Oscar Party Menu for 6

Three light hors d’oeuvres to nibble on during the beginning of ceremony. Two fun but elegant desserts will carry you

Three light hors d’oeuvres to nibble on during the beginning of ceremony. Two fun but elegant desserts will carry you through. The best part — all the prep can be done the night before.

[step-list-wrapper title=”” time=””] [step-item number=”1. ” image_url=”http://www.rd.com/images/content/2007/0701b/33725BakedBrie120.jpg” title=”Baked Brie” ] Serve this pastry wrapped appetizer with crackers, crusty bread and assorted fruit. Brie is an excellent foil for crisp sparkling wine.
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[step-item number=”2. ” image_url=”http://www.rd.com/images/content/2007/0701b/33723Asparagus120.jpg” title=”Asparagus in Puff Pastry” ]Make these delicious morsels ahead of time and toss in the oven right before the guests arrive.
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[step-item number=”3. ” image_url=”http://www.rd.com/images/content/2007/0701b/33729CrabCakes120.jpg” title=”Classic Crab Cakes” ]Always elegant and always appreciated, these delicate but tangy crab cakes will be a hit.
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[step-item number=”4. ” image_url=”http://www.rd.com/images/content/2007/0701b/grp19908fondue120.jpg” title=”Chocolate Fondue” ]A conversation starter and a luscious chocolate dessert, find some edible gold powder and dust the surface for an elegant touch.
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[step-item number=”5. ” image_url=”http://www.rd.com/images/content/2007/0701b/27926PeachDessert120.jpg” title=”Sparkling Peach Dessert” ]You have the champagne — why not use it for dessert too!
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