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Memorial Day Appetizers

From picnics to parties to backyard barbecues, these summertime apps are sure to please.

Huevos Diablos

Huevos Diablos

Huevos Diablos

You'll think these eggs really do have a bit of devil's heat in them. For a milder version, remove the ribs and seeds from the jalapeno. #151;Linda Ross, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Garden Veg Salsa

Garden Veg Salsa

Garden Veg Salsa

We love this salsa made mostly with fresh garden vegetables. It’s healthy, and you can easily adjust the ingredients to suit your own tastes. —Dawn Gilson, Denmark, Wisconsin

Deviled Eggs with Bacon

Deviled Eggs with Bacon

Deviled Eggs with Bacon

These yummy deviled eggs went over so well at our summer cookouts, I started making them for holiday dinners as well. Everyone likes the addition of crumbled bacon. —Barbara Reid, Mounds, Oklahoma
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Pineapple Shrimp Spread

Pineapple Shrimp Spread

Pineapple Shrimp Spread

My aunt used to bring this dish to family gatherings. It brings back childhood memories for me. Today, it's my go-to appetizer for celebrating with others. —Jodi Tompkins, Eldon, Missouri

Firecracker Shrimp with Cranpotle Dipping Sauce

Firecracker Shrimp with Cranpotle Dipping Sauce

Firecracker Shrimp with Cranpotle Dipping Sauce

You'll find bacon wrapped shrimp is always a big hit at parties. I like mine with a little bit of heat and tang. I love this recipe it's so simple to create an amazing appetizer.—Suzanne Forsberg, Manteca, California

Curried Onion Dip

Curried Onion Dip

Curried Onion Dip

Bored with the usual veggie dip? Give it a kick with a dash of curry powder and a splash of chili sauce. I serve mine with a platter of fresh cauliflower, celery and carrots.—Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas

Caprese Salad Kabobs

Caprese Salad Kabobs

Caprese Salad Kabobs

Trade in the usual veggie party platter for these fun kabobs. I often make it for my family to snack on, and it's a great recipe for the kids to help with. —Christine Mitchell, Glendora, California

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Flatbreads

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Flatbreads

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Flatbreads

This is a combination of grilled pizza and a cheesy flatbread recipe I discovered years ago. It's a great appetizer or main dish. —Tina Repak Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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

Marinated Cheese with Peppers and Olives

Marinated Cheese with Peppers and Olives

Marinated Cheese with Peppers and Olives

Cheddar cheese, red peppers and pitted ripe olives make a tasty, rustic appetizer when marinated overnight and served with decorative toothpicks. —Polly Brunning, Thaxton, Virginia

Strawberry Corn Salsa

Strawberry Corn Salsa

Strawberry Corn Salsa

This recipe makes art in a bowl! All the colors of summer are captured in this dish with a fresh, light flavor perfect for snacking between swims or to kick off a backyard barbecue. This can be served with chips or alone as a side dish. —Catherine Ann Goza, Leland, North Carolina
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