14 Speedy Appetizers from Pantry Staples
Assembling a bountiful hors d'oeuvres spread is easier than you think. Keep just a few of these versatile ingredients on hand, and you'll always be ready for a party.
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An Easy Way to Liven Up a Cheese Plate
Roasting your own spiced nuts isn't just a simple way to round out a basic cheese plate. It also makes your home smell warm and toasty—as if you've been baking cookies all day; when in reality, you tossed a few cups of mixed nuts with sugar, salt, dried herbs and spices with a mixture of honey, molasses and orange zest and baked it for a half hour. The spicy, savory snack is perfect for munching along with a cocktail or glass of wine.
Get the recipe: Spicy Candied Nuts