Glazed Walnuts with Bourbon Barrel Aged Syrup
Pop these sweet and salty walnuts in a few small bowls for cocktail hour noshing or sprinkle them atop your favorite coffee cake. Add leftovers to your morning-after oatmeal.
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Beet and Roasted Garlic Dip
Skip the classic hummus for this rosy-hued, vibrant dip, which tastes great with everything from raw veggies to chips. If you want something more substantial for your guests, use it as a spread on mini roast beef sandwiches.
Apple Cranberry Tea Blend
Make a quart or half-gallon sized batch of this seasonally-appropriate tea for your next shindig. You’ll love its spicy boost of cinnamon, licorice, lemongrass, and hibiscus flowers, which makes for a festive alternative to cocktails or soda.
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Simpler Wines Peach
Perfect on its own with a little mint for garnish, or as a not-too-sweet base for a lip-smacking sangria, Trader Joe’s latest sparkling wine in a 6 oz. can takes the guesswork out of cocktail hour.
This article originally appeared in RealSimple.com.