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Appetizers & Party Food

A collection of easy and delicious appetizers and party food. From andouille sausage puffs, which are a grown up take on “pigs in a blanket”, to a creamy hot artichoke dip, to cold buffalo chicken dip, there’s something for everyone. So take a look around and find the perfect recipe for your next party spread.

Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Lemon Pepper Shrimp

This lemon pepper shrimp is quick, easy and delicious! In this recipe, shrimp is cooked in olive oil and butter with garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest and black pepper. Simple ingredients let the shrimp, lemon and black pepper shine.

Frituras de Malanga (Malanga Fritters)

Frituras de Malanga (Malanga Fritters)

Frituras de malanga, or malanga fritters are grated malanga root combined with egg and flavored with parsley, garlic, salt and vinegar.

Chicken Empanadas

Chicken Empanadas

In this chicken empanadas recipe, chicken breast is cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce and olives for a salty kick.

Chorizo Cheese Dip

Chorizo Cheese Dip

This chorizo cheese dip is easy, quick and delicious. In this recipe, fresh chorizo is cooked and combined with a creamy cheese sauce. We keep the ingredients to a minimum so the chorizo and cheese get a chance to shine.

Hot Spinach Dip

Hot Spinach Dip

If you want a simple appetizer, this hot spinach dip is really easy to make and comes together quickly. With frozen creamed spinach, shredded mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of salt and oregano it is one of the easiest appetizers ever.

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Buffalo Chicken Bites

These Buffalo Chicken Bites are a tasty appetizer and perfect for your game day spread. In this recipe, chicken breast pieces are seasoned, coated with flour, fried until golden and tossed in a homemade buffalo sauce.

Fried Zucchini

Fried Zucchini

This fried zucchini is topped with grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley and served with warm marinara sauce for dipping. This is a fantastic side dish or appetizer that just may outshine the main dish!

Hot Artichoke Dip

Hot Artichoke Dip

This hot artichoke dip recipe is a quick and easy appetizer. In this recipe, just a few ingredients combine to make a delicious dip. With cream cheese, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese and chopped artichokes, this creamy dip is definitely a crowd pleaser!

Pork Riblets

Pork Riblets

These baked barbecue pork riblets are fall-off-the-bone and coated in a sweet barbecue sauce. They’re a great way to make ribs, especially for a game day party.

Salmon Dip

Salmon Dip

This smoked salmon dip is an easy, no fuss appetizer that’s great for parties or game-day festivities. In this recipe, smoked salmon is combined with cream cheese, sour cream, fresh herbs and hot sauce. Cold dips are perfect for parties since they can be made ahead of time. Freeing you up for other party planning duties.

Dill Dip Recipe

Dill Dip Recipe

This dill dip recipe is quick and easy to make. This creamy dip is made with sour cream, cream cheese, and flavored with fresh dill, spices and a touch of honey. Serve this creamy dill dip with chips and fresh veggies for a delicious appetizer that will be a big hit at your next party.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers and Butter Lime Sauce

Grilled Shrimp Skewers and Butter Lime Sauce

These grilled shrimp skewers are served with a butter lime sauce. In this recipe, large shrimp are simply seasoned and grilled. Then they’re served with delicious sauce made with butter, garlic and lime. Here we serve the shrimp on grilled rolls, but it’s just as delicious with a side of yellow rice or steamed vegetables.

Chicken Nuggets with Sriracha Ranch Sauce

Chicken Nuggets with Sriracha Ranch Sauce

These chicken nuggets are served with an easy to make sriracha ranch dipping sauce. They’re great for the weekend served with some ice cold beverages, or for your next game-day spread.If you have any Sriracha junkies in your house, like I do, this is the perfect dish.

Baked Buffalo Wings

Baked Buffalo Wings

Buffalo chicken wings are a party favorite and a game-day must. These spicy chicken wings are crispy and fall off the bone, and yes, they’re baked not fried. The trick is to use a baking sheet lined with a cooling rack so air can circulate around the wings. The skin dries up nicely and the inside stays tender and moist.