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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:09:05 AM EST
Along with a side, my sister asked to bring an appetizer. Nothing like pick up something from the frozen isle, or something from Jacque Pepin, Julia Child.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 10:12:04 AM EST
the rotell dip is always delicious. cheese, rotell and a crockpot - heat until melted.. serve hot with chips

Link Posted: 11/18/2012 10:13:12 AM EST
Also easy.. smoked salmon with cream cheese on crackers.. very yummy and pretty much no cooking, open the packages, assemble and serve

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:02:27 AM EST
Creme cheese-stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon. Can't go wrong with those.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:07:50 AM EST

Take a sourdough baguette and slice it on the bias, approx 3/8" thick.
Brush garlic infused olive oil on one side and toast in the oven.
Slice fresh mozzarella to about 1/4" thick.
Slice fresh roma tomatoes 1/4" thick.
Place mozzarella and tomato slices in a marinade of balsamic vinegar and olive oil for about 1/2 hour.
Place mozzarella and tomato on toasted bread with a fresh basil leaf.

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:14:21 AM EST
Jar of peanut butter and a box of Ritz crackers
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:44:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By thatguy:
the rotell dip is always delicious. cheese, rotell and a crockpot - heat until melted.. serve hot with chips


Throw in a pound of hamburger and a pound of sausage.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:54:39 AM EST
Cheese board. Or scallops or shrimp wrapped in bacon.....easy.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:44:53 PM EST
Gus's puffs

Parmesan cheese
Minced onion ( small amount )
pumpernickel toasted bread ( loaf of little squares )

I don't measure much , in a bowl mix cheese with enough mayo to be a binder , mix in a little minced onion

Spoon onto Pumpernickel , sprinkle with a little more grated cheese , broil until brown

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:46:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By bblake00:
Jar of peanut butter and a box of Ritz crackers Spoon

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:48:17 PM EST
Best Spinach Dip Ever

1 cup mayonnaise
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
1 (1.8 ounce) package dry leek soup mix
1 (4 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1/2 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 (1 pound) loaf round sourdough bread


In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, dry leek soup mix, water chestnuts and chopped spinach. Chill in the refrigerator 6 hours, or overnight.
Remove top and interior of sourdough bread. Fill with mayonnaise mixture. Tear removed bread chunks into pieces for dipping.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:34:08 PM EST
Go to the store and buy frozen, cooked, peeled shrimp, buy some cocktail sauce to go with it.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:51:35 PM EST
Trader Joe's has some awesome Horseradish Pub Cheese. This with some crackers is awesome.
Another idea is to grab a few different kinds of salami and cheeses and arrange them on a platter (again with crackers or bread slices).
The bacon-wrapped scallop idea is KING! One of my favorite (yet simple) aps. Just costs a bit.
Lastly, brown some bulk sausage and mix with cream cheese and stuff into mushroom caps. Then just bake them until the sausage crisps up.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:25:07 AM EST
Chicken poppers.

Cut a few chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
Cut a pound of bacon strips in half.
Wrap each bite with a strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick.

Put a few tablespoons of your favorite spice rub in a bowl with a double amount of brown sugar and mix well. (I've used Penzeys 3000 which was OK, and Cabela's "Mountain Man Bourbon" which was awesome.)

Toss each piece of chicken in the spice mix, and put in a large casserole. If there's spice left, put on top.

Oven. 350F. 30-40min.


(Optional: a slice of jalapeno wrapped into each one.)
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:31:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 6:32:26 AM EST by Zhukov]
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