Apricot preserves add a touch of sweetness to the mushrooms, shrimp and cheese inside these grilled quesadillas. Or cook them in a hot skillet until lightly browned. —Susan Manning, Burlington, North Carolina
Hometown cook Jacquelynne Stine entered this terrific appetizer in our Las Vegas, Nevada competition. A crisp, golden coating surrounds her butterflied shrimp stuffed with bacon and cream cheese. You'll want to make a meal of these!
This is a simple, elegant dish using fresh basil. Our university women's gourmet group raved about it, and due to its simplicity, it has become my favorite entertaining dish.Laura Hamilton, Belleville, Ontario
My husband and I were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico when we happened upon a terrific restaurant that served shrimp wrapped in bacon. Though I've changed them slightly, these delicious appetizers are enjoyed by everyone who tries them. —Sandi Solari, Manteca, California
Impress your guests by serving this appetizer in a martini glass or other fancy stemware. I make this every time I have a fancy dinner party and it's always a big hit.—Linda Stemen, Monroeville, Indiana
These delicious shrimp squares are part of an appetizer buffet field editor Ardyce Piehl prepares for her family every Christmas. “During the holidays, we enjoy having a variety of appetizers as a meal while playing a board game or watching a movie together,” notes Ardyce, of Poynette, Wisconsin.
As Forrest Gump would say, shrimp and grits go together like peas and carrots in this appetizer. You’ll love the rich sauce, the hint of heat and the refreshing citrus flavor. —Gene Peters, Edwardsville, Illinois