A few friends drop by just in time for happy hour. You're hosting this month's book club. The new neighbors insist that you join their housewarming party. Well, are you party ready?
Think of this collection as your very own party preparedness toolkit. Surprise visitors? No worries, because you've got fennel black pepper bacon jam and olive parmesan tapenade, plus sturdy oat crackers to spread them on. Savory shortbread bites baked with sharp cheddar cheese. Spiced and candied pecans. And don't forget a stunning solid walnut serving board, its handle dipped in contrasting white, to show it all off.
Add a bottle or two of wine, then kick back and enjoy yourself.