The funnest foods out there fall into this category. I have kind of the same issues with appetizers though, that I do with salads — too much prep work and then the eating part is over WAY too soon! However, I do enjoy bringing finger foods to potlucks and barbeques as well as serving them for the occasional get-togethers with friends.
You can enjoy the delicious taste of a cheeseburger without having to resort to fast food. These little appetizers are the perfect 'finger food' and can be frozen after baking. (cook time reflected is for two batches; add 15 minutes for each additional batch)
These appetizers are sooo delicious! Everyone is always asking for this recipe, even those who don't like crab. This recipe was handed down from my mother, and I don't know where she got it from. I guarantee that if you serve these at your next get together, they will be gobbled up.
I couldn't believe that this simple, yet delicious, tea sandwich isn't here on 'Zaar! This is so good! I've used this for my cooking class, and even those teenagers who said they didn't like cucumbers, gobbled these up! If you want, you can use an English cucumber, then you don't have to peel it! I'm guessing on the servings amount.
My Grandma and her sisters got together every couple of weeks to play bridge. She always made these sandwiches when it was her turn to host--and spent most of the day in the kitchen guarding the refrigerator to keep all the rest of us from stealing them! I changed the bread to whole wheat, as I like it better, but you can use whatever suits you--we also use pumpernickel or rye.
This is a spicy great fried treat which will bring your mouth to the Heart of Texas. Combine your Grandmothers Thanksgiving Dressing with Texas Spices and then deep fry them to create a spicy ball with a dry crust exterior and a warm moist interior.
All who like coffee and Baileys will love this different treat. Don't drink coffee and Baileys, EAT it. Your guests will be surprised, if you serve Coffee & Baileys not in a cup or glass, but on a spoon or plate. Fancy looking and easy to make.
I made the most wonderful Baklava on ethnic night in gourmet class. I hadn't made it in a while and started craving it when I saw this little shortcut in a magazine at the doctor's office. (The best part about the wait is scanning the magazine rack!) Also, if you want to get even more fancy and creative, top with a dollop of Nutella or chocolate fudge, or even an chocolate mint bar.
There are a few recipes out there for these, but I don't really like bleu cheese, so this recipe uses cream cheese. A nice combination of hot and cool flavors!! You can even used leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken.
This is so tasty I could eat it by the spoonful. The recipe comes from my Kraft What's Cooking Magazine. If at all possible use homemade sundried tomatoes (I used Mirj's recipe #14681 - awesome!), they add so much more flavour.
These are easy to make and can be made hours in advance or a day ahead and chilled until ready to pop in the oven, instead of cheddar you can use a mixture of you favorite cheeses, I like using marbled mixed with the cheddar. If you are serving these as an appetizer you can use 10-12 small russet potatoes instead of large --- all ingredients may be adjusted to taste --- these are very good!
This is a wonderful appetizer and a nice change from the usual chips and dip or crackers and spread combo. We especially loved the sauce! If you roast the garlic ahead of time, it all comes together rather quickly. I didn't heat the sauce after pureeing, just served it at room temperature.
Note added 12/26/05: I agree with Marie Nixon's review that there is enough sauce for 2 packages of tortellini. I did actually make 2 packages, and there was plenty of sauce for that amount.
There are so many cheese ball recipes and so many Mexican dip recipes, but I'd never seen a Mexican cheese ball, so I had to try it. DEEEElish! It's great served with tortilla chips or those extra big Scoops corn chips.