Looking for appetizer recipes ...

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by wyoDreamer, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I belong to a book club that meets once a month. It starts about 1 1/2 hours after I get home from work, so I need some quick, easy recipes that I can whip up to take with me, or something that I can make the night before. There are only about 8 members, so it doesn't need to make alot.
    I am tired of taking veggies and dip. I also have taken mini cheesecakes baked in cupcake wrappers in the past. Any other ideas, maybe something new I can try out?

    Book club is tomorrow night, so tonight I am making some ginger cookies with a crustless pumpkin pie to use as a dip.

    Anybody have any go-to recipes for quick entertaining? The season is almost upon us!
     
  2. MFavors

    MFavors New Egg

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    Our book club is also tomorrow - we meet every 6 weeks. I think I want to come to yours this time as your appetizer sounds delish!!!! One of our members cans quite a bit and we've had her cranberry jelly and pepper jelly poured over cream cheese & served with crackers. I like to seed & then stuff jalapeƱos with cream cheese, wrap in bacon and then bake until the bacon is fully cooked. Sometimes I season the cream cheese w garlic and bacon crumbles, sometimes not. Fruit trays are always great too :)
     
  3. donrae

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    Devilled eggs---I just had to say that as this is a chicken board lol.
    Stuffed mushrooms. They make ahead and keep beautifully until you're ready to pop them in the oven.
    Little smokys are always a hit here, with the bbq/grape jelly sauce.
    Any type of muffin. Muffin are so versatile. I start with the basic cheap muffin mix from Hillbilly Housewife and go from there. Add blueberries, bacon and chedder, banana, dried cranberries/cherries/whatever. You can make them sweet or savory, depending on what you want. Regular size or mini. They're quick to make and don't take long to bake. Also easy to make ahead of time.
    Cheese cubes are always good, with crackers or meats.
    Nuts are a great snack also.
    Spinach dip is good--I know you said no more dip, but I've just got to plug the spinach dip!
     
  4. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to laugh about the deviled eggs, I love deviled eggs but I make the absolute worst deviled eggs that I have ever tasted!
    The cookies and pumpkin dip were a hit.
    One of the ladies brought the li'l smokies - I asked if she was a BYC member and got the idea from your post. lol
    Another lady brought peanuts and candy corn - actually a very good mix!

    I did think of making bacon cheddar sour dough muffins, but the hostess doesn't eat pork for religous reasons, so I won't bring anything with pork into their house. She really doesn't mind if you do, but I like to show respect for their religion if I can.
     
  5. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kenai cheese dip.

    • 3 cups shredded chedder cheese
    • 1 cup mayo
    • pickled jalapenos to taste
    • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • (optional) pickled jalapeno juice to moisten

    Serve with crackers or chips. So good I can never seem to make enough.
     
  6. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drat, there goes my bacon wrapped everything list. Spoon brownie mix in muffin cups, top with nut half. Egg salad tea sandwiches. Jell-O shot jiggles cut outs. :D

    An old cookbook has a recipe for chicken pinwheel biscuits. A buttermilk biscuit dough is rolled out a bit thin, spread with a cooked chicken filling, rolled up and sliced jelly roll fashion, brushed with butter, and baked as usual for biscuits. I really want to try that one.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I absolutely adore folks who don't eat pork. I believe there's a finite amount of bacon, and the less they eat=more for me [​IMG]
     
  8. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My granddaughter is allergic to pork. I almost feel bad for her.Till I get ALL the bacon!!!
     

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