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benjason 12-20-2006 09:06 PM

Anyone have any suggestions for an easy appetizer? I have to bring one for a family Christmas party and I'm not coming up with anything. Thanks!!

Hayley 12-20-2006 09:10 PM

Re: Appetizers
Spinach artichoke dip Let me get a recipe.

1 large sour cream
1 box frozen chopped spinach
1 jar artichoke (puree)
1 envelope savory herbs with garlic
1 bag shredded Italian cheese
2 fresh baked White Mountain breads

In a medium to large saucepan, heat the sour cream add the frozen spinach (does not need to be thawed). When both are heated and mix well add the jar of pureed artichoke, mix well add 1 envelope of Savory Herbs with Garlic; mix well.
Add the whole bag of shredded cheese and mix well. When the cheese is melted and well blended, remove from heat.
Take one of the White Mountain Breads, and remove most of the center, creating a bowl-like interior. Pour spinach dip into center. Cut the removed section and the second bread into small pieces and place on tray around bread-bowl. Enjoy!!

Hayley 12-20-2006 09:13 PM

Re: Appetizers
Also I like to add just a little more spinach I love spinach!

Blackbirdlane 12-21-2006 08:10 AM

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veggies/pita bread and hummus???

bekerella 12-21-2006 09:08 AM

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if you go to and type in appetizer there are loads of recipes. You could also take some tortillas and spread some plain or veggie or whatever kind of cream cheese on them, layer some ham and turkey slices, roll them up and slice. They are very good. And you can add lettuce or anything else you want to them. :thumbsup:

CakeMama 12-21-2006 11:00 AM

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my new fave:

buy a chunk of brie cheese (i prefer pasturized)
a small container caramel sauce
2 apples
some form of crackers

melt the caramel in the microwave and pour on a serving dish, set the brie cheese in the middle and surround with crackers and cut up slices of apples. easy, cheap, and tastes delish! you just put a little of the cheese/caramel on whatever you pick and enjoy!

kht2006 12-21-2006 11:32 AM

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pineapple cheese ball

2 pkgs of cream cheese (can be low fat or no fat)
1 sm. can of crushed pineapple (well drained)
1 tsp onion powder
1-3 tsp of seasoning salt (like lowrys)
mix all together with your hands or a pastry cutter
form into a ball or log and wrap in saran wrap
refridgerate to set
cover the outside with 1-2 cups of pecans
serve with ritz crackers or club crackers

This is one of my holiday favorites.

kht2006 12-21-2006 11:34 AM

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Oh, I forgot to add you can substitute
1 c. chopped shrimp
1 c. finely cubed cooked ham
1 c. finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 c. chopped crab

for the pineapple, but the pineapple is my fav.

FancifulFanny 12-21-2006 05:03 PM

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owww...a friend who does catering does these little BLT tomatoes where she empties out the insides of cherry tomatoes then makes a filling od mayo, scallions, crumbled bacon, and some parmasean cheese then fills the tomatoes with it.


Dates and thin slices of parm is great too.

Tess 12-21-2006 05:40 PM

Re: Appetizers

Originally Posted by benjason (Post 555390)
Anyone have any suggestions for an easy appetizer? I have to bring one for a family Christmas party and I'm not coming up with anything. Thanks!!

My friend had this at her b-day party recently.

Buy 1 8oz jar of good crab meat (the kind you find in the fish market, around $7-$8 jar, not the lump crab meat but the next best)
1 8oz block of Cream Cheese
1 small jar of cocktail sauce
1 box of triscuits

Unwrap cream cheese and stick on small serving tray, cover with cocktail sauce and dump the crab on top. Done! Delicious! I know it sounds gross and is a tad unsophisticated, but will be the top pleaser at the party. Enjoy

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