great appetizer/ snack recipes

Bethany - posted on 02/22/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Hi Everyone! I hope you can help me. I need your best snack or appetizer recipes for a friday night couples get together. I am looking for something quick and flavorful. Thanks a bunch ladies!

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Tina - posted on 02/23/2009

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Cordon bleu appetizers



4 oz. cream cheese, softened



1 tsp Dijon mustard



1 cup shredded Swiss cheese



3/4 cup diced fully cooked ham



1/2 cup minced chives, divided



18 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)



 



In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and mustard until smooth.  Stire in the swiss cheese, ham  and 1/4 cup chives.  Spread 1 tbsp mixture over each bread slice; place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Sprinkle with remaining chives.



 



I have also made this recipe as a dip and used the bread to dip into the bowl.  You may make it to suit!  We loved dipping the bread into the dip!  ENJOY!!



 

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Joanne - posted on 02/26/2009

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Hi whenever we have friends over for drinks and nibbles I always do my pastry squares (or whatever shape you want)



1 packet ready rolled puff pastry- rolled out a bit more.



strong cheese- grated



sliced peppers and onions



pesto or tomato puree/paste



cooked ham



tuna



dried herbs



method.



Cut the pastry into shapes, spread with pesto or tomato puree. Top with whatever toppings you like and then bake in hot oven until golden. Can be served either hot or cold. Can be spiced up with fresh or dreid chilli's if you like.



Always go down well and get asked for recipe frequently.



hth



Jo xx

Lauren - posted on 02/25/2009

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This is the recipe that everyone always asks for. I actually made it for a party about a week ago and a double batch was gone in about 20 minutes!



Taco Dip



1 block cream cheese, softened

1 can chili or 1 1/2 cups homemade chili

1 cup salsa

1 1/2 - 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

optional: sliced pickled jalapenos



In a baking dish, spread cream cheese. Layer chili, then salsa, then cheese. Top with jalapenos.



Heat in microwave until bubbly. ***Watch carefully so it does not explode...I usually heat on medium at 2 minute intervals until done.



Serve with Fritos or tortillas...YUM!

Bethany - posted on 02/25/2009

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Thank you ladies for the wonderful ideas you've given me. I know my party will be a great success because of your help!

Mary Jane - posted on 02/25/2009

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Quoting Robyn:

Crab Dip

1 lb Crab Meat
16 oz Cream Cheese
2 Tbsp finely chopped Onion
1/2 C Mayo
1/2 C Cocktail Sauce
1Tbsp Horseradish
Old Bay seasoning to taste

Mix all ingredients and chill for 2 hours. Tastes well with crackers, or celery.



This sounds wonderful!  I think I will give it a try this weekend, just for fun ;)

Lacrisha - posted on 02/25/2009

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How about a Rotel Dip. You get a thing of Johnsville mild sausage, 8oz cream cheese, and 1 can of mild  Rotel. Cook and drain sausage. You can then place in a crock pot or in a pot on the stove add your cream cheese and can of rotel sauce. Stir everything together until it has all melted. You can let it sit on low (best warm). Make sure you get those scoope chips they go very well with it. Your guest will love it. And if you like it HOT. Get the hot sausage and hot Rotel. For a larger portion just double everything. Let me know if you make it and how it turns out. Good Luck!!

Karina - posted on 02/24/2009

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also another idea we do alot here in australia is what we call a damper dip or cob loaf dip.

the idea is to get a large cob loaf (hope you know what i mean) and cut the top off (do not discard) hollow out the cob loaf so it resembles a large bread bowl.(keep all of the hollowed out bread and tear it into bit sized pieces, do the same with the 'lid' or top of the loaf.

place on a baking tray andbake in moderate oven for ten minutes. (i put the cob in the centre of the tray and place all the torn up bits on the tray around the cob.

mix up your favorite dip (like the ones posted by robyn like crab dip or the spinach one, or i also do a mexican salsa one aswell) and serve in the toasted cob, using the torn bread as little dip 'scoopers'. you can also tear pieces off the outside of the cob and eat them.

please try it and you can tell all your friends you got the recipe from australia.!!!



dips i do are bacon and cheese.

shredded chicken and asparagus.

mexican.

chilli con carne.

corn, cheese and bacon.



hope you enjot these recipes from 'down under' australia.



happy cooking from a fellow foodie......karina.

Karina - posted on 02/24/2009

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i have a dip recipe and it has been a hit since i first made it....everyone wants the recipe, so here goes....



place a package of cream cheese on a serving tray.

in a sml saucepan place 2 red peppers diced, 1 cup brown sugar, half cup balsamic vinegar and half cup white vinegar, 2 tbls grated ginger and 1 teas crushed garlic.

combine all and bring to the boil and then simmer for one hour or until thick and syrupy.

serve, pored over block of cream cheese.

it doesnt look that great but wow is it yummy.

give it a try....honestly its very yummy, you will keep going back for more.



have fun, karina...(australia)

Michele - posted on 02/24/2009

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Cream Cheese Dip



Ingredients:                                                                  



3 pkg - cream cheese



3 bundles - green onions



1 pkg - dried beef



dash - worcestershire sauce (optional)



Rits Crackers or whichever you like



Cut dried beef into small pieces, chop onions



place all ingredients in mixing bowl and mix well



best if it sits in frig overnight!  The flavors blend better that way!  Hope you like!!

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I make something similar to Debi's sausage rolls too. I buy the loaf Pilsbury bread, lay it flat on a cookie sheet, add Pepperoni & Mozzarella, fold the sides of the bread dough towards the center, to close the top and bake 30 mins on 350 or until golden brown. This is a HUGE hit wherever I take it. Quick, easy and inexpensive.

Debi - posted on 02/23/2009

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I make sauage rolls, very easy. use the crossiant rolls in a tube, like biscuts. Open them up and put a little bit of sauage and shredded cheese inside. roll it up. Put them in a pan and bake them for 20 minutes at 350. everyone enjoys them and they go fast.



Next- I make pickel O's. these are the best snacks I make them all the time for family gatherings. When I don't make them people ask where they are .



I use Ham prebought in package,(sandwich ham). I take spear pickles and lay them out on paper towels to drip all the juice off.



Mix together 8 0z cream cheese with 1 package of ranch dip mix.



Spread the cream cheese mixture on 1 piece of ham. lay the spear pickle on the ham and roll it up. cut into slices. Put them in the refriderator to chill until ready to serve.  Serve on a tray and watch them disappear.

Tina - posted on 02/23/2009

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Party Pretzels



16 oz of fat free mini pretzels



1/4 cup canola oil



3 tsp garlic powder



1 tsp dill weed



1/2 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning



Place pretzels in an ungreased 15x10x1 baking pan. Combine the oil, garlic powder, dill and lemon pepper; drizzle over pretzels and toss to coat.  Bake at 350 fo r12 minutes, stirring twice.  Cool on a wire rack.  Store in an airtight container.



 



I loved this one, and my 3 and 4 year old love it too!!!  Hope you enjoy it!!

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Her are a few really easy appetizers



Cucumber and Smoked Salmon: Slice cucumber into 1/2 inch rounds.  Slice smoked salmon into thin strips and roll each one to look like a rose.  Top each cucumber slice with a little cream cheese and place the salmon rose on top.



 



Cherry tomatoes with Cream Cheese and Pesto: Halve the cherry tomatoes.  Scoop our the seeds.  Mix the cream cheese with the pesto sauce.  Fill each tomato half with the cream cheese and pesto mix.



 



Toast with hot pepper relish and smoked oysters: Spread a little hot pepper relish on each toast and top with the drained smoked oysters.



 



Cauliflower popcorn:  Toss cauliflower florets with Mrs. Dash and olive oil and spread on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 450 degrees for about 45 minutes.  Stir every 20 minutes so that they get evenly roasted.



 

Kimberley - posted on 02/22/2009

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hi there Bethany my name is Kim, i have this cute lil snack/appetizer platter that i put together whenever us adults have a get together. It consists of Vienna Sausage, a Block of cheese ( i usually use chedder but you can use whatever cheese you like) and Bread & Butter pickles & toothpicks... lol you take the vienna sausages and slice them down, cube the block of chesse. and cut the pickles into halfs... and take the toothpick, and place the ingredients one by one like a mini kebob... lol its very tasty not to mention cheap.... now for me depending on how many adult you having coming.. i usually buy 8-10 cans of vienna sausage... let me know what you think.... ty

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Crab Dip

1 lb Crab Meat
16 oz Cream Cheese
2 Tbsp finely chopped Onion
1/2 C Mayo
1/2 C Cocktail Sauce
1Tbsp Horseradish
Old Bay seasoning to taste

Mix all ingredients and chill for 2 hours. Tastes well with crackers, or celery.

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Hot Cheesy Spinach Dip

Ingredients :
4 tbsp Butter
2 TBSP Onion Onion (Tastefully Simple)
OR
¼ cup chopped medium Onion
(optional) 1 TSP minced Garlic
2 TBSP all-purpose Flour
3 Cups ½ & ½
2 Pkg 1.8 oz frozen chopped Spinach
thawed and well drained
1 Cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 Pkg Dry Veg Soup Mix
Top with Shredded Parmesan Cheese

1. Preheat oven to 425° F
2. Melt BUTTER in large saucepan over medium heat
3. Add ONION and GARLIC. Heat 2-3 minutes until fragrant
4. Stir in FLOUR cook additional minute
5. Add ½ & ½, stir constantly about 2 mins until mixture boils & thickens
6. Remove sauce pan from heat- Add SPINACH, CHEDDAR and SOUP MIX
7. Spoon into OVEN SAFT dish and place in oven
8. Top with Parmesan Cheese
9. Bake dip 15-20 minutes, until bubbly and cheese is melted

*GREAT served with Baguette bread loaf or crackers.

Sara - posted on 02/22/2009

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A friend of mine made this one up and told me it was a real hit, I tried it and thought it was really good. This was a twist on the pickle roll idea but takes a lot less time. 1 package of softened Cream cheese . 1 package of budding ham sliced into small squares(or really thin sliced ham). 3 pickles chopped up. Mix it all together and chill for 2 hours. Use your favorite crackers. She used a flavored ritz cracker.

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