Blue Ribbon Meat Appetizer Recipes


Our Favorite Garlic Parm Wings

By Michelle Wolf
Hot wings are so common, yet this recipe really stands out for our family. We love...

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents

By Annamaria Settanni McDonald
These are so good and simple. I sometimes with even add a cup of sharp cheddar...

The Best Green Chile Pork... Ever

By Ashley Burnam
(I have recently changed this recipe to make it less work- heck yes) I had a dish...

Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Parmesan

By Judy Sprague
This was recently a big hit at a friends retirement party.

Smoky Chicken Tacos/Scoops

By Echo Day
These started out as smoky chicken tacos, using leftovers from a rotisserie chicken, but ended up...

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

By Brian Blackley
I was visiting a friend on a cold night and his wife pulled "stuffed mushrooms" out...

Tamale Balls

By Stacey Lawson
Whenever we have a get together I am asked to bring tamale balls. Here in New...

Bacon Swirls

By Leslie Holt
These make a GREAT appetizer! Easy to make, and quickly gone!

Chestnut Hors'd'oeurves

By Mikki Miller
Everytime I bring these to a gathering I also bring along several copies of this recipe...

Sausage and Cheese Crescent Squares

By Penny R
This can be used as a breakfast dish, or an appetizer. We love it both...

Ham Puffs

By Leslie Holt
These are extremely quick to make. They are great for a morning meeting or get-together!

FIREMAN'S RIBS

By JANE LOUISE
This recipe is hot and spicy but the heat depends on your taste. I make...

Easy Chicken Verde Quesadillas

By Michell James
These are too easy & too yummy! Great way to use up left over chicken too!

St. John's Dip

By Paige Nicholas
My mother taught me to make this dish when I was ten, around 1971. It's easy...

Miniature Meat Turnovers

By Elaine Moretti
I've been making these appetizers for over 40 years - have given the recipe to thousands...

Ham Delights

By Stefanie Wilson
These are always a huge hit!! You could add some chopped onion if you wanted....

Hoagie Bake

By Kathy Cromer
I serve this with our favorite pizza sauce for dipping! This recipe was adapted from salsarose...

Spicy Grilled Beef Salad (Kelaguen)

By Connie "Kiyu" Guerrero
This dish is usually prepared for "Chesa" (side dish) as we call it. This type of...

Mexican Gorditas ( Little Fat Ones) (Gorditas Rellenas)

By Juliann Esquivel
Each time I make gorditas, I can still picture my grandmother making these little fat corn...

Cranberry Meatballs

By Vivian Queen-Chase
Back in the '60s, our gas company put on what they called their Holiday Cooking show....

Sausage Wonton Stars

By Lynn Zak
One of our favorite appetizers! Impressive but easy!

Antipasto Squares

By Gail Herbest
This is absolutely the best!! A cross between antipasto and a deep dish pizza. cut into...

Strawberry Ham Bites

By Jillena Smets
I was inspired to create these after seeing a turkey and spinach bite. Everyone here...

TOUCHDOWN CALZONES

By TAMMY WADE
READY...SET...HIKE,HIKE!!
Treat Yourself to Homemade Coffee Cake

Treat Yourself to Homemade Coffee Cake


When is it acceptable to have cake for breakfast? When you serve coffee cake! It’s one of my favorite treats to make for a weekend morning. Any leftovers make a great snack. If you’re hankering for something sweet, try one of these coffee cake recipes. “Everyone will want to be your BFF when you serve […]

10 Cadbury Creme Egg-Inspired Desserts

10 Cadbury Creme Egg-Inspired Desserts


Cadbury Creme Egg’s have a cult following. When they first make their appearance each new year, Creme Egg lovers go crazy. If you’re not familiar with them, Cadbury Creme Eggs are chocolate candy shaped like an egg. Inside, is a white and yellow filling that mimics the yolk of an egg. Great for snacking and […]

10 Ways To Enjoy Carrot Cake Flavor

10 Ways To Enjoy Carrot Cake Flavor


Filled with shredded carrots and spices like cinnamon and ginger, carrot cake is a fantastic springtime dessert. Everyone has a preference for other ingredients they add. Popular mix-ins include pineapple, raisins, and/or chopped nuts. Topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting, it’s delicious. But, it’s not just a dessert. You can enjoy all carrot cake flavors […]