Sometimes the drive home from a party is dominated by conversations about various aspects of the event. What was the best outfit? Who was the funniest? How was the music?
But when the topic of food comes up, you'll want to be confident that the people leaving your home event have nothing but nice things to say. The main course is typically the major event of a dinner party, but the forthcoming appetizers are what pave the road for it. Make sure the journey is a smooth one for your guests with these winning recipes:
Chicken Satay Skewers: This Martha Stewart go-to complements a warm fall day with a tropical zest, complete with chicken skewers glazed in a spicy peanut sauce that will make a rum cocktail all the more worthwhile. The total preparation time for this tasty experience is only about 15 minutes.
Marinated Mozzarella: Some of the best party treats are the ones that keep the guests happy but also keep the host from becoming exhausted. This simple recipe is as easygoing and unassuming as slices of cheese garnished with rosemary and a sprig of parsley. Remember to prepare them a few hours ahead of the party to give the treats enough time to to chill.
Stuffed Mushrooms with Pecans: This culinary creation from My Recipes is virtually a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. The garlicky mushroom caps stuffed with cheese and leeks will blow away any restaurant recipe and can be enhanced even further with a crisp basil garnish that will complement the dish with a freshness that will be reminiscent of a crisp spring afternoon.