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Memorial Day Appetizers

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

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Special Stuffed Strawberries

Special Stuffed Strawberries

Special Stuffed Strawberries

Marcia Orlando from Boyertown, Pennsylvania writes, "These sweet bites can be made ahead of time...and they look really colorful on a tray. I sometimes sprinkle the piped filling with finely chopped pistachio nuts."

Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings

Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings

Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings

I have been making this recipe ever since I can remember…and every time I have a party. It's so simple to fix, doesn't take a lot of ingredients or time, and is always a favorite with my guests. You can change it up for different crowds by varying the seasoning for a mild to extra-spicy kick. —Caren Adams, Fontana, California

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Kim Marie Van Rheenen of Mendota, Illinois reports, "At our family gatherings, I'm 'required' to serve this creamy dip - so I'm thankful it mixes up so quickly! It's especially attractive served with red and green apple wedges."
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Deviled Ham Stuffed Eggs

Deviled Ham Stuffed Eggs

Deviled Ham Stuffed Eggs

I make these stuffed eggs once a month for a fellowship meal at church-and I've yet to bring one back home! Different from typical versions, these hard-cooked eggs get a subtle crunch from chopped veggies, and deviled ham adds zing.

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

Chilled Raspberry Soup

Chilled Raspberry Soup

Chilled Raspberry Soup

Family and friends enjoy this lovely cold soup. I often use sugar substitute and reduced-fat sour cream to make it a little lighter.—Amy Wenger, Severance, Colorado

Guacamole Appetizer Squares

Guacamole Appetizer Squares

Guacamole Appetizer Squares

This cold appetizer pizza has appeared at family functions for many years. I know you'll love it, too.

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

Simmered Smoked Links

Simmered Smoked Links

Simmered Smoked Links

A tasty sweet-sour sauce glazes bite-size sausages in this recipe shared by Maxine Cenker of Weirton, West Virginia. "Serve these effortless appetizers with toothpicks at parties or holiday get-togethers," she suggests.

Grilled Pork Appetizers

Grilled Pork Appetizers

Grilled Pork Appetizers

People can't seem to get enough of these tender hors d'oeuvres. Marinated in a sauce that is slightly sweetened with honey, the party starters also make a wonderful entree when served over rice. —Susan LeBrun Of Sulphur, Louisiana

Blueberry Watermelon Salsa

Blueberry Watermelon Salsa

Blueberry Watermelon Salsa

Shake things up this season with our Test Kitchen's fruity take on a classic treat. This salsa combines traditional corn and hot jalapenos with cool chopped watermelon and fresh blueberries for a well balanced chip dipper.
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