Here's my top make-ahead appetizer. My three kids are old enough to cook these themselves, right from the freezer. They're a lot more nutritious than the ones you get at a restaurant. —Marisa Raponi, Vaughan, Ontario
Using ingredients you likely already have on hand, these savory crepes will add fun to your celebration for mere pennies, according to Kathi Grenier of Auburn, Maine. "Plus, by changing the filling to something sweet, such as berries and whipped cream you can create a great dessert," she adds.—Kathi Grenier, Auburn, Maine
A savory appetizer cheesecake such as this one, dotted with tender crabmeat, is sure to grab the attention and tempt the taste buds of party guests. It's an elegant spread that you make ahead, so there's no last-minute fuss.