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Comfort Food Appetizers

Entertain with ease with these crowd-pleasing comfort food appetizers, including bruschetta, deviled eggs, fondue, focaccia, nachos, dip, chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, sliders, fries, onion rings, potato skins, wontons, party mix, spreads, tartlets and more.

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Ham Salad Spread

Ham Salad Spread

Ham Salad Spread

My family has enjoyed this hearty ham salad spread for years. It came to be an unexpected leftover every time we had ham for a special dinner. Recently, I decided to measure the ingredients, write down the recipe and pass it on to my daughter and daughter-in-law. They encouraged me to share it with Reminisce readers. -Marcella Kulp, Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Savory BLT Cheesecake

Savory BLT Cheesecake

Savory BLT Cheesecake

Did you know that cheesecake could be savory instead of sweet? Tomato and green onions mixed with cream cheese is like an irresistible form of gazpacho. Served on lettuce, the BLT version is great on its own, but it's also a tasty appetizer when served with crackers. This is a flexible recipe, so use other cheese in place of the Gruyere, and add olives, crab meat, cooked mushrooms - whatever strikes your fancy. —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California

Barbecued Meatballs

Barbecued Meatballs

Barbecued Meatballs

This is always a hit with guests— and with me, too, because it's simple and can be assembled ahead of time.—Mrs. Melvin Schnuelle, Manitowac, Wisconsin
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Hot Collards and Artichoke Dip

Hot Collards and Artichoke Dip

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

Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip

Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip

Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip

Move over, spinach-artichoke dip! Bacon adds an extra layer of smokiness to this fabulous recipe. You might want to double the recipe because you probably won't have any leftovers. —Heidi Jobe, Carrollton, Georgia

Tangy Meatballs

Tangy Meatballs

Tangy Meatballs

These hearty meatballs are a family favorite and a big hit wherever they go! In their delicious barbecue sauce, they're a perfect dish to pass and also work well as hors d'oeuvres. —Jane Barta, St. Thomas, North Dakota

Ranch Chicken Wings

Ranch Chicken Wings

Ranch Chicken Wings

“My family loved a local restaurant’s chicken wings, but when we tried to make them at home, we couldn’t figure out how to get their ranch flavor right,” recalls Jennifer Bender of Venice, Florida. “When I found a dried dressing mix, I knew it would be perfect for the wings.”

Zucchini Snack Bread

Zucchini Snack Bread

Zucchini Snack Bread

Dad drove a logging truck through the beautiful forests and farmlands of northern Idaho's panhandle. Some days I would join him, and Mom would send along this moist bread for us to snack on.

Cheesecake Dip

Cheesecake Dip

Cheesecake Dip

When you're in the mood for something sweet but you want to keep it light, this simple dip really hits the spot. Dipping fresh plump strawberries into the cool and creamy concoction is a fun and delicious way to eat dessert. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Chicken Wonton Rolls

Chicken Wonton Rolls

Chicken Wonton Rolls

Guests will think you fussed over these warm golden bites from Mary Dixson of Decatur, Alabama. "I sometimes turn the recipe into a main course by using egg roll wrappers and serving the rolls with chicken gravy," she explains.

Mini Crescent Burgers

Mini Crescent Burgers

Mini Crescent Burgers

A friend first brought these snacks to a Sunday school party. The original recipe called for pork sausage, but I substituted ground beef with taste-tempting results. —Pam Buhr, Mexico, Missouri
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