This skill was important to me because I always hated the process of deciding what appetizer to bring to a party - hot or cold, dip or spread, meat or no meat. Having this recipe doesn't mean I'll be bringing it to every single dinner party here on out, it's just for those times when you may not have the time or energy to think about another option.
The appetizer is crab dip with a Parmesan and almond topping. What I like about this recipe is that it has very few ingredients to remember, is pretty standard with a small twist (the crab, not many people use it as an ingredient), and it can be served hot or at room temperature. Feel free to steal this recipe to add to your own "flawless woman" list or let us know if you already have one in the comments!
2 standard size blocks of cream cheese
2 standard size cans of crab meat
Grated Parmesan cheese
Sliced Almonds (1 of the smaller bags should do the trick)
Red Pepper - I never measure this myself, but start with 1/2 teaspoon and go from there. You can't ruin the recipe with the red pepper, you just might make it too hot. Feel free to taste it as you go.