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Your apartment is finally starting to look more pulled together, so now you feel ready to take the plunge and invite friends over for a few drinks. So, to keep you from serving bowls of Chex Mix — which will ruin any attempt at adult sophistication — we enlisted favorite food blogger extraordinaire Claire Thomas, who you probably know as The Kitchy Kitchen.
With a brand-new book hitting shelves today (grab a copy now!) and her wedding in the works, Thomas still manages to find the time to whip up tons of delicious (not to mention incredibly photogenic) dishes on her blog. Which is precisely why we knew she'd have the perfect quick and easy recipes for your next cocktail party.
So, step away from the chips and salsa or precut crudite, take a breath, and learn these four super-simple ways to wow even the most discerning crowd — crostini-style.
Photographed by Molly Cranna