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Appetizer Recipes

Get your party started with these tasty appetizer recipes from party-savvy cooks all across the country!

A tasty and colorful Beet Hummus served with crudites, naan bread and pita crisps.

Beet Hummus

A nice change from ordinary ones, this colorful hummus is so tasty! Grab a couple ...

Traditional Cranberry Relish with orange zest on top.

Traditional Cranberry Relish

For the holidays, we serve up several different cranberry sides. This is more of a ...

Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps assembled.

Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Besides being delicious, this is a fun appetizer because you get to use your hands ...

This Caponata is a bowl loaded with deliciousness!


Healthy and packed with deliciousness, this is a great Italian recipe to make often.

Horseradish Swiss and Cheddar Pimento Dip in a bowl with crackers on the side.

Horseradish Swiss and Cheddar Pimento Cheese

I love pimento cheese, so I thought I would kick the traditional recipe up a ...

A platter of Re-Stuffed Potatoes.

Re-Stuffed Potato

This recipe goes great with a group of friends and a football game. Having the ...


Spanish Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)

Gambas Al Ajillo, or Garlic Shrimp, is one of the most common tapas dishes in ...

A platter of Awesome Deep-Fried Pickles.

Awesome Deep-Fried Pickles

When the pandemic first has us locked inside in April of 2020, we started creating ...

A gorgeous plate of Prosciutto e Melone with a delicious glaze drizzled on top.


With the added glaze, this delicious Italian appetizer is sure to please your taste buds!

A bowl of Loaded Nacho Dip with chips.

Loaded Nacho Dip

I've had this recipe since I was in college - many, many years ago! ...

A platter of Slow-Baked Chicken Wings.

Slow-Baked Chicken Wings

Please note the title of this recipe. "Slow-baked..." Yes, you could speed this up. ...

Bacon Tomato Cup on a plate.

Bacon Tomato Cups

I made these tasty appetizers for our Christmas Eve Party. They were a huge hit. ...

I used oat bread - I would use thinner bread when making for Afternoon Tea.

Tea-time Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches

My church is having a Bridal Revue and Afternoon Tea as a fundraiser. My assignment ...

A platter of Chicken Bacon Ranch Bruschetta.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Bruschetta

This is so so yummy. I just love bruschetta, and this is a nice variation ...

A platter of Cheddar Burger Appetizers.

Cheddar Burger Appetizers

I love to eat bite-sized food and often make what I call "snack-attizers" with a ...

This classic Southern Pimento Cheese is sure to be the hit of your next party.  To take it over the top, serve in little steamed red potatoes.

Southern Pimento Cheese

This quick and easy flavor-packed Southern Pimento Cheese Recipe takes less than ten minutes to ...

Candied Nuts and Brie Dip with apples, bread, and crackers.

Candied Nuts and Brie Dip

I love this recipe. I always serve with apples and bread so I can switch ...

A platter of Smoky Stuffed Mushrooms.

Smoky Stuffed Mushrooms

I love mushrooms any way I can get them. I made this recipe up one ...

My grandma used to makes these and I used to see them at farmers markets and farm shops. Now days its just not around. After20 years of craving and not finding I made my own. Rush of childhood memories. Sweet crispy but soft pickle.

Pickled Watermelon Rind

Sweet yummy goodness. A forgotten treat. It has a similar flavor to a gerkins sweet ...

This easy Buffalo Chicken Dip dip is the ultimate hot creamy cheesy dip with all the classic flavors of hot buffalo chicken wings.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This easy Buffalo Chicken Dip dip is the ultimate hot creamy cheesy dip with all ...

This tasty, quick, and easy Pineapple Salsa is great over grilled chicken, fish, shrimp, tacos, quesadillas, burritos, omelets, and turkey tenderloins.

Pineapple Salsa

This easy pineapple salsa brings finely chopped fresh pineapple, red bell pepper, red onion, and ...

A platter of New Orleans Stuffed Cran Egg Rolls.

New Orleans Stuffed Crab Egg Roll

I love this time of year for the crabs. As a kid, my mom would ...

A slice of Savory Spinach Carrot Mushroom Kugel on a plate.

Savory Spinach Carrot Mushroom Kugel

This is my version of a savory kugel side dish I tweaked over the years. ...

Cheese Log on a platter.

Cheese Log

Our family and friends LOVE this snack! Goes great with Ritz crackers, beer, and fun!