December 1999 – I love all those little appetizer morsels served at fancy (catered) parties. But who has time to fuss over them at home? I prefer to make something quick and easy like a spread or dip you can whip up in the food processor.
You may want to make an appetizer or two to serve at a dinner party, or to take along to a party. Dip and chips makes a great snack anytime. During holidays, or anytime you are having friends and family over for drinks, a variety of appetizers makes a great accompaniment to a casual evening.
A very easy appetizer is a tray of assorted cheeses and crackers. Also appreciated by calorie counters (and who isn’t) is a selection of fresh vegetables with a dip.
For an easy attractive appetizer, try making spirals with sandwich wraps. Spread with your choice of fillings and roll up jelly roll fashion. Then slice into half inch to one inch slices and arrange on a tray. For festive spirals, use tomato and spinach wraps, and add colorful fillings.
Back in the day, a cheese ball was very fancy party fare!
Quick and easy appetizer spread made with a combination of smoked salmon and canned salmon with cream cheese.
Simple and tasty spread to serve with crackers, made with canned salad shrimp and cream cheese.
Tasty and attractive layered cold dip made with crab meat.
Creamy dip recipe made with chopped spinach, and served with pumpernickel bread.
Middle Eastern style dip made with pureed chick peas.
Easy Mexican style dip recipe made with pureed avocado.
Low fat dip made with pureed asparagus.
Brie topped with cranberry sauce and baked in phyllo dough for a simple and tasty holiday appetizer.
Savory shortbread style cookie made with cheddar cheese.
Easy appetizer made with a can of crab meat and a package of cream cheese.
Appetizer meatballs baked in a sweet and sour sauce.
Large mushroom caps stuffed with a breadcrumb and cheese mixture and baked.
Appetizer version of the French Canadian classic meat pie made with ground pork.