There's so much tradition around food during the holidays. So many of us serve the exact same meals year after year. The one place I am open to experimenting is the appetizers I serve at the various party's I host. This year I am having a houseful so I want recipes that can be made ahead and served all evening! I'd rather socialize than be pulling food in and out of the oven all night. And my track record with this has proven that I don't pay enough attention to the oven once the party starts! I'm more of a socializer than a chef!