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Hot Appetizer Recipes

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This cool, veggie-packed pizza is perfect for warm days. In an interesting 'twist', breadsticks make for a fun, crispy crust idea!—Mary Ann Dell of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Quiche with Mushrooms

Quiche with Mushrooms

Quiche with Mushrooms

Savory, onion and sweet red pepper perk up the mushroom and cheese flavors in this pretty deep-dish pie...and add a little color, too. Ruth Andrewson of Leavenworth, Washington shared this recipe.

Mini Mac & Cheese Dogs

Mini Mac & Cheese Dogs

Mini Mac & Cheese Dogs

We wanted to get creative with hot dogs, so we made a mac-and-cheesy one. Pile on the extra cheese, relish and even bacon. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland

Herb-Crusted Sweet Onion Rings

Herb-Crusted Sweet Onion Rings

Herb-Crusted Sweet Onion Rings

“These are the ultimate onion rings! Lightly battered and seasoned with herbs and Dijon mustard, these cook up to be crisp and golden brown.” Denise Patterson - Bainbridge, Ohio
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Festive Baked Brie

Festive Baked Brie

Festive Baked Brie

Rich, smooth Brie cheese accented with caramelized onions is reminiscent of fondue. With a red and green tomato and herb topping, it's quite a showpiece on a holiday table.

Ravioli Appetizer Pops

Ravioli Appetizer Pops

Ravioli Appetizer Pops

Ravioli on a stick is a tasty appetizer everyone talks about. They’re simple, easy and fun. You can use packaged dipping sauces, or make your own. Get my recipes on my blog, thehopelesshousewife.com. —Erika Monroe-Williams, Scottsdale, Arizona

Bacon and Fontina Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon and Fontina Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon and Fontina Stuffed Mushrooms

What's better than lots of bacon and cheese in a mushroom cap...yum. They'll be a hit with your guests too.—Tammy Rex, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote

Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote

Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote

A perfect partner for your Christmas goose, this warm and fruity side dish can simmer while you prepare the rest of your menu, or make it a day ahead and reheat before serving. —Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Hot Dog Mummies with Honey Mustard Dip

Hot Dog Mummies with Honey Mustard Dip

Hot Dog Mummies with Honey Mustard Dip

These flaky mummy sandwiches are instant party hits! The accompanying mustard dip adds just the right kick.

Cheesy Herbed Snack Squares

Cheesy Herbed Snack Squares

Cheesy Herbed Snack Squares

We have six children, and they all enjoy these snack squares. I've given the recipe to a number of people, and they like to add their own twists to it.

Chili Ham Cups

Chili Ham Cups

Chili Ham Cups

I like to entertain a lot and have used this recipe on several occasions as an appetizer. I also like how it is easy to switch around the ingredients to give it a different flavor.—Laura Metzger, York, Pennsylvania

Bourbon Ham Balls

Bourbon Ham Balls

Bourbon Ham Balls

Grandma Nette was the queen of ham ball recipes. I make them salty-sweet with a bourbon and vinegar kick. Serve them alone, in a sandwich or over pasta or rice. —Kimla Carsten, Grand Junction, Colorado

Fried Shoestring Carrots

Fried Shoestring Carrots

Fried Shoestring Carrots

I came up with these fun snacks as an alternative to french fries. We like to serve them hot with ranch-style dressing as a dipping sauce.—Kim Gammill, Raymondville, Texas

Onion Tart

Onion Tart

Onion Tart

Onion lovers are sure to be asking for second helpings of this appetizing tart - it uses two kinds of onions! Parmesan and feta cheese, nutmeg and hot pepper sauce enhance the flavor nicely. With its quiche-like filling, the dish is ideal for a brunch or buffet. -Christine Andreas, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Vegetable Tortilla Stack

Vegetable Tortilla Stack

Vegetable Tortilla Stack

"These tasty layered tortillas are a hit with my children and grandchildren," reports Irene Muller of Wray, Colorado. "Nutritious vegetables are deliciously disguised in this snack."
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