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    Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups

    Lettuce wraps make light, lively appetizers. These are easy to make because the slow cooker does most of the work. Just load it up and let things get cooking. When the chicken is cooked, just shred and serve. —Robin Haas, West Roxbury, Massachusetts

    Grilled Bruschetta

    2 reviews

    This is my go-to appetizer in the summer when tomatoes and basil are fresh from the garden. The balsamic glaze...


    Green Tomato Salsa

    I came up with this green tomato salsa recipe so I could use up all the fresh tomatoes from my...


    Quentin’s Air-Fryer Peach-Bourbon Wings

    My father and husband love bourbon flavor, so I add it to tangy wings air-fried in peach preserves. Stand back...


    Peach Bruschetta

    As a starter or light snack, this bruschetta is a wonderful way to savor the season with just a bite...

    Bacon Cheese Fries

    10 reviews

    These tempting bacon cheese fries are one finger food I can make a meal of. Quick to fix, they're a...


    Microwave Potato Wedges

    4 reviews

    These wedges taste like baked potatoes but are faster to make because they cook in the microwave. The simple seasoning...

    Butterscotch Dip

    3 reviews

    This gooey-good dip is an appealing addition to my yuletide fruit baskets. I just pour some into pint jars trimmed...


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    Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze

    10 reviews

    These smoky-sweet meatballs are a Pennsylvania Dutch specialty. I like setting them out when folks come to visit. —Janet Zeger,...


    Mini Burgers with the Works

    2 reviews

    I started preparing these mini burgers several years ago as a creative way to use up bread crusts accumulating in...


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    Chocolate Mocha Dusted Almonds

    I love to make recipes with nuts. These are chocolaty with a hint of coffee—elegant and addictive! I give them...

    Festive Appetizer Spread

    2 reviews

    Our state is known for its cranberries, and there are many bogs in our area. I won first place with...


    Butterscotch Fruit Dip

    If you like the sweetness of butterscotch chips, you'll enjoy this warm rum-flavored fruit dip. I serve it with apple...


    Slow-Cooked Salsa

    14 reviews

    I love the fresh taste of homemade salsa, but as a working mother, I don't have much time to make...


    Plum Orange Jam

    2 reviews

    We put our homegrown plums to delicious use in this quick and easy jam. It's my favorite thing to serve...


    Citrusy Fruit Dip

    1 review

    This refreshing dip is the perfect complement to fresh summer fruit. Folks just can't seem to get enough of it...the...

    Pineapple Chicken Sliders

    2 reviews

    For fun appetizers that tide over even the hungriest of guests, try these mini sandwiches. My youngest daughter likes their...


    Herb Mix for Dipping Oil

    8 reviews

    We combine a blend of herbs to create this mouthwatering mix. Plumping the herbs in water before stirring into olive...


    Spanakopita Bites

    3 reviews

    For an easy spanakopita, try this version that is made in a pan, then cut into squares. It has all...


    Cranberry-Orange Tartlets

    2 reviews

    I like to mix up my offerings at appetizer parties by including some sweeter selections. With Mascarpone cheese and cranberries...


    Polynesian Meatballs

    8 reviews

    With pretty bits of pineapple, these meatballs are sure to attract attention—and the sweet-tart sauce brings people back for seconds....


    Couscous Caps

    1 review

    Couscous makes a pleasant change from bread crumbs in these savory appetizers—and provides nice texture. —Kendra Doss, Kansas City, Missouri


    Herbed Garlic Cheese Dip

    Served with chilled beverages and bite-size vegetables, my garden-fresh dip makes a simple yet surprisingly elegant beginning to any meal.—Josephine...


    Avocado Goat Cheese Truffles

    3 reviews

    Give guests the VIP treatment with luxurious truffles you can make in your own kitchen. The goat cheese is mild,...

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    Italian Party Appetizers

    5 reviews

    "Quick, easy, delicious, colorful and impressive! This is one great recipe to serve with a refreshing white wine to unexpected...


    Creamy Red Pepper Veggie Dip

    I received this, my go-to veggie dip recipe, from a college roommate. Thick and creamy with just a touch of...



    Goat Cheese Mushrooms

    3 reviews

    Stuffed mushrooms are superstars in the hot appetizer category. I use baby portobello mushrooms and load them with creamy goat...


    Citrus Fondue

    This light and refreshing fondue is just right for warmer weather. It's the perfect way to showcase the naturally great...


    Honey-Lime Fruit Dip

    For more than 20 years, this citrusy dip has been as welcome as sunshine at our holiday breakfast table. Try...