Apps in a Snap
Apps in a Snap: Zucchini-Kiwi Guac
Get an extra serving of fruit and veggies in this dip with a twist! Zucchini and kiwi take the traditional avocado guacamole to a whole new level.
Apps in a Snap: Cheese Balls
For an easy and fast appetizer with a new twist make our Party Cheese Balls. Watch this video to learn how to make this app in a snap.so they soak up all that flavor. You also need some room-temperature cream cheese and some sharp cheddar. I'm using white, but you can use either. First, we're gonna make our port-soaked cranberries. In a small saucepan, combine half a cup chopped cranberries and about a quarter of a cup of the port-wine. Just heat that over low heat for about five minutes and remove it and let it cool. In the meantime, make the cheese spread. This is really easy in a food processor . Just add about 8 ounces room-temperature cream cheese and the same amount of cheddar. Give that a quick pulse until it's smooth and creamy. It will take about a minute. Now, back to our port-soaked cranberries, to strain them and then pat them dry with paper towels . Then, stir them right into the cheese mixer. Now comes the fun part. Rolling it all together. So, to make this super easy and keep your hands clean, use an ice cream scoop. Grab a heaping scoop of the cheese mixer then drop it right into the bowl of chopped trail mix or whatever
Apps in a Snap: Smoked Trout Chips
Pull together this no-cook, fast and easy appetizer in a jif by buying pre-cooked trout fillets! Watch this video to learn how to make this app in a snap.let's make the dip. In a bowl, combine 2/3 of a cup sour cream . Then, using scissors, snip in about 2 tablespoons fresh chives. Finish the dip with about 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill and a little sprinkling of salt and pepper. The dill is gonna add a bright fresh note to our dip, which is gonna go great with the smoked trout we're gonna use later. Then, give it all a quick stir and set it aside. Now, for the fancy ingredient in our dish, the smoked trout. You can find smoked trout in the deli section of most gourmet markets or some supermarkets. I like it because it's a little bit meatier and flakier than smoked salmon . But if you can't find it, smoked salmon will do just fine. Just break it up with your fingers into bite sized pieces. Just before guests show up, put it all together. Grab a ridged potato chip , top it with a little bit of your dip, then finish it with a piece of smoked trout and a fresh sprinkle
Apps in a Snap: BLT Stacks
Take an all-time favorite sandwich and turn it into an easy and fast appetizer with this BLT Stacks recipe. Watch this video to learn how to make this app in a snap.at the bottom. Then add your bacon. Add a few pieces of iceberg lettuce and a cherry tomato on top. How cute is that? And now for the grand finale. When guests show up, serve these BLTs stacks with a
Apps in a Snap: Pear & Cheese Crisps
Take pitas to a whole new level with this party snack. Creamy blue cheese and pear combine for a flavor-packed, easy appetizer.gonna love this kicked up version that you uses fresh pears, creamy blue cheese and crispy pita wedges. Start by making your pita chips. This is really easy using store bought pita breads. Just flip them open, then cut each half into 6 wedges. Using a pastry brush , brush each with a light coating of olive oil . Then remove them over into a rim baking sheet. Now get to work on your pears. Cut them in half. Then use a melon baller to scoop out the centers. Finally, place them into thin pieces. Top each pita wedge with 2 slices of pears, sprinkle on one cup of crumble blue cheese which I love because it has a sharp flavor and creamy texture . And one tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary.. Now just bake these off in a 425 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Arrange the
Apps in a Snap: Spiced Olives
Give olives your own flavorful touch with our spiced-up recipe. It's an great appetizer to personalize and still a total crowd-pleaser!Grab a small sauce pan and pour in half a cup extra virgin olive oil . Next, using a vegetable peeler, peel in 2 long strips of lemon zest , just the yellow part not the white. And two long strips of orange zest. This going out the freshness to the olives
Apps in a Snap: Thai Chicken Salad Bites
Take this lunchtime fave and whip it up in appetizer form. It's just satisfying enough to hold guests off until dinner is served, but a cinch to make.Next, in a medium bowl, make a Thai style dressing for your chicken salad . Combine 1/4 of cup vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of lime juice , that's about 1/2 lime. 1 tablespoon store bought chili-garlic sauce and a teaspoon of sugar. Last but not the least, to give it a fresh peppery note, grate in about 1 teaspoon fresh ginger . That's it. Stir it all together. To finish the salad, add in your chicken. And for crunch and color, toss in 2 tablespoons top roasted peanuts and 2 tablespoons each chopped fresh mints and cilantro. Give it all one more toss. Instead of using chips or toast, use a cucumber. Slice one into 1/4 inch
Apps in a Snap: Artichoke Bruschetta
Forget the tomatoes, this twist on the classic bruschetta swaps out the red fruit for artichokes, is just as yummy and will wow guests and family alike.Apps in a snap: Artichoke Bruschetta. Here's what you'll need: 2 cans artichoke hearts , halved (14 oz.), 1/2 cup chopped parsley , 8 cloves garlic , minced, 1/4 cup EVOO, 2/3 cup dry white wine, 8 slices ciabatta, toasted, and 1/2 cup parmesan. Cook 2 cans artichokes, 1/2 cup parsley and 8 cloves garlic in EVOO over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add wine and simmer until liquid evaporates. Spoon onto toasts and top with cheese.
Apps in a Snap: Battered Okra Bites
Use okra -- a signature southern vegetable -- to fool your friends into thinking this fancy appetizer is anything but fast!Here's what you'll need: 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup flour, 1 tsp. lemon zest , 1/2 lb. okra, halved, 3 tsp. ground cumin, 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro , 2 tsp. cornstarch, and oil. For the dipping sauce, mix 1 tsp. cumin, 1 tbsp. lemon zest , 2 tbsp. cilantro and 1/2 cup yogurt. In another bowl, mix 1/2 cup flour, 2 tbsp. cornstarch, 2 tsp. cumin, 1/2 cup
Apps in a Snap: Parmesan Crackers
Get cracking with these easy, cheesy homemade parmesan crackers. They'll wow dinner guests, but you won't break a sweat!need: 1 cup parmesan, 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 tsp. baking powder , 1/4 tsp. salt, 3 tbsp. EVOO, and pepper. Mix 2/3 cup cheese, 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 tsp. baking powder , and 1/4 tsp. salt in a food processor. Add 1/4 cup water and 2 tbsp. EVOO and pulse to form a dough.