Jul 31, 2012
There are many reasons that "best-served-cold" appetizers are exactly what you should serve this weekend. First of all, some nights it can feel just too hot to cook -- why turn on the oven to warm pastries or toast bread while you're trying to keep cool indoors? No-bake appetizers are just as impressive, especially since they can be made ahead leaving you free to entertain your guests without breaking a sweat.
Delicious cold or room-temperature starters for summer apps include homemade lime-flavoured tortilla chips, stuffed eggs and Stefano's snackable party mix below. In fact, these stress-free bites will help you keep your cool year-round, whenever you have guests to impress. Try any of these make-ahead, summer-perfect recipes and follow us on Twitter to check out our hashtag #TooHotToCook for cool meal ideas all summer long!