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Chicken Taco Dip

Chicken Taco Dip

What's a party without taco dip? This make-ahead, layered Chicken Taco Dip is just what your game day menu needs! Football and dips go hand in hand, and this flavorful Chicken Taco Dip is no exception. Everyone loves it, young and old alike. Seriously, who can resist...

Antipasto Skewers

Antipasto Skewers

Appetizers don’t get much easier than these Antipasto Skewers. They are so packed with flavor, it’s like a party with each bite.  Make-ahead and super easy. That’s the name of the game with these Antipasto Skewers. The hardest part about them is deciding what order...

Tomato Bacon Dip

Tomato Bacon Dip

Everyone goes crazy for bacon! This Tomato Bacon Dip is THE appetizer that needs to be added to your gathering. Trust me on this one. Tomato. Bacon. Cheese. Goodness. If you are a long time Garnish with Lemon reader, you know that appetizers and easy entertaining are...

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

 Deviled eggs don't have to be boring! These Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs take picnic food to a whole new level!  Deviled eggs and picnics seem to go hand in hand. And because deviled eggs are the quintessential summer appetizer, I had the perfect reason to play around...

Marinated Goat Cheese Recipe

Marinated Goat Cheese Recipe

Filled with fresh herbs and a little spice, this Marinated Goat Cheese recipe is going to be your new go-to appetizer! Looking for a new go-to appetizer? This easy Marinated Goat Cheese recipe is for all of the cheese lovers out there. This make-ahead and flavorful...

Spicy Sweet Pretzel Nut Snack Mix

Spicy Sweet Pretzel Nut Snack Mix

Need an easy, make-ahead appetizer for guests to snack on before the big game starts? Don’t miss our Spicy Sweet Pretzel Nut Snack Mix! We’re NUTS about this Spicy Sweet Pretzel Nut Snack Mix (pun intended). Lame pun aside, we seriously love this snack mix. There are...

Chipped Beef Dip

Chipped Beef Dip

There is a reason this Chipped Beef Dip recipe has been around for years. Classic appetizer recipes never go out of style! Chipped Beef Dip You know those foods that your family has been making for years, the ones that bring back lots of good memories? This Chipped...

Curried Pork Empanadas

Curried Pork Empanadas

Packed full of flavor, these make-ahead Curried Pork Empanadas are always devoured when we serve them at parties.  These mini Curried Pork Empanadas may not be traditional from a filling perspective, they are spot on in the flavor department - utterly...

Warm Gruyere, Bacon and Caramelized Onion Dip

Warm Gruyere, Bacon and Caramelized Onion Dip

 This Warm Gruyere Bacon and Caramelized Onion Dip is always one of the first foods gone at a party.  Warm Gruyere, Bacon, and Caramelized Onion Dip You know those recipes that are your go-to's for a casual party? You think about removing it from the list,...

Cheesy Chipotle Roll Ups

Cheesy Chipotle Roll Ups

Don't bring another boring appetizer to a party. These Cheesy Chipotle Roll Ups will be your new best friend, no oven or sauce needed. Appetizers are my weakness. I love snacking on the little bites before dinner, and, if given the choice between an appetizer and...

Carrot Hummus

Carrot Hummus

 Meet your veggie tray's new best friend: Carrot Hummus. Simple, flavorful and guaranteed to disappear. Hummus is the ubiquitous condiment of late. It is versatile, flavorful, healthy and oh, so easy to make. Believe me, REALLY easy to make. And it's nice to have...

Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry Brie Bites

Looking for an easy, last-minute appetizer? These Cranberry Brie Bites are a great way to transform extra cranberry sauce and make a delicious party snack! Cranberry Brie Bites There are 2 camps for cranberry sauce: the lovers and the haters. You really don't...

How to Build a Better Meat and Cheese Tray

How to Build a Better Meat and Cheese Tray

Wow your friends and family when you follow these expert tips to Build a Better Meat and Cheese Tray. Meat and cheese trays are a great way to feed snacks to a group, and the best ones are diverse and include some unique items. Don't just pick one up at the store;...

Crispy Italian Ranch Cups

Crispy Italian Ranch Cups

 Crispy Italian Ranch Cups are the perfect last-minute appetizer. Make them and watch them disappear. You know the appetizer that keeps you circling the table to see if there is one more to pop in your mouth? These Crispy Italian Ranch Cups are that...

Pomegranate Crostini with Ricotta and Mint

Pomegranate Crostini with Ricotta and Mint

Add these quick & easy Pomegranate Crostini with Ricotta and Mint to your party menu as either a festive appetizer or mildly sweet dessert! With the countdown to Christmas underway, no one has a lot of time to invest in fancy finger foods right now. Yet we still...

10 Easy Appetizer Recipes using Baguettes

10 Easy Appetizer Recipes using Baguettes

Need an appetizer for your next party? Grab a baguette at the store and whip up any one of these 10 Easy Appetizer Recipes using Baguettes! Every great party starts with great snacks. But creating a crowd-pleasing appetizer spread doesn’t have to be complicated. Grab...

Parsley and Panko Crusted Goat Cheese Ball

Parsley and Panko Crusted Goat Cheese Ball

Rich and creamy with an added crunch, this Parsley and Panko Crusted Goat Cheese Ball is great for feeding a group during the holidays. Cheese and cracker trays can be boring, so I love to change things up and serve cheese balls when I'm having a party. This Parsley...

How to Build a Better Veggie Tray

How to Build a Better Veggie Tray

Veggie trays don’t have to be boring! Follow our simple suggestions for How to Build a Better Veggie Tray that your guests will devour. Veggie trays are one of the most popular items to bring to a potluck or make as an appetizer because they are easy to put together...

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