5 Office Party Surprises

Check out these 5 office party surprises guaranteed to land that employee-of-the-month parking spot.

  • Roast Pork Sandwiches
    Howard L. Puckett

    Roast Pork Sandwiches

    This dish plays double duty by making just the right amount for a party, with a little to spare for your family. Plus, everything can be prepared in advance! Brine a pork loin roast overnight, then bake and slice the next day. Top rolls with pork slices, slather with a tangy homemade horseradish cream, and voilá! Delicious Roast Pork Sandwiches that the entire office will devour.
  • Pigskins in a Blanket
    Photo: Quentin Bacon

    Pigskins in a Blanket

    No matter how old your are or your ranking on the corporate ladder, three-ingredient Pigskins in a Blanket are simply the ultimate party pleaser and take less than 30 minutes to prepare. Impress the boss with these pre-cooked chicken sausages that are rolled in puff pastry, baked until golden brown, and served with whole-grain mustard.
  • Brownie Bourbon Balls
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Brownie Bourbon Balls

    These delicious Brownie Bourbon Balls combine all things forbidden: packaged brownie mix and bourbon. Applesauce and egg substitute help lighten up this uber-decadent dessert. These rich chocolate wonders are good on their own, but even better rolled in chopped, toasted walnuts.
  • Goat Cheese Bruschetta
    Photo: Dana Gallagher

    Goat Cheese Bruschetta

    Super easy, yet elegant and flavorful, this recipe will get you plenty of kudos with minimal effort. If only Excel documents were this easy, right? Simply toast hearty slices of rustic country bread, then drizzle with balsamic vinegar flavored with chopped, fresh herbs. Top it all off with your favorite goat cheese, and you're done!
  • Bacon Pimiento Cheese
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Bacon Pimiento Cheese

    Step away from the deli counter and put down that pre-packaged tub of pimiento cheese. You can do this! Grate sharp cheddar cheese, then mix in mayonnaise, diced pimientos, chopped onion, Worcestershire sauce, ground red pepper, and yes, bacon! Serve with bread and sandwich fixin's, or just crackers and fresh veggies. This dish is so good, you may just get a raise.
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