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Not Your Average Dinner: Mini Finger Food Night

Smaller is better when it means you can plan a dinner around lots of different, playful flavors.
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Think Small

When your generally applauded go-to meals aren't getting the standing ovations you're used to, it might be time to downsize dinner for a change. This spread of mini foods comes together quickly (they're mini, after all), and the whole family can help make them. And when everyone's done cooking, go ahead — tell 'em they can eat with their hands.

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Serve Drinks in Coupe Glasses

Got some champagne coupe glasses you pull out only on New Year's Eve? Grab them from their cabinet perch and dust them off — their teeny size fits the theme, no matter what you drink out of them. And who says "mini-food night" can't double as "fancy night"?

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BLT Bites

Sometimes the bread can almost get in the way of this classic sandwich's savory flavor. Skip the carbs and pile a grape tomato, lettuce wedge and piece of bacon onto a skewer — now this bite basically counts as a first-course salad. And you don't even have to skip the mayo: Use a squeeze bottle to pipe it onto the lettuce stacks. 

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Veggie Ribbon Roll-Ups

Crudites are quintessential finger foods, and this take on the idea is even more inventive than an artfully arranged platter, because the veggie ribbons have their own dip inside. Slice zucchini or carrots thinly lengthwise, top with a dollop of herbed goat cheese and roll up. 

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