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Appetizer and Snack Recipes

Cooking equipment recipes for appetizers, snacks and hors d'oeuvres.

Pesto and Mozzarella Flatbread Pizza
Flatbread pizza with mozzarella and pesto can be an appetizer or dinner.

Baked Brie in Pastry
A basic baked brie recipe, with suggestions for various flavored fillings.

Fig and Gorgonzola Pinwheels
This easy appetizer recipe is made from puff pastry, fig spread and gorgonzola crumbles.

Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Dates
This date and blue cheese appetizer combines sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy flavors.

Smoky Gougeres (Cheese Puffs)
An easy recipe for French gougeres, or cheese puffs, seasoned with a touch of smoked paprika.

Olive and Roasted Pepper Pinwheel Appetizer Recipe
An easy and festive appetizer, especially for the winter holidays.

Smoked Trout Spread
Make this easy and delicious spread to use as a dip for crudite, a spread for crackers, or a filling for mini tart shells.

Spiced Pumpkin Butter Recipe
This versatile pumpkin spread goes on just about anything.

Date and Goat Cheese Crostini
crostini recipes, appetizer recipes, date recipes

Tomatillo Salsa
Tomatillos are a staple of Mexican cuisine. They look like tiny green tomatoes, but they're actually part of the nightshade family, related to gooseberries. You can find canned tomatillos in the Mexican food section of your supermarket. Use this versatile tomatillo salsa on tacos, burritos and enchiladas, or try it drizzled over scrambled eggs for a spicy start to the day.

Recipe for Pimento Cheese with Green Olives
This pimento cheese recipe is a riff on a classic Southern treat that involves roasted pimento peppers, cheese and mayonnaise. This recipe for pimento cheese includes green olives for a briny kick. Serve pimento cheese on crackers, as a sandwich spread, or stuffed into cherry tomatoes or celery.

Make Grit, Polenta or Risotto Cakes
Grit cakes, polenta cakes or risotto cakes are a great use for leftover grits or risotto. You can later pan fry grit, polenta or risotto cakes and serve them with sauteed vegetables.

Tempura with Ponzu Dipping Sauce
Japanese tempura is light, crisp and delicate. This recipe for tempura batter uses seltzer water to keep the batter airy and light.

Salsa Recipes - Vidalia Tomato Salsa Recipe
This easy salsa recipe uses Vidalia onions, which are milder than regular yellow or white onions. Make this salsa recipe quickly and easily in your food processor.

Judy's Easy Guacamole Recipe
This fresh, tangy, easy guacamole recipe contains no chile peppers, so it's even suitable for small children. Make this easy guacamole recipe often as a dip, or to accompany Mexican dishes like fajitas, tacos or burritos.

Recipe for Waffled Turkey-Provolone Panini Sandwiches
These panini sandwiches are made in the waffle maker, which gives them a crisp crust and a fun look. Fill the panini sandwiches with smoked turkey and provolone cheese, or experiment with your own favorite meats and cheeses.

Recipe for Homemade Pita Chips
It's easy to make homemade pita chips. This recipe for homemade pita chips makes a version just as tasty as the store-bought version.

Yogurt-Thyme Hummus Recipe
This recipe for hummus uses yogurt for creaminess and tang and mixes up quickly in a food processor. Serve this hummus recipe at your next party, with homemade pita chips.

Fried Stuffed Squash Blossoms
Fried squash blossoms or zucchini blossoms are a wonderful summertime treat. In this recipe, the fried squash blossom are filled first with a combination of cheeses and herbs.

Crispy Kale Chips
Turn Kale into crispy chips by roasting it in the oven. These crispy kale chips take only about 20 minutes to make and are surprisingly addictive. A refillable olive oil sprayer, such as a Misto, makes it easy to make these crispy kale chips.

Five-Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Don't throw out those pumpkin seeds when you're carving pumpkins. Roasted pumpkin seeds are easy to make and are a delicious snack or a tasty garnish for soups, salads or side dishes.

Maple Cinnamon Dessert Dip
An easy, sweet dip for fruit and other nibbles.

Strawberry Cucumber Salsa
Strawberry salsa is an unusual twist on the classic Latin condiment.

Spicy Sausage Dip
Serve up this spicy, creamy dip in a ramekin or casserole dish.

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