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    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 slices of French bread, it makes the perfect appetizer—especially since it can be prepared ahead, put in the fridge, and then baked just before you want to serve it. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

    Cajun Crab Poppers

    1 review

    My brother moved to New Orleans and I love visiting him and his family whenever I can. These easy jalapeno...


    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...


    Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls

    4 reviews

    My husband loves Buffalo wings, but they are so messy! These Buffalo chicken rolls are mess-free and always go fast...


    Nacho Triangles with Salsa-Ranch Dipping Sauce

    2 reviews

    These nacho bites are a fun fusion of Greek appetizers and flavors of the American Southwest. The simple dipping sauce...

    Florentine Ciabatta

    2 reviews

    I came up with this appetizer because of my love for white pizza. I've served my ciabatta pizza at many...


    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    4 reviews

    These sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on mini...

    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

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


    Artichoke & Jalapeno Crab Dip

    This has always been a great potluck dish—I haven't found anyone yet who hasn't loved it! The rich and creamy...


    Crab Cake Stuffed Mushrooms

    1 review

    These tender mushrooms with their crispy golden topping are always popular at parties! The crab filling is a delicious special...


    Quinoa Arancini

    6 reviews

    We love arancini, but they’re not the healthiest thing going! I wanted to make
    a version that we could...

    Creamy Chicken Enchilada Pizza

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


    Easy Taco Cups

    2 reviews

    These zesty little cups rank high on my list of favorites because they combine three things I look for in...


    Three Cheese Artichoke & Spinach Dip

    Grated Parm, shredded mozzarella, cream cheese, mayo and butter make this dip as decadent as it gets. —Taste of Home...


    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...

    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...


    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...


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    Apple-Gouda Pigs in a Blanket

    3 reviews

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


    Salsa Strips

    In Fredonia, New York, Joann Woloszyn relies on refrigerated crescent rolls to makes these crisp Southwestern appetizers. "Choose mild, medium...


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    Party Cheese Bread

    42 reviews

    You can't go wrong with this recipe. The cheesy, butter bread is so simple to make but the taste is...


    Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Cream Sauce

    3 reviews

    Although the rich seafood tidbits look complicated, they're actually easy to assemble and cook. The dipping sauce, with its hints...


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    Easy Smoked Salmon

    4 reviews

    A magazine featured this recipe years ago, and it's still my favorite salmon. Just add crackers for a super simple...


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    Cheese Fries

    3 reviews

    I came up with this recipe after my daughter had cheese fries at a restaurant and couldn't stop talking about...

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    Pepper Poppers

    35 reviews

    These creamy stuffed jalapenos have some bite. They may be the most popular treats I make! My husband is always...


    Artichoke Crescent Appetizers

    6 reviews

    This colorful appetizer is sure to please guests at any affair. My family loves it served both warmed up and...


    Spinach Stuffing Balls

    1 review

    These cute bites are a snap to fix with stuffing mix and frozen spinach. "Over the years, we've held several...


    Blue Cheese Cheesecake

    Whenever I set out this savory cheese spread, guests can't seem to stop eating it! —Niki Trapp, Cudahy, Wisconsin


    Sausage-Stuffed Jalapenos

    40 reviews

    If you like foods that pack a bit of a punch, you’ll love these jalapeno poppers filled
    with sausage...


    Tuscan Sausage & Bean Dip

    28 reviews

    This is a spinoff of a Mexican dip I had once. The original was wicked good, but since I was...