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Mardi Gras Appetizers

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Onion Blossoms

Onion Blossoms

Onion Blossoms

An Onion Blossoms—whole onions cut to resemble a flower and then deep-fried—were the talk of the town when served at a popular local festival in northwestern Louisiana. Steve Watkins of Liar's Pub in Bossier City shares his restaurants recipe—Jeanne Bennett, Minden, Louisiana

Oyster Cheese Appetizer Log

Oyster Cheese Appetizer Log

Oyster Cheese Appetizer Log

When you say "holiday tradition" around our house, this appetizer comes to mind immediately. Every winter, I make lots of cheese logs and freeze them for when I'm expecting company or need to take food to someone's home. The blend of smoked oysters, chili powder, nuts and cream cheese tastes good-even people who don't like oysters may enjoy this interesting appetizer.

Ham Pickle Pinwheels

Ham Pickle Pinwheels

Ham Pickle Pinwheels

My mom introduced me to these appetizers a number of years ago, and I've been making them for parties ever since. They're easy to make and are always well received by guests.&$151;Tall Pines Farm, Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio
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Perfect Scalloped Oysters

Perfect Scalloped Oysters

Perfect Scalloped Oysters

My family— husband, children and grandchildren— all look forward to this easy seafood side dish. It's one I've made for well over 30 years.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

"This tasty appetizer is similar to the version served in restaurants, but it has a fresh homemake flavor that keeps everyone dipping," remarks Cathy Carroll from Grayson, Louisiana. "It's a cheesy scrumptious snack that always results in recipe requests."

Cajun Pork Sandwiches

Cajun Pork Sandwiches

Cajun Pork Sandwiches

This recipe's simple spice rub gives pork tenderloin an irresistible flavor. You'll watch in delight as these tasty open-faced sandwiches disappear from the buffet table! —Mae Kruse, Monee, Illinois

Creole-Cajun Wings

Creole-Cajun Wings

Creole-Cajun Wings

This chicken wings make a delightfully zippy appetizer. I've received lots of complements on this simple dish.—Ron Treadaway, Acworth, Georgia

Cheesy Mushroom Appetizers

Cheesy Mushroom Appetizers

Cheesy Mushroom Appetizers

My husband loves mushrooms. Sometimes I think he makes up work functions just so I make a batch of these savory appetizers...and he can snack on them at his desk.—Kathi Bloomer, Noblesville, Indiana

Rajun Cajun Crab Dip

Rajun Cajun Crab Dip

Rajun Cajun Crab Dip

I feel this dip is so good that it's hard to stop at just one serving. I like to serve it with an assortment of crackers or toasted bread.—Laura Davis, Rusk, Texas

Fried Dill Pickles

Fried Dill Pickles

Fried Dill Pickles

Enjoy fried pickles at restaurants? You may be surprised at how easy it is to make your own. But don't be surprised if they get snatched up in a flash! —Eloise Maynor, Scottsboro, AL

Brown Sugar-Glazed Meatballs

Brown Sugar-Glazed Meatballs

Brown Sugar-Glazed Meatballs

I modeled these sweet-spicy pork-and-shrimp meatballs after the filling in Asian wontons. They're a family favorite, whether I serve them alone as an appetizer or over hot cooked rice as a main dish. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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