Best of: Snowbird Appetizer Recipes

Best of Snowbird Appetizers and Starters

Savory cheddar olive balls are bite-sized, cheesy and a little more special for any social gathering

Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvres and Starters

Appetizers, starters, hors d'oeuvres... whatever you call them, they are typically a great start as a meal or before a meal. My collection of tried and true recipes include something a little extra special, worth standing alone or combined into a group. Many are meatless or can be adapted if you wish. Enjoy!

Refreshing light bruschetta or crostini party appetizers are perfect for summer garden ingredients
Serve New England Clam Dip with traditional crunchy potato chips or wavy chips
Crab melts open-faced mini sandwiches on toasted pumpernickel party bread with lump crab, mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese
Bacon blue cheese endive boats topped with chilled grapes and fresh garden chives
Thick cut candied bbq rubbed bacon topped with garlic sauteed shrimp and fresh minced chives
Cream soup shooters can be served in plastic shot glasses for a large crowd since most snowbird homes aren't stocked with glass bar ware
Creamy beef olive spread is delicious on pumpernickel party bread or plain crackers
Beautiful bite sized purple potato salad bites stuffed with mustard aioli, hard boiled egg, bacon bits and celery leaves
Cheese lovers will enjoy Parmesan Crisps that are easy to create, yet special for your next social gathering
Fire roasted tomato salsa with fresh cilantro and scallions served with crunchy thin tortilla chips
Baby bella mushrooms with fresh rosemary are not complicated yet look enticing and taste earthy

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