Articles Tagged: appetizers

Super Bowl Recipes

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Super Bowl party food is the best!

Game time is the perfect time for those snacks you’ve been craving for months. No matter whom you’re rooting for, here are a few of our favorite Super Bowl food recipes:

Buffalo Wings
Creamy Artichoke Dip
Slow Cooker Super Bowl Chili
Sliders with Chipotle Mayo
Mexican Layered Dip
Deviled Eggs
Bacon Cheddar Popcorn
Whiskey Brownies

Football-Themed Cocktails

Photo by Ron Almog.

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New Year’s Eve Party Recipes

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If you’re ringing in the coming year at home with a few friends, here are some cocktail and appetizer recipes to help you start the New Year right.

Champagne Cocktails

The original Champagne Cocktail
Shrinking Violet Champagne Cocktail
Godiva Royale
New Year’s Swanky Toast
Sparkling Rye Cocktail

Appetizers

Gorgonzola Bites
Pico de Gallo
Bruschetta
Shrimp Cocktail
Spanish Albondigas
Champagne-Mushroom Crostini with Chevre

Photo by D Sharon Pruitt.

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Bruschetta Appetizer

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Tomatoes and basil were meant to be together. This simple bruschetta recipe will only take five minutes to make but will taste elegant and refreshing. Summer cocktail party food at its best!

I like to use a mixture of roma and heirloom tomatoes, but use the tomatoes available to you that are the freshest and ripest.

Ingredients

    4 cups chopped tomatoes
    8 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
    1 red onion, minced
    6 tablespoons olive oil (plus … Read more

Spanish Albondigas

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This recipe for Spanish-style meatballs packs a lot of flavor into a very small package. They’re perfect for cocktail parties. Tapas, small plates, hors d’oeuvres… whatever you want to call them, appetizers are my favorite kind of food! You can use the ground meat of your choice, but I recommend mixing lamb and beef for a rich, exotic flavor.

Ingredients

    ¼ lb ground lamb
    ½ lb ground beef
    ¾ cup dry bread crumbs
    1 egg
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Vietnamese-Style Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

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Vietnamese-style spring rolls are like a delicious shrimp salad wrapped up into the perfect warm-weather finger food! Sometimes called summer rolls, this appetizer tastes fresh and light.

While there are a lot of ingredients, most of the work is just chopping and assembling. So don’t let the long recipe fool you into thinking these are difficult to make!

I’ve chosen my favorite fillings, but feel free to substitute. Cilantro is a great addition, as are … Read more

Champagne-Mushroom Crostini with Chèvre

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This appetizer will lend an air of sophistication to your cocktail party, even though it is super easy to make. Anything with this many foreign words in it has to be good, right?

I was inspired to create this recipe because I had a little bit of leftover champagne that was about to go flat. But you could easily use a dry white wine instead if you didn’t have any bubbly on hand.

For mushrooms, … Read more

St. Patrick’s Day Party Food: Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls

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St. Patrick’s Day may be about drinking, but you still have to eat! Here’s a fun way to turn the classic corned beef and cabbage meal into a finger-food appetizer for your Irish festivities this year.

Erin go Bragh!

Ingredients

6 Savoy cabbage leaves
½ cup stone-ground mustard
2 slices dark rye bread
½ lb corned beef

Instructions

Trim off the white core at the bottom. Steam cabbage leaves for no more than 2 minutes. … Read more

Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Shrimp cocktail is a classic cocktail party appetizer … and for good reason. It’s finger food that tastes fancy without a ton of work. Also, it goes great with cocktails and beer!

You can serve it in individual sauce-and-shrimp glasses or lay the shrimp out on a large platter and provide a bowl of cocktail sauce. It all depends on the type of party. You want these to remain cold—so it may be advisable to … Read more

Easy Deviled Eggs – Cocktail Eats

Deviled eggs are a tasty cocktail party finger food that you cannot go wrong serving!

They look fancy, but take less than 15 minutes to make.  Here’s my favorite, super-simple recipe:

Ingredients

12 eggs
½ cup safflower mayonnaise
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbs chopped fresh parsley
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Paprika (garnish)

Instructions

Put eggs in a sauce pan, cover with water and add a splash of vinegar. Bring eggs to … Read more

Buffalo Wings

Whether it’s game time or just party time, buffalo wings are a crowd pleaser. They are also pretty simple to make. Here’s a basic recipe that will make ‘em come back for seconds … and maybe thirds!

Ingredients

    24 chicken wings
    ½ cup butter
    1 tbsp Tabasco sauce
    1 cup cayenne pepper sauce or Louisiana hot sauce
    Canola oil

Instructions

Cut the tips off the wings (throw them out or keep them to make a … Read more

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