Fast Holiday Party Starters

Whether you're hosting a crowd for the holidays or just for fun, these quick and easy appetizer recipes and drinks will make your party planning that much easier.
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Whether you're hosting a crowd for the holidays or just for fun, these quick and easy appetizer recipes and drinks will make your party planning that much easier.

BLT Stacks

Give the traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich the bite-size treatment. Thread the ingredients on a toothpick for the cutes app ever.

BLT Stacks

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How to Make BLT Stacks

Watch our apps in a snap how-to video to see our food editor whip up this super simple starter!

Pink Grapefruit Martinis

A little sweet, a little tart and a lot of festive zest. This twist on the traditional vodka cocktail is one you'll make over and over again.

Pink Grapefruit Martinis

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How to Make a Party Cheese Ball

For an easy and fast appetizer with a twist, try our Party Cheese Balls. Watch this how-to video to learn how to whip up this app in a snap.

Chipotle-Mango Guac

The spice from the chipotle, plus the sweetness from the mango gives old-school guacamole a major facelift.

Chipotle-Mango Guac

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Spiced Wings with Yogurt Sauce

You've gotta try this yogurt sauce -- it's a healthified version of the best part of chicken wings: the dipping!

Spiced Wings with Yogurt Sauce

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Smoked Trout Chips

Salty chips and fish pair perfectly with a dollop of sour cream garnish.

Smoked Trout Chips

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How to Make Smoked Trout Chips

Watch our food editor pull together this no-cook appetizer in our how-to video.

Maple-Rosemary Almonds

This recipe is too easy to say no to. Just coat the nuts in maple and rosemary goodness, then bake for 15 minutes. Ta-da!

Maple-Rosemary Almonds

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Spanish Tortilla Bites

If you've never had Spanish tortilla, you've in for a real treat! These potato bites taste just like the authentic dish.

Spanish Tortilla Bites

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Fizzy Ginger Limeade

Put an adult twist on limeade by adding vodka. The ginger adds spice that complements the fizz to boot!

Fizzy Ginger Limeade

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Shrimp Salad "Spoons"

Replace the always-served shrimp cocktail with a shrimp salad in endive leaves. It's a new take on finger food.

Shrimp Salad “Spoons”

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Tangerine-Pomegranate Sparklers

Sweet and tasty pomegranate seeds take this cocktail from nice to wow-worthy.

Tangerine-Pomegranate Sparklers

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Honey-Bacon Snack Mix

Bacon, Corn Chex, pretzel sticks and peanuts unify as one super tasty treat with a drizzle of honey and a dash of cayenne flavoring.

Honey-Bacon Snack Mix

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Blushing Rose Punch

Serve this punch with a toothpick full of frozen grapes. It's the perfect snack and drink combo.

Blushing Rose Punch

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Cheesy Pesto Pizzas

Pita bread pizzas make this one of the easiest -- and cheesiest -- dishes you'll ever make.

Cheesy Pesto Pizzas

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Edamame Hummus

Forget the chickpeas. Here's a new twist on a party time fave.

Edamame Hummus

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Sesame-Cheddar Twists

Cheesy, nutty bread sticks! They're so good you'll want to serve them with dinner, too.

Sesame-Cheddar Twists

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Fast Faves

We know the week gets crazy busy sometimes. Try a few more of our favorite fast recipes -- for snack time, dinner and dessert -- that you whole family will love.

Fettuccine with Sausage & Kale

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