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Make-Ahead Finger Foods

Looking for make-ahead finger food recipes? Get make ahead finger foods for your next party or holiday gathering from Taste of Home.

Simple Marinated Mushrooms

Simple Marinated Mushrooms

Simple Marinated Mushrooms

These are a nice addition to an appetizer buffet table. For the best flavor, allow the mushrooms to marinate a few days before serving.

Macaroon Fruit Dip

Macaroon Fruit Dip

Macaroon Fruit Dip

I rely on make-ahead dishes like this when entertaining. Serving the dip in a pineapple shell makes for a pretty presentation. —Jean Forster, Elmhurst, Illinois

Layered Three-Cheese Spread

Layered Three-Cheese Spread

Layered Three-Cheese Spread

I first made this spread for a baby shower, and it was a huge success. This appetizer tastes like a club sandwich and looks picture-perfect when served. Conveniently, the cream cheese layer can by made ahead of time.
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Favorite Marinated Mushrooms

Favorite Marinated Mushrooms

Favorite Marinated Mushrooms

Brenda Snyder from Hesston, Pennsylvania notes, "This is a nice way to serve mushrooms as an appetizer...and it also makes a great side dish for any type of meat. Sometimes I add these tangy mushrooms to salads for extra flavor, too."

Mexican Corn Dip

Mexican Corn Dip

Mexican Corn Dip

For tasty make-ahead dip try this recipe. It goes fast at office parties or any gathering. Mildly spicy, it's easy to alter if you want it to have more of a kick. Make sure your corn chips are large enough to scoop up a hearty helping.

Honey-Glazed Wings

Honey-Glazed Wings

Honey-Glazed Wings

My family favors chicken wings that are mildly seasoned with honey, ginger, soy sauce and chili sauce. Tasty and tender, they are sure to be a hit at your next get-together. They're a crowd-pleaser! -Marlene Wahl, Baldwin, Wisconsin

Holiday Cheese Ball

Holiday Cheese Ball

Holiday Cheese Ball

Andrea Bolden from Unionville, Tennessee writes, "With its colorful flecks of green onion and pimiento, this cheese ball is great as a Christmas or New Year's appetizer. It can be made with fat-free cheeses without sacrificing the zesty Italian taste."

Easy Smoked Salmon

Easy Smoked Salmon

Easy Smoked Salmon

"A reader shared this recipe in another Reiman magazine years ago...and it has become my favorite way to prepare salmon," writes Norma Fell from Boyne City, Michigan.

Potluck Ham Tortilla Stack

Potluck Ham Tortilla Stack

Potluck Ham Tortilla Stack

"This recipe was in a cookbook my mom gave me when I got married," recalls Eileen Stegall of Omaha, Nebraska. "I have added a few of my own touches. When I take it to a potluck, I always get requests for the recipe."

Marmalade Soy Wings

Marmalade Soy Wings

Marmalade Soy Wings

Whether I use drumettes or chicken wings, these savory bites are always popular. I keep the pretty glazed appetizers warm during parties by serving them in my slow cooker. —Carole Nelson, Parkville, Missouri

Sherry Fruit Dip

Sherry Fruit Dip

Sherry Fruit Dip

A fruit appetizer is a nice change of pace from the rich, savory snacks so prevalent around the holidays. It's no-fuss favorite I take to many get-togethers. —Sandy Oldendick, Cincinnati, Ohio
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