So, friends are stopping by. You could spend hours in the kitchen whipping up patés and hors d’oeuvres. Or you could open a can of nuts, a bag of chips and some store-brought salsa. Somewhere in between, there’s an array of easy to prepare and tasty food that will keep you sane and make your guests feel special. These recipes are just that—doable in 15 minutes flat and perfect for munching with beer, wine or your favorite cocktail. Now that’s a happy hour.
By Gretchen Roberts, a food writer in Knoxville, Tenn.