Spend less time in the kitchen –– and more time enjoying your guests' company –– with our easiest, speediest holiday party and dinner recipes.

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Entertain effortlessly with recipes that look impressive (but rely on shortcuts and speedy prep secrets).

Make Holiday Hosting a Cinch
Spinach and Cheese Puff Pastry Pockets + More Easy Appetizers

Magic Weapon: Puff Pastry

Puff Pastry Appetizer Recipes

Turn frozen puff pastry dough into elegant tarts, meat-filled pockets and, of course, the crowd favorite: pigs in a blanket.

11 Last-Minute Puff Pastry Apps

Also Try: Wonton Wrappers

The Quickest of Quick Breads

Kelsey's Rapid Rolls

There's a reason Kelsey's rapid rolls have over 30 5-star ratings: The simple recipe yields 24 golden buns in under an hour.

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More Rapid Risers

They'll Never Know: Holiday Prep Cheat Sheet

Go-To Starter: Crostini

Green Goddess + Crab Crostini Tapas

Top crusty baguette slices with different spreads for a fancy-in-a-flash app.

Green Goddess-Crab Slices

Simple Seafood Suppers

Mussels with Dry Coconut

Quick-cooking shellfish and seafood steaks impress with little effort required.

Mussels with Dry Coconut

Stovetop Side Dishes

Honey-Glazed Carrots Recipe

Save oven space for roasts and sweets by prepping veggies on the stove.

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Impressive Icebox Treats

Espresso Panettone Trifle

Prep desserts a day or two in advance and let your fridge do all the work.

Giada's Classic Tiramisu




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