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Easy Appetizers

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These cute appetizers taste scrumptious in their phyllo tart shells—horseradish and paprika add a nice kick.
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Disappearing Fruit Dip

Disappearing Fruit Dip

Disappearing Fruit Dip

"This tangy dip never lasts long at our house," says Camille Langford of Branson, Missouri. "For variety, try substituting orange juice and orange peel."

Blue Cheese Dip

Blue Cheese Dip

Blue Cheese Dip

Our Test Kitchen shares this tasty dip with blue cheese and pecans. It’s excellent with assorted vegetables or sliced apples and pears.

Spinach Cheese Pinwheels

Spinach Cheese Pinwheels

Spinach Cheese Pinwheels

Crescent roll dough hurries along these pretty pinwheels from Diane Robbins of McCleary, Washington. You can prepare a plate of them in about half an hour, then serve them as appetizers or to round out a meal.
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Cheese Bread

Cheese Bread

Cheese Bread

Nothing tastes better with lasagna than warm bread. This recipe makes just enough for my husband, Dan, and me, but it can be easily doubled to feed a crowd. It has a nice garlic flavor.—Cookie Curci-Wright, San Jose, California

Lemon Cream-Stuffed Grapes

Lemon Cream-Stuffed Grapes

Lemon Cream-Stuffed Grapes

”This is a refreshing snack on a hot summer day,” notes field editor Janis Plourde from Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. ”It’s simple, plus it offers a light change from heartier party foods.”

Garlic Brie Pizza

Garlic Brie Pizza

Garlic Brie Pizza

Elegant occasions require fancy appetizers like this. Family and friends will be surprised to hear just how easy it is to prep.—Gail Cawsey, Sequim, Washington

Crescent Butterflies

Crescent Butterflies

Crescent Butterflies

Our Test Kitchen home economists created these savory snacks that kids will enjoy dipping in marinara sauce. A cookie cutter makes it easy to cut the butterfly shapes from crescent roll dough.

Mini Blue Cheese Rolls

Mini Blue Cheese Rolls

Mini Blue Cheese Rolls

Myrtle Albrecht of Cameron Park, California shares Mini Blue Cheese Rolls—a fun, easy way to dress up refrigerated breadsticks.

Mini Polenta Pizzas

Mini Polenta Pizzas

Mini Polenta Pizzas

With just four ingredients you can be the talk of the party! These tasty bites are special enough for a fancy gathering and no one will know they're healthy! They are shown with Goat Cheese, Pear & Onion Pizza (recipe also on Recipe Finder). Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Dartboard Pizza

Dartboard Pizza

Dartboard Pizza

This fast-to-fix entree aims to please as a saucy takeoff on a popular game. With its zesty combination of pepperoni, green pepper and cheese, this pizza will have guests darting to the table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Lemon Fruit Dip

Lemon Fruit Dip

Lemon Fruit Dip

"For a party, brunch buffet or healthy snack anytime, fresh fruit with this sweet lemony dip can't be beat," says Regina King of Watertown, Wisconsin. "When I worked in a cafeteria, I'd make up small plates of fruit and this dip. They sold very well."
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