Easy Appetizer Recipes
You will find our easy appetizer recipes here:
Drinks & Soups
Impress your guests with delicious and easy appetizer recipes to accompany a sparkling drink! Sure you don’t want them to starve so make sure there’s always a little old-fashioned nibble around like a bowl of crisps, salty peanuts, crackers, raw vegetables with a dipping sauce, salami slices or diced cheese. There’s nothing wrong with that! It’s cheap, simple and ready in an instant. Other advantage: kids especially love it! They rarely go for your anchovy stuffed olives or cherry infused gazpacho.
Of course you want to show off your creativity but you also want to spend time with your guests too.
Make sure your dishes are easy to prepare in advance.
Store them in the fridge or on the kitchen counter ready to be served.
Hot items are more time-consuming but a pleasant and heartwarming
change. Store-bought puff pastry bites are very easy surely, but not
that creative for a foodie like you...
You find appetizers in all different kinds and sizes. Crucial tip for a successful bite: keep it small and simple!
It’s quite uncomfortable to find yourself in a bunch people with a
mouthful and not being able to chew in a decent way. You don’t want
anyone to choke on your food either. Remember what these easy appetizer
recipes are made for: appetizers should boost the appetite, not stretch your guests stomachs before dinner.
Be creative! You can choose between numerous ideas to make your creations look stunning and appealing for your guests. Crackers or little toasts topped with cream cheese, olive tapenade
and so on! If you fear the cookies to turn soft rub the surface with a
tiny bit of butter or margarine. You can also consider to serve your
topping as a dip! Let your guests serve themselves!
Another classy looking hit on any party are amuse-bouche appetizers served in a spoon.
People just love them! Again, keep your work of art small. The spoon is
a one-bite meant to be eaten in one time without a struggle. If you
hate the extra washing up afterwards there’s good news! Some shops sell
edible spoons made of a light cookie. Or how about this next idea: use
your own tablespoons or teaspoons! Great result!
Another splendid idea to light up your party: little skewers and verrines or glasses to serve hot or cold soups.
Don’t overcomplicate things. Be aware that your guests have to be able to hold their appetizer using only one hand.
The other hand already holds a glass. If you really want to serve small
plates and forks, you might consider to turn the appetizer into a small
entrée served at the table right before the meal. That's a great idea I picked up from my favorite appetizer book my husband gave me as a Christmas gift 2 years ago.
That's a great idea I picked up from my favorite appetizer book my husband gave me as a Christmas gift 2 years ago.
Or turn over your
party concept and create a walking dinner serving only hors
d'oeuvre and small entrees for the rest of the evening. It takes some time to prepare but it’s great fun! Different flavors, combinations
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