Appetizers and Hors d'Oeuvres

Beat together first 7 ingredients using an electric mixer until completely smooth; scrape mixture onto a large sheet of plastic wrap. Using your hands, form into a ball using another sheet of...

Easy
Serves 16

Top apricots evenly with blue cheese; drizzle with honey and sprinkle with pistachios.

Very Easy
Makes 16

In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except artichokes; blend well. Refrigerate until ready to serve as a dip with artichokes.

Easy
Serves 4

Stuff each date with 1 piece of cheese; set aside. Place bacon on rimmed baking sheet; bake in a preheated 450° oven until starting to crisp but still pliable (about 7 min.); remove from oven,...

Moderate
Serves 12

Scatter cheese in the bottom of a 9-10" cast iron skillet or glass pie plate. Sprinkle garlic, herbs, salt and peppers over cheese; drizzle with oil. Broil 5" from a preheated broiler until the...

Very Easy
Serves 4

Arrange beef, mushrooms, potatoes, tomatoes and onions on a lettuce-lined platter. Position base of fondue pot in center of table. Heat oil in pot on stove over medium heat to 375° or until a cube...

Easy
Makes 2/3 cups

Using a vegetable peeler, remove peel (orange part only) from 2 oranges. Slice into very thin strips, then coarsely chop; set aside. Using a sharp knife, cut about 1/4" from both ends of all 4...

Easy
Makes 18

In small bowl, combine first 5 ingredients; spoon into piping bag with star tip or qt.-sized zipper-closure food storage bag. Cut 1/2" opening in one of the bottom corners of storage bag; set...

Moderate
Serves 12-15

In medium bowl, combine first 6 ingredients; refrigerate several hrs. to blend flavors. To Serve: Line round platter with lettuce; set hollowed-out bread loaf in center. Fill loaf with dip;...

Very Easy
Serves 8

Combine mascarpone, blue cheese and garlic in a food processor or blender until well blended. Line a 2 ½ cup bowl with plastic wrap. Spread 1/3 of cheese mixture into bottom of bowl; top evenly...

Easy
Serves 8

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