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Easy Appetizers

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Barbecue Wings

Barbecue Wings

Barbecue Wings

Growing up near Buffalo, New York, I was exposed to the famous Buffalo wing. In search of a version that would make the hot sauce my own, I created this recipe. These wings are spicy and sweet with a hint of celery. They always go fast at parties. –Sara Yarrington, Salem, New Hampshire

Chicken Crescent Appetizer

Chicken Crescent Appetizer

Chicken Crescent Appetizer

Refrigerated crescent rolls and a savory packaged filling make this yummy hors d’oeuvre swift to fix. This tasty dish is quick and easy. — Debbie Todd, Arrington, Tennessee
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Jalapenos with Olive-Cream Filling

Jalapenos with Olive-Cream Filling

Jalapenos with Olive-Cream Filling

“These jalapenos are great!” says Krystal Peterson of Walker, Louisiana. “I take them to all get-togethers and potlucks, and the people at my husband's work are always requesting them.”

Hearty Rye Melts

Hearty Rye Melts

Hearty Rye Melts

When we moved from the Midwest to Kentucky, we were invited to a neighborhood gathering, where this appetizer was served. “Hanky panky”—as it’s often called around here—is traditionally served at Derby Day parties, but at our home it’s become a year-round favorite.

Bacon-Wrapped Cajun Jalapenos

Bacon-Wrapped Cajun Jalapenos

Bacon-Wrapped Cajun Jalapenos

These peppers are so addictive that if I want any for myself, I either need to make a double batch or hide some. The jalapenos are not that spicy after they are baked (I take out the seeds and white membrane), but have a wonderful flavor. —Linda Foreman, Locust Grove, Oklahoma

Orange Dip for Fruit

Orange Dip for Fruit

Orange Dip for Fruit

“This light and creamy dip is delightful with fruit, and it can also be used as a fluffy, low-cal frosting,” suggests field editor Kim Marie Van Rheenen from Mendota, Illinois.

Goblin Eyeballs

Goblin Eyeballs

Goblin Eyeballs

Our home economists had great vision when creating these devilish deviled eggs. Guests at your Halloween party will be "goblin," them up!

Shrimp Canapes

Shrimp Canapes

Shrimp Canapes

Could there be a breezier way to start a party or celebration? This simple but oh-so special appetizer from Sarah Vasques of Milford, New Hampshire, will disappear before your eyes!

Salsa Bean Dip

Salsa Bean Dip

Salsa Bean Dip

Here's an easy dip perfect for your nutrition-conscious guests. The pineapple in the salsa makes for a nice, smooth flavor profile. Beverly Smith from Ferndale, Washington serves this with low fat chips or fresh veggies.

Beer Dip

Beer Dip

Beer Dip

Ranch dressing mix flavors this fast-to-fix mixture that's packed with shredded cheese and is made to go with pretzels. It's one of those snacks that when you start eating it, you can't stop! This dip can be made with any type of beer, including nonalcoholic. I've taken it to many parties and am always asked for the recipe. —Michelle Long, New Castle, Colorado
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