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    Hot Italian Party Sandwiches

    It doesn’t get much easier, or more delicious, than this hot Italian sandwich recipe. These sandwiches are the perfect appetizer for parties, gatherings or a hungry family. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

    Five-Cheese Fonduta

    If five cheese fonduta isn’t one of the most mouthwatering foods of all time, I don't know what is! Swap...


    Cranberry and Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

    3 reviews

    This warm, rich and creamy Swiss cheese dip is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Served with thin, crunchy...


    Bacon Buffalo Chicken Dip

    4 reviews

    This Buffalo dip is must-have dish at our annual Fourth of July backyard barbecue! It celebrates America's love for Buffalo...


    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

    I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...

    Brie Mushroom Pastries

    You can use this recipe for parties as an appetizer or for dinner gatherings as the first course. The rustic...


    Creamy Chicken Enchilada Pizza

    This is a twist on a family favorite. We wanted the taste of my chicken enchilada recipe, but we wanted...

    Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 review

    This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...


    Mushroom and Smoked Gouda Puff

    2 reviews

    It's so very easy, but it looks and tastes gourmet. Dinner party guests will be impressed with this perfect starter...


    Parmesan-Pretzel Crisps

    1 review

    I love this recipe because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it is so easy to prepare. It's...


    Three-Cheese Crab & Artichoke Dip

    This is my absolute favorite go-to recipe for parties, potlucks and family events. Have plenty of bread and veggies for...

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    Apple-Gouda Pigs in a Blanket

    4 reviews

    For New Year’s, I used to make pigs in a blanket with beef and cheddar. But now I like apple...


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    Cheeseburger Mini Muffins

    32 reviews

    I invented these cute little muffins so I could enjoy the flavor of cheeseburgers without resorting to fast food. I...


    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...


    Baked Asparagus Dip

    5 reviews

    Since I'm from Wisconsin, I thought it was only logical to put together a vegetable and a cheese—two of the...


    Ham N Cheese Quiches

    2 reviews

    When I need a festive finger food, this quiche recipe is the one I reach for. With cheese in both...

    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...


    Cranberry Brie Pecan Pinwheels

    1 review

    This recipe is a twist on baked Brie. My family always requests these during the holidays. They are delicious and...


    Hot Cheese Dip

    6 reviews

    When a colleague brought this cheesy dip to school for a teachers potluck, I immediately gave it an A+. I...


    Brie Phyllo Cups

    9 reviews

    Mini phyllo shells from the freezer section hurry along these elegant cups. They look fancy and taste delicious but are...


    Mini Crescent Burgers

    5 reviews

    A friend first brought these snacks to a Sunday school party. The original recipe called for pork sausage, but I...


    Cranberry Brie Pinwheels

    10 reviews

    People may wonder when you found the time to make these crisp, flaky pinwheels—but they’re really quite easy to do....


    Spanakopita Bites

    3 reviews

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


    Layered Mediterranean Dip with Pita Chips

    2 reviews

    Not your ordinary layer dip, the bold combination of hummus and Greek yogurt will be a new most-requested recipe at...

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    Apple-Pecan Baked Brie

    3 reviews

    As family arrives for a get-together, I make sure this fruity and savory Brie is in the oven so the...


    Queso Fundido

    4 reviews

    Dig in to this rich, warm one-skillet dip, topped with fresh tomato and green onions, and enjoy the gooey cheese...


    Cheese Rye Appetizers

    6 reviews

    “I enjoy serving this hors d’oeuvre at family gatherings. It can be mixed ahead of time, refrigerated, and then spread...


    Super Nacho Appetizer

    3 reviews

    Mexican food is popular for potluck gatherings here in South Texas, and this dish always brings "oohs" and "aahs". It's...


    Almond Cheddar Appetizers

    32 reviews

    I always try to have a supply of these appetizers on hand in the freezer. If guests drop in, I...


    Cheese Meatballs

    18 reviews

    I often rely on these rich, cheesy meatballs for party appetizers. Or I serve them alongside a tossed salad for...