Sharp Cheddar Cheese Crackers | Joy the Baker

Sharp Cheddar Cheese Crackers

Every tapas bar in Spain seems to serve these crisp potatoes. In this twist, fingerlings are used because they become especially creamy when fried.

Fingerling Papas Bravas with Smoky Aioli

Lamb meatballs with mint make standout tapas or hors d’oeuvres. Simmered in a rich tomato puree, they're robustly flavored with a light and delicate texture.

Lamb Meatballs with Mint

Why buy crackers when they're so easy to make at home? These shortbread crackers use fresh herbs and cheese. A perfect party appetizer.

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Green Dip With Spooky Chips |

Green Dip With Spooky Chips Recipe |

These no-cook canapés are a wonderful match with a glass of Prosecco, a sparkling white wine similar to champagne. (Looking for some low-cost bubbly to serve at your fete? Try our top five picks!) Recipe: Bagel Chips with Ricotta, Chive Puree, and Prosciutto -

Bagel Chips with Ricotta, Chive Puree and Prosciutto Recipe

This recipe is based on the Arabic lamejun, a thin piece of dough topped with minced meat, then baked. Here Grace Parisi flavors ground lamb with cumin, mint and pine nuts.  Recipe Tips from F&W Editors

Lamb Pizzettes Recipe

Great idea for a holiday cocktail party: serve olives on rosemary wreath. Try with cherry tomato and mozz.

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Spicy Ahi Tuna Cucumber Avocado Appetizers with Pickled Ginger - I made these for our holiday cocktail party and they were the biggest hit of the night!

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Goat Cheese & Bacon Pops | Perfect as a lil appetizer or for passing around at a cocktail party

Bacon Pops! Goat Cheese Pops with Herbs, Pecans, & Bacon

Hot Kale and Bacon dip makes for a fun spin on a traditional classic appetizer! Whip this up for your next game day party and enjoy

Hot Kale and Bacon Dip - What's Gaby Cooking

Don't be shy about letting your onions get some char.

Charred Onion Dip Recipe - Bon Appétit

potato nests with sour cream and smoked salmon. appetizers. finger food. party food. entertaining. holiday menus.

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Herbed cream cheese and cucumber bites.

alisaburke: herbed cream cheese

12 Puff Pastry Recipes - perfect for parties

Frozen Puff Pastry: Recipes and Tips |

Cream Cheese Jalapeno Wonton - I'm thinking you could do green chiles with a little cumin and maybe even some manchego cheese in these. Bonus points for being make ahead.

Baked Cream Cheese Jalapeño Wontons | Veggie and the Beast

Butternut Squash and Sage Wontons - fun way to serve fall squash.

Butternut-Squash-and-Sage Wontons

July 4th Antipasto Skewers

Easy 4th of July Appetizer

Tapas on a Stick - a fun way to make nibbles easier to manage with one hand.

Tapas on a Stick - Three Many Cooks

CHEVRE DEVILS - dates stuffed with goat cheese and topped with candied pecans. I bet if you wrapped them in bacon they'd be fantastic.

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Walnut Manchego Puffs - California Walnuts

Walnut Manchego Puffs

Gruyère and Cider Fondue - great for a fall party Gruyère and Cider Fondue Recipe at

Gruyère and Cider Fondue Recipe |

Gruyere and Thyme Cheese Ball

Gruyère and Thyme Cheese Ball - Bon Appétit

To get ahead, make these appetizers through Step 2 and freeze up to 1 month. Go straight to the oven from freezer; simply add 5 to 10 minutes to the bake time.Use our Easy Apple Butter for the best flavor and texture. In a pinch, store-bought apple butter that has been boiled for 5 minutes (to thicken) may be substituted.

Apple Butter-and-Cheddar Puffs |

Goat Cheese and Rosemary Mini Popovers - I bet these would be fantastic with a glass of bubbles.

goat cheese and rosemary mini popovers