14 Party Essentials to Have in Your Pantry Slideshow

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1. Marinated Vegetables

Marinated or pickled vegetables, preserved in a jar, are a party pantry staple. Serve a spread of different vegetables, like marinated artichokes, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, pickled green beans, and roasted red peppers together on a platter with toothpicks for a vibrant (and healthier) alternative to the traditional cheese plate. (They also come in handy if you want to dress up a plain-Jane dip or hummus.)