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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 holidays, game days or special occasions. —Marilyn Edelman, Sabetha, Kansas

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...


Roasted Vegetable and Chevre Quiche

Roasting the veggies in this rich yet bright quiche intensifies their flavors. And the addition of fresh goat cheese lends...


Summer Tea Sandwiches

2 reviews

These dainty finger sandwiches are perfect for casual picnics or luncheons. Tarragon-seasoned chicken complements cucumber and cantaloupe slices. —Taste of...


Veggie-Packed Strata

4 reviews

This is a wonderful, colorful casserole that everyone enjoys. I'm sure you'll be hooked on it after one bite, too....

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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Creamy Chicken Vol-au-Vent

My friends and I have been getting together for "ladies lunches" for years. These vol-au-vents are the perfect no-fuss fancy...

Tomato Quiche

36 reviews

I first tried this recipe at a family gathering and loved it! It is a great meatless lunch or dinner...


Baked Pot Stickers with Dipping Sauce

3 reviews

Twisting these wonton wrappers like little candies makes them fuss-free, and the dipping sauce is packed with sweet heat. —Taylor...


Bruschetta Melts

3 reviews

I made this awesome bruschetta for my daughter’s baby shower, but I should've planned for more. We ran out right...


Polenta Mushroom Appetizers

Simple ingredients—in fact you probably have most if not all in your kitchen— are used to create a fantastic, but...

Broccoli Ham Quiche

21 reviews

This rich ham and broccoli quiche is featured in a family cookbook I put together. My husband is proof that...


Ham ‘n’ Cheese Pie

18 reviews

There's no need to make a crust for this eye-opening quiche. My family and friends love it for brunch or...


Beef Tenderloin Lollipops

1 review

Bite-sized beef cubes are easy to pop in your mouth as you mingle at parties. The sweet caramelized onion and...


Makeover Stuffed Potato Appetizers

5 reviews

We barely noticed the difference in this lightened-up version of our favorite dish. We tried it with friends and loved...


Egg Baskets Benedict

1 review

A little puff pastry turns Canadian bacon and eggs into a tasty update on eggs Benedict. We use a packaged...

Swiss Potato Puffs

2 reviews

Encourage guests to mingle by serving these cute little morsels. They’re transportable, mess-free and easy to eat in a few...


Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip

6 reviews

Move over, spinach-artichoke dip—bacon adds much more flavor. You might want to double the recipe because there are never any...


Bacon-Wrapped Apricot Bites

6 reviews

I love bacon-wrapped recipes, and these sweet-smoky snacks are easy to make and fun to eat, so be prepared with...


Seafood Cakes with Herb Sauce

2 reviews

Living near the ocean, I have a wide variety of seafood available to experiment with in recipes. This one uses...


Apricot-Glazed Ham

5 reviews

Glaze a bone-in ham with apricot jam for a entree that's beautiful and delicious. Any leftovers will make meal planning...


Blue Cheese Cheesecake

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


Spanakopita Casserole

12 reviews

This traditional Spanakopita Casserole features spinach and feta cheese. You can serve it as a side dish or meatless main...


Twice-Baked New Potatoes

3 reviews

I've used these rich potatoes as both an appetizer and a side dish. Guests seem to enjoy the distinctive taste...

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Poppy Seed Squares

When I came across the recipe for this unique appetizer, I knew I just had to try it. Although I...


Shrimp Lover Squares

6 reviews

At our house, these delicious shrimp squares are a must during family movie and game nights. —Ardyce Piehl, Poynette, Wisconsin