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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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Perfect for parties, this quick dip features comforting flavors with chili, guacamole and cheese. It's great for movie night, the big game or when guests drop in and you need something tasty, yet fast. —Martha Blonde, Lansing, Michigan
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Grilled Shrimp with Spicy-Sweet Sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Spicy-Sweet Sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Spicy-Sweet Sauce

These finger-lickin' shrimp practically fly off the platter at my get-togethers. Play with the amount of sriracha to get the spice level just the way you like it. —Susan Harrison, Laurel, MD

Sausage French Bread Pizza

Sausage French Bread Pizza

Sausage French Bread Pizza

"I never seem to have pizza dough on hand, but that doesn't stop our family from enjoying pizza," reports Cherie Sweet. The Evansville, Indiana cook tops crusty French bread with creamy Alfredo sauce, sausage and veggies. "It's great to serve at a party for children or teens," she adds.

Canadian Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

Canadian Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

Canadian Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

“I served this to company during the holidays and their response was great," writes Joan Airey of Rivers, Manitoba. "For extra color, I sometimes sprinkle the mushrooms with fresh parsley after they’re baked.”
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Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza

Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza

Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza

I crave this bruschetta-like pizza in spring, when I'm planting tomatoes in our garden. Slices make great appetizers when the tomatoes are ripe. But you can also serve the pizza alongside a grilled entree or as a meatless main course.

Crispy Crab Rangoon

Crispy Crab Rangoon

Crispy Crab Rangoon

“My husband loved the appetizers we ordered at a Chinese restaurant so much that I was determined to make them at home,” relates Cathy Blankman of Warroad, Minnesota. “After two more trips to the restaurant to taste them again and about four home trials, I had them perfected.” TIP: “I often make the filling earlier in the day to save time later,” Cathy says.

Olive Bruschetta

Olive Bruschetta

Olive Bruschetta

This convenient and colorful party classic from Linda Austin in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, can be made several days in advance. In fact, it actually tastes better if prepared ahead so all the fresh flavors can blend together. Best served at room temperature with a crusty loaf of toasted French bread or your favorite crackers.

Sensational Stuffed Mushrooms

Sensational Stuffed Mushrooms

Sensational Stuffed Mushrooms

"Sometimes I use fewer mushrooms than this recipe calls for and really pile up the stuffing.” —Sandy Harz, Grand Haven, Michigan

Southwestern Cheese Dip

Southwestern Cheese Dip

Southwestern Cheese Dip

To take the edge off the kids' (and our!) hunger, this dip can be whipped up in no time. It's great with vegetable or chips.—Coleen Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Chive Biscuit Ornaments

Chive Biscuit Ornaments

Chive Biscuit Ornaments

Ring in the holiday season with these tender bell-shaped bites from our Test Kitchen home economists. they used cookie cutters and whole chive "hangers" to from the warm and appetizing ornaments, which get a slight kick from red pepper flakes.

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

In Alum Creek, West Virginia, Vicky Priestley recommends whipping up these barbecue Hawaiian pizzas as a quick after-school snack. Prepared on English muffins, the cheesy pizzas are something that kids of all ages enjoy.

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.
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