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Make Ahead Appetizers

Looking for more make ahead appetizers? Find many more make ahead appetizers, hot appetizer, and cold appetizers.

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Here's an interesting twist on mini cocktail sandwiches. Lime mayonnaise provides a cool counterpoint to the nicely spiced pork, and toasted baguette slices contribute the crunch.
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Tomato Chili Dip

Tomato Chili Dip

Tomato Chili Dip

"This fresh-tasting dip is excellent for summer barbecues and picnics," relates Rachael Santarsiero of Orange City, Iowa.

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

My husband and two kids are sure to eat the first dozen of these cookies, warm from the oven, before the next tray is even done. A co-worker gave me the recipe for the pumpkin dip, which everyone loves with the cookies. —Kelly McNeal, Derby, Kansas

Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log

Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log

Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log

Pimientos give great color to this soft-textured cheese log. I make it for many occasions throughout the year.
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Bowl of Bones

Bowl of Bones

Bowl of Bones

These tender, saucy wings have a hint of sweet and tangy lime flavor. Your guests will devour them!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Spicy Pork Baguette Bites

Spicy Pork Baguette Bites

Spicy Pork Baguette Bites

Here's an interesting twist on mini cocktail sandwiches. Lime mayonnaise provides a cool counterpoint to the nicely spiced pork, and toasted baguette slices contribute the crunch.

Blue Cheese Walnut Cheesecake

Blue Cheese Walnut Cheesecake

Blue Cheese Walnut Cheesecake

This elegant party spread is smooth and creamy and has a mild blue cheese flavor. It's popular every time I serve it. Garnished with chopped walnuts, it looks like you fussed, but it's not that tricky to prepare. -Rita Reifenstein, Evans City, Pennsylvania

Sausage Cheesecake Appetizer

Sausage Cheesecake Appetizer

Sausage Cheesecake Appetizer

This Italian-inspired spread looks delicious and tastes even better. The wedges are a tidy way to serve it. —Kendra Doss, Kansas City, Missouri

Marinated Cheese

Marinated Cheese

Marinated Cheese

This special appetizer always makes it to our neighborhood parties and is the first to disappear at the buffet table. It's attractive, delicious—and easy! —Laurie Casper, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Stuffed Bread Appetizers

Stuffed Bread Appetizers

Stuffed Bread Appetizers

You may want to double the recipe for this hearty cold appetizer because I've found that folks just can't seem to stop eating it! —Tracy Westrom, Lansdale, Pennsylvania

Mini Muffuletta

Mini Muffuletta

Mini Muffuletta

People love these hearty little sandwich wedges. The recipe is great for a party and can be made the day before.—Gareth Craner, Minden, Nevada

Mexican Cheesecake

Mexican Cheesecake

Mexican Cheesecake

People will rave over this super-easy cheesecake appetizer. I've made this recipe several times at parties, and people were so surprised it was low fat. Make it a day ahead for convenience, adding salsa just before serving. —Sandy Burkett, Galena, Ohio
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