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Here are some of our favorite easy party appetizer recipes, including dips and finger foods.
These are simple to make and delicious!
Sandi's Buffalo Chicken Dip
16 oz. cream cheese softened
2 cans chunk chicken
3/4 cup Franks Red Hot Sauce (original)
1 cup ranch dressing
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Mix all ingredients together. Place in glass baking dish. Sprinkle more cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. (Sandi served this one night at bunco and it was very popular! Everyone wanted to add this to their easy party appetizer recipe box!)
1 (15 oz.) can of artichokes, drained and chopped
2 medium onions, minced (optional)
1 cup mayo
1 cup shredded parmesean cheese
Mix ingredients and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Can be served hot or cold, but is best when warm.
8 Layer Dip
sour cream picante sauce
chopped green opinions
chopped black olives
shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
Layer items in a serving dish in the order described. Serve with tortilla chips. Yum!
One (8 oz.) jar of Marshmallow Whip
One (8 oz.) package of cream cheese.
Mix. Serve with fresh fruit.
One 15 ounce can of Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin Two 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened 2 cups sifted powdered sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger
Beat cream cheese and pumpkin in large bowl until smooth. Then add sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Refrigerate 1 hour. We love to serve from a small hollowed out pumpkin with ginger snap cookies. Also great with sliced fruit! (great easy party appetizer recipes fo rHalloween party food or on your Thanksgiving menu!
Pineapple Cheese Ball
2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese, softened
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
2 tsp. onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. seasoned salt
2 cups chopped pecans
Cream cheese with ingredients minus 1 cup of pecans. Roll cheese into a ball and then roll in the remaining pecans. Best made a day in advance of serving, and served chilled.
1 lb. sausage
1 (8 oz.) package shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 cups bisquick
Mix and roll into balls. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes (or until brown).
12 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 lb. margarine
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
Mix all ingredients except Rice Krispies. Add Rice Krispies. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Spread very thin. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
Okra and Ham Appetizer
4 cans biscuits
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup of butter
Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll biscuits in sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place each into a bundt or angel food cake pan.
When cake pan is full, add remaining sugar/cinnamon mixture to butter, put on the stove and bring to a boil. Pour over biscuits. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Invert onto a plate and serve warm.
Chelsea's Banana Bread
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. soda
3 ripe bananas
1/4 cup chopped nuts - optional
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Add well-beaten eggs. Sift flour, salt and soda together and add to butter/sugar/eggs mixture. Mash bananas, add nuts if desired, and add to mixture. Bake in a pan for approximately 45 minutes (or until baked through to the center). Makes one loaf.
Best Ginger Bread Ever!
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
3/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into a greased and floured square baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes or until done. Yummy with whipped cream and apple slices!
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