I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of any gathering that includes food is the appetizers, hands down. They are a casual way of immediately putting guests at ease, giving them something to do (hello, snacks!) and ensuring that no one will starve to death while waiting for the main course. They can be as simple as a homemade dip for eating chips or veggies during family movie night, mini pizzas for cheering on your favorite sports team, or maybe something a little more elegant prior to a dinner party.
But more than for their function, I love that appetizers are an invitation to explore your creativity and to deliver something delicious and memorable … all in bite-size form!
My Sweet Pepper Pimento Poppers have been a hit at every single gathering where I have offered them. In fact, I pre-made a batch before heading to Pennsylvania for my husband to serve during my QVC watch party and had two different neighbors request that I bring them to their upcoming events. They have kept “popping” up ever since.
While veggie dip isn’t the most glamorous offering on the appetizer table, it is essential for your friends and family members who are trying to keep things light and healthy. My Fiesta Veggie Dip is perfect for quite literally any party you may have.
And before you say, “Oh, there she goes again—another deviled egg recipe,” you guys have got to stuff my Muffuletta Dip into your deviled eggs. I whipped these up for the Super Bowl, simply adjusting the way I hollowed out and served the eggs, and if I ever thought that dip couldn’t be topped, well, I proved it can.