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10 Outstanding Eats for Your Oscar Party

Celebrate the biggest night in Hollywood with elegant finger foods and cocktails that are so good,deserve an Academy Award. Whether you whip up a Baked Brie en Croûte with Honey and Pecans or some Sparkling Sangria, these recipes will make you the star of the night.
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Celebrate the biggest night in Hollywood with elegant finger foods and cocktails that are so good, they deserve an Academy Award. Whether you whip up a Baked Brie en Croûte with Honey and Pecans or some Sparkling Sangria, these recipes will make you the star of the night.

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Thanks to store bought puff pastry, this fancy-looking appetizer is easy to make -- and it comes with a "most popular person at the party" guarantee. GET THE RECIPE

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This is a delicious and elegant dip that you can whip up in 10 minutes. Be sure to stash some away for breakfast tomorrow -- it doubles as a delicious spread for bagels. GET THE RECIPE

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You must have popcorn at an Oscar party! This homemade popcorn -- adapted from Crazy Good Italian by D.C. Chef and Top Chef All-Stars runner-up Mike Isabella -- is tossed with garlic butter, Parmesan, oregano and red pepper. It's insanely addictive (yes, crazy good). GET THE RECIPE

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Sweet, salty, spicy, and rosemary-infused, these nuts from Union Square Café in NYC make the perfect party snack. Bonus: they're a cinch to make! GET THE RECIPE

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These are so much better than the grape jelly versions you've tried before. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Make extra -- they disappear in a flash. GET THE RECIPE

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These crisp and flaky cheese straws specked with fresh herbs and crushed red chili flakes make a fun hors d'oeuvre to go along with wine and cocktails. Though they look like bread sticks, they're actually more akin to savory pie crust or pastry. GET THE RECIPE

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Chewy and moist on the inside, crispy and golden on the outside, these coconut macaroons are delicious plain but even more irresistible dipped in chocolate. GET THE RECIPE

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Who can resist adorable red velvet cupcakes? These have a subtle chocolate flavor, deep mahogany color and lavish swirl of tangy cream cheese frosting on top. GET THE RECIPE

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With a buttery shortbread crust, luscious lemon filling and dusting of powdered sugar, these bars are as pretty as they are delicious. GET THE RECIPE

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Every party needs a signature cocktail, and festive sangria is perfect for Oscar night. Toss a few bunches of frozen grapes in the pitcher -- they look pretty and won't water the drink down. GET THE RECIPE