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During the winter months when the weather is less than appealing, it’s always fun to host an informal gathering with friends! Throw together a few appetizers and have friends provide the drinks or make it potluck-style and have everyone bring a dish of their own.
When you’re thinking about appetizer ideas, it’s always fun to have a theme. Here are a few fun food ideas for casual entertaining:
Instead of crackers, make things a little more crunchy and fun by using chips as the base and adding delicious toppings. Try these combos:
There are so many foods out there that make the perfect vehicles for stuffing. Choose a variety of recipes so there’s something for everyone. Try these:
With people coming and going throughout the evening, you don’t want to worry about having to keep things warm. Choose recipes that can be prepped ahead of time and served room temperature:
Whatever you choose, don’t stress over the food. Your friends will be more focused on enjoying each other’s company. Good food is just an added bonus!
Don’t really care about having a theme and just want to serve a little bit of everything?
Try these favorite Cabot recipes:
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Regan Jones is Cabot’s National Nutrition Communications Manager and the main voice behind @CabotRD on Twitter. Self-described as a “registered dietitian by education and food-lover by birth,” she writes for the Cabot Creamery Blog from her home in Georgia.