus of your gathering, you want plenty of good food on hand to soak it all up. Enter this impressive spread of elegant (but easy-to-prepare) snacks to complete your soiree.
The trick to a perfect, super-simple shrimp cocktail? Make your cocktail sauce from scratch, and gently poach the shrimp in a flavorful broth.
Olives and rosemary give these roasted nuts an addictively salty, herbal kick. A chili-spiked sweet glaze keeps everything in balance.
This silky-smooth chicken liver pâté is flavored with bourbon and apple cider, then topped with a cranberry gelée for a tart finish.
Deviled eggs are classic crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvres, but that doesn't mean they can't be improved. We give them a briny, citrusy punch with crisp-fried capers, lemon juice, and parsley.
These retro cocktail-party staples are made with a pork and beef blend and doused in a rich, savory gravy. Serve them with toothpicks and a bowl of lingonberry jam for dipping.
hese thick crackers have a hearty flavor and crunch, thanks to the combination of whole wheat flour and toasted wheat germ. They're tender and buttery, too, with a touch of sweetness that makes them a perfect match for rich and savory accompaniments.
This tender city ham is glazed with maple syrup and mustard. Pile it on biscuits, or just eat it out of hand.
Dress up these soft and chewy hazelnut cookies with a drizzle of milk chocolate, for a sophisticated but down to earth dessert.
With plenty of lemon zest in the dough and fresh-squeezed juice in the filling, these crunchy ginger cookies taste zippy and bright—a refreshing change of pace from the darker profile of gingersnaps or classic gingerbread cookies.
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