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Swiss Cheese Bread

This bread will receive rave reviews, whether you serve it as an appetizer or with a meal. For real convenience, you can make it ahead of time and freeze...

Author: Taste of Home

Cheesy Sausage Dip

The garlic really comes through in this crowd-pleasing cheese dip. It's one of our family's all-time favorites. I serve it in a slow cooker with a basket...

Author: Taste of Home

Lindy's Bacon and Onion Cheese Spread

This is a wonderful bacon and onion cheese spread (not dip) that is great for parties and year-round use. For Christmas, I shape this into a tree shape,...

Author: Lindy Lessard

Edamame Hummus

We love hummus at our house. This recipe is a scrumptious and refreshing twist on an old favorite, and it's a wonderful way to incorporate healthy soy...

Author: Taste of Home

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Dates

Each bite of these simple baked appetizers is an explosion of tastes and textures. You'll get crunchy almonds, soft dates, salty bacon, creamy blue cheese...

Author: Taste of Home

Cucumber Crab Bites

Hints of pineapple and cucumber add unique fresh flavor to these delicate appetizers shared by Jeannie Klugh from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The tasty bites...

Author: Taste of Home

Baked Crab Rangoon

Although these Asian-inspired appetizers feel fancy, they're actually easy to prepare. Baking the rangoon instead of deep frying them not only saves time...

Author: Taste of Home

Beef and Olive Spread

Whenever there's a get-together, I'm asked to bring this tasty olive spread. -Shirley Harrison, Portland, Oregon

Author: Taste of Home

Spicy Tortilla Chips

Served warm from the oven alongside black bean salsa, these easy-to-make chips are perfect impromptu party fare. Be sure to use fresh chili powder and...

Author: Martha Stewart

Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

For best results, make this dip a day ahead to let the flavors mellow and blend. Serve with toasted pita triangles.

Author: Martha Stewart

Spinach Stuffed Portobellos

"The meaty texture of portobello mushrooms will make you think you're eating steak," says Diane Lombardo of New Castle, Pennsylvania. "With a cheesy spinach...

Author: Taste of Home

Grandma's Peanut Butter

Frequently, I nestle a creamy jarful of this lip-smacking peanut butter beside homemade cookies and candy as a gift "fresh from Grandma's kitchen".

Author: Taste of Home

Benne Seed Wafers

Sesame seeds, called benne seeds in the South, were brought to this country from Africa.

Author: Martha Stewart

Mini Quiches

These delicious mini quiches are a time-saving party dish because they can be made in advance and then simply reheated before serving.

Author: Martha Stewart

Potato Seafood Chowder

Young potatoes -- often called new potatoes -- are a tender, tasty addition to this hearty seafood chowder.

Author: Martha Stewart

Spiced Carrot Spread

Steamed carrots are pureed with cumin, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, and tahini to create a robustly flavored appetizer.

Author: Martha Stewart

Shredded Beef Nachos

"After ordering nachos in a couple of restaurants, I figured they would be a snap to make at home," related Donna McFarland of Eugene, Oregon. "This version,...

Author: Taste of Home

Bacon and Fontina Stuffed Mushrooms

What's better than lots of bacon and cheese in a mushroom cap? Yum! They'll be a hit with your guests, too. -Tammy Rex, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

Author: Taste of Home

Cauliflower Crust Egg Cups Recipe by Tasty

Here's what you need: cauliflower, salt, olive oil, garlic powder, onion, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, eggs, tomato, fresh basil, fresh spinach, broccoli,...

Author: Crystal Hatch

Crawfish Beignets with Cajun Dipping Sauce

Get a taste of the deep South with these slightly spicy beignets. You won't be able to eat just one! -Donna Lanclos, Lafayette, Louisiana

Author: Taste of Home

Chicken Fried Steak Fingers

Christmas simply wouldn't be complete without these finger licking good steak snacks. Two weeks before the holidays, I make and freeze a double batch to...

Author: Taste of Home

Ham and Gruyere Thumbprints

Each of these savory pastries include a bit of Black Forest ham and Gruyere.

Author: Martha Stewart

Ham and Cheese Puff Tart

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Author: Martha Stewart

Crock Pot Hot Dogs

We love the ease of cooking hot dogs in the Crock Pot. The sauce is sweet and tangy. Cut the hot dogs into bite-size pieces for an easy appetizer as Sheree...

Author: Sheree Beaty

Grilled Guacamole

If you're a guacamole lover, try this fun grilled version that has a smoky flavor. The veggies tend to darken a bit when heated, so stir it gently to prevent...

Author: Taste of Home

Ham & Cheese Bites

I can double the recipe for these easy-to-prepare appetizers and still come home with empty platters. Apple butter and Dijon mustard lend a sweet and savory...

Author: Taste of Home

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa

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Author: Taste of Home

Mummy Poppers

I wrapped these spicy jalapeno poppers in puff pastry like a mummy. You can tame the heat by adjusting the amount of chipotle peppers.-Nick Iverson, Milwaukee,...

Author: Taste of Home

Mexican Chicken Wings

I make these spicy appetizers for parties and football games and never have any leftovers. The hot wings contrast nicely with the cool but zippy dip. When...

Author: Taste of Home

Poached Shrimp

Citrus and aromatic bay leaf permeate tender shrimp during a quick boil. This crowd-pleasing recipe should be on your "easy appetizer" list.

Author: Martha Stewart

Swiss Mushroom Loaf

I'm always prepared for recipe requests when I serve this outstanding stuffed loaf. It's excellent not only as an appetizer but also as a side for pasta...

Author: Taste of Home

Toasted Beer Bread with Asiago Dip

Beer infuses fast-to-fix quick bread with robust flavor. Toasted slices pair perfectly with a rich, cheesy dip that guests can't stop digging into.-Michelle...

Author: Taste of Home

Citrus Fruit Dip

MY HUSBAND'S Aunt Marilyn gave me this recipe years ago. I have tasted a lot of fruit dips, but this is the best, especially when all the fresh summer...

Author: Taste of Home

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

This is so easy to make and transport. You won't have to keep it warm long, because it'll be gone in a flash. It's a great appetizer for any party. -Lisa...

Author: Taste of Home

Cajun Shrimp Spread

Just for fun, I mixed my favorite recipes for spinach dip and shrimp spread together in one bowl. Our snack-loving family is crazy about the Cajun-flavored...

Author: Taste of Home

Kale with Tomato, Garlic, and Thyme

Enjoy this saute as a side, toss with pasta for a main course, or serve on crostini -- kale goes with everything!

Author: Martha Stewart

Herbed Cheese Dip

"This savory cheese dip is a fresh-tasting and excellent replacement for expensive gourmet dips," remarks Patricia Kile, a field editor from Elizabethtown,...

Author: Taste of Home

Cool Herb Dip for Blanched Vegetables

Immersing vegetables briefly in boiling water brightens their colors and makes them crisp-tender; it also lets you cook them partially to use in recipes...

Author: Martha Stewart

Mini Crescent Burgers

A friend first brought these snacks to a Sunday school party. The original recipe called for pork sausage, but I substituted ground beef with taste-tempting...

Author: Taste of Home

Quinoa Taco Stuffed Peppers Recipe by Tasty

Here's what you need: large bell peppers, olive oil, medium onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, quinoa, vegetable stock, black beans,...

Author: Jordan Kenna

Pigs In A Blanket Recipe by Tasty

Here's what you need: puff pastry, hot dogs, cheddar cheese

Author: Alvin Zhou

Low Fat Twice Baked Potatoes

Ricotta cheese gives twice-baked potatoes a creamy taste without adding fat.

Author: Martha Stewart

Shrimp and Avocado Salad on Endive Leaves

The secret to the shrimp salad's decadent taste: creamy avocado, which is rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Slivers of scallion and a shot of lime...

Author: Martha Stewart

Warm Goat Cheese Toasts

Chevre toasts with pesto make for a delightful accompaniment to any salad.

Author: Martha Stewart

Oven Frites

Serve frites plain or accompanied by ketchup, mayonnaise or malt vinegar. Or, for a twist, try adding fresh chopped chervil to Dijon mustard.

Author: Martha Stewart

Buffalo Chicken Poppers Recipe by Tasty

Here's what you need: boneless, skinless chicken breasts, salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, flour, eggs, oil, butter, hot sauce

Author: Alvin Zhou

Creamy Broccoli Spinach Dip

A classic dip gets a wake-up call when fresh broccoli florets are swapped in for canned artichokes. And since this version is served at room temperature,...

Author: Martha Stewart

Warm Spinach White Bean Dip with Crudites

Unlike traditional spinach dips, which are built around sour cream, this version gets its luscious texture from pureed part-skim ricotta cheese and fiber-rich...

Author: Martha Stewart

Devil's Black Bean Salsa

This wickedly delicious salsa comprises an assortment of flavorful and festively hued ingredients: black beans, yellow corn, an orange mango, and a hot...

Author: Martha Stewart

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Tomatoes

These are sure to be a delicious addition to any buffet table. They are so wonderful and will impress everyone at how fancy they are. -Amy Gaisford, Salt...

Author: Taste of Home