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Butter Chicken Meatballs

Butter Chicken Meatballs

Butter Chicken Meatballs

My husband and I love meatballs, and we love butter chicken. Before an appetizer party, we had the brainwave to combine these two loves, and they got rave reviews! Want them as a main dish? Just serve with basmati rice. —Shannon Dobos, Calgary, AB

Pulled Pork Nachos

Pulled Pork Nachos

Pulled Pork Nachos

While home from college, my daughter made these tempting pork nachos, her first recipe ever. My son and I couldn't get enough. —Carol Kurpjuweit, Humansville, Missouri

Tomato and Corn Cheesy Pastry Bites

Tomato and Corn Cheesy Pastry Bites

Tomato and Corn Cheesy Pastry Bites

Local veggies and herbs have a magical knack for inspiring me to cook. After my CSA box arrived, I used the fresh ingredients to create this adorable appetizer. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York
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Dilly Cheese Ball

Dilly Cheese Ball

Dilly Cheese Ball

The whole family devours this herby cheese spread—even my son, the chef. Serve it with your favorite crackers. —Jane Vince, London, Ontario

Honey Horseradish Dip

Honey Horseradish Dip

Honey Horseradish Dip

We love having appetizers on Friday night instead of a meal, and during the summer we enjoy cooler foods. This has just the right amount of zing. —Ann Marie Eberhart, Gig Harbor, Washington

Make-Ahead Sausage Pinwheels

Make-Ahead Sausage Pinwheels

Make-Ahead Sausage Pinwheels

Filled with sausage, sweet pepper and cream cheese, these roll-ups are excellent for unexpected visitors, a cocktail party or for a halftime snack. Besides being easy to make, they can be done way ahead and kept in the freezer. All you have to do is pop them into a hot oven! —Cindy Nerat, Menominee, Michigan

Gentleman's Whiskey Bacon Jam

Gentleman's Whiskey Bacon Jam

Gentleman's Whiskey Bacon Jam

You can slather this smoky jam on pretty much anything. It lasts only a week in the fridge, so I freeze small amounts for a quick snack with crackers. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

Lime-Marinated Shrimp Salad

Lime-Marinated Shrimp Salad

Lime-Marinated Shrimp Salad

Ceviche is a seafood dish of raw fish marinated in citrus juice, which “cooks” the fish without heat. This version starts with cooked shrimp and adds tomatoes, cucumbers and serrano peppers. —Adan Franco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pancetta, Pear & Pecan Puffs

Pancetta, Pear & Pecan Puffs

Pancetta, Pear & Pecan Puffs

I was recently at a wedding reception where the menu was all small bites. Here’s my rendition of the pear pastries they served. They're the perfect combo of savory and sweet. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

Caramel-Toffee Apple Dip

Caramel-Toffee Apple Dip

Caramel-Toffee Apple Dip

One of my dear friend's husband's who died of cancer loved this recipe. The outer circle of apples makes for a very festive, eye catching piece. I have never had anyone try this that doesn't absolutely love it and ask me every year to bring it to all fall social events. —Angie Hillman, Cottonwood, Arizona

Herb Dip with Spring Vegetables

Herb Dip with Spring Vegetables

Herb Dip with Spring Vegetables

When you’re having a large party and focusing on the entrees, it's smart to have snacks and nibbles ready ahead of time. There’s nothing more simple than making dip a day or two ahead and putting it out for guests. I'm a huge fan of ranch, so this is my pick. —Michelle Clair, Seattle, Washington
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