Pear and Blue Cheese Pastry Triangles
To die for delicious. Fairly quick appetizer and guests can't get enough. The perfect balance of sweet and savory. Easy to adjust for large or small groups. Don't skip the onions!
Philly Cheese Steak Dip
This easy-to-make hot dip would make a handsome addition to your snack table for the Big Game. Like all great party foods, it's wonderful hot, warm, room temp, and, I've heard from a reliable source, even delicious cold. Serve alongside sliced baguette. Keep it hot and fresh for guests by baking it in 2 batches, or feel free to do this all at once in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
Homemade Ranch Mix
This is a good alternative to the packages you buy in the store. There is no MSG and you control the salt and spices according to your taste. This mix should be refrigerated if made ahead due to the buttermilk powder. Use nonfat dry milk as a shelf stable alternative.
Tasty Pecan Pepper Appetizer
Crowd-pleaser and great mix of flavors! Serve with crackers. You can use any cheese you desire.
Easy Artichoke Appetizer
If you love hot artichoke dip, you'll love this. It's easy to make and requires no crackers. It's the perfect finger food for get-togethers. They can be cut into triangles, rectangles , or any shape you like. Serve warm if possible. Just bake, cut, and serve!
Baked Ham and Cheese Appetizer
This dip is really good with Ritz® chips. I'm requested to make it at all functions and it is always the first appetizer to go!
Chef John's Refried Beans
I don't think I would ever sit down to eat just a bowl of refried beans, but they make everything they're served on, with, or in, infinitely better. Just as long as you use lard to make them.