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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

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    Cajun Crab Poppers

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


    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...


    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...


    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...

    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...


    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

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


    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...


    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...


    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...


    Honey-Garlic Glazed Meatballs

    18 reviews

    My husband and I raise cattle on our farm here in southwestern Ontario, so it's no surprise that we're fond...


    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...


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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...


    Sweet Sausage Rolls

    29 reviews

    Refrigerated dough makes these appetizers a snap to prepare. Sausage gives them a little smoky heat, while honey and brown...


    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...


    Potato Chip Chicken Strips

    12 reviews

    This novel recipe is a fast and tasty change from fried chicken.—Sister Judith LaBrozzi, Canton, Ohio

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    Asparagus Roll-Ups

    2 reviews

    These roll-ups are simply divine. A friend shared the recipe after serving them at a church brunch, where they disappeared...


    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...


    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...


    Barbecue Chicken Bits

    12 reviews

    Folks who enjoy the taste of barbecue will gobble up these tender chunks of chicken coated in crushed barbecue potato...


    Sausage Wonton Stars

    24 reviews

    These fancy-looking appetizers are ideal when entertaining large groups. The cute crunchy cups are stuffed with a cheesy pork sausage...