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How to make simple appetizers for holiday party

I want to share some ideas for holiday entertaining. The total prep time is less than an hour. The recipes catered about 12-15 people in a 1 bedroom New York apartment.

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To make pigs in a blanket: get 2 rolls of Pillsbury crescents. The freshly made ones are much much better than the frozen ones.

To make pigs in a blanket: get 2 rolls of Pillsbury crescents. The freshly made ones are much much better than the frozen ones.

Pour the cocktail hotdogs in a small pan (drain the liquid out). Cook on medium heat for about 5 mins until the hotdogs are lightly browned. This way the hotdogs are not going to be super greasy.

Cut each crescent dough into 2 or 3 triangular pieces. Wrap each hotdogs with dough. Doesn't need to be super pretty. Lightly grease the baking sheet.

Cut each crescent dough into 2 or 3 triangular pieces. Wrap each hotdogs with dough. Doesn't need to be super pretty. Lightly grease the baking sheet.

In a 375 F oven (190 Celsius), bake the baby hotdogs till golden, about 12 to 16 mins. Serve with mustard.

In a 375 F oven (190 Celsius), bake the baby hotdogs till golden, about 12 to 16 mins. Serve with mustard.

Cut the bacon strips in half. Wrap each date with 1/2 strip of bacon. Place them on a baking sheet (with rims). Name for this appetizer: devils on horseback.

Cut the bacon strips in half. Wrap each date with 1/2 strip of bacon. Place them on a baking sheet (with rims). Name for this appetizer: devils on horseback.

Bake for 20 mins on each side under 350F degrees. Or until the bacon is crispy. I know the picture here doesn't look too good. But trust me this recipe is going to be a hit!

Bake for 20 mins on each side under 350F degrees. Or until the bacon is crispy. I know the picture here doesn't look too good. But trust me this recipe is going to be a hit!

In a large serving bowl, plate sliced zucchini, baby carrots and plain pita chips. Add chopped fresh basil or parsley, black pepper and olive oil on hummus.

In a large serving bowl, plate sliced zucchini, baby carrots and plain pita chips. Add chopped fresh basil or parsley, black pepper and olive oil on hummus.

Food being consumed...

Food being consumed...

Party supplies: - beverage - napkins - small plastic plates - toothpicks - red tea light candles - holiday decorations - a good playlist - extra coat hangers (if you have closet space)

  • 1.0 Large bag of plain pita chips
  • 2.0 Containers of Hummus
  • 1.0c Baby carrots
  • 1.0 Fresh zucchini, cleaned and sliced
  • Cheese, crackers and salami
  • 2.0 Rolls of Pillsbury butter flake crescent
  • 1.0 Bag of cocktail hotdogs
  • 1.0 Small pack of sliced bacon
  • 1.0c Pitted dates