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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.

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Wings

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Wings

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Wings

These slow cooker wings are a fun appetizer for gatherings. I sometimes like to serve the saucy chicken over rice as a main dish. Either way you do it, these Asian-inspired wings will be a hit! —June Eberhardt, Marysville, California

Ranch Chicken Wings

Ranch Chicken Wings

Ranch Chicken Wings

“My family loved a local restaurant’s chicken wings, but when we tried to make them at home, we couldn’t figure out how to get their ranch flavor right,” recalls Jennifer Bender of Venice, Florida. “When I found a dried dressing mix, I knew it would be perfect for the wings.”

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

This four-ingredient caramel dip is so simple and yummy. People always want to know how long I slaved over the stove to prepare it and are amazed to find that I made it in the microwave. When large marshmallows aren’t on hand, I substitute 2 cups of mini marshmallows instead. –Becky Heiner, West Valley City, Utah
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Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

“I entertain a lot and this crowd-pleasing dip is fast and fabulous!” writes Suzanne Zick from Maiden, North Carolina. With its rich flavor, no one will ever guess it was made in a microwave!

Homemade Meatballs in Plum Sauce

Homemade Meatballs in Plum Sauce

Homemade Meatballs in Plum Sauce

This super-easy recipe for microwave meatballs from Michael Compean of Valencia, California features the flavors of ginger, Dijon and plum sauce. You might want to pick up extras; these will go fast!

Chicken Enchilada Dip

Chicken Enchilada Dip

Chicken Enchilada Dip

A friend brought this appetizer to our house for a dinner party. Everyone loved the zesty chicken and cheese dip so much that no one was hungry for supper. My friend graciously shared the recipe, and I’ve served it many times, always with rave reviews. –Leah Davis, Morrow, Ohio

Grilled Potato Skins with Creamy Topping

Grilled Potato Skins with Creamy Topping

Grilled Potato Skins with Creamy Topping

The creamy topping on these potato skins is so delicious. These make an excellent summertime treat alongside your favorite grilled meat. They are especially good with barbecue ribs. If you're not grilling your meal, you can bake these appetizers in a 375° oven for 18-20 minutes. —Stephanie Moon, Boise, Idaho

Firecracker Shrimp

Firecracker Shrimp

Firecracker Shrimp

These delightful grilled shrimp from Mary Tallman of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin are coated in a sweet and spicy glaze. The marinade comes together in moments for sizzling shrimp skewers.

Chicken Creole Deviled Eggs

Chicken Creole Deviled Eggs

Chicken Creole Deviled Eggs

Scrambling for a quick-and-easy recipe to use up some of those hard-cooked Easter eggs? Just add a little diced chicken and these zippy deviled-egg snacks from our Test Kitchen are almost a lunch in themselves! NO CREOLE seasoning or honey mustard? The following spices can be substituted for the Creole seasoning: ¼ teaspoon each paprika and garlic powder, and a pinch each of cayenne pepper, dried thyme and ground cumin. As a substitute for honey mustard, combine ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard and ½ teaspoon honey.

Wonton Wrapper Appetizers

Wonton Wrapper Appetizers

Wonton Wrapper Appetizers

I get repeated requests for this easy-to-prepare appetizer. It's one of the first to disappear from the table.—Sheila Styles, Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Our Test Kitchen staff, many of whom are busy young mothers themselves, came up with this fresh and fruity, summer snack idea. It's easy to make ahead and carry to the ballpark, beach or playing field, and the cinnamon-spiced yogurt dip adds that special touch kids love.
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