Cuisine: appetizers

Smoked Olives

My sister-in-law Rhonda brought us these smoked olives from the Suffolk Smokehouse and Deli in the UK. People go crazy for them. They go great with cocktails, beer, and wine.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: Makes 3 cups

Baked Chicken Taquitos

These Baked Chicken Taquitos are a healthy, non-fried version and less mess on your stove than the traditional fried ones.They make a great snack.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Radish Crostini with Lemon Cheese Spread

Radish Crostini with Lemon Cheese Spread makes a great hors d'oeuvres for a party. It's light, lemony and very refreshing.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Pickled Deviled Eggs with Crispy Prosciutto

These Pickled Deviled Eggs With Crispy Prosciutto unbelievably good. The addition of crispy prosciutto elevates the eggs and are perfect for your next party.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 16 Servings

Brie with Honey & Rosemary

What do you do if people stop by around the cocktail hour? Brie with Honey & Rosemary is less than five minutes to prepare!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Shishito Peppers with Den Miso and Bubu Arare

I had these Shishito Peppers with Den Miso and Bubu Arare at Tokyo Fried Chicken Co. in Monterey Park, CA. I love shishito peppers and now have a new way to make them. About one out of every ten peppers is spicy. The person that gets the spicy one will have good luck! Bubu Arare can be found in Japanese markets or online.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins

Sun-Dried Tomato and Rosemary Biscuits With Prosciutto

These Sun-Dried Tomato and Rosemary Biscuits With Prosciutto are a great make-ahead hors d'oeuvres for any party.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: Makes 36

Bacon-Wrapped Enoki

Enoki is a long, thin white mushroom, which is traditionally used in soups and salads. Wrapping it in bacon takes it to a whole other level. A perfect hors d’oeuvres for your next party. Serve it with Ponzu sauce for dipping.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: Makes 2 dozen Hors d’oeuvres

Caramelized Onion Cranberry Compote Cream Cheese Crackers

Hosting a party is stressful, whether it's a small get-together or a holiday fête for a crowd. The key is making as much food ahead of time as possible, so all you have to do day-of is reheat and do a little last-minute prep. These Caramelized Onion Cranberry Compote Cream Cheese Crackers can be made ahead and will be a crowd pleaser.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: Makes 1 cup

Cheesy Chili Dip

This Cheesy Chili Dip is probably the best dip ever. I'm not kidding, it is just perfect! When I serve this, everyone loves it.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins