Foolproof food platters for easy hosting of drop-in guests

I'm one of those annoying friends that you can drop in on anytime and I can "throw together" a meal or snack that looks like I have a chef hiding in the pantry. I don't, but I do have a few sneaky tips up my sleeve for faking the elegant grazing that is platters — and five themed ideas for matching tasty meats and cheeses perfectly.


The Smacks Crispies Experiment

In January 2011, seven friends embarked upon an adventure to create new, more delicious Rice Crispies-type treat. Absinthe was consumed. 11 pans of snacks emerged. Would another cereal make an even tastier snack than puffed rice?