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Duck with Brandy Bing Cherry Sauce

Elegant, delicious and colorful, this French duck dish is perfect to serve for special occasions. —Francine Lizotte, Langley, British Columbia

Mushroom Puff Pastry Bites

These mushroom puff pastry bites make the perfect finger food. I even freeze them for a quick appetizer for unexpected...


Chicken Bacon Triangles

We host an annual Christmas party, and I whip up a new menu item every year. These golden chicken and...


Orange Blossom Mint Refresher

I came up with this recipe because I'm not a fan of regular iced tea. This tea has the perfect...


Crowd-Pleasing Party Meatballs

We served this scrumptious dish at our wedding. It went over so well that it’s been served at other weddings...

Chocolate Cherry Truffles

My cherry truffles were the delicious result of a kitchen experiment involving a bottle of kirsch I’d received as a...


Festive Sausage Cups

When I used prepared pie crust for this recipe, it's even easier to form and fill these individual sausage cups....

Sweet Citrus Punch

The wonderful rosy color of this beverage makes it a natural choice to serve at Christmas. I keep the ingredients...


Smoked Salmon New Potatoes

Give twice-baked potatoes a rest this year and try these stuffed spuds. Smoked salmon and cream cheese blended with...


Tempting Shrimp Phyllo Tarts

Writes Heather Melnick of Macedon, New York, “this appetizer has been a real hit at church receptions and family events.”...


Miniature Napoleons

It can be a challenge to come up with an elegant dessert that works well for a cocktail party. These...

Fruited Punch

I've been making this for more years than I care to say, and I think this is the best punch...


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Lacy Brandy Snaps

These cream-filled brandy snaps are the perfect sweet treat. Include them on a holiday cookie platter or serve them at...


Individual Beef Wellingtons

A savory mushroom-wine sauce is draped over golden pastry. This elegant entree is perfect to present to guests on Christmas....


Bubbly Champagne Punch

This champagne punch, served at my wedding, continues to this day to be the elegant drink we serve at special...


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Holiday Appetizer Puffs

Good things come in little packages with these melt-in-your-mouth holiday appetizers. Besides crabmeat, I've used whipped cream or pudding...

Saucy Orange Shrimp

On a trip to New Orleans, my husband picked up some fresh Gulf shrimp. The wife of the shrimp boat...


Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushroom caps plump with crabmeat make a wonderful appetizer for entertaining. You can also use the recipe as a light...


Three-Pepper Veggie Tray

In no time at all, you can put together this colorful platter of crisp vegetables. Instead of typical veggie dip,...


Salmon Mousse Endive Leaves

I recently made this simple but elegant appetizer to rave reviews. This thick mousse has a lovely presentation well suited...


Chocolate and Red Wine Cupcakes

Our home economists use rich chocolate frosting to tastefully top tender cupcakes that have a subtle red wine flavor.


Pink Sparkling Wine Punch

A long-standing tradition in our home, this sparkling punch makes spirits bright. Garnished with fresh strawberries and lime, it makes...


Cheese/Grape Appetizers

These small bites are well worth the time they take. Serve them as part of an antipasto platter or as...


Meatballs in Plum Sauce

A tasty sauce made of plum jam and chili sauce coats these moist meatballs beautifully. Make sure these delightful appetizers...


Pear-Blue Cheese Tartlets

Combined in a sensational bite-size package are some of my favorites items—blue cheese, pears and walnut. My coworkers snatch them...

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Party Meatballs

These meatballs in a sweet, tangy sauce can be made a day in advance and reheated. We usually serve them...


Party Cheese Balls

These tangy cheese balls are guaranteed to spread cheer at your next gathering. The ingredients create a colorful presentation and...


Apricot Cheesecake Tarts

Dark chocolate and the tart taste of apricots make these tiny cheesecakes from Alicia Montalvo Pagan in New Bedford, Massachusetts...


Cheese Puffs

I found this cheese puffs recipe in one of my mother’s old cookbooks and updated the flavor by adding cayenne...


Pretty Stuffed Spring Peas

These stuffed peas are the perfect way to welcome spring and sail right through summer. I serve them on a...


Pork & Rice Meatballs

My appetizer meatballs combine two of my favorite Asian dishes —Chinese pork dumplings and steamed chicken balls. —Elizabeth Dumont, Madison,...