Delicious Make Ahead Appetizer Recipes For Your Party

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Whether you call them make ahead appetizer recipes, easy cold appetizer recipes, hot canapes or hors d ouevres, the best appetizer recipes and party finger foods* can be found on this page.

Our tastful party food appetizers* include appetizers for kids, easy party appetizers*, healthy appetizer recipes and simply some of the best rated appetizer recipes around.

This includes good-tasting and dainty sandwiches, meat, egg and cheese appetizers and any easy party snacks you can think of.

Just watch your guests devour them and savor every mouthful while you sit back and accept the compliments.

Here is our palatable starter list.

Easy Cold Appetizer Recipes

The best part of serving easy cold appetizers is that you can make em and put them in the refrigerator the same day and pull them out when the party starts. Include ham and cheese ring rolls and fresh strawberry ring.

Warm Make Ahead Appetizer Recipes

Make ahead appetizers don't limit you to making cold appetizers. These could be warm appetizers too. You can make them ahead, freeze them or put them in the fridge and take them out and cook them before your guests arrive or whenever you are ready to bring out the food.

We start with mushroom appetizers

Mushroom Bundles

Chill these overnight or freeze up to a week. Cook just before you serve.

Makes 24

24 small mushrooms

1/3 cup cream cheese with herbs

12 sheets phyllo pastry

2 tbsp or so of olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 400F or (200C)Remove mushroom stems and put a tsp of cream cheese in the center of each mushroom

2. Cut each phyllo sheet in half and brush with some oil. Put a mushroom in the center of each sheet.

Pull the phyllo pastry corners over the mushrooms. Pinch together to seal them. Bake five mins or until they are golden.

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Make ahead appetizer recipes include:

Mariachi Chicken

Makes 24

Try this for a mexican Cinco De Mayo party

Make the coating mix ahead and when your ready to cook shake the chicken up in the bag and put in the oven.


1 1/4 cups tortilla chips

1 package taco seasoning

1 pd boneless chicken or 2 dozen chicken drumettes

sour cream and salsa

use your favorite

Use a large resealable plastic bag and combine chips, taco spices and seasonings.

Dampen the chicken with a little water and shake off the excess. Put a couple pieces at a time in the bag and shake to coat chips. Arrange in shallow baking pan.

Bake at 350 F uncovered about 40-45 mins.

Serve with salsa and sour cream

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Hawaiian Ribs

Good for a

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1 can (8 ounces)crushed pineapple with juice(undrained)

1/4 cup apricot jam

3 tbsp yellow mustard

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tsp grated fresh giner

1 garlic glove

3 or 4 pds of pork baby back ribs

Mix pineapple with juice, jam,mustard, ginger and garlic in a blender til smooth.

Place ribs on an oiled grill or bake in the oven at 375 F. If you grill them they will take about 40 mins. Brush them with pineapple mixture during the last 10 mins.

Cut into individual rib servings. Serve remaining sauce for dipping

Top 5 Appetizers For Kids

Kids parties need great food. If your mom or dad you probably would like to provide party food for your kid party that is SIMPLE, takes little time and still will delight the party kids.

Top 5 Best Rated Appetizer Recipes

Below are our best appetizer recipes.

These great hors d ouevres (if you want to say it in french) have been reader approved.

Top 5 Healthy Appetizer Recipes

If you are the host of the party you may want to serve some healthy canapes. Guests will relish the flavors and still be eating something good for them.

Tip: The way to make a party appetizer or snack look appealing is to serve them on large party trays. Using lace dolles adds a very elegant touch. Scatter the trays around the room because this will help your party guests get to know each other.

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