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Mixed Fresh Fruit Kebab Appetizers

This appetizer can be made ahead of time which is always appreciated when hosting a get together where you want as much time as possible to spend with your guest instead of stuck in the kitchen all night making appetizers. It is also a very visually appealing appetizer that is great no matter what age your guest are so this is as good for adults as kids and they will enjoy it too.

You can very up the fruit depending on what is in season just try and very your colors so you end up with a mixture of color for visual appeal reasons. It could easily be switched for any other fruits you like. I used wild strawberries as they need no preparation as they are already bite sized and also pack superior flavor in my opinion.

Some variations on this theme are also possible you could easily add in some cubed Monterey jack or Colby cheese. Also if you like look at our dip section this would be nice with a nice marshmallow dip or even a caramel dip would be nice but is purely optional as the fruit is all sweet enough on its own. I would steer away from using bit sized pieces of meat if having a summer party as these are troublesome on keeping cool so you don’t get anyone sick. So if you are looking for an appetizer that will work with any age group, be refreshing on a hot day, and can be made ahead of time this would be a great choice. Continue reading

Spicy Crockpot Queso Dip

Whether you want to feed a crowd, make something yummy to munch on during the Superbowl or simply prepare some comfort food, cheese dip is always a winner. This recipe is made with Cheddar Jack cheese, tomatoes, cream, green onions, spices and hot dogs, and everything is blended in the crockpot for a flavorful result. Slow cooking brings out all the flavors and blends everything together nicely.

If you prefer to make a vegetarian version you can omit to hot dogs from the recipe. You can also use reduced fat cream and cheese if you want to cut the fat content a little. Serve the finished dip straight from the crockpot so it stays warm and choose from tortilla chips or scoops to serve. You can even offer corn chips or kettle chips if you prefer, or vegetable sticks like carrot and celery. This dip can be spiced up as much as you wish and some people do like it really hot. Another option is to leave out the pepper sauce and use a milder cheese if you prefer a milder result.

This recipe makes 6 cups of dip which is enough for 10 people but if you are serving this to diehard cheese dip fans you might want to make more of it. If you are in a hurry this can be made on the stovetop but the flavor is slightly better when you use a crockpot, so we recommend you do. This spicy dip offers a nice change of pace from chilled dip recipes. Continue reading

Gourmet Beef Nachos with Cheese Recipe

This delicious beef nachos with cheese recipe is one of many nachos recipes you can make. This recipe is perhaps more gourmet than some nachos with cheese recipes because you use beef sirloin rather than ground beef. This gives a different look, flavor, and appearance and makes this appetizer stand out.

A lot of people wonder what is the best cheese to make nachos with and that depends. A Mexican blend is good, or Monterey Jack cheese. In the following recipe, a combination of cheddar and mozzarella are called for. Mozzarella melts so well and the cheddar complements the beef sirloin taste. You can use any cheese you fancy in this beef and cheese nachos recipe or in any other nachos recipe. Mexican cheese is nice because it complements the flavor of the dish or you could try a combination of your two favorite cheeses. Use a cheese, which melts well so it sticks to the nachos.

The following beef nachos with cheese recipe is easy to make and you simply need to brown the beef, warm the beans and cook it in the oven until the cheese on top melts. Serve this nachos with beef and cheese recipe hot and everyone will love it. Mexican recipes like this one are ideal for any occasion, especially if you are looking for easy appetizer recipes for a Cinco de Mayo party. Holiday appetizer recipes like this nachos with steak recipe are easy to make and a welcome addition to any party or gathering. This is a popular dish and using steak rather than ground beef gives this dish a really good flavor. Continue reading

How to Make a Fried Mushrooms Recipe

Deep fried mushrooms are a great choice if you are making Superbowl party recipes because their juicy, succulent flavor inside is the perfect contrast with the dry, crispy coating outside. For the best results serve this friend mushroom recipe hot with a dip. You can serve pretty much any dip recipes alongside deep fried mushrooms. You might want to serve a tangy salsa, a creamy guacamole or a garlic dip. Sweet and sour dips, satay dips and hot spinach dips are great too.

Superbowl party food is all about serving comfort food and classic flavors. Nearly everyone loves deep fried mushrooms and the flavor so good. This fried mushrooms recipe is definitely going to be one of the most popular Superbowl snacks on offer at your party and they are so easy to make. Whole white mushrooms are especially good for this recipe but you could try a different kind of mushroom if you wanted to or if you have some to use up.

Deep fried mushrooms are a great side dish as well as one of the best and most easy party appetizers. Deep fried mushrooms are just as good as an appetizer as alongside a steak. Whether you are looking for side dish ideas, holiday appetizer recipes, Superbowl recipes or the best hot appetizer recipes, this one is a definite winner. You can deep fry all different kinds of vegetables and you might want to try zucchini, carrot or broccoli too. Some of the denser vegetables like carrot are best if you boil them first, to soften them a bit. Deep fried vegetables are really tasty and deep fried mushrooms are especially succulent and delicious. Continue reading

Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe

This delicious sausage and peppers recipe is Greek in origin but using Italian spicy sausage gives it a great Italian flavor too and you can use an Italian red wine to finish it off perfectly. This Italian sausage and peppers recipe is also tasty if you use white wine instead of red wine to make it. The onions, garlic and tomatoes are beautiful together and the spicy sausage adds just the right amount of piquancy to the dish. This recipe is known as “spetzofai” in Greece and this is an authentic spetzofai recipe.

Italian sausage with peppers makes a great appetizer or main meal. If you want to make it go further, serve it with rice or mashed potatoes. Serve some feta cheese and olives on the plate too, to keep the Greek theme. For an appetizer, serve it in mugs or bowls. This hot appetizer recipe is best served piping hot. Perhaps you are looking for ideas for Superbowl party recipes, in which case this is ideal. Chili con carne can be served hot in mugs at Superbowl parties, so why not this delicious sausage and peppers recipe? It is just as warming and flavorful.

You can use whichever kind of peppers you like. Perhaps you would prefer to use a spicy type of pepper in this Italian sausage and peppers recipe, in which case choose a milder sausage to pair with it. Yellow bell pepper is nice in this Italian sausage and peppers recipe because it gives the dish a sweetness which is good with the spiciness. Make extra of this recipe if you want because it is just as nice on the second day and you can reheat it the day after your Superbowl party for a nice, warming lunch. Continue reading