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Easy Appetizers

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Fruit and Caramel Brie

Fruit and Caramel Brie

Fruit and Caramel Brie

"I’m a stay-at-home mother with two boys and I enjoy cooking—especially appetizers," shares Tracy Schuhmacher from Penfield, New York. "It must run in the family because my mom served appetizers and desserts exclusively for several Christmas Eve celebrations. Brie is one of my favorite cheeses and this sweet-savory recipe is party-special but especially easy to throw together."

Asparagus Ham Spirals

Asparagus Ham Spirals

Asparagus Ham Spirals

These appealing appetizers are sure to be a hit at your next party. I'm on the arts council in our small town, so I came up with this snack recipe to serve at some of the events we cater. People will think you really fussed with these yummy bits! -Linda Fischer Stuttgart, Arkansas

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

For a delicious appetizer for two, try this spicy recipe. The bacon adds a smokey flavor to the traditional popper.—Bernice Knutson, Danbury, Iowa
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Bear's Picnic Veggie Dip

Bear's Picnic Veggie Dip

Bear's Picnic Veggie Dip

A colorful array of vegetables served with this delicious dip added more appealing finger food at the teddy bear theme party. A nice accompaniment to the sandwich, this popular appetizer would be a welcome snack just about anytime. -Susan Schuller, Brainerd, Minnesota

Chocolate Cream Fruit Dip

Chocolate Cream Fruit Dip

Chocolate Cream Fruit Dip

Cap off this speedy supper with Chocolate Cream Fruit Dip created by Debbie Bond of Richwood, West Virginia. The thick sweet mixture has a mild chocolate flavor that's especially good on strawberries. "This recipe is truly an accident," Debbie admits. "While hosting a graduation party, I realized I'd forgotten the fruit dip. So I raided my cabinets and slapped this combination together. It was a surprising success and has since become one of our family favorites."

Creepy-Crawly Bugs

Creepy-Crawly Bugs

Creepy-Crawly Bugs

Who wouldn't want to eat our cute little bugs? Quick and easy prep and undeniable kid appeal make these a must-have for the buffet at a child's party. Be prepared for the recipe requests. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Grilled Bacon-Onion Appetizers

Grilled Bacon-Onion Appetizers

Grilled Bacon-Onion Appetizers

”I’m the father of three girls who loves cooking for the family in my spare time,” says Dayton Hulst from Moorhead, Minnesota. ”All of us really love this savory treat.”

Bacon Ranch Dip

Bacon Ranch Dip

Bacon Ranch Dip

I used reduced-fat items to lighten up this Parmesan and bacon dip. Not only it is a snap to mix up the night before a party, but the proportions can easily by adjusted for smaller or larger groups. I get requests for the recipe whenever I serve it. —Pam Garwood, Lakeville, Minnesota

Cucumber Pita Wedges

Cucumber Pita Wedges

Cucumber Pita Wedges

I first tasted these delicious snacks at a friend's houses. Of the finger foods she served, this platter was the first to empty.—Grace Yaskovic, Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey

Dreamy Fruit Dip

Dreamy Fruit Dip

Dreamy Fruit Dip

Everyone will love this thick, buttery sensation shared by Anna Beiler of Strasburg, Pennsylvania. It's offered alongside apple wedges, pineapple chunks and grapes. Chill leftover dip for a tasty topping for toast the next morning.

Fast Fruit Salsa

Fast Fruit Salsa

Fast Fruit Salsa

We like this refreshing and colorful salsa served with tortilla chips or spooned over grilled chicken. For a fun twist, try stirring in some diced cantaloupe or peaches when they're in season.
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