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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.

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.

Tomato Bread

Tomato Bread

Tomato bread, or pan con tomate, is a Spanish dish, usually served as an appetizer, dinner accompaniment, or snack. It’s a combination of toasted bread that’s rubbed with a garlic clove and topped with olive oil, fresh tomatoes and salt. In this recipe we take a simple pan con tomate and dress it up for a party.

Baked Brie and Roasted Garlic

Baked Brie and Roasted Garlic

This baked brie and roasted garlic makes a simple, delicious appetizer. In this recipe, garlic is roasted with olive oil until golden, and so soft it spreads like butter. Then the garlic is spread onto lightly toasted baguette slices and topped with a generous amount of melted brie cheese. It’s a lovely appetizer for a holiday or cocktail party.

Baked Beef Empanadas

Baked Beef Empanadas

These beef empanadas are baked not fried and feature an easy-to-make ground beef filing. In this recipe we use premade empanada disks so they come together really quick. And with step by step instructions, you’ll be an expert in no-time. Empanadas make great appetizers, and they’re perfect for breakfast, brunch or as a mid-day snack.

Grilled Chicken Wings

Grilled Chicken Wings

These grilled chicken wings are marinated in mojo for a tropical flair. In this recipe, whole wings are marinated in a homemade mojo that’s full of flavor thanks to sour orange juice, smashed garlic and a variety of spices. Mojo makes a great marinade for grilling. It’s just a little bit sweet, so that sour orange juice caramelizes on the chicken skin.

Camarones al Ajillo

Camarones al Ajillo

Camarones al Ajillo (garlic shrimp) is shrimp that’s cooked with a generous amount of garlic in olive oil. This is a super easy appetizer that comes together really quick; perfect for a tapas inspired cocktail party!

Halloween Spider Bean Dip

Halloween Spider Bean Dip

This is a fun and delicious bean dip to make for your little ghouls and goblins on Halloween night. This cold six layer dip is topped with large, creepy spiders, making it perfect for your next Halloween party.