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Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

6 reviews

Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the recipe. It's so easy to make and a great appetizer for any time of year. —Maggie McDermott, Central Square, New York

Pressure-Cooker Caponata

This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


Artichoke Spread with Garlic Bread

3 reviews

I've tried several different artichoke dip recipes, but this one is the absolute best! I serve it at nearly every...


Greek Olive Tapenade

Welcome to an olive lover’s dream. Mix olives with freshly minced garlic, parsley and a few drizzles of olive oil...


Slow-Cooker Caponata

1 review

This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....

Tomato-Goat Cheese Spread

1 review

A good friend shared this recipe with me. It is super easy and so delicious. Guests will love it! It's...


Appetizer Blue Cheese Logs

1 review

Three kinds of cheese and some curry powder make this cheese log a little more lively than most. Swipe it...

Oyster Mushroom Spread

Oyster mushrooms are a popular wild food in our area. Since they're expensive if you can find them in the...


Spinach Tomato Spread

3 reviews

"Everyone at our get-togethers raves about this festive-looking zippy dip," writes Eleonora Marinelli of Hagerstown, Maryland.


Hot Mushroom Spread

I've made this creamy, hearty mushroom appetizer for years—it's a big hit every time.—Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia


Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

19 reviews

This creamy, bubbly appetizer spread is sure to please. Baked to a golden brown, it gets its richness from cream...

Goat Cheese Spread in Roasted Pepper Cups

I had a similar dish in a restaurant in Seattle, and when I returned home I just had to try...


Roasted Red Pepper Spread

This flavorful spread livens up most any sandwich. Try tossing it with salad greens before adding to your sandwich. Taste...


Lemon-Herb Olives with Goat Cheese

Greek olives have a fruity flavor that comes into play when you mix them with lemon and fresh herbs. Spoon...