When cooking a meal like Thanksgiving, you've got to have your lay-ups: those dishes you know you can count on, the ones to get into mouths quickly and off of your head. Enter: the stress-free hors d'oeuvre. Here are 7 dishes to keep your guests happy while you make your final touches -- 7 pre-Thanksgiving snacks to, well, keep your guests from hurting each other.
• Brush up on our Pastry 101 to get reading for Thanksgiving baking.
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