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Country Woman Appetizers

Find Country Woman Magazine appetizers for a delicious start to your dinner or meal. Get appetizers from our Country Woman Magazine.

Mexican Layer Dip

Mexican Layer Dip

Mexican Layer Dip

This adaptable dip is like a magnet to hungry guests at our family get-togethers and casual parties. It’s tasty served hot or cold. Just one chip full and you’re hooked!—Sheila Frasher, Crown City, Ohio

Three-Cheese Fondue

Three-Cheese Fondue

Three-Cheese Fondue

I got this easy recipe from my daughter, who lives in France. It’s become my go-to fondue, and I make it often for our family.—Betty A. Mangas, Toledo, Ohio

Crab Pesto Cheesecake

Crab Pesto Cheesecake

Crab Pesto Cheesecake

This savory cheesecake is a sure hit for entertaining. Serve it with crackers or baguette slices. Pesto brings out the best in the crabmeat.—Carolyn Butterfield, Lake Stevens, Washington
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Savory Cheese Ball

Savory Cheese Ball

Savory Cheese Ball

Blue cheese contributes a pleasant, tangy bite and olive a saltiness to this creamy cheese ball. For the optimum taste, let the cheese ball stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.—Jan Stawara, Howell, Michigan

Enlightened Spicy Avocado Dip

Enlightened Spicy Avocado Dip

Enlightened Spicy Avocado Dip

Bursting with flavor, this refreshing avocado dip hints of citrus and spice. Its lively green color suits the holiday season perfectly.—Jessie Grearson, Falmouth, Maine

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

I often spoon my salmon spread onto endive leaves for an easy and pretty presentation. It’s a healthful addition to any celebration.—Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California

Herbed Garlic Cheese Dip

Herbed Garlic Cheese Dip

Herbed Garlic Cheese Dip

Served with chilled beverages and bite-size vegetables, my garden-fresh dip makes a simple yet surprisingly elegant beginning to any meal.—Josephine D. Piro, Easton, Pennsylvania

Mushroom & Leek Strudel

Mushroom & Leek Strudel

Mushroom & Leek Strudel

This elegant hors d'oeuvre is almost effortless. Use fresh herbs if possible, and feel free to sub in whole-wheat phyllo. —Lisa Diehl, Edina, Minnesota

Strawberry Brunch Bruschetta

Strawberry Brunch Bruschetta

Strawberry Brunch Bruschetta

Try this sweet bruschetta for a brunch or indulgent weekend breakfast. The goat cheese, fresh herbs and strawberries are part of the luxury.—Johanna Hauer, Kennebunk, Maine

Vegetable Christmas Tree

Vegetable Christmas Tree

Vegetable Christmas Tree

This veggie-decked Christmas tree is a real conversation starter and looks beautiful on a buffet table.—Carolyn Black, Port Ludlow, Washington

Sweet Onion & Mushroom Braid

Sweet Onion & Mushroom Braid

Sweet Onion & Mushroom Braid

You can make this impressive bread easily by using prepared pizza dough. The braid can be served as an appetizer or alongside soup or salad.—Rene Montgomery, Duluth, Minnesota
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