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favorite appetzier

We have really gotten out of the habit of having dinner parties, but we have invited some friends over. It's been so long that I don't even remember what I served as hors d'oeuvres. I'd love some suggestions. Just one other couple, so I don't want to go crazy (cough). Only food that is forbidden is olives.


asked by jocelyng 9 months ago
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pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added 9 months ago

Bruschetta with chicken liver pate is one of my favorites.

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June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added 9 months ago

I agree - and even better is if you can find duck livers!

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pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added 9 months ago

ChefJune, I do love duck and goose livers. Bring on the foie gras

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HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added 9 months ago

For 4 people, keep it simple. A small bowl of spiced nuts, some crostini topped with pimiento cheese, or mini meatballs or lil smokies with some bbq sauce or honey mustard.

Just some suggestions. Don't make too much of it since you've got dinner ahead of you.

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Trena Heinrich

Trena is a trusted source on general cooking.

added 9 months ago

Here are some good ones to try.

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Chops is a trusted home cook.

added 9 months ago

This mini meatball appetizer recipe is my favorite on the site: https://food52.com/recipes...

Also, mini potato pancakes with a side of sour cream with a dollop of apple sauce/jam mixed in.

Both are make-ahead, too. Small cheese plate with crackers, grapes/pear etc. and salami -easy & tasty.

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added 9 months ago

Roasted Fennel And White Bean Dip https://food52.com/recipes... Always a big hit! Yogurt and Spinach Dip which was included in the first Food52 Cookbook. https://food52.com/recipes... When Merrill and Amanda were in Seattle for the book launching we had a potluck for them and I made this and it was a hit.

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PHIL is a trusted home cook.

added 9 months ago

A nice charcuterie, what ever is left over you can wrap up. If you're not serving dinner this is even better. Get some wine and you're set.

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added 9 months ago

I like these Little Mushroom Pinwheels: https://food52.com/recipes...
You can make them in advance and freeze the rolled up log well in advance, take out to defrost, and slice and bake on the spot. Very convenient and I try to keep a supply of the logs in my freezer for emergency requests for pot luck apps.

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BerryBaby is trusted source on General Cooking

added 9 months ago

A small wheel of baked brie with water crackers. I wrap it in puffed pastry, decorate the top with cutouts, brush with egg wash and bake until golden. Garnish with grapes both red and green seedless. BB

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added 9 months ago

Thanks to all for the great ideas!

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added 9 months ago

I love this easy peasy...mini philo cups, fig jam and Gorgonzola on top ...heat through till cheese melts ..oh wow!

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added 9 months ago

My go-to appetizer is simple, light, and elegant. Slice English cucumber into 1/4 inch rounds, top with a sliver of smoked salmon, a dollop of creme fraiche, and a sprig of dill or chives. I like this because it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, looks lovely on a nice platter, and ruins no appetites.

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