Easy Appetizer Recipes And Tips



Let me give you a few tips for planning and preparing easy appetizer recipes that will be the hit of your next party.

How much should you prepare?

* If you're planning to have a meal shortly after the appetizers, you'll need four to five appetizers per person.

* If planning to have a meal later, you'll need six to seven appetizers per person.

* If you're just having appetizers, plan on having at least eight to nine appetizers per person depending upon how long your guests will be staying.

Preparing Easy Appetizer Recipes

* Do as much as you can a day in advance.  Chop anything that can be chopped ahead of time and place it in plastic bags or containers in the refrigerator. 

* Many dips taste better if made the day before serving so don't hesitate to make that dip a day ahead of time and let those flavors marry together to make your dip even more amazing!

* You don't have to have fancy serving platters.  Use cutting boards, cookie sheet pans, mirrors or even checker or backgammon boards!

* Divide the appetizers among several platters so your guests can try a variety of appetizers from wherever they are seated.

* If you are short on space, stack cake stands on top of one another to make a tiered serving stand!


Serving Appetizers

* Serve appetizers and dips in bowl made out of hollowed cabbage; bread; green, red, or yellow bell peppers; pineapple or melons.

* Appetizers should be small enough to be eaten in one bite.

* Garnish your serving trays with a green leafy lettuce, herbs or citrus wheels.

* Have several of the same dishes in different locations.

* Serve cold foods like vegetables, shrimp and cubed cheese on ice.

* Have fresh trays of appetizers ready so you can just swap them out.

* Have all of your guests dishware, glasses, napkins and utensils on a single table and put it out ahead of time so you won't be scrambling at the last minute.


Try some of these easy recipes:


Cheese Straws Recipe


Hot Appetizer Recipes:


Meatball Appetizer Recipe

Fried Green Tomatoes

Christmas Appetizer


Cold Appetizer Recipes:


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Pimento Cheese

Fruit Tray With Dip

Cheese Balls Recipe with Bacon


Crescent Roll Appetizers:


Pinwheel Appetizer Recipes


Crock Pot Appetizer Recipes


Hot Dog and Bacon Appetizer


Appetizer dips:


Crab Dip Appetizer

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