Holiday parties and unexpected guests mean appetizers become a necessity. Nothing welcomes people into your home more graciously than a delicious selection of nibbles. And these recipes are tried and true. Some are make ahead, and a few are last minute. They set the stage for your dinner party and can even hint at the delights of the meal to come. Keep the ingredients for these wonderful recipes in your pantry, fridge and freezer and you'll be ready to entertain at a moment's notice.
There's nothing better than some smooth, creamy, rich and nutty guacamole. It's perfect for a casual party. If you want to make something a bit more elegant, use this recipe to make Mini Guacamole Cups. Yum.
This beautiful and elegant appetizer recipe can be partially made ahead of time. Make the melon balls and store them in the fridge, and make the dressing and store that separately. When it's time to serve, make the avocado balls and assemble everything in some beautiful stemmed goblets. You can also make this appetizer at the last minute.
This is one of my favorite appetizer recipes of all time. And these crisp little rolls filled with cheese and onion are wonderful for the holidays because you can make them well ahead of time and freeze. Bake them still frozen, adding a few extra minutes in the oven, for hot and crisp bites in minutes.
Anything made with those little filo shells is wonderful in my book. These delicious little bites were the happy result of a failed recipe. Any leftover filling can be made into fabulous Grilled Creamy Roast Beef Sandwiches