Cocktail Party Appetizers

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Crab Spread

My family has fond memories of traveling to my parents' house for Christmas dinner. After a 12-hour drive, we'd be welcomed in the door with this special seafood spread. —Barbara Biddle, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Chorizo Poppers

Chorizo Poppers

Chorizo Poppers

Chorizo sausage adds even more zip to jalapeno popper snacks bursting with cheese. Guests are glad to see them at my parties throughout the year.—Daniel Brock, Sarasota, Florida

Mexican Fiesta Platter

Mexican Fiesta Platter

Mexican Fiesta Platter

This recipe proves you don't need to fuss to feed and appetizer to a crowd. With generous layers of beef, rice, corn chips and cheese, it's a nacho lovers dream!—Ann Nace, Perkasie, Pennsylvania

Spicy Peanut Chicken Kabobs

Spicy Peanut Chicken Kabobs

Spicy Peanut Chicken Kabobs

A little sweet, a little sour, and a whole lot of flavor! These kabobs from Nancy Zimmerman of Cape May Court House, New Jersey make a wonderful accompaniment to any party or get-together.
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Beef Tenderloin Lollipops

Beef Tenderloin Lollipops

Beef Tenderloin Lollipops

Bite-sized beef cubes are easy to pop in your mouth as you mingle at parties. The sweet caramelized onion and salty blue cheese add unforgettable taste.

Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin

Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin

Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin

This easy roasted pork appetizer comes from Shirley Kula of San Diego, California. The ginger, soy sauce and sesame seeds give these truly tender tenderloins obvious Asian flair.

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

Chicken Ham Pinwheels

Chicken Ham Pinwheels

Chicken Ham Pinwheels

These pretty pinwheels have been a part of our annual Christmas Eve appetizer buffet for many years. I love them because they can be made a day in advance and taste great alone or served with crackers. —Laura Mahaffey, Annapolis, Maryland

Bacon-Wrapped Apricot Bites

Bacon-Wrapped Apricot Bites

Bacon-Wrapped Apricot Bites

These sweet and slightly smoky snacks are easy to eat, so be prepared with an extra batch. For a change, sprinkle them with a bit of Blue cheese or toasted almonds. —Tammie Floyd, Plano, Texas

Sweet-and-Sour Sausages

Sweet-and-Sour Sausages

Sweet-and-Sour Sausages

A perfect buffet appetizer, these zesty links also make a great main course. I've prepared them so often that I can recite the recipe from memory.—Dorothy Anderson, Langley, British Columbia

Artichoke-Lamb Sandwich Loaves

Artichoke-Lamb Sandwich Loaves

Artichoke-Lamb Sandwich Loaves

These tender sandwiches will surely become the talk of any get-together. Helen Hassler of Denver, Pennsylvania hollows out sourdough baguettes before filling them with cucumber, cheese and marinated lamb and artichokes. Simply delicious, the mouthwatering bites are perfect for a spring brunch.

Savory Stuffed Figs

Savory Stuffed Figs

Savory Stuffed Figs

“I use this three-ingredient recipe when I want a sweet and savory appetizer that’s simple to make. It can be made ahead, and is nice for elegant or casual parties.” —Maggie Zabinko, Anchorage, Alaska
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