Cocktail Party Appetizers

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Hot Collards and Artichoke Dip

Anyone can pull off spinach and artichoke dip - so brighten it up using collard greens for a Southern twist. Serve this dish with warm garlic Naan or tortilla chips. —Billie Williams-Henderson, Bowie, Maryland
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Mini Chicken Empanadas

Mini Chicken Empanadas

Mini Chicken Empanadas

Refrigerated pie pastry makes quick work of assembling these bite-sized appetizers loaded with chicken and cheese. I've made them several times since receiving the recipe from a friend.—Betty Fulks, Onia, Arkansas

Seasoned Popcorn

Seasoned Popcorn

Seasoned Popcorn

Give popcorn a new twist with this fun and tasty recipe. It’s great for watching movies or as an on-the-go snack. Kids and adults alike are sure to gobble it up. —Elizabeth King, Duluth, Minnesota

Tzatziki Shrimp Cucumber Rounds

Tzatziki Shrimp Cucumber Rounds

Tzatziki Shrimp Cucumber Rounds

I created this recipe with what I had on hand one night, and now it’s one of my husband’s favorites! The bacon-wrapped shrimp, garlicky sauce and burst of cool cuke flavor make this a crowd pleaser. —SHANNON ROSE FLAHERTY, HAMPTON BAYS, NEW YORK
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Marinated Tenderloin Fondue

Marinated Tenderloin Fondue

Marinated Tenderloin Fondue

When I was a kid in the 1970's, Mom made fondue a lot. She served this meaty version every New Year's Day. Now I carry on that fun tradition with my own family.

Mediterranean Polenta Cups

Mediterranean Polenta Cups

Mediterranean Polenta Cups

Need a special appetizer that stands out in a crowd? Our Test Kitchen uses garlic, basil and feta cheese to lend flavor to these scrumptious bite-size treats.

Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Bird is the word when it comes to these wings. They’re baked to a perfect golden brown and hum with mild, delicious Asian spices. Thanks to an overnight marinade, the chicken inside stays tender while the skin maintains that signature crunch. —Crystal Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

Cucumber Shrimp Spread

Cucumber Shrimp Spread

Cucumber Shrimp Spread

Field editor Doris Heath of Franklin, North Carolina likes to serve this savory spread on rye bread, but it’s just as satisfying on crackers or bagel chips.

Ginger-Maple Roasted Pecans

Ginger-Maple Roasted Pecans

Ginger-Maple Roasted Pecans

Use these spiced nuts as a snack, in a salad or as a coating for fish. They're a smart ingredient to keep on hand. — Angie Thanopoulos, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Typically called a Jezebel Sauce, this sweet, fruity topping has an underlying bite from horseradish. The sauce, from Rita Reifenstein of Evans City, Pennsylvania is also great over pork or chicken.

Artichoke Caprese Platter

Artichoke Caprese Platter

Artichoke Caprese Platter

This classic Italian combination of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil is dressed up with marinated artichokes. It looks so lovely on a platter. Using fresh mozzarella is the key to great taste.

Broccoli Cheddar Spread

Broccoli Cheddar Spread

Broccoli Cheddar Spread

In Graysville, Alabama, Beth Parker has contributed this rich creamy spread to family get-togethers for years. "I was able to lighten up the original recipe with out loosing any of the terrific flavor," she says.
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