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This round-up of favorite apps makes it easy to find the perfect hot, cold, or easy appetizer. Get inspired!

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We love big-time spicy chicken wings. I do a caramel sauce to balance the heat, but you could also glaze the wings with melted brown sugar. —Nuraniza Salazar, Westminster, Colorado
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Spicy Appetizers

Spicy Appetizers

Spicy Appetizers

These bite-sized eats add a little heat to any gathering.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Your guests are in for a sweet surprise when they try this unusual cheese ball…it tastes just like cookie dough! Rolled in chopped pecans, the chip-studded spread is wonderful on regular or chocolate graham crackers. I especially like it because it can be assembled in a wink. —Kelly Glascock, Syracuse, Missouri

Jalapeno Popper Spread

Jalapeno Popper Spread

Jalapeno Popper Spread

I've been told by fellow party-goers that this recipe tastes exactly like a jalapeno popper. I like that it can be made without much fuss. —Ariane McAlpine, Penticton, British Columbia
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Top 10 Appetizer Recipes

Top 10 Appetizer Recipes

Top 10 Appetizer Recipes

Get the party started with these top-rated, super-shareable, can't-eat-just-one appetizer recipes!

Cranberry Chili Meatballs

Cranberry Chili Meatballs

Cranberry Chili Meatballs

Using packaged meatballs helps save time in the kitchen and they are just as tasty as homemade. My friends look forward to enjoying these meatballs at our holiday gatherings and there are never any leftovers! The sauce is tangy yet sweet, and the festive color is perfect for any holiday party. —Amy Scamerhorn, Indianapolis, Indiana

BLT Dip

BLT Dip

BLT Dip

Fans of bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches will fall for this creamy dip. It's easy to transport to different functions and always draws recipe requests. —Emalee Payne, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Savory Party Bread

Savory Party Bread

Savory Party Bread

It's impossible to stop nibbling on warm pieces of this cheesy, oniony bread. The sliced loaf fans out for a fun presentation. —Kay Daly, Raleigh, North Carolina

Antipasto Kabobs

Antipasto Kabobs

Antipasto Kabobs

My husband and I met at a cooking class and have loved creating menus and entertaining ever since. These do-ahead appetizers are always a hit.—Denise Hazen, Cincinnati, Ohio

25 Make-Ahead Appetizer Recipes

25 Make-Ahead Appetizer Recipes

25 Make-Ahead Appetizer Recipes

Be prepared for parties and potlucks with a make-ahead appetizer that can be prepped the night before. This collection includes recipes for make-ahead dips, cheese balls, pinwheels and more.

Appetizer Wreath

Appetizer Wreath

Appetizer Wreath

I have lots of fun with this festive appetizer wreath. I often place a bowl of stuffed olives in the center. —Shirley Privratsky, Dickinson, North Dakota

Crescent Ring Recipes

Crescent Ring Recipes

Crescent Ring Recipes

These impressive-looking recipes are easy to prepare and perfect for game day gatherings, brunches, showers, or any fun get-togethers!

Apple Brickle Dip

Apple Brickle Dip

Apple Brickle Dip

I first tasted this quick and easy dip at a friend's Christmas party. I kept going back for more. —Karen Wydrinski, Woodstock, Georgia

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

My husband and two kids are sure to eat the first dozen of these cookies, warm from the oven, before the next tray is even done. A co-worker gave me the recipe for the pumpkin dip, which everyone loves with the cookies. —Kelly McNeal, Derby, Kansas

Championship Bean Dip

Championship Bean Dip

Championship Bean Dip

My friends and neighbors expect me to bring this irresistible dip to every gathering. When I arrive, they ask, "You brought your bean dip, didn't you?" If there are any leftovers, we use them to make bean and cheese burritos the next day. I've given out this recipe a hundred times. —Wendi Wavrin Law, Omaha, Nebraska

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Garden-Fresh Seafood Cocktail

Garden-Fresh Seafood Cocktail

Garden-Fresh Seafood Cocktail

For something cool on a hot day, we mix shrimp and crabmeat with crunchy veggies straight from the garden. Look for adobo seasoning in your grocery’s international section. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

Butternut-Gouda Pot Stickers

Butternut-Gouda Pot Stickers

Butternut-Gouda Pot Stickers

My family can't get enough butternut squash. I had some left over, so I used pot sticker wraps and veggies to create these fun little appetizers. —Carla Mendres, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Cherry & Fontina Stuffed Portobellos

Cherry & Fontina Stuffed Portobellos

Cherry & Fontina Stuffed Portobellos

I developed this hearty appetizer for my mushroom-lovin’ kids. They’re grown now with families of their own, but they still lobby for these when they come home. —Wendy Rusch, Trego, Wisconsin
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