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.

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Chili Nut Honey with Cheese

Better Homes and Gardens

Toasted walnuts, honey, hot red pepper, and soft aromatic cheese blend seamlessly in this spicy and savory appetizer spread.

Muffaletta Spread

Family Circle

The sandwich filling that originated in New Orleans transforms itself into a tasty spread perfect for a quick, no-fuss snack and starter.

Total: 20 mins

Pecan Cheese Logs

Family Circle

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, Pears, and Mustard-Laced Apple Butter

Better Homes and Gardens

Cheese, fruit, and a homemade spread make a quick but elegant appetizer. Serve with assorted breads and crackers.

Slow-Cooker Pizza Dip

Family Circle

Who doesn't love pizza? This warm, cheesy slow cooker dip will be a hit at your next potluck.

Praline-Crowned Brie

Midwest Living

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.

Feta, Honey & Date Spread

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 20 mins

Muffuletta Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Caesar Dip For Crudites

Family Circle

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.

Snazzy Red Pepper Spread

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Total: 15 mins

Feta Honey and Date Spread

Midwest Living

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.

Total: 20 mins

Garlic Shrimp Dip

Midwest Living

Spicy Cajun Shrimp

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve the seasoned broiled shrimp with the homemade mayonnaise dressing for a quick and easy appetizer.

Total: 30 mins

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Midwest Living

How to Make Cheese Dip

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.

How to Make Chicken Wings

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.

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