Quick Appetizers

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Nutty Blue Cheese Spread

Nutty Blue Cheese Spread

Nutty Blue Cheese Spread

With great blue cheese flavor and nice texture from the pecans, this super- simple spread has a company-special feel. Perfect with veggies or crackers, it’s ideal for parties. —SHERRY HULSMAN, ELKTON, FLORIDA

M&M Snack Mix

M&M Snack Mix

M&M Snack Mix

This colorful snack mix, shared by Billie Blanton of Kingsport, Tennessee, will satisfy a "sweet tooth" or "salty tooth"!

Baguette with Dipping Sauce

Baguette with Dipping Sauce

Baguette with Dipping Sauce

Dipping is sure to be a delight with this flavor-infused sauce from our Test Kitchen. You’ll make a big impact with this easy-to-prepare dish.
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Martini Cheese Dip

Martini Cheese Dip

Martini Cheese Dip

After tasting a delicious cheese dip at a party, I experimented at home and came up with my own version. It’s fun to serve in a martini glass alongside colorful fresh vegetables.

Honey-Nut Endive Appetizers

Honey-Nut Endive Appetizers

Honey-Nut Endive Appetizers

Sweet and savory flavors combine in this elegant appetizer. It's a nice, light option to serve before a big meal.—Carmel Gillogly, Fort Mill, South Carolina

Salmon Mousse Tartlets

Salmon Mousse Tartlets

Salmon Mousse Tartlets

The S&D test kitchen also tried these tartlets baked in the oven at 350º for 10 minutes. While they were delicious both ways, the no-bake version is easier to take to a potluck. —Diana Doran, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Crunchy Halloween Snack Mix

Crunchy Halloween Snack Mix

Crunchy Halloween Snack Mix

This snack mix has it all! The Cheerios, nuts, chips and M&M's make it sweet, and the noodles and nuts add just the right crunch. Arrange it in layers in a large glass jar and give it as a hostess gift. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

Salmon Salad-Stuffed Endive Leaves

Salmon Salad-Stuffed Endive Leaves

Salmon Salad-Stuffed Endive Leaves

Salmon creates an elegant appetizer in this vibrant recipe from Melissa Carafa of Broomall, Pennsylvania. It’s simple to prepare and can even be made ahead of time.

Carrot Dip

Carrot Dip

Carrot Dip

This creamy appetizer, fresh from Raegan Dexter of Union Grove, Wisconsin, features nothing but great flavor. "you don't have to be a carrot fan to enjoy it," she notes. "I like it even more, because it is so easy to fix.!"

Herbed Shrimp Appetizer

Herbed Shrimp Appetizer

Herbed Shrimp Appetizer

As guests arrive at your garden party, encourage them to sample these marinated shrimp from our Test Kitchen. Herbs, lime juice and red peppers give them great flavor.

Spicy Cashews

Spicy Cashews

Spicy Cashews

“These seasoned nuts are so good, it’s hard to stop eating them,” reports Jean Voan of Shepherd, Texas. “I made them for gift baskets and got many compliments. They are perfect for the holidays but delicious to munch anytime.” TIP: Package a batch in a festive tin to give as a hostess gift.
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