Easy Yet Sophisticated Snacks to Have On Hand For Surprise Guests!

I never know when someone might be stopping in for a visit. You would think now that we live in the country that our visitors would be few and far between in comparison to when we lived in town however we’ve found that we’ve had more visitors here in the last year than we did our combined 6 years at our two houses in town! I think it is because we are now more centrally located between our two families and we have a house set up for entertaining. With our ten acres of land, big deck off the back of the house, open floor plan and amazing basement complete with a kitchen for entertaining, people are drawn to our house and we are always nominated as the host location for get togethers. That’s exactly what we had in mind when we choose this house as our “forever house”. The house we never want to move out of.

Being that we often have unexpected company I always try to have some snacks that are quick and easy to put out but taste amazing and look like sophisticated snacks. I just shared my awesome Texas Caviar recipe with you this week and told you how fast it disappeared at our family get together. It goes perfectly with the New York Style Bagel Crisps! Mmmmm makes me hungry just thinking about it! My hubby likes to take the BBQ flavor and eat them as a stand alone snack in his lunch pail but I love having the Roasted Garlic on hand along with some Texas Caviar and Chipotle spreadable cheese. It’s the perfect snack to whip out when guests stop by.

It makes for a sophisticated snack that is so easy to prepare! I’ve also used these around the holidays in my Chex Mix recipe! Put this out on the table and allow your guests their choice of toppings. My favorite cheeses are the chipotle spreadable cheese and the monterrey and pepper jack spreadable cheese. A little bit of spice is great with the garlic!

Doesn’t that look tasty?!

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  1. Ohhh that sounds so good. What a healthy dip idea.

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