Appetizers & Snacks


Anne's Hot Ham and Swiss Dip

Rating: 4 stars 37
My friend gave me this recipe for a hot, easy appetizer. It is very simple to make for get-togethers. If you like hot ham and Swiss sandwiches, you will love this!

Cheesy Sour Cream and Salsa Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
This dip with sour cream is different from any I've ever had. It blends sour cream with tomatoes, green chiles, black olives, and Cheddar cheese. Always a hit at parties — great texture and taste! Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

Caramel Corn Snack Mix

Rating: 5 stars 77
This is a sweet party snack mix recipe.

Caramel Popcorn

Rating: 5 stars 2385
A generous batch of sweet, crunchy caramel corn that's so easy to make.

Caramel Snack Mix

Rating: 4.5 stars 323
This is the most requested item I bring to the office. It has become the Christmas gift of choice from my kitchen.

Trick-or-Treat Caramel Corn

Rating: 5 stars 2
Make homemade caramel corn mixed with pretzels, candy corn, and other goodies for a perfect Halloween snack.
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Jamie's Baked Brie

Rating: 5 stars 21
My ex-wife Jamie's been making this savory Brie en croute since way back before we were married. I think she must have gotten the idea from a magazine, but I've never seen the recipe... I just wing it. It can be made with either puff pastry sheets (quick and easy) or phyllo sheets (more work, flakier shell). Serve with fancy table crackers or digestive biscuits.

Blue Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Rating: 4.5 stars 204
Mushrooms stuffed with blue cheese, bacon, caramelized onions and garlic make a delicious appetizer!

Pico Spinach Artichoke Dip

Rating: 5 stars 8
Excellent hot dip. Serve with tortilla chips or pita chips.

Cheese Ball III

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
This cheese ball is one our family has had and used for 20 years. We love it. It's simple, and most of the ingredients are kept on hand. Roll it in nuts or parsley, if desired. Serve with an assortment of crackers.

Cape Cod Cocktail Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
These cocktail meatballs are perfect for a Christmas, New Year's Eve, or any party that you want to impress. They are the first appetizer to go, and everyone wants the recipe. The recipe originated in Cape Cod (cranberry country). Bon appetit!

Grandma Jensen's Nuts and Bolts

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
My Grandma Jensen used to make this spicy snack at Christmas every year, and she always made several batches so she could give plenty away and still serve it in her home. Kinda spicy, kinda garlicy, and completely addictive.