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Sunday, June 2, 2013

SOS - EASY Appetizer Recipes!

Hello, dear fellow bloggers and friends....

I have missed you!  I have been in Connecticut visiting my only favorite sister and her beautiful family.  We celebrated #1 nef's graduation.  Pics and blog to follow this week.

I need your help.  My buddy Corrine and I are throwing a little going away happy hour on Friday for some of our friends and I would appreciate some help with some easy (keyword: easy) appetizer recipes.  It seems like I make the same 3 hors d'oeuvres every time I entertain.

I know all of you bloggers out there have great recipes and put Martha Stewart to shame in the entertainment department.

Just send me a link to your blog outlining the recipe.  It would help (but not required) if you have pictures.  I'm not the sharpest pencil in the box.  If you don't have a blog - just send me your recipe in the comment box.

Thanks so much!

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. Hi Katie! I will email you a few (I have them in Word Documents so it will be easier).

    Also, under recipes on my blog there are a couple pasta dishes (if you want something with a little more substance) and they can be prepared ahead. Also, an antipasta tray (always been a hit and super easy to throw together).

  2. Katie, the BEST appetizer recipe I have it for Garlic Grilled Shrimp & it can be made completely ahead of time.

    Follow this link to my blog post with the recipe.

    It is DELICIOUS & gets rave reviews every time I serve it, honest. And it is easy...just mix the shrimp with the marinade for awhile, grill & serve either cold or right off the grill...your choice.
    Good Luck with the Party!

  3. This is about as easy as you can get but tastes delicious! You will have to do a post with all of the recipes you get...I am always looking for new and EASY appetizers!

    Spicy Corn Dip

    1 16oz bag frozen white corn (sometimes I have to use yellow/white combo)
    1 8oz package cream cheese, softened (I used reduced fat)
    1/4 cup butter, softened
    2 T cumin
    2 T chopped, pickled jalapeno peppers (I found "Mt. Olive" brand diced jalapeno peppers in the pickle aisle)
    Salt and Pepper to taste

    You can make it hotter by adding some of the juice from the jalapeno peppers.

    Cook corn according to package directions; drain. Combine corn with butter and cream cheese stirring until blended. Add cumin and peppers to taste. Serve warm or at room temperature with tortilla chips.

  4. I just eat what everyone else makes :)

  5. Mini Mediterranean pitas- can be bought at Whole Foods and many markets, fill with a dollop of humus, olive tapenade, crumbled feta and finely minced cucumber, tasty, easy and delish!

    Crostinis- pretty and so easy. Sliced baguette cut on diagonal, drizzle with olive oil bake for 5 min. Add brushetta, or chopped mushrooms wiht olive oil or tomato and basil and mozzarella (I liek doing a variety) looks so pretty on a platter. Add chopped basil and Parmesan flakes on top.....yummy!

    Shrimp cocktail- easy peasy and always a hit

    Yogurt dip- yogurt and half low fat sour cream, Knorrs spring vegetable, 1/2 a box of frozen spinach, 1/4 cup Parmesan, mix all together. Add cut veges or buy small disposable shot glasses from Party City and put a dollop of dip in then add 4 or 5 stalks of veges to make mini individual crudites!

    Good luck........these are all super easy per your request and I can attest to the fact that they are delicious!

  6. I hope you had a wonderful trip! I missed you! I don't have any in my blog, but are you familiar with SkinnyTaste? It is a great website that I use often and all of the recipes are yummy and she even provides WeightWatchers points! Here is the link below and she has tons of AWESOME recipes for appetizers and all of her recipes have photos. Happy Entertaining!

    The link:

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  8. This is the best and easy smeasy. Slice fresh fig in half, top with cheese of choice.....Humbolt Fog, Gorgonzola...whatever. Wrap with fresh prosciutto and Voila you are a hit. Goes so well with drinkies. Enjoy!

  9. I always keep a brick of cream cheese handy for drop in guests. You can top it with salsa or jalapeño jelly and serve it with corn chips or wheat thins. Super easy and delicious. I just went to a party where my friend made the most delicious cheese tray. She purchased cheese from Trader Joe's and arranged it on a large platter with berries and dark chocolate scattered around the different cheeses.

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