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[VIDEO] How to Stock Your Pantry for Unexpected Guests

It's the holiday season—which means you'll sometimes have more guests than you planned. Here's how to cope.

Written by Julia Halewicz

Knowing how to be prepared for the unexpected is one of the hallmarks of a great hostess. During the holidays, you might find your doorbell ringing more often than usual, which means you'll need a quick and easy snack to have on hand for those pop-ins. Check out the video above and learn how to stock your pantry and refrigerator so you can whip up a satisfying snack and accompanying drink that's both effortless and thoughtful.

This article is part of Mix It Up, an editorial series created in collaboration with AOL's Kitchen Daily and Huffington Post. It is dedicated to making the lives of mothers easier through articles, videos and slideshows focused on simple and creative solutions to everyday challenges. From healthy recipes to exciting ideas for a more balanced lifestyle, this section aims to become a resource for moms everywhere. 

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