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These appetizers are a great way to start your next gathering. Most are pretty easy to throw together, but will take your party up a notch!

From party dips, to skewers, and light snacks, we’ve got them all.

Appetizers are served before a meal for many reasons but mainly because they take the edge off your guest’s hunger before the main meal arrives.

When served with drinks, appetizers are usually called hors d’oeuvres and are usually finger foods that can be eaten easily.

Search through these recipes to find the perfect nibble, light bite and starter with these killer crowd-pleasing recipes.

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We offer some of the most popular finger foods here. Your friends will love our recipes for chicken wings, antipasto platters, and spicy crostinis.

With food, first impressions are everything and since appetizers are one of the first introductions to a meal you want it to be the best.

Whatever your taste, this group of appetizers has something for everyone.

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Here are some of our favorite crowd-pleasing appetizer recipes to get things going. Why not try one for your next gathering?

Phyllo Cup Recipe – Appetizers with Crab Meat – Crab Phyllo Cups

Looking for easy appetizer ideas that will be a great start to a cocktail party, or a fancy dinner for special friends?  This phyllo cup recipe with crab and cream cheese will delight the most discerning of guests. These little bites of goodness are super easy to make since they use frozen miniature tart shells. All …

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Crostini Appetizer Recipe with Gouda Cheese, Asparagus and Proscuitto

This crostini appetizer recipe is simple to make. The delicate asparagus spears and distinct flavors of prosciutto and Gouda cheese will make your guests think you spent hours in the kitchen making them. The appetizers are the perfect choice for an easy drinks night. Are you having friends over for drinks any time soon?  The right appetizer …

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Honey Chicken Wings – Oven Zesty Garlic and Herb Seasoning

These honey chicken wings are the perfect party appetizer for a Super Bowl gathering or to take along to a tailgating event. The recipe could not be easier to make. Just combine the wings with honey and my zesty garlic and herb seasoning mix, shake in a bag and bake in an oven. These chicken …

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Sticky Chicken Wings in the Oven – Super Bowl Party Food with Chutney

Looking for a great big game party appetizer, BBQ dish or tailgate recipe? This recipe for sticky chicken wings is the perfect choice.  For many, the Super Bowl is the time for party food. If you are like me, BBQ style food is a year round thing at your house! Super Bowl food is meant …

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Antipasto Platter Tips – 14 Ideas for the Perfect Antipasti Platter

An antipasto platter is a delicious combination of cheeses, vegetables and meats, usually served with good wines. It’s a great way to start an evening with friends and is very easy to put together. The holidays are filled with opportunities to gather with friends. What better way to start a party than with an antipasto …

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Healthy Antipasto Salad Recipe – Awesome Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing

This colorful Healthy Antipasto Salad Recipe is super easy to make and sure to keep you full for hours. It’s made with Italian meats, Provolone cheese, and veggies tossed in a vinaigrette dressing – it’s truly amazing. And best of all – this is my healthy version. You can serve this Italian antipasto salad recipe …

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Tandoori Shrimp with Indian Spices – Easy Zesty Recipe (Gluten Free – Whole30 – Paleo)

The plate will be licked clean when you serve this mouth watering, zesty tandoori shrimp recipe. The taste is spicy and smoky from the delicious savory spice blend, with just a hint of sweetness that comes from a home made Whole30 ranch dressing. They are ready in far less than 30 minutes,  with a fabulous …

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Roast Beef Wraps with Cheese & Roasted Red Peppers

These Roast Beef Wraps with cheese and roasted red peppers make a great party appetizer or fun lunch treat. I love quick and easy recipes that still look pretty and taste amazing. It’s even better if they are easy to prepare! Time to make some Roast Beef Wraps These wraps take just minutes to put …

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S’mores Trail Mix – Fun & Tasty Snack

This S’mores trail mix reminds me of the ever popular camping treat, and the kids will just love it, so it makes a wonderful after school snack. August 31 is National Trail mix day.  Time to make everyone’s favorite party snack.  Trail mixes are easy to find in the stores, but they are also super easy …

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Healthy cooking Recipe

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a healthy and nutritious snack. They are filled with nutritional goodness and are very easy to prepare. They are a great project to do with the kids, when pumpkins are in season. If you harvest pumpkins at the peak of ripeness, the seeds taste amazing. Roasted pumpkin seeds make a great …

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Tuna Lettuce Wraps – Healthy and Gluten Free

If you are looking for a healthy, gluten free alternative to high carb wraps, try these tuna lettuce wraps. They are very tasty, packed with nutritious ingredients and so easy to make. I love that I can have several of them without breaking my calorie bank. You can’t say that with a normal wrap, can …

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Patriotic Table Decor – Red White Blue Party Decorations

I have put together a group of patriotic table decor ideas that can be done on a budget and in no time at all. They are perfect for both Memorial Day and the upcoming Fourth of July! We’ve all had that moment when our friends or parents decide to visit with no notice for an important …

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Mango Salsa and Homemade Tortilla Chips

If you are looking for a tasty appetizer to start off your next BBQ, you can’t go past this recipe for mango salsa and homemade tortilla chips. Summer is getting closer and that means that grilling season and get togethers are right around the corner. Looking for an easy party appetizer? Try this recipe for …

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites Recipe – Spicy Chicken Appetizers

This spicy bacon wrapped chicken bites recipe is perfect for Cinco de Mayo! My husband is a heat freak. He loves really spicy foods of all types and he believes hot sauce belongs in every recipe. Me…not so much. I like a bit of heat but not as much as he does. So, finding the …

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Albacore Tuna Rice Paper Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

This recipe for albacore tuna rice paper spring rolls rivals the ones my husband and I get at our favorite Thai restaurant. I love Asian inspired recipes. They are clean and full of healthy ingredients and so flavorful. They are light, crunchy and go perfectly with the sweet and spicy home made dipping sauce. These …

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30 Tips for a Great Vegetable Garden Harvest Plus 6 Garden Recipes

Follow my 30 tips for a great vegetable garden harvest, and you will be bringing in baskets of fresh vegetables all summer long this year. Do you have a great vegetable harvest, or is yours just so so this year? Summer is that time of the year when vegetables are starting to really show up in …

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Gluten Free Vegetable Salad Rolls with Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

This recipe for vegetable spring rolls is perfect for your Vegan friends but will also tempt the most ardent meat eater. I served them as a party appetizer recently, along with a table full of meat dishes and the dish was the hit of the party.  Be sure to make the soy sauce dip. They …

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Muffin Tin Recipes – 35 Foods You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

Are you looking for the perfect bite sized portions of your favorite recipes? The muffin tin recipes below make portion control a breeze. Muffin tins are not just for muffins anymore.  There are loads of creative ways to use your ingredients and then cook them in a muffin tin.  The finished recipe is a handy …

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Easy Appetizer Recipes – Dips – Finger Foods and More!

These easy appetizer recipes are fun to eat and super simple for you, as the hostess to prepare. My favorite kind of party is one where there are finger foods.  I enjoy this either as the host or as the guest. Easy appetizers are a great way to start your party on the right foot …

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