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.

Rice Cakes with Mushroom-Walnut Sauce
Rice Cakes with Mushroom-Walnut Sauce

Grandmas usually made rice patties as a way to use up leftover rice. You can serve these delicious… >>

Warm Maryland Crab Dip with Lemon Panko Topping
Warm Maryland Crab Dip with Lemon Panko Topping

This dip highlights the crab flavor and texture without masking it and makes a light counterpoint… >>

Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Pockets
Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Pockets

These puff pastry pockets are simple to make and freeze beautifully. Have them ready to pop in the… >>

Vermont Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Straws
Vermont Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Straws

It’s the spicy and sharp flavor of traditionally made farmhouse Cheddars that delivers the deep… >>

Delicata Squash Soup with Parmesan Croutons
Delicata Squash Soup with Parmesan Croutons

Delicata squash, as its name implies, is a finely flavored, richly sweet winter squash with a… >>

Roasted Chestnut Soup with a Mushroom Garnish
Roasted Chestnut Soup with a Mushroom Garnish

If you have never peeled and eaten a freshly roasted chestnut, nor savored its aroma, then make… >>

Spinach, Pear, and Shaved Parmesan Salad
Spinach, Pear, and Shaved Parmesan Salad

A spinach salad, especially one with ripe fall pears, is a welcome addition to the Thanksgiving… >>

Southern Fried Corn Recipe
Southern Fried Corn Recipe

Southern grandmas made this home-style favorite with cream, but this more healthful version uses… >>

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… >>

Cheddar Cheese Coins
Cheddar Cheese Coins

You’ll find these buttery cheddar biscuits irresistible with sparkling wine or any wine for that… >>