Appetizing Nibbles

What do you call the bite-sized finger foods served at parties and receptions? The answer to that question can depend on the party's location or menu. Called appetizers by many, the French refer to these tasty morsels as 'hors d'oeuvres', (translates to 'outside of the work.') The Swedes call them "smorgasbord," the Italians "antipasto," and the Russians "zakuska." Impress the guests at your next party with some new appetizers to make with these titles from our digital collections.

Good Eating's Party Snacks and Appetizers is a wonderful collection of the best recipes to share at parties as gathered from over 25 years of food writing by the Chicago Tribune. It is filled with elegant snacks, appetizers, desserts, and cocktails that any home cook can prepare.

Unforgettable Appetizers are memorable recipes for any occasion. The cookbook includes 100 theme-related recipes that are easy to make and designed for a Fiesta Gathering, Soul Food Feast, Healthy Living Gathering, Fresh Seafood Party, Meat Lovers Buffet, and much more. Award-winning caterer and restaurant owner, Cassandra Harrell put together an assortment of unforgettable recipes from her party appetizer collection when she catered to national and local clients including celebrities, politicians, and recording artists to name a few. Specific recipes consists of Ranch-Style Angel Eggs, Dill Salmon Spread, Mini Fried Corn Bread, Cheezy Cheese Bowl Appetizer, Little Mac & Cheese Delights, Show Stopper Asian Tacos, and Unforgettable Cinnamon Apple Torte, to name a few. The cookbook also includes quick recipe tips, pre-planned party menus, and easy cooking tips for the novice, as well as the more experienced cook. If you're looking for a cookbook that offers creativity, a new flare, and amazing flavors designed for any occasion, this cookbook is for you.

No matter what your party style is-casual, dressy, or just plain fun-nothing says "party" like tasty appetizers! The third book in the Ultimate series, following The Ultimate Cookie Book and The Ultimate Slow Cooker Book, this unique recipe collection features more than 450 recipes for everything from super quick dips and snack mixes to elegant pastries and bite-size sweets-all guaranteed to entice any crowd. More than just a collection of recipes, this book is packed with hundreds of inspiring full-color photos and provides all the tools you need to throw a fabulous bash, including helpful hints in on creative presentation ideas, themed party menus using the recipes in the book, lists of versatile ingredients to keep in the pantry, and make-ahead directions to make planning a breeze.

Between Thanksgiving and the Super Bowl, it's party season in America. During these months, many of us invite friends and family into our homes to celebrate with foods that entertain, satisfy, and impress. Great appetizers can help break the ice and jumpstart a party. In The Party Begins with Bacon, bacon masters Peter Kaminsky and Marie Rama have selected fifteen fabulous party recipes from Bacon Nation to kick off your next great gathering. Because, honestly, who doesn't love party starters that rely on the tantalizing sweet, salty, meaty, smoky tastes of bacon?

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