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Easy Appetizers

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Warm Olive Dip

Warm Olive Dip

Warm Olive Dip

My husband, Mike, and I grow olives, so they often appear on our menus. In this recipe, olive add a little extra spark to ordinary artichoke dip.—Armstrong Olives, Mike and Cindy Armstrong, Porterville, California

Hearty Cheese Spread

Hearty Cheese Spread

Hearty Cheese Spread

Using the red wax covering from gouda cheese, Vernie Nicolaisen of Cherokee, Iowa fashions a decorative "poinsettia" bowl in which to serve this treat.

Shrimp and Cheddar Snacks

Shrimp and Cheddar Snacks

Shrimp and Cheddar Snacks

Field editor Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington cautions, "This is an appetizer you can't stop eating!"
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Golden Chicken Nuggets

Golden Chicken Nuggets

Golden Chicken Nuggets

The ultimate bite-size treats, chicken nuggets get the star treatment when you make them at home. I usually serve these herb-breaded baked bites with a sweet-and-sour sauce for dipping. —Karen Owen, Rising Sun, Indiana

Garlic-Parmesan Crisps

Garlic-Parmesan Crisps

Garlic-Parmesan Crisps

Instead of buying snack mixes that are loaded with preservatives, I like to make my own. People find these tasty crisp irresistible, I always keep a couple of batches on hand for anytime snacking.—Kathleen Sowinski, Lompoc, California

Cinnamon Bread Rolls

Cinnamon Bread Rolls

Cinnamon Bread Rolls

"My aunt shared this recipe, which my kids and I make assembly-line style," reports Cathy Stanfield of Bernie, Missouri. "The kids love to help, and they sure love to eat these creamy snacks."

Veggie Christmas Tree

Veggie Christmas Tree

Veggie Christmas Tree

I've been serving this festive appetizer for years. Everyone comments on how pretty it is. I especially like it because it's so easy to make.—Leola Seltmann, Witchita, Kansas

Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread

Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread

Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread

For a satisfying snack, try this spread. With only two ingredients, it couldn't be easier. I use this on crackers and celery sticks. It has a refreshing pineapple taste.—Rita Addicks, Weimar, Texas

Strawberry Yogurt Dip

Strawberry Yogurt Dip

Strawberry Yogurt Dip

"When I was hostess for our monthly ladies' meeting, I served this light, fluffy dip with a variety of fruit," explains Nancy Johnson of Laverne, Oklahoma. "It was a big hit."

Peanut Butter Puffs

Peanut Butter Puffs

Peanut Butter Puffs

"With just three ingredients, these satisfying snack bites are no fuss and no mess," relates Vickie Gray of Kimberly, Wisconsin. "It's a fun combination that goes well with a glass of milk and a good movie."

Chutney Cracker Spread

Chutney Cracker Spread

Chutney Cracker Spread

"This savory spread on crackers is a delicious alternative to the usual cheese spread," reports Carolyn Eastham, a South Bend, Washington field editor.
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