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Mardi Gras Appetizers

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Louisiana Crab Dip

Louisiana Crab Dip

Louisiana Crab Dip

When friends visit from other parts of the country, I treat them to a Cajun-style Christmas. This flavor-packed seafood dip gives them a delicious taste of the Bayou State.

Coconut Fried Shrimp

Coconut Fried Shrimp

Coconut Fried Shrimp

These crisp and crunchy shrimp make a tempting appetizer or a fun change-of-pace main dish. The coconut coating adds a little sweetness...and the tangy orange marmalade and honey sauce is great for dipping. It's impossible to stop munching these once you start! -Ann Atchison, O'Fallon, Missouri

Spicy Crab Dip

Spicy Crab Dip

Spicy Crab Dip

With cayenne pepper and hot sauce (both optional!), this delicious dip doubles up on the heat. Chock-full of crabmeat, this appetizer feels special, yet it only takes minutes to prepare. -Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois
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Festive Dip

Festive Dip

Festive Dip

This colorful dish is great for all parties and festivities. My daughter loves helping to prepare it! —Donna Kollar, Austintown, Ohio

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

My neighbor gave me a container of this zippy, tangy salsa one Christmas and I had to have the recipe. I fix it regularly for potlucks and get-togethers and never have leftover. I take copies of the recipe with me whenever I take the salsa. —Kathy Faris, Lytle, Texas

Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings

Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings

Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings

I have been making this recipe ever since I can remember…and every time I have a party. It's so simple to fix, doesn't take a lot of ingredients or time, and is always a favorite with my guests. You can change it up for different crowds by varying the seasoning for a mild to extra-spicy kick. —Caren Adams, Fontana, California

Crab Cakes with Lime Sauce

Crab Cakes with Lime Sauce

Crab Cakes with Lime Sauce

Reel in a breezy taste of the seashore with these delectable, crispy-coated crab cakes from Oxford, Pennsylvania’s Marjie Gaspar. Her refreshing, lip-smacking lime sauce adds a delightful summery tang to this old-fashioned favorite.

Cheesy Mushroom Appetizers

Cheesy Mushroom Appetizers

Cheesy Mushroom Appetizers

My husband loves mushrooms. Sometimes I think he makes up work functions just so I make a batch of these savory appetizers...and he can snack on them at his desk.—Kathi Bloomer, Noblesville, Indiana

Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

"My grandmother came up with her own version of fried green tomatoes years ago. Our family loves it," says Melanie Chism of Coker, Alabama. "It's a traditional taste of the South that anyone anywhere can enjoy!"

Sticky Chicken Wings

Sticky Chicken Wings

Sticky Chicken Wings

You'll want to keep an extra stack of napkins nearby once people start reaching for these sweet and savory chicken wings. The brown sugar marinade makes every bite finger-lickin' good! —Laura Mahaffey, Annapolis, Maryland

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

"This tasty appetizer is similar to the version served in restaurants, but it has a fresh homemake flavor that keeps everyone dipping," remarks Cathy Carroll from Grayson, Louisiana. "It's a cheesy scrumptious snack that always results in recipe requests."
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