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.
Give the traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich the bite-size treatment. Thread the ingredients on a toothpick for the cutes app ever.
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.
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.
The spice from the chipotle, plus the sweetness from the mango gives old-school guacamole a major facelift.
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!
Smoked Trout Chips
Salty chips and fish pair perfectly with a dollop of sour cream garnish.
How to Make Smoked Trout Chips
Watch our food editor pull together this no-cook appetizer in our how-to video.
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!
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.
Fizzy Ginger Limeade
Put an adult twist on limeade by adding vodka. The ginger adds spice that complements the fizz to boot!
Shrimp Salad "Spoons"
Replace the always-served shrimp cocktail with a shrimp salad in endive leaves. It's a new take on finger food.
Sweet and tasty pomegranate seeds take this cocktail from nice to wow-worthy.
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.
Blushing Rose Punch
Serve this punch with a toothpick full of frozen grapes. It's the perfect snack and drink combo.
Cheesy Pesto Pizzas
Pita bread pizzas make this one of the easiest -- and cheesiest -- dishes you'll ever make.
Forget the chickpeas. Here's a new twist on a party time fave.
Cheesy, nutty bread sticks! They're so good you'll want to serve them with dinner, too.
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.