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Quick Appetizers

Looking for quick appetizers? Find dips, cheese spreads, snack mixes and more finger foods and appetizer recipes ready in 30 minutes or less.

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Italian salad dressing easily flavors this simple spread. Serve it as a dip with crackers and veggies or use it as a sandwich filling. —Carol K Henderson, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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Gail's Homemade Salsa

Gail's Homemade Salsa

Gail's Homemade Salsa

We invited friends over for dinner and forgot to purchase the salsa from the market. So I decided to try my hand at creating some of my own. It was a big success and everyone wanted the recipe. I hope you enjoy it, too!

Zippy Peach Spread

Zippy Peach Spread

Zippy Peach Spread

Don’t think twice about the ingredient pairings—this creamy spread is absolutely addictive! Lighten it up by using reduced-fat cream cheese. Laurie Hicks - Troy, MT

Salmon Party Spread

Salmon Party Spread

Salmon Party Spread

"We're proud to serve our delicious Alaskan salmon to guests," says field editor Kathy Crow of Cordova, Alaska.
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Homemade Marinated Shrimp

Homemade Marinated Shrimp

Homemade Marinated Shrimp

It figures that this colorful and carefree dish is a favorite with Margaret McGehee's family. "The recipe evolved from adding and subtracting ingredients until everyone liked the results," reports the Knoxville, Tennessee reader.

Shrimp Spread

Shrimp Spread

Shrimp Spread

This colorful and tasty appetizer is always a crowd-pleaser. People will never know you've used lighter ingredients. —Norene Wright, Manilla, Indiana

Savory Cheese Ball

Savory Cheese Ball

Savory Cheese Ball

Blue cheese contributes a pleasant, tangy bite and olive a saltiness to this creamy cheese ball. For the optimum taste, let the cheese ball stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.—Jan Stawara, Howell, Michigan

Warm Strawberry Fondue

Warm Strawberry Fondue

Warm Strawberry Fondue

For a delightful dessert, Sharon Mensing needs only a handful of ingredients to fix this unusual fruit fondue. "Use grapes, bananas, strawberries and angel food cake cubes as dippers," she suggests from Greenfield, Iowa.

Garlic-Kissed Tomatoes

Garlic-Kissed Tomatoes

Garlic-Kissed Tomatoes

Everyone I know loves this recipe— even my husband who normally doesn't like garlic! These tomatoes are a hit at potlucks...folks always ask for the recipe.

Maple Walnut Fondue

Maple Walnut Fondue

Maple Walnut Fondue

Angela Pohl, Marquette, Michigan, serves this fun fondue for two. The praline-flavored mixture is great with cake cubes, strawberries, apple wedges and other delicious dippers.

Creamy Salsa Dip

Creamy Salsa Dip

Creamy Salsa Dip

Spicy and slightly tangy, this special dip from Jerene Bennett of Seymour, Missouri gets its kick from hot pepper sauce and salsa.

Sweet Potato Cheese Ball

Sweet Potato Cheese Ball

Sweet Potato Cheese Ball

My husband and I farm 300 acres of sweet potatoes. I promote our product at fairs, ag expos and school functions. I pass out recipes and this is one of the favorites.
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