Elsa Hosk’s Go-To Appetizers Are A Lifesaver For Last-Minute Parties

There’s perhaps no time more rife with last-minute parties than summer. The weather’s beautiful, the pools are open, and the holidays are aplenty, making it hard to resist another backyard BBQ anytime you’re presented with a wide-open Saturday. That said, there are challenges that come with that — namely, feeding a group with little to no planning, especially if you’re trying to impress. Apparently, though, that doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems, if Elsa Hosk’s go-to appetizers are any indication.

The model proved her expertise in serving a crowd with a July 12 Instagram post that demonstrated

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July 4 food: 5 quick & easy appetizers for last-minute picnics

If you’re invited to a potluck picnic on July 4 and don’t feel like cooking, have we got some recipes for you.

Even a kitchen novice can handle the ingredients and preparation required for these five appetizers, all of which were pulled from “Centennial Collection: Favorite Recipes From the Newspaper Employees.” It’s a cookbook published in 1988 by The Birmingham News in honor of its 100th year.

The spreads are quick and easy to make, requiring little more than a visit to your neighborhood supermarket. Even better: Most of the recipes are delightfully retro, reflecting the times, trends and tastes

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