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Easy Appetizers

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Myrtle Albrecht of Cameron Park, California shares Mini Blue Cheese Rolls—a fun, easy way to dress up refrigerated breadsticks.
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Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Poppers

Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Poppers

Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Poppers

There’s no faster way to get a party started than with these bacon-wrapped poppers. Make them ahead and bake just before serving. Even the hot pepper intolerant will love them. —Dawn Onuffer, Crestview, Florida

Pepperoni Pinwheels

Pepperoni Pinwheels

Pepperoni Pinwheels

These golden brown rounds from field editor Vikki Rebholz of West Chester, Ohio, have lots of pepperoni flavor. "They're easy to make, and really good!" says Vikki.

Smoky Bacon Wraps

Smoky Bacon Wraps

Smoky Bacon Wraps

These cute little sausage and bacon bites are finger-licking good. They have a sweet and salty taste that's fun for breakfast or as an appetizer. —Cara Flora, Kokomo, Indiana
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Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball

Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball

Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball

Meet the Cook: Needing a quick appetizer one night when dinner was running late, I combined a few leftovers into this easy cheese ball. For variety, you can shape it into a log, or substitute favorite herbs for the pepper. My husband and I are the proud parents of two children, Kenton, 6, and Katie, 4. -Tamara Rickard, Bartlett, Tennessee

Cheese Meatballs

Cheese Meatballs

Cheese Meatballs

I often rely on these rich, cheesy meatballs for party appetizers. Or I serve them alongside a tossed salad for a quick meal in minutes. —Rachel Frost, Tallula, Illinois

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Typically called a Jezebel Sauce, this sweet, fruity topping has an underlying bite from horseradish. The sauce, from Rita Reifenstein of Evans City, Pennsylvania is also great over pork or chicken.

Bacon Pinwheels

Bacon Pinwheels

Bacon Pinwheels

In Wichita, Kansas, Janne Rowe whips up these savory rolls with a rich cream cheese, mushroom and bacon filling. The yummy pinwheels will make a scrumptious addition to any buffet table.

Peanut Butter Dip

Peanut Butter Dip

Peanut Butter Dip

Both the children and adults really enjoy this dip, which includes mini chocolate chips. It is so easy to whip up.—Kristen Proulx, Canton, New York

Apple-Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Apple-Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Apple-Goat Cheese Bruschetta

It takes just six ingredients and 20 minutes to put together this beautiful bruschetta from Laura Lunardi, of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Crunchy apple and warm goat cheese top these crispy treats.

Mark's Marinated Mushrooms

Mark's Marinated Mushrooms

Mark's Marinated Mushrooms

This appetizer is equally delicious served hot or cold. It's a real crowd-pleaser.—Mark Curry, Buena Vista, Colorado

Pizza Dip

Pizza Dip

Pizza Dip

Everybody loves this simple dip. If you have any left over, spoon it on toasted English muffins for a great open-faced sandwich. —Sara Nowacki, Franklin, Wisconsin.
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