What's your favorite appetizer to take to a party?!

Question: What's your favorite appetizer to take to a party!?
I need some ideas! Thanks!!!

PS The more festive, the better!.!.!.I'm looking for something savory - a finger food, no dips please!. :)Www@FoodAQ@Com


well, i get hit by everyone to take my stuffed muchroom caps but they are a heck of a lot of work!. Another fav is fresh mozzarella-cherry tomato on a pic!.Which in a restaurant is generally on a plate with full size tomatoes etc !. and called cabrese salad!.

cherry tomatoes
fresh mozzarella ball of cheese
fresh basil leaves
red onion
salt and pepper
olive oil
balsamic vinegar

threat a cherry tomato ,a small piece of basil leaf,small slice of red onion and finally a cube of mozzarella on a toohpick!.

arrange on a plate !.

in a small bowl mix couple Tbs of olive oil and same amount of balsamic vinegar together,season with salt and pepper!. pour over the picks!.

really popular in my catering company and everyone loves the lighter choise!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

My favorite finger food which is festive (and very popular, my friends & family no associate with Christmas) are Hidden Valley Ranch Sausage Stars! They are the best thing in the world! Easy to make and look elegant!. Here is the recipe!


2 c!. (1 lb!.) cooked crumbled sausage
1 1/2 c!. grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c!. grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 c!. prepared Hidden Valley Ranch
Original Ranch Salad dressing mix
1 (2!.25 oz!.) can sliced ripe olives
1/2 c!. chopped red pepper
1 pkg!. fresh or frozen won ton wrappers (or egg rolls wrappers cut in 4ths)
Vegetable oil

Blot sausage dry with paper towels and combine with Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, salad dressing, olives and red pepper!. Lightly grease a mini (or regular) muffin tins and press 1 wrapper in each cup!. Brush with oil, bake 5 minutes until golden!. Remove from tins, place on baking sheet and fill with sausage mixture!. Bake 5 minutes at 350 degrees or until bubbly!. Makes 4 to 5 dozen!.

If you don't want to make that, pigs in blanket (use puff pasty instead of Crescent rolls) are always a favorite!

Enjoy!!! Good luck! I'm so hungry now!. :-)Www@FoodAQ@Com

Sometimes the best appetizers are the most simple ones!. I like to bring glazed strawberries!. ^_^

1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar!.
Add all ingredients to a pot & boil down until it thickens

Simply clean a package of fresh strawberries, then lightly brush them with the glaze!. Not only will they will taste wonderful!.!.!.but they will also glisten!. It's inexpensive, quick, easy, pretty, & tastes wonderful!.

also, as a side note, you can make just about any appetizer appear festive!. It all comes down to how you package it!. You can arrange it in a festive shape!.!.!.Or, if in a hurry!.!.!. you can simply add some tinsel on the side!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

These are made with puff pastry, but you can mix up the toppings!.!.!.pizza-style, different types of cheese etc!.

Really yum!

Cheese Straws (sticks of cheesy puff pastry)

1 (17-1/4 oz!.) pkg!. prepared frozen puff pastry, thawed in refrigerator
1 lightly beaten egg white
Cayenne pepper (optional)
1 cup finely shredded cheese such as aged cheddar, Asiago, or Parmesan


Preheat oven to 375 degree F!. Open one sheet of puff pastry on a cutting board!. Brush the surface lightly with some of the beaten egg white!. Sprinkle lightly with paprika and a touch of cayenne pepper, if desired!. Sprinkle surface with 1/2 cup of cheese to evenly cover entire surface!. Roll a floured rolling pin over cheese to gently press the cheese into the puff pastry!.

Cut the puff pastry into long 1/2-inch-wide strips; gently twist each strip several times!. Lay strips 1 inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper!. Repeat with remaining sheet of puff pastry, egg white, paprika, pepper, and cheese!. Bake in the 375 degree F!. oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until the straws are golden in color!. Cool on wire rack!. Best served the same day but can be stored overnight in an airtight container!.

Confetti Pinwheels

1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1/4 cup nacho cheese dip
1/3 cup finely chopped red pepper
1/3 cup chopped green onions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F!. Unroll dough and separate into 4 rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal!.
Spread cheese dip over each rectangle to within 1/4 inch of edges!. Sprinkle with bell pepper and onions!.
Starting with 1 short side, roll up each rectangle; press edge to seal!. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 6 slices; place cut side down on ungreased cookie sheet!.
Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown!. Immediately remove from cookie sheet!. Serve warm!.

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

1 pound breakfast sausage
1/2 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
40 small white mushrooms, stems removed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F!.
In large skillet over medium heat, crumble and cook sausage until browned!. Remove from heat and stir in spinach, bread crumbs and cheese until well combined!.
Place mushroom caps on a baking sheet and fill with sausage stuffing!. Bake 15-20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender!.

I GUARANTEE if you make these they will be gone fast and everyone will be raving about how great they are and will be asking for the recipe!

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

get 1 pkg lil smokies or weenies
take 1 pkg of bacon and cut into thirds (chop it all while it's in one chunk into three sections)
wrap a piece of bacon around each weenie and place onto a FOIL LINED baking sheet
then take a spoon full of brown sugar and you have to kind of press the sugar onto the weenies cuz it doesn't stick by itself very well- just make sure you have a little mound of sugar on each weenie (the sugar gets all carmalized when baked with the grease from the bacon and tastes so yummy!)
then bake at 325 for 25 min, then turn up heat to 350 for an additional 15-20 min until nice and crispy
to take to a party or serve, place them in a small crockpot to keep them warm (they will be eaten up fast though!)Www@FoodAQ@Com

What else is tasty is just a toothpick with cheese, sausage, and something else on it just as a bite size snack, its great!

also try a small sausage, small!, and put a cheese stick next to it then wrap it in bacon, then fry the sausage till the bacon is crispy and the cheese is melted, yes thats fantastic too!.

this might be grose to some people but its not bad and its different, pickled asparaus wrapped in smoked salmon- you could change the salmon to ham or something else too!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

potato salad
pasta salad
deviled eggs
shrimp and cocktail sauce
pigs in blankets (mini hot dogs in cresants)
potato skins
mozzerella sticks
bread sticks
mini pizzas on english muffins toast them add sauce mozzerella and heat can add pepperoni peppers onions ur choice evne sausage or meat balls pieces Www@FoodAQ@Com

i really enjoy something like this:

-take some circle crackers
-a type of meat, maybe some salami
-&& different types of cheeses!.

and put em altogether to make a be-a-utiful sandwich!

we used to munch on that ALL the time!
it's so goodWww@FoodAQ@Com

im pretty sure everyone loves taquitos

pretzels Www@FoodAQ@Com

I love me some deviled eggs!Www@FoodAQ@Com

This link has some great recipes!. Yes, one is a dip but the other two I used last night and they went over BIG! Www@FoodAQ@Com

i always like pigs in a blanketWww@FoodAQ@Com

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