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Father's Day Appetizers

Treat the dads in your life to their favorite apps including homemade salsa, dips, bruschetta, nachos, bacon-wrapped goodies and more.

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Black pepper and garlic perk up this out-of-the-ordinary spread that hits the spot on a crisp cracker or toasted bread slice. "It's excellent," assures Barbara McCalley of Allison Park, Pennsylvania.

Relish Cheese Spread

Relish Cheese Spread

Relish Cheese Spread

“I got this recipe from my mother years ago, and my own kids and grandkids love it,” writes Wanda Zacher from Oroville, Washington. “Now, I often double the ingredients and take it along on family picnics.” TIP: This spread also tastes great on crisp celery sticks.

Sesame Salmon Spread

Sesame Salmon Spread

Sesame Salmon Spread

Alaska is known for its salmon, and this is one of our favorite appetizers. I pack the spread and crackers in our picnic lunch when my husband and I head out to harvest wood, which we do several times a year. We look forward to getting wood just to have this special treat!
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Bases Loaded Nachos

Bases Loaded Nachos

Bases Loaded Nachos

Bases Loaded Nachos are always a big hit. These crisp bites are great to munch, offering popular Southwest flavor.

Chunky Bloody Mary Salsa

Chunky Bloody Mary Salsa

Chunky Bloody Mary Salsa

Lemon and lime juices lend a citrus tang to this simple salsa, while horseradish gives it a little kick. Jess Apfe of Berkeley, California sent in the recipe for this colorful condiment.

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

This mouthwatering salsa shared by Suzi LaPar of Wahiawa, Hawaii features fresh pineapple and a handful of seasonings. Serve it with tortilla chips or atop grilled chicken or fish for a jazzed-up meal.—Suzi LaPar, Wahiawa, Hawaii

Chutney-Topped Brie

Chutney-Topped Brie

Chutney-Topped Brie

This easy and elegant appetizer from Rebecca Irons in Lubbock, Texas has only four ingredients! “I first tasted something similar at a cheese shop,” she says. “Most any chutney flavor will work—from pineapple or mango to onion—for a toasty, melt-in-your-mouth treat on chilly days.”

Traditional Salsa

Traditional Salsa

Traditional Salsa

Why buy bottled salsa when you can make a more flavorful variety at home with not a lot of effort? You may want to double the recipe because it's sure to be a hit!

Salsa for a Crowd

Salsa for a Crowd

Salsa for a Crowd

When planning your next fiesta, look no further than this hearty, pretty salsa. Succulently seasoned with coriander, cumin, garlic and cilantro, your crowd will definitely say, "Ole!" —Betsy Sams, Jamesville, New York

Classic Spinach Dip

Classic Spinach Dip

Classic Spinach Dip

In Stafford, Texas, Joyce Fogleman requests: “Everywhere I take this dip, I’m asked for the recipe. I don’t make it at home because I’m afraid that’s all I’d eat the entire day. I’d love a downsized version I could make at home.”

Mexican Beef

Mexican Beef

Mexican Beef

Purchased taco seasoning mixes can't compare to our home economists' flavorful blend.
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