Dips and Spreads
Host an easy Mardi Gras open house with an appetizer of crusty breads and crackers and an assortment of savory spreads. Pick your favorite Mardi Gras spread recipes from this appetizer collection.
Toasted walnuts, honey, hot red pepper, and soft aromatic cheese blend seamlessly in this spicy and savory appetizer spread.
The sandwich filling that originated in New Orleans transforms itself into a tasty spread perfect for a quick, no-fuss snack and starter.
Include make-ahead appetizers such as these cheddar cheese logs in your party menu. Green chiles and cayenne pepper give a Tex-Mex style to the spread.
Cheese, fruit, and a homemade spread make a quick but elegant appetizer. Serve with assorted breads and crackers.
Who doesn't love pizza? This warm, cheesy slow cooker dip will be a hit at your next potluck.
Brown sugar and pecans add sweetness and crunch to Brie. Serve the warm cheese on an appetizer buffet with unsalted crackers or grapes and apples.
This cottage cheese dip shares the ingredients you would find in Caesar dressing--Parmesan, lemon juice,garlic, and if you like, anchovy paste. Serve with crisp raw veggies for an appetizer.
For gifting or serving, set aside 15 minutes to whip up this feisty spread of roasted red peppers flavored with herbs, garlic, and spicy red pepper.
Make a batch of this nutty date and cheese spread and store in your refrigerator to enjoy at snack time for the next three days. Scoop up with pita wedges, crackers or cucumber slices.
Serve the seasoned broiled shrimp with the homemade mayonnaise dressing for a quick and easy appetizer.
While canapes and caviar have their place, it's usually not at tailgating parties, movie nights, or backyard cookouts. When it comes to casual get-togethers, the way to really wow your guests is to know how to make cheese dips. From spicy queso to chili cheese to spinach and artichoke, cheese dips are always a delicious hit.
Chicken wings were once an overlooked, often discarded, part of the bird. But as the popularity of Buffalo wings has surged, so has a whole host of ideas for how to make chicken wings. These days, casual restaurant menus often feature full sections devoted exclusively to chicken wings. You can get them flavored any number of ways including with barbecue, honey mustard or teriyaki sauces.