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The holiday season and the resulting party circuit is about to descend in full force.  As much as I love sitting down to a meal with good friends and good wine, I don’t always have the time to pull that together between holiday shopping, decorating, wrapping, cookie baking and a little thing called work.  General holiday stress takes a lot out of me and there’s not a lot of time or energy left to pull together fancy eats for a party.  So why not put together a few tasty appetizers that are impressive and most importantly can be done ahead?  A few tasty nibbles and a nice, cold glass of bubbly makes for quite a party.  “Small plates” are popular for a reason.

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Sometimes I take on ridiculous projects.  I make things that many people wonder, why bother?  For example, why would you make your own crackers?  Aren’t they perfectly good at the store?  Well, yes.  But.  And it’s that but that always gets to the crux of the issue.  I make things because I can, because I want to challenge my skills and myself.  I make things because I’m curious.  Will it work? Will it be delicious?  Can I do it better, without all the crap?  I make things because grocery prices piss me off.  And sometimes, I just need to laugh.  Well, most times actually.  I crack myself up a lot.

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