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Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the oven whenever needed. Crab, pancetta and Gruyere make a sophisticated, elegant appetizer, and you can make your own variations on the filling. Try chicken and pesto, or a Mediterranean version with spinach and feta. —Grace Voltolina, Westport, Connecticut

Crisp Moroccan Appetizer Rolls

I love the distinctive flavors of Moroccan food. I’ve also experimented many times with spring roll wrappers, so I decided...


Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

1 review

With their cranberry dipping sauce, these no-fuss appetizer meatballs make use of traditional Thanksgiving ingredients, so they're ideal around the...


Sage & Prosciutto Pinwheels

3 reviews

I love, love, love to make appetizers and I especially like this recipe because I can make the rolls ahead,...


Hoisin Meatballs

These meatballs are braised in hoisin sauce and cabernet sauvignon for a delicious, rich sauce. If you prefer not to...

Chocolate Mincemeat Bars

1 review

What would the holidays be without mincemeat for dessert? Even people who say they don’t care for the taste will...


Traditional Italian Wedding Soup

6 reviews

You don’t have to be Italian to love this easy-to-make soup with tiny round pasta! Add homemade meatballs but use...

Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

22 reviews

This fresh, sweet-tart cookie also works with dried cranberries and orange zest. I freeze the dough for up to a...


Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels

6 reviews

These quick appetizers are irresistible. The flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto balance beautifully. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York


After-Christmas Empanadas

1 review

Turn your leftovers into tasty empanadas using refrigerated pie pastry. We make these savory pastries and freeze them for a...


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....

Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon-Apple Topping

4 reviews

When these pumpkin pancakes are on the griddle, people flock to the kitchen. Grab a spoon and top each stack...