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Valentine's Day Appetizers

Looking for Valentine's Day appetizers? Get easy to make Valentine's Day appetizer recipes. Taste of Home has appetizers for Valentine's Day including breads, tarts, dips, spreads, and more Valentine's Day appetizers.

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“Mushroom caps plump with crabmeat make a wonderful appetizer for entertaining,” suggests Tonya Farmer, Iowa City, Iowa. She suggests using the recipe as a light entree, served on salad greens or with pasta.
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Raspberry & Cream Cheese Pastries

Raspberry & Cream Cheese Pastries

Raspberry & Cream Cheese Pastries

I wanted to surprise my grown daughter with a different dessert for her birthday. The puff pasty tarts I dressed up have a chocolaty center with a splash of amaretto.—Jennifer Zuk, Burnaby, British Columbia

Spicy Butterscotch Wings

Spicy Butterscotch Wings

Spicy Butterscotch Wings

We love big-time spicy chicken wings. I do a caramel sauce to balance the heat, but you could also glaze the wings with melted brown sugar. —Nuraniza Salazar, Westminster, Colorado

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

“Mushroom caps plump with crabmeat make a wonderful appetizer for entertaining,” suggests Tonya Farmer, Iowa City, Iowa. She suggests using the recipe as a light entree, served on salad greens or with pasta.
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Nutty Blue Cheese Spread

Nutty Blue Cheese Spread

Nutty Blue Cheese Spread

With great blue cheese flavor and nice texture from the pecans, this super- simple spread has a company-special feel. Perfect with veggies or crackers, it’s ideal for parties. —Sherry Hulsman, Elkton, Florida

Chilled Raspberry Soup

Chilled Raspberry Soup

Chilled Raspberry Soup

Family and friends enjoy this lovely cold soup. I often use sugar substitute and reduced-fat sour cream to make it a little lighter.—Amy Wenger, Severance, Colorado

Strawberries with Chocolate Cream Filling

Strawberries with Chocolate Cream Filling

Strawberries with Chocolate Cream Filling

Just a sweet little something to top off any meal and make it special. These party-pretty bites are as easy to make as they are delicious. Try the strawberries as a refreshing fruit appetizer, too. —Lisa Huff, Wilton, Connecticut

Smoked Salmon Bites with Shallot Sauce

Smoked Salmon Bites with Shallot Sauce

Smoked Salmon Bites with Shallot Sauce

Tangy mayonnaise-Dijon sauce adds zip to flaky pastry and layers of crisp arugula, thinly sliced smoked salmon and nutty-flavored Asiago cheese. —Jamie Brown-Miller, Napa, California

Cuke Heart Appetizers

Cuke Heart Appetizers

Cuke Heart Appetizers

From Sylmar, California reader Norma Thune comes this zesty appetizer she regularly whips together for company. You can serve her spinach concoction on crunchy shapes cut from fresh cucumbers, like we have here, or offer it with crackers and vegetable dippers. Either way, it's a treat to eat!—Norma Thune, Sylmar, California

Herb & Roasted Pepper Cheesecake

Herb & Roasted Pepper Cheesecake

Herb & Roasted Pepper Cheesecake

Roasted red peppers and fresh herbs basil, chive and thyme add notes of sweetness, licorice and a hint of peppery finish in ways that will surprise you. Add a drizzle of oil just before serving, and pass the pita chips. —Laura Julian, Amanda, Ohio

Cherry-Brandy Baked Brie

Cherry-Brandy Baked Brie

Cherry-Brandy Baked Brie

No one will believe this impressive appetizer is so easy to make. You can substitute dried cranberries or apricots for the cherries and apple juice for the brandy. —Kevin Phebus, Katy, Texas

Pear Mushroom Strudels

Pear Mushroom Strudels

Pear Mushroom Strudels

Guests may raise their eyebrows when you tell them the ingredients in this special appetizer. But after one taste, they're raising their hands for the recipe!—Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio
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