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Comfort Food Appetizers

Entertain with ease with these crowd-pleasing comfort food appetizers, including bruschetta, deviled eggs, fondue, focaccia, nachos, dip, chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, sliders, fries, onion rings, potato skins, wontons, party mix, spreads, tartlets and more.

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Mini Mac & Cheese Dogs

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Julie Peterson
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
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Microwave Texas Nachos

Microwave Texas Nachos

Microwave Texas Nachos

Ready in minutes these easy nachos are great for a light luncheon or snack, suggests Carl Dahlgren of Fort Worth, Texas.

Savory Rye Snacks

Savory Rye Snacks

Savory Rye Snacks

"I make the flavorful spread ahead of time and refrigerate it," reports Connie Simon, Reed City, Michigan. "Then all I have to do to have a quick snack is put it on the rye bread and bake."

Reuben Roll-Ups

Reuben Roll-Ups

Reuben Roll-Ups

"This recipe turns the popular Reuben sandwich into an interesting and hearty snack," explains field editor Patricia D Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. "We love these roll-ups at our house."
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Waffle Fry Nachos

Waffle Fry Nachos

Waffle Fry Nachos

My husband and two grown sons really enjoy these fun nachos—they can devour a platter of them in no time. They're also fun to make when friends come over. —Debra Morgan, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Appetizer Tomato Cheese Bread

Appetizer Tomato Cheese Bread

Appetizer Tomato Cheese Bread

I found this recipe a few years ago in a dairy cookbook, and it has become a family favorite. We milk 180 cows and have a large garden, so dishes like this that use both dairy products and fresh vegetables are welcome. My husband, Wayne, and our two children are mostly meat-and-potato eaters...but I don't hear any complaints when I make this bread!

Cranberry-Beef Mini Burgers

Cranberry-Beef Mini Burgers

Cranberry-Beef Mini Burgers

Cranberry tapenade brings a deep red color and sweet-sour zing to these fun little bacon cheeseburgers. Serve them for parties or any time you want to treat your family. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California

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.

Shallot-Blue Cheese Dip

Shallot-Blue Cheese Dip

Shallot-Blue Cheese Dip

Perfect party fare, this five-ingredient dip is a treat on baked potatoes, too. —Alisa Pirtle, Browns Valley, California

Mushroom Broccoli Cups

Mushroom Broccoli Cups

Mushroom Broccoli Cups

"This is my very favorite appetizer and the one all my friends and family ask me to make," says Linda Senuta of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "I've given out this recipe to so many people that I've lost count. I use the leftover read to make croutons," she adds.

Mixed Mushroom Tartlets

Mixed Mushroom Tartlets

Mixed Mushroom Tartlets

I summer in northern Michigan and find the morels that grow wild up there just irresistible, but never pick mushrooms if you are not 100% sure they are safe to eat. If morels are not available, I use whatever mushrooms I can find at the supermarket. If you like crumble some goat cheese over the top. The tarts can be used as a vegetarian entree or an appetizers.—Jennifer Condreay, Centennial, Colorado

Quick Chili Cheese Dip

Quick Chili Cheese Dip

Quick Chili Cheese Dip

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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