The hostess with the mostest will use pantry staples smartly when entertaining.
Having a selection of different crackers to go with cheese and dips, or to make canapes, can come in very handy.
Marks & Spencer, a fine purveyor of snacks, has Sesame Seed Flatbreads that can be put to good use.
The aromatic crackers are thicker than many others on the market, so they are sturdy.
However, they are also slightly crumbly, meaning guests will not have to worry about chipping their teeth when biting into them.
Use them for dipping, but they are also good for topping with smoked salmon, pate and other treats for Christmas and New Year's.
Sesame Seed Flatbreads, $7.50 for a 150g box from Marks & Spencer, 01-27 Great World City, tel: 6235-7212, open: 10.30am to 9.30pm
This article was first published on December 7, 2014.
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