Appetizers

Plan a terrific party for friends and family with our easy appetizer recipes. Prepare the perfect finger foods for your guests with our quick, simple and delicious recipes.

Sausage, Grilled Pepper, and Tomato Bruschetta
Sausage, Grilled Pepper, and Tomato Bruschetta

This Mediterranean-style sandwich can be made using a vegetarian topping, too! >>

Mushroom and Thyme Toasts
Mushroom and Thyme Toasts

Prepare these toasts for a satisfying snack or a quick lunch paired with fresh fruit. >>

Spicy Date, Apple, and Cheese Dip
Spicy Date, Apple, and Cheese Dip

Here's a naturally sweet spread for toast, scones, and muffins. >>

Strawberry Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette
Strawberry Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

The vinaigrette in this salad has a little kick, thanks to a dash of hot pepper sauce. >>

Crab-Stuffed Deviled Eggs
Crab-Stuffed Deviled Eggs

A creamy crabmeat filling heats up with cayenne pepper and hot sauce. >>

Quick Tips for Planning the Perfect Dinner Party
Quick Tips for Planning the Perfect Dinner Party

Dinner Party Tip #1: Don't get too creative. When you're planning vegetable side dishes for a meal… >>

13 Ways to Use Edible Bowls
13 Ways to Use Edible Bowls

Tomatoes, eggplant, shredded cheese, and more can be used as edible serving dishes. Try one of… >>

20 Easy Appetizer Recipes (in 20 Words or Less)
20 Easy Appetizer Recipes (in 20 Words or Less)

To kick off a season of merrymaking, we combed our favorite magazines and blogs for fast… >>

97 of the Easiest No-Cook, No-Bake, No-Fuss Recipes
97 of the Easiest No-Cook, No-Bake, No-Fuss Recipes

Get out of the kitchen fast with enough delicious no-cook ideas to keep you cool all summer. >>

8 Fun Ways to Eat a Hot Dog
8 Fun Ways to Eat a Hot Dog

Move over, ketchup and mustard—we've got the fun new toppings to take your hot dog from normal to… >>

12 Fun New Recipes for Taco Night
12 Fun New Recipes for Taco Night

Mix up your menu with these different takes on the Tex-Mex favorite. >>

11 Items to Have on Hand for Instant Hors d'Oeuvres
11 Items to Have on Hand for Instant Hors d’Oeuvres

Experienced party planners prepare for the unexpected by keeping extra hors d'oeuvres in the… >>

4 Champagne Cocktails and 4 Appetizer Recipes for Your Party
4 Champagne Cocktails and 4 Appetizer Recipes for Your Party

The hostess of thebubblygirl.com and author of The Bubbly Bar shares her favorite cocktails and… >>

6 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers
6 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers

Diane Morgan, author of The Thanksgiving Table and New Thanksgiving Table, shares her do-ahead… >>

Mini Lamb Burgers With Feta and Mint
Mini Lamb Burgers With Feta and Mint

The richness of these flavorful burgers is balanced by fresh mint and feta cheese, making them the… >>

Posh Popcorn
Posh Popcorn

Hot buttered popcorn becomes sublime when paired with a fizzy glass of sparkling wine. >>

Mini Mac-and-Cheese Bites
Mini Mac-and-Cheese Bites

These cheesy nibbles bring out the kid in everyone. >>

8 Excellent Eggplant Recipes
8 Excellent Eggplant Recipes

When eggplant is on sale it makes for an affordable way to enjoy a vegetable that's as versatile as… >>

Crisped Potato Skins with Veggie Salsa
Crisped Potato Skins with Veggie Salsa

Potato skins are high in vitamin C and are an excellent source of fiber. Paired with flavor-rich… >>

Greek Sandwich Bites
Greek Sandwich Bites

Here's an appetizer that tastes just like traditional spanakopita, but it's much less work to make. >>