Well-known food writer Michael Pollan says most of us spend more time watching cooking shows on television than we do cooking our own food. That may be true, but when it comes to appetizers, it's understandable. Making little bites for a party crowd can take lots of time. That's not news to food manufacturers who have been rolling out new frozen appetizers every year. We sampled six brands of finger foods found in local grocery stores to see if any would help us cut corners this New Year's. Judges were pretty harsh, but three of the brands got nods of approval.
Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent