Served in matching bowls, each accompanied by a butter spreader, savory cocktail spreads are placed in the center of a tray, surrounded by two or three types of crackers. The following combinations are suggested: liver or chicken pate with sour cream; cream cheese with chives or with minced onion and parsley and sour cream; cream cheese with drained, canned minced clams and onion juice; cottage cheese with red caviar; peanut butter with chili sauce and minced cooked bacon or finely shredded dried beef; flaked crabmeat or rock lobster with mayonnaise and Tabasco; deviled ham with cottage cheese; mashed avocado with catsup and cream cheese and Tabasco.