Hosting just got a lot less stressful this year.

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Photographer: Thomas J. Story. Tabletop prop and food styling by Alana Stipech and Brooke Stupar.

Procrastinated and need some ideas for a holiday gathering? Look no further than these recipes that won’t have you spending hours in the kitchen and will grant you more time with your guests. These pretty, ranch-inspired holiday appetizers and spritzes come from Bodega Los Alamos and proprietor Alana Stipech. They can all be made in advance of guest arrival for a gracious and serene gathering. And the dishes aren’t just for the holidays either, some of them might make it into your regular entertaining rotation.

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