7-layer bean dip with hot refried beans, topped with cheddar cheese, chilies, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and sliced black olives.
Angels on horseback, a British appetizer made with oysters that have been wrapped in bacon and cooked.
Easy to make savory rustic tart with Granny Smith apples, walnuts, maple syrup, thyme and gorgonzola cheese
Puff pastry mini-turnovers with a filling of apples, walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese, honey, and thyme.
Creamy artichoke dip made with artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, lemon, parsley, garlic, and cream cheese.
Baked brie recipe, brie cheese, topped with jam, wrapped in puff pastry or crescent roll dough, and baked until melty. Serve with crackers or apple slices.
Minced clams mixed with butter, onions, parsley, and bread crumbs, spooned into half clam shells and baked. Quahog Stuffies recipe.
Baked jalapeños stuffed with cheese, onions, cilantro and bacon, seasoned with oregano and cumin.
Slow barbecued chicken wings slathered in a classic Buffalo wing sauce.
Basil hummus dip made with garbanzo beans, puréed with fresh basil, olive oil, toasted pine nuts, garlic, and lemon.
Colorful beet hummus made with cooked red beets, sesame seed tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic, and cumin.
Easiest stuffed mushrooms ever, creminis stuffed with herbed Boursin cheese, topped with smoked paprika.
Bruschetta with tomato and basil. Chopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil, and vinegar, served on toasted slices of French or Italian bread.
Buffalo wings recipe, chicken wings marinated in a spicy sauce, broiled, served with blue cheese sauce.
Eggplant caponata, diced eggplant cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes, pinenuts, olives, raisins, capers, and parsley. A great Italian relish for bread sticks.
Balsamic caramelized onions mixed with sour cream and mayo for a flavor-filled onion dip.
Crispy savory tart made with puff pastry, caramelized onions, and gorgonzola and brie cheeses.
Classic ceviche (or seviche) recipe in which cubes of red snapper are cooked by lime and lemon juice. Traditional Latin American method to prepare fresh fish.
Light and airy savory cheese puffs (gourgères) with cheddar cheese and thyme.
A cross between garlic bread and pizza, cheesy bread is a quick, easy, and delicious party snack.
An easy chicken liver pate with shallots, garlic, brandy, capers and thyme, blended smooth to spread on bread or crackers.
Bacon-wrapped shrimp, grilled and seasoned with chipotle chili and lime.
Classic stuffed with shallots, garlic, walnuts, breadcrumbs, chopped mushroom stems, and parsley.
Fried potato patties made from leftover colcannon, a combination of mashed potatoes, kale or other greens, and scallions or green onions.
Asian inspired crab cakes with fresh crab meat, lime, ginger, and sriracha.
Delicious crab dip with lump crab meat, sour cream, mayonnaise, shallots, dill, lemon zest, white wine vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.
Tasty hot crab dip appetizer with lump crab meat, cream cheese, mayo, and seasonings.
Turkey meatballs with thyme, fennel seeds, ricotta, glazed with a spicy-sweet ruby red cranberry sauce.
Curried chicken salad spooned into endive "boats" for a crisp, delightful appetizer.
Simple egg salad, spiced up with curry and mango chutney. Great on toast!
Appetizer-sized empanadas, or turnovers, stuffed with a curried ground pork picadillo, and baked until golden brown.
Extra specia English muffin pizza made with English muffins, grated Mozarella cheese, diced ham, tomatoes, and caramelized onions.
Classic deviled eggs recipe, perfect for post-Easter and summer picnic potlucks. Mashed cooked egg yolks, mixed with mayonnaise and Dijon, spooned or piped into cooked egg white halves. Sprinkled with paprika.
Dip made with edamame soybeans, avocado, cilantro, yogurt, lime juice, and dashes of Tabasco and sesame oil.
Classic Mediterranean baba ghanouj eggplant dip. Baked eggplant pureed with tahini, garlic, and olive oil.
Hard boiled egg whites stuffed with artichoke heart tapenade and sprinkled with grated cooked egg yolks
Fresh fava bean dip with green garlic, lemon zest, olive oil, and goat cheese. Great served with jicama or cucumber slices.
Two classic garlic bread recipes, one toasted and crispy from the broiler, the other soft from being wrapped in aluminum foil and heated in the oven.
Greek meatballs made with spicy lamb and pork meatballs, mint, jalapeno, garlic, shallots, orange zest, and Greek yogurt for dipping.
Tender, smokey artichoke halves, easily and beautifully grilled.
Raw oysters not your thing? Try grilling them! Serve with lemon juice, butter, parsley sauce.
Green deviled eggs! Hard boiled egg halves, stuffed with avocado guacamole.
Hot crab dip recipe with cream cheese and mayo base, lump crab meat, green onions, parsley, horseradish, slivered almonds, and Tabasco.
Tips and advice on how to put together a cheese plate, either as an appetizer, or an end of dinner course. How to select, store, and serve cheese. How to make a cheese board.
Simple and delicious hummus, made with garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt.
Classic liver paté recipe with ground pork, calf, chicken, or pork liver, bacon and spices.
Coctel de camarones, a classic Mexican shrimp cocktail with shrimp, tomatoes, hot sauce, celery, onion, cucumber and avocados.
Mushroom caviar, an appetizer of finely chopped fresh mushrooms sauteed in butter with shallots, garlic, and white wine, then mixed with sour cream, pine nuts, lemon juice and parsley.
Classic Tex Mex nachos. Corn tortilla chips, baked with refried beans, shredded cheddar cheese, and jalapeno peppers. Served with salsa, guacamole, sour cream and cilantro.
Roasted chicken wings flavored with Old Bay seasoning and butter, then served with cocktail sauce.
Olive crostinis, sliced baguette, spread with an olive, garlic, cheese tapenade, and toasted in the oven. Delicious appetizer.
Crunchy onion rings recipe. Onion rings, soaked in buttermilk, coated with flour and cornmeal, and deep fried to a golden crisp.
Sonoran quesadillas made with extra large, thin flour tortillas, toasted with butter and cheese, and served with strips of mild green chiles.
Oxtail pate includes no liver, it is just made with the rich, flavorful meat of oxtails.
Black cod fillets marinated in a vinegar oil mixture and served as a classic escabeche.
Slices of fresh papaya served with thinly sliced prosciutto and fresh squeezed lime.
Easy to make liver pate, made with chicken livers and pork sausage, wrapped in bacon.
Classic guacamole recipe, made with ripe avocados, Serrano chiles, cilantro and lime. Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.
Meatballs made from ham, bacon and ground pork, glazed with pineapple juice, brown sugar, cider vinegar, ketchup and dry mustard.
Crispy cheese potato skins, baked to a crisp, then topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream and green onions.
Prosciutto-wrapped melon with Mozzarella cheese recipe, perfect summertime appetizer. Prosciutto di Parma, honeydew and cantaloupe melons, and fresh cherry-size Mozzarella cheese.
Quick and easy, hot artichoke dip with artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, and salt and pepper.
How to roast whole heads of garlic in the oven so you can eat warm, toasty cloves right out of the garlic head.
Jelled salmon mousse appetizer recipe, with cooked salmon, celery, green pepper, onion, dill, and cream cheese.
Salmon spread appetizer with a combination of smoked salmon and freshly poached salmon, mixed together with lemon juice, capers, Dijon, chives, lemon zest, and butter. Serve on toasted baguette slices.
Heavenly spread for crackers, made with canned sardines, cream cheese, shallots, green onions, and lime juice.
Tasty chicken drummettes. The meaty part of the chicken wing, marinated in garlic, honey, Dijon, soy sauce, and lemon juice, then roasted in the oven.
Seared thick sea scallops served with a simple asparagus and butter sauce.
Cool and tasty shrimp ceviche recipe, shrimp served with chopped red onion, chile, cilantro, cucumber, avocado with lemon and lime juices.
Simple, spicy shrimp cocktail appetizer, boiled shrimp served with homemade cocktail sauce.
Easy shrimp dip with small pink shrimp, lemon zest and lemon juice, scallions, parsley, hot sauce, pepper, cream cheese and a little mayo.
Shrimp quesadilla recipe, flour tortillas toasted with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and shrimp marinated in lime juice with chiles, green onion and cilantro.
Super easy individual pizzas made with flour tortillas, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and basil, in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop.
Salmon toasts recipe with smoked salmon slices over herbed goat cheese on toasted crostini bread rounds. An easy, crowd pleasing appetizer.
Shrimp marinated in a spicy paprika garlic sauce, threaded onto bamboo skewers and grilled.
A classic Spanish tapas appetizer known as patatas bravas, or angry potatoes - roasted potatoes tossed with a spicy, smoky tomato sauce.
Specialty of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, these chicken nuggets are marinated in lime juice, rum, and soy sauce, dredged in flour and paprika and fried.
Turkey burger patties with grated zucchini, herbs, cumin, and cayenne, served with lemony sour cream sauce.
Classic Swedish meatballs made from a mixture of beef and pork, flavored with nutmeg and cardamom and served with a rich beef and sour cream gravy.
Tzatziki recipe with yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and Swiss chard instead of cucumbers.
Squid rings or tentacles dipped in a light tempura batter and quickly fried in hot oil. Addictive as popcorn.
Freshly toasted slices of rustic bread, topped with Boursin herbed cheese and slices of fresh, ripe garden tomatoes.
Best turkey meatballs ever, with cremini and shiitake mushrooms, onions, garlic, and herbs.
A quick and easy recipe for an ultra-thin crust pizza topped with onions, mushrooms, and ricotta cheese. Uses flour tortillas as the pizza base.