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Red Carpet Recipes

It's the biggest night in Hollywood and the most glamorous night on television. If you're hosting a party, this is no time for average noshes like chips and crackers. Bring on the glitz at your Oscars party with delicious hors d'oeuvres and tempting desserts.

Choose a few appetizers from our list below, like our Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Torte and the savory Olive Tapenade Bruschetta. They are all easy to make, which leaves plenty of time for pre-party primping. Select one or two of our dazzling desserts. Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are ever so elegant and the Blood Orange Marmalade Soufflé is a definite showstopper. Don't worry about overindulging—our light and healthy recipes will keep you svelte and ready for your close up.

When all of your leading ladies and gentlemen walk through your door, greet them with a glass of Champagne and a ballot with this year's nominees. Encourage everyone to vote and offer a special prize for the person who gets the most picks. Lights, camera, action—let the fun begin!

Your guests will be dazzled by these taste sensations:

Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Torte
Skewered Chicken with Mango Dipping Sauce
Olive Tapenade Bruschetta
Minted Cucumber Dip with Fresh Vegetables
Basil Chicken Roulade
Sunny Cristadoro, St. Supery Winery, Napa, CA

Orange Ginger Biscotti
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Blood Orange Marmalade Soufflé
Allen Susser, Chef Allen's, Aventura, FL
Merlot Poached Dessert Pears

— Frances Largeman, RD

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