(Closed) Easy Appetizers

posted 5 years ago in Cooking
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Honey bee

stuffed mushrooms are my favorite. Coconut shrimp is easy and yummy too.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Baked brie with walnuts and a spicy jelly or apricot jam on top

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I always like to be adventurous when it comes to making appetizers, meaning like more complicated or interesting type dishes. But I recently went to a friends house for dinner and I had like zero type to prep or do anything fancy. I found a recipe online and just adapted it to what I had around. My friends LOVED them, I mean like plowed through them super fast, and they’re “foodie” people too. Then I brought them to Easter, didn’t expect them to be as well received because my family likes to make really interesting foods, especially appetizers, but they went crazy over them. Anyway, here’s the link. They’re called “Creamy dill cucumber toasties” http://allrecipes.com/recipe/creamy-dill-cucumber-toasties/detail.aspx

 

My changes were I skipped the mayo and used a couple small spoonfuls of sour cream, kinda just enough to make the cream cheese mixable. I used like half to 3/4 of the packet of Italian dressing because the entire packet seemed like just too much. Then I sliced the cucumbers really thinly just vertically, I didn’t shave them like the photo. Super simple stupid easy and very well received!

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Deviled eggs are pretty easy!

cookies or baked goods, but really small portions 

fresh bread and dip

homemade salsa and gguacamole

cheese and crackers

cherry tomatoes stuffed with fresh feta 

Good luck!

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I usually make bruschetta

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hummus + pita

Crostinis w/ olive tapenade

Crostinis w/smoked salmon + creme fraiche + chives (thin layer of creme fraiche, top with thin slice of smoked salmon/lox, sprinkle chives on top, fresh cracked pepper on top would be optional)

Caprese salad (fresh mozzarella slices + heirloom/beefsteak tomato slices + fresh, torn basil + balsamic vinegar + EVOO) This can be served as a salad on a platter or on skewers for bite-size caprese salad (if so, get the tiny mozarella balls and cherry/baby tomatoes)

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Umm….you could also do mini meatballs (different sauces) that’s easy and you can get them frozen too. Shrimp skewers are pretty easy too. Cocktail franks are very easy! I make those a lot. Fried chicken is pretty easy and you can do that with different sauces. Mini tacos….mini beef patties….are good as well!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Carr’s Table Water Crackers (my fave flavor is Garlic & Herbs in the yellow box) and sliced cheeses, pepperoni’s, and salamis. Super easy and you can make a pretty presentation on a nice tray.

Hummus and pita

Chips and salsa/guac

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Cocktail Crab dip-

Ingredients:

1 package of imitation crab meat

1 bottle of cocktail sauce

1 package of cream cheese (I use lowfat)

1 sleeve of ritz crackers

 

Cut the crab meat up into small pieces and put into a bowl.  Pour in the entire bottle of cocktail sauce and mix together.  Place the cream cheese on the middle of a plate and pour cocktail sauce mixture over the cream cheese.  Serve on ritz crackers!  (I place a small knife on the plate so it is easier to get to the cream cheese.)

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

my fall back appetizer is always sausage balls. You find find the recipe on a bisquick box (or their website). I use hot sausage and finely shredded cheese 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Here are some easy ones that are tasty. Some may be a bit overdone depending on your crowd, but good nonetheless and they dont take much time.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I made bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers one time for a dinner party and they were a huge hit. Everyone kept asking for the recipe!

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