Let guests help themselves to a laid-back menu with all the fixins.

Chili and Friends
Set up a toppings bar so your guests can dress up their own bowls of Smoky Chicken Chili.
| Credit: William Dickey, Charles Walton IV / Styling Mindi Shapiro Levine, Katherine Webb / Food Styling Marian Cooper Cairns

Southwestern-Style Gathering
Serves 8

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.