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Appetizers

Browse awesome small bites, game day recipes, hors d’oeuvres, and great starters perfect for any occasion. Big on taste but easy to share—we have dozens of appetizer recipes to choose from!

From Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs to Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip to Southern Deviled Eggs, find the perfect appetizer recipe to share with friends and family and have them coming back for seconds and thirds!

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus crispy from the grill and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese is one of our favorite and easiest appetizers! The plate is empty almost before it hits the table.  I admit it, we have a thing for prosciutto: Prosciutto with Pears, Arugula, and Goat Cheese; Prosciutto, Arugula, and Cheese; Fig Jam, Caramelized Onion, and Prosciutto …

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Bruschetta with Fresh Tomatoes and Herbs

Bruschetta with fresh basil and other herbs, garlic, and balsamic vinegar–makes a great snack or appetizer and keeps for days! If I’m traveling for a party or potluck event, I like to take foods that pack well and can work for easy appetizers or a quick meal. My go-to recipes are pimento cheese, pound cake, …

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Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

These cucumber tea sandwiches are simple to make and will lend an old-fashioned elegance to your next party! Made with cream cheese and thin white bread, cucumber sandwiches are always a crowd pleaser. There’s something about cucumber tea sandwiches with cream cheese that’s reminiscent of Great Gatsby days, of times when elegance reigned and things were …

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Pesto Pasta Salad

This colorful Pesto Pasta Salad features a zippy lemon basil pesto salad dressing, along with bowtie pasta, sundried tomatoes, asparagus, artichoke hearts, and more lemon zest…it’s overflowing with flavor and color and pizazz! Lemon Basil Pesto Pasta Salad…you know you can’t resist a pasta salad with a name like that. It’s superb and has a …

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Baked Chicken Wings with Honey Garlic Sriracha Sauce

These Baked Chicken Wings with Honey Garlic Sriracha Sauce are spicy-sweet, sticky, and DELICIOUS! These wings are my family’s favorite and we always have them on the table for game day! You know you have a winner when your husband cleans his plate, licks his fingers, and proclaims whatever you’ve cooked to be, “The best …

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Southern Deviled Eggs – Easy and Delicious!

Southern Deviled Eggs are creamy with a touch of sweetness from pickle relish and a sprinkle of paprika on top. Very simple and tasty! A Southern gathering isn’t complete without a plate of deviled eggs…and that plate is always a deviled egg plate. Every good Southern hostess should have one, usually passed down from her …

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

Slow cooker barbecue meatballs, Puerto Rican style with recaito and honey barbecue sauce—easy and delicious! A few years ago, my friend Jenni brought a crockpot full of these barbecue meatballs to our Super Bowl party. Everyone went nuts! The meatballs were devoured before anything else—and we had a LOT of yummy food available! Of course …

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Pear Salad – An Old-fashioned Southern Favorite

Pear Salad made with grated cheese and mayonnaise is an old-fashioned Southern favorite. Serve it as an appetizer or side dish to go with almost any meal. Let me just go ahead and say that if you aren’t from the South, you’ve probably never tasted this particular Southern delicacy before. Canned pears? Yuck. In any …

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Country Fried Steak Sliders with Caramelized Onions

Country Fried Steak Sliders with Caramelized Onions will elevate your next tailgate to the knockout level! Wow your guests with these easy, tasty sliders! If you grew up in the South, you know that football is pretty big around here. Some of the local high schools have nicer stadiums than a lot of colleges! So …

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Jalapeno Pimento Cheese

Give your next party an extra dose of fun with this spicy Jalapeno Pimento Cheese—easy and classic Southern Pimento Cheese with a kick from diced jalapeno peppers! There’s rarely a gathering of any sort in the South that does not include someone’s favorite pimento cheese. This iconic classic has graced Southern tables for decades, and there …

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How to Make Simple, Perfect Guacamole

Simple, Perfect Guacamole—just avocado, jalapeno and serrano peppers, a little onion, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. That’s all you need to make the best guacamole! Y’all, let me tell you, I love guacamole so much I could eat it every day. I don’t, of course, because it’s so high in calories, but I could. When I’m …

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