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10 Party Food Ideas on a Budget


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Craft Tiny Sandwiches
If you're using fresh fruit or veggies in your sandwiches, let them rest for a few minutes on a paper towel before putting them on bread. Removing some excess moisture helps keep your sandwiches from getting soggy.
If you're using fresh fruit or veggies in your sandwiches, let them rest for a few minutes on a paper towel before putting them on bread. Removing some excess moisture helps keep your sandwiches from getting soggy.
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Just like miniature desserts, small sandwiches are a budget-stretching party offering that let guests sample a variety of foods without breaking your bank. Use inexpensive, homemade spreads like chicken salad, cream cheese and olive spread and pimento cheese. You can also use sliced apples and cheddar cheese or cucumbers sprinkled with fresh dill. Make your sandwiches interesting by using an assortment of breads with different colors, textures and flavors, and cut them into fun shapes with cookie cutters. Mix up the flavors in a single sandwich, using a different type of bread for the top and bottom, or leave some as open-face and top with a sprig of fresh herbs or finely chopped chives. You can also dip cut the edges of your sandwiches in chopped nuts or cracker crumbs to add a savory crunch.


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