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Simple Appetizers

Find simple appetizers from our Simple and Delicious Magazine. Get easy to make, simple appetizers featured in our publication.

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Filled with sausage, sweet pepper and cream cheese, these roll-ups are excellent for unexpected visitors, a cocktail party or for a halftime snack. Besides being easy to make, they can be done way ahead and kept in the freezer. All you have to do is pop them into a hot oven! —Cindy Nerat, Menominee, Michigan
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Melon-Mango Salsa

Melon-Mango Salsa

Melon-Mango Salsa

“After tasting a similar salsa on top of fresh fish at a fishing tournament, I went home and tried to duplicate it. This is my surprising result! It’s terrific with cinnamon pita chips.” —Sylvia Fincham, New Bern, North Carolina

Perky Olive Penguins

Perky Olive Penguins

Perky Olive Penguins

These tuxedo-clad tidbits are actually ripe olives stuffed with a subtly seasoned cream cheese filling. The adorable appetizers are dressed for success with pimiento and carrot accessories.

Steak & Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Onion & Roasted Tomato Jam

Steak & Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Onion & Roasted Tomato Jam

Steak & Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Onion & Roasted Tomato Jam

An appetizer bursting with flavor from bleu cheese, caramelized onion, jam and balsamic vinegar—tasty bites that vanish in a hurry. —Debbie Reid, Clearwater, Florida
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Strawberry Tomato Salsa

Strawberry Tomato Salsa

Strawberry Tomato Salsa

Here’s a sweet and tangy salsa that's miles away from the spicy version people expect. Serve it as an appetizer with tortilla chips for scooping, or make it part of the main event and spoon it over white meat. —Amy Hinkle, Topeka, Kansas

Peppy Peach Salsa

Peppy Peach Salsa

Peppy Peach Salsa

"Garden-fresh salsas are one of my favorite condiments," relates Jennifer Abbot from Moraga, California. "So when I saw a recipe for peach salsa in the newspaper, I couldn't think of anything that sounded better."

Cucumber Salsa

Cucumber Salsa

Cucumber Salsa

Zippy jalapeno, tart lime juice and garden-fresh cucumbers take center stage in this chunky salsa from Sandy Lee of Choctaw, Oklahoma. "I always have more cucumbers than I can use, so I created this recipe," she says. "It complements just about anything."

Quick Focaccia Bread

Quick Focaccia Bread

Quick Focaccia Bread

Green olives compliment this cheesy, pizza-like bread from Ivy Laffoon of Ceres, California. With very few ingredients, it’s packed with flavor. Serve it as an appetizer or alongside pasta, soup or salad for a mouthwatering meal.—Ivy J Laffoon, Ceres, California

Veggie Appetizer Squares

Veggie Appetizer Squares

Veggie Appetizer Squares

This tasty pizza will disappear in a hurry at your next gathering, so you may want to prepare two! "It's a great snack or light supper, especially for warm summer days," relates Mary Lynd of Minford, Ohio.

Dunked Strawberries

Dunked Strawberries

Dunked Strawberries

Dressed-up strawberries give any meal an elegant finish. With brown sugar and a hint of lime, they’re sweet, tangy and so tasty, you’ll want more! —Jennifer Reid, Farmington, Maine

Tangy Glazed Meatballs

Tangy Glazed Meatballs

Tangy Glazed Meatballs

The slightly sweet sauce on these meatballs has such a great zing to it. Use a little more or less hot sauce depending on what you're in the mood for. —John Slivon, Milton, Florida

Sausage Pineapple Lettuce Wraps

Sausage Pineapple Lettuce Wraps

Sausage Pineapple Lettuce Wraps

A delicious mix of sweet, spicy, tangy and crunchy. Pineapple is the surprise in these wraps you’ll want to fix again. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
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