When I was a kid and had friends sleep over at my house, it wasn’t an actual slumber party until we broke out a bowl of my trusty French onion and bacon dip, a bag of potato chips and a package of cookies. Now that I’ve grown up, I’ve moved on to a wider (and healthier) variety of social snackage, but the original thought remains the same: a party just isn’t a party without dips, spreads and other bite-size nibbles.Just in case you’ve got a shindig coming up, I’ve collected some of our favorite recipes for snacking.
If cheese is what you please, this Marinated Feta Cheese with Lemon and Fresh Herbs is a tangy taste with crisp crostini. And it goes without saying that Party-Time Pimento Cheese is sure to be a hit.
Mix leftover or smoked salmon with cheese and you’ve got a breakfast-inspired dip ready for any time of day. Lemon Tarragon Smoked Salmon Spread or Grilled Salmon Spread with Fennel and Chives are flavorful choices.
What’s your favorite snack for party time or any time? Let me know in the comments.