Dangerously easy two-ingredient appetizers

Dangerously easy two-ingredient appetizers

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We all envision that perfect cocktail party that goes off without a hitch — the one you’d hope Ina Garten would be proud of and probably requires hours of prep. But if you’re feeling a little more like Sandra Lee (think “semi-homemade”), you probably want to dial back the expectations and shoot for something delicious but doable. Because once you get started on your to-do list, you’ll be amazed at how quickly your timeline gets off track. Suddenly those complicated appetizers you’ve planned are dropping off your menu, and you’re trying to decide which take-out place you can call to get some mediocre-at-best bites at your party.

The good news is, you don’t have to let it get that far. Plan your party with super simple appetizers —we’re talking two ingredients here! — that you can whip up even if you’ve only got 10 minutes until guests arrive. And even if you’re not planning a big shindig, these killer recipes (and we’re using “recipe” loosely here) should be in your repertoire for any time you need a quick but tasty dish.

Note: These recipes have just two main ingredients, not including pantry staples like salt, pepper, or oil.