Just because you don’t cook doesn’t mean you can’t entertain: These ultrasimple snacks require
little time and zero kitchen skill, but will still wow your guests. Seriously, anyone can nail these.
Recipes by Jackie Dodd / Photos by Ed Rudolph / Food styling by John Anthony Galang
You’d be hard-pressed to find a snack as addictive, or as quick and easy, as these nuts. Feel free to make large batches and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, or serve them warm from the stove.
Avocado toast is having a moment, and for good reason: Those delicious little green slices turn into a creamy spread in seconds. Stud crostini with juicy pomegranate seeds, and you’ve got an easy snack or an elegant appetizer.
These addictive hors d’oeuvres pack a one-two punch of sweetness and spice that perfectly complements a malty, fruity, lightly hopped bière de garde.
Here’s the secret to the creamiest homemade hummus: Chickpeas have a thin, translucent skin that gives the dip a slightly chunky texture, no matter how great your food processor is. Take a few minutes to pinch the skins, and discard those tiny menaces to create an ultracreamy dip.
The smell of freshly popped kernels is reason enough to give this recipe a try. The “three-kernel” method of popping corn is foolproof and will leave you with no burnt and very few unpopped pieces. The secret: Use an already-warm pan to make a quick beer butter.