Valentine's Day Appetizer Recipes

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Stuffed Artichoke Hearts

Rating: Unrated
These are rich and so delicious. I dare anyone to eat just one!

Easy Rumaki with Pineapple

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This combines the crunchiness of bacon and water chestnuts with the wonderful flavors of pineapple. We make it right before watching football games, but it doesn't last long.
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Fig and Olive Tapenade

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This is an easy gourmet appetizer. I've brought this to several parties and it is always a hit! I often add some chopped green olives to the olive mixture and a little more balsamic. Goat cheese may also be used in place of the cream cheese. Serve with slices of French bread or crackers.
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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Mushrooms

Rating: Unrated
A classic favorite stuffed mushroom is taken to new heights by wrapping in a slice of bacon. Simple, but will melt in your mouth!

Blue Cheese and Pear Tartlets

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Tasty, hot appetizers that take little time to prepare but will impress your guests!

Matty's Brie Cheese Fondue

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My husband and I love to indulge in special 'date nights', which always include a fun movie, a bottle of wine, nibbles, and his fabulous fondues. I help by preparing the accoutrements to his masterpieces. This is by far the best creation yet!

Chocolate Sea Salt Crostini

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For this to work as a savory bite, the chocolate must be very dark, bittersweet, and world-class. Look for names that are hard to pronounce. Labels with percentage symbols are always a good sign (the higher the percent, the better).
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Rating: Unrated
After having these shrimp as an appetizer at a restaurant I have been trying to duplicate them. Serve with bread to mop up the extra yummy garlic butter!

Bacon and Date Appetizer

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An easy, quick appetizer that I first tasted at a Native American wedding ceremony. Dates are stuffed with almonds and wrapped in bacon!

Shrimp Kisses with Feta Cheese

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You can never go wrong with shrimp and bacon, but add a little feta and jalapeno and you will be getting kisses from everybody!

Easy Guacamole

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Simply a quick recipe for tasty guacamole! Great with tortilla chips or as a topping for Mexican foods!

Rockin' Oysters Rockefeller

Rating: Unrated
This is a slight variation on the classic dish Oysters Rockefeller. Serve this delicious dish and watch your guests cry, 'I love you!!!'

Inspiration and Ideas

Perfect Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

"DELICIOUS! I used canned crab and that worked out great...I will definitely be making these again—YUM!" – Christina

Chef John's Shrimp Cocktail

"Exactly like you would [get] from a high-end seafood restaurant." – LaCosta Lotta

Cheese Puffs (Gougeres)

Rating: Unrated

Light, airy, cheese puffs are a versatile addition to a meal or appetizer plate. Tiny, they're like soup nuts. Larger, they pair well with beer or wine. Even bigger, they can be split and filled with ham, chicken, tuna salad, or even more cheese! These are easier to make than the recipe sounds, yet the result looks impressive enough that you can tell your friends you slaved over them.