William Dickey, Charles Walton IV / Styling Mindi Shapiro Levine, Katherine Webb / Food Styling Marian Cooper Cairns
- Salsa, Guacamole, and Chips (Buy fresh salsa in the deli or produce department. Add a little chopped fresh cilantro to brighten the flavor. Buy frozen guacamole, and add fresh lime juice to perk it up.)
- Frozen Cranberry Margaritos
- Smoky Chicken Chili
- Citrus-Avocado Salad With Tex-Mex Vinaigrette
- Cornbread Muffin Trees
- Pound Cake With Caramel Icing And Apricot-Ginger Sprinkles
Life's busy, especially during the holidays, so it's smart to go with recipes that are make ahead, freezeable, and easy to finish off at the last minute. This anything-but-ordinary chili party is just the ticket. It's perfect for the night before Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve, a dinner club gathering, or tree-trimming party.