We were invited next door for a Super Bowl party. We were also invited to the same place for NYE last minute, and I just brought chips and salsa. They had a delicious, elaborate dinner for us! I want to do better this time. I don't enjoy cooking, but follow instructions pretty well.

Looking for an appetizer and/or dessert that looks elaborate, is a crowd pleaser, and best of all, easy to prepare. I have access to Sprouts, Trader Joe's, and a regular supermarket.

What's your go-to favorite?