7 Layer Bean Dip

7-layer bean dip with hot refried beans, topped with cheddar cheese, chilies, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and sliced black olives.

Angels on Horseback

Angels on horseback, a British appetizer made with oysters that have been wrapped in bacon and cooked.

Artichoke Lemon Dip

Creamy artichoke dip made with artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, lemon, parsley, garlic, and cream cheese.

Baked Brie

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.

Baked Stuffed Clams

Minced clams mixed with butter, onions, parsley, and bread crumbs, spooned into half clam shells and baked. Quahog Stuffies recipe.

Baked Stuffed Jalapeños

Baked jalapeños stuffed with cheese, onions, cilantro and bacon, seasoned with oregano and cumin.

Basil Hummus

Basil hummus dip made with garbanzo beans, puréed with fresh basil, olive oil, toasted pine nuts, garlic, and lemon.

Beet Hummus

Colorful beet hummus made with cooked red beets, sesame seed tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic, and cumin.

Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms

Easiest stuffed mushrooms ever, creminis stuffed with herbed Boursin cheese, topped with smoked paprika.

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

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

Buffalo wings recipe, chicken wings marinated in a spicy sauce, broiled, served with blue cheese sauce.

Caponata, Eggplant Relish

Eggplant caponata, diced eggplant cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes, pinenuts, olives, raisins, capers, and parsley. A great Italian relish for bread sticks.

Caramelized Onion Dip

Balsamic caramelized onions mixed with sour cream and mayo for a flavor-filled onion dip.

Ceviche

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.

Cheddar Cheese Puffs

Light and airy savory cheese puffs (gourgères) with cheddar cheese and thyme.

Cheesy Bread

A cross between garlic bread and pizza, cheesy bread is a quick, easy, and delicious party snack.

Chicken Liver Pâté

An easy chicken liver pate with shallots, garlic, brandy, capers and thyme, blended smooth to spread on bread or crackers.

Classic Stuffed Mushrooms

Classic stuffed with shallots, garlic, walnuts, breadcrumbs, chopped mushroom stems, and parsley.

Colcannon Cakes

Fried potato patties made from leftover colcannon, a combination of mashed potatoes, kale or other greens, and scallions or green onions.

Crab Dip

Delicious crab dip with lump crab meat, sour cream, mayonnaise, shallots, dill, lemon zest, white wine vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.

Crab Fondue

Tasty hot crab dip appetizer with lump crab meat, cream cheese, mayo, and seasonings.

Curried Pork Empanadas

Appetizer-sized empanadas, or turnovers, stuffed with a curried ground pork picadillo, and baked until golden brown.

Dad’s English Muffin Pizzas

Extra specia English muffin pizza made with English muffins, grated Mozarella cheese, diced ham, tomatoes, and caramelized onions.

Deviled Eggs

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.

Edamame Dip

Dip made with edamame soybeans, avocado, cilantro, yogurt, lime juice, and dashes of Tabasco and sesame oil.

Eggplant Dip (Baba Ghanouj)

Classic Mediterranean baba ghanouj eggplant dip. Baked eggplant pureed with tahini, garlic, and olive oil.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Mexican salsa recipe made with chopped fresh tomatoes, jalapeno and serano chili peppers, red onion, cilantro, and lime. Also called Pico de Gallo or Salsa Fresca.

Garlic Bread

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

Greek meatballs made with spicy lamb and pork meatballs, mint, jalapeno, garlic, shallots, orange zest, and Greek yogurt for dipping.

Grilled Oysters

Raw oysters not your thing? Try grilling them! Serve with lemon juice, butter, parsley sauce.

Hot Crab Dip

Hot crab dip recipe with cream cheese and mayo base, lump crab meat, green onions, parsley, horseradish, slivered almonds, and Tabasco.

How to Prepare a Cheese Board

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.

Hummus

Simple and delicious hummus, made with garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt.

Liver Pâté

Classic liver paté recipe with ground pork, calf, chicken, or pork liver, bacon and spices.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Coctel de camarones, a classic Mexican shrimp cocktail with shrimp, tomatoes, hot sauce, celery, onion, cucumber and avocados.

Mushroom Caviar

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.

Nachos

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.

Old Bay Chicken Wings

Roasted chicken wings flavored with Old Bay seasoning and butter, then served with cocktail sauce.

Olive Crostini

Olive crostinis, sliced baguette, spread with an olive, garlic, cheese tapenade, and toasted in the oven. Delicious appetizer.

Onion Rings

Crunchy onion rings recipe. Onion rings, soaked in buttermilk, coated with flour and cornmeal, and deep fried to a golden crisp.

Oven-toasted Sonoran Quesadilla

Sonoran quesadillas made with extra large, thin flour tortillas, toasted with butter and cheese, and served with strips of mild green chiles.

Oxtail Pâté (Pate)

Oxtail pate includes no liver, it is just made with the rich, flavorful meat of oxtails.

Pâté (Pate) Maison

Easy to make liver pate, made with chicken livers and pork sausage, wrapped in bacon.

Perfect Guacamole

Classic guacamole recipe, made with ripe avocados, Serrano chiles, cilantro and lime. Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.

Pineapple Glazed Ham Balls

Meatballs made from ham, bacon and ground pork, glazed with pineapple juice, brown sugar, cider vinegar, ketchup and dry mustard.

Potato Skins

Crispy cheese potato skins, baked to a crisp, then topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream and green onions.

Prosciutto, Melon, and Mozzarella

Prosciutto-wrapped melon with Mozzarella cheese recipe, perfect summertime appetizer. Prosciutto di Parma, honeydew and cantaloupe melons, and fresh cherry-size Mozzarella cheese.

Roasted Garlic

How to roast whole heads of garlic in the oven so you can eat warm, toasty cloves right out of the garlic head.

Salmon Mousse

Jelled salmon mousse appetizer recipe, with cooked salmon, celery, green pepper, onion, dill, and cream cheese.

Salmon Spread

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.

Sardine Rillettes

Heavenly spread for crackers, made with canned sardines, cream cheese, shallots, green onions, and lime juice.

Savory Chicken Drummettes

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.

Shrimp Ceviche

Cool and tasty shrimp ceviche recipe, shrimp served with chopped red onion, chile, cilantro, cucumber, avocado with lemon and lime juices.

Shrimp Cocktail

Simple, spicy shrimp cocktail appetizer, boiled shrimp served with homemade cocktail sauce.

Shrimp Dip

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

Shrimp quesadilla recipe, flour tortillas toasted with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and shrimp marinated in lime juice with chiles, green onion and cilantro.

Skillet Tortilla Pizza

Super easy individual pizzas made with flour tortillas, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and basil, in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop.

Swedish Meatballs

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.

Tempura Squid

Squid rings or tentacles dipped in a light tempura batter and quickly fried in hot oil. Addictive as popcorn.

Tomatoes on Toast

Freshly toasted slices of rustic bread, topped with Boursin herbed cheese and slices of fresh, ripe garden tomatoes.