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Make Ahead Appetizers

Looking for more make ahead appetizers? Find many more make ahead appetizers, hot appetizer, and cold appetizers.

Cucumber Canapes

Cucumber Canapes

Cucumber Canapes

I always get requests for the recipe whenever I serve these delicate finger sandwiches with a creamy herb spread and festive red and green garnishes. —Nadine Whittaker, South Plymouth, Massachusetts

Party Chicken Wings

Party Chicken Wings

Party Chicken Wings

These moist wings— marinated overnight in a soy sauce, mustard and brown sugar mixture— are excellent party appetizers. At our house, they're a must for holiday gatherings.

Southwest Cheesecake

Southwest Cheesecake

Southwest Cheesecake

I often serve this recipe as an appetizer before a Mexican dinner. It is great if you have a diabetic in the family.—Lori Walton, Stuttgart, Arkansas
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Apricot-Nut Spread

Apricot-Nut Spread

Apricot-Nut Spread

This nice and tart spread can add extra-special flavor to homemade muffins and biscuits, especially when the baked goodies are fresh from the oven.

Tomato Chili Dip

Tomato Chili Dip

Tomato Chili Dip

"This fresh-tasting dip is excellent for summer barbecues and picnics," relates Rachael Santarsiero of Orange City, Iowa.

Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

When I found this recipe, I was planning a party and thought it might be fun, different salsa to set out with chips. It was an absolute success. People love the garlic, corn and avocado combination. —Susan Vandermeer, Ogden, Utah

Fiesta Pinwheels

Fiesta Pinwheels

Fiesta Pinwheels

Whenever I serve these make-ahead appetizers, they disappear fast. When a friend at the office shared them with me, I knew in one bite I'd be bringing her recipe home for the holidays. —Diane Martin, Brown Deer, Wisconsin

Herbed Cheese Wafers

Herbed Cheese Wafers

Herbed Cheese Wafers

These bite-sized snacks are rich, buttery and full of flavor. You can either serve them alone or for dipping.—Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas

Roasted Vegetables with Dip

Roasted Vegetables with Dip

Roasted Vegetables with Dip

"These colorful vegetables and zippy dip taste so good it never occurs to my family that they're eating something nutritious and low in fat," remarks Melinda Sheridan of Pittsburg, Kansas.

Barbecued Hot Wings

Barbecued Hot Wings

Barbecued Hot Wings

"My husband can't get enough of these spicy chicken wings," notes Anita Carr of Cadiz, Ohio. "They're excellent appetizers at cookouts. We serve them with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks."

Dilly Shrimp

Dilly Shrimp

Dilly Shrimp

A friend shared the recipe for this delicious hors d' oeuvre. The zesty sauce complements the shrimp nicely and guarantees they'll be gobbled up.
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