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Category: Dips and Spreads

Peppery Chicken Wings

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Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

  This crowd pleaser appetizer is one of my favorites from one of my favorite cookbooks, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics  so of course I had to serve it at my Gr8 Dinner themed “Celebrating Ina The Barefoot Contessa“. I love that the shrimp is roasted instead of boiled.  The recipe calls for 2 pounds of shrimp but make as much as you want because you’ll have plenty of cocktail sauce made from the recipe below…

Salmon Layered Dip

Want to get a little fancy? This appetizer is just the ticket! My good friends at Entertaining Events served this Smoked Salmon Appetizer at a recent party and boy was it a hit! I immediately knew that I needed the recipe. Best of all, it is very easy to prepare and makes an elegant presentation. All the ingredients (except for the sauce) can be layered the morning of your event. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. When the time…

Sweet Potato Squares with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise

This is a Gr8 appetizer that can be served warm or at room temperature. It is easy to make ahead of time and assemble right before your guests arrive; or, assemble ahead of time and warm for a short time in the microwave before serving (make sure the picks are wooden). I have served this at a backyard barbecue and it’s also a hit as a Thanksgiving appetizer. Enjoy! Print Sweet Potato Squares with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise A…

Apple Slices with Toffee Crunch Dip

Do you need to bring a treat to a party? Do you have kids and want another snack that they will love? Do you like to have quick, yummy, and easy recipes to throw together when company shows up? Great Eight Friends has you covered! This snack couldn’t be easier or tastier! It includes only a few ingredients and only a few steps from beginning to end. When feeding a crowd, we usually double the recipe (which only…

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