Get the party started with these fix-and-freeze crowd-pleasers.

Make-Ahead Appetizers
Credit: Jason Wallis / Styling: Buffy Hargett / Food Styling: Pam Lolley

Do-ahead ease meets hard-working flavor head-on with these sensational starters. Fix them on a leisurely Sunday, and freeze for later use. Tackling the prep work in advance gives you breathing room for all the other fun cooking when company's coming.

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"Make-Ahead Appetizers" is from the December 2005 issue of Southern Living.