I love entertaining, and I like to keep it simple. Here is an example of what I would serve for a holiday party.

Crackers and Hummus: Spoon your store bought hummus into a decorative bowl and press fresh garlic over top and drizzle with olive oil for a homemade look.

Fruit and Dip: My favorite dip is marshmallow cream and cream cheese.

Cookies: This serves as a little something sweet. I buy several varieties of the cut and bake cookies. The key is in undercooking them. They come out gooey, just like homemade.

Chips and Salsa: You can never go wrong with chips and salsa.

Veggie Tray: Splurge with your time and make your own veggie tray. 4 seasonal and colorful veggies is perfect. Ranch dressing from the packet mixed with sour cream makes the best veggie dip.

Tortilla Pinwheels: My new favorite is cream cheese and drained Rotel tomatoes. It doesn’t get easier than this.

What easy dishes do you like to prepare for parties?