Get the Party Started! Appetizers and Snacks from April 2012

Get the Party Started! Appetizers and Snacks from April 2012

Faith Durand
Dec 20, 2012

Last spring we took the whole month of April to party, party, party! It was a month of entertaining, with tips on throwing birthday parties, picking out wine, and making tasty appetizers and snacks. Here's a look back at some of the recipes and ideas that emerged that month, from crisp cheesy poufs, to an addictive gluten-free flatbread. There are ideas for little bites on toasts, and one of the best spicy nut mixes we've ever tasted.

• 1 Nibbles of pistachios and prosciutto rosettes (from An Italian Wine Dinner Menu)
• 2 How to Make Cheese Gougères
• 3 A Brined Pickle Platter
• 4 Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs with Herbed Yogurt Sauce
• 5 How to Make Socca: A Naturally Gluten-Free Chickpea Flatbread

• 6 The Ultimate Party Snack: Chili Roasted Peanuts with Coconut
• 7 Sour Cream & Onion Doughnuts
• 8 Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce
• 9 Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Homemade Chips
• 10 Unique Snack & Easy Appetizer: Baked Lotus Root Chips

• 11 Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes with Herb Crème Fraîche
• 12 Goat Cheese Rapini Toasts
• 13 Fig Goat Cheese & Blackberries on Toast
• 14 Easy Party Appetizer: Grapes Wrapped in Goat Cheese
• 15 Elegant Appetizer: Savory Shortbread

Did you learn a new favorite appetizer or party snack this year? We'd love to hear about it — we're always looking for fresh new ideas!

A Few More Good Ideas for Party Food

10 Scrumptious Appetizer Dips & Spreads Without Cheese
Snacks, Bites & Delicious Nibbles: 15 Fabulous Appetizers
Cut It Up: 15 Flatbreads & Pizzas to Start the Party
Classic Party Food: 3 Takes on Spinach Dip

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