Cuisine: Hors d'oeuvres

Bacon Wrapped Pickles

I know it sounds crazy, but if you love pickles, you will love these Bacon Wrapped Pickles. They are quick and easy to make and will surprise your guests! You can experiment with different dipping sauces. This one has a spicy ranch sauce, but I think some sort of spicy hot cheese sauce would also be good.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Shrimp Toast

Shrimp toast or prawn toast is a Chinese dim sum dish. It’s simple finger food that makes a great hors d’oeurves for parties.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Overnight Marinated Shrimp

Are you bored with the same old shrimp cocktail? This Overnight Marinated Shrimp is the answer. It's the perfect appetizer for entertaining that your guests will love!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Yields: Makes 12 - 15 appetizer servings

Avocado Basil Hummus

This Avocado Basil Hummus is so absolutely delicious. The avocado and fresh basil really takes your ordinary hummus to a whole new level. Warning - it's addictive!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: Makes about 2¼ cups

Japanese Grilled Chicken Meatballs (Tsukune)

Tsukune is a Japanese chicken meatball which is basted in a sweet and salty glaze. The make a great appetizer or snack. These Japanese Grilled Chicken Meatballs are broiled and not actually grilled. They are easy to make and easy to eat!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings
Asparagus Wasabi Mayonnaise

Asparagus with Wasabi Mayonnaise

I remember first having this Asparagus with Wasabi Mayonnaise about 13 years ago at a party in Indiana on Lake Michigan. The combination of wasabi, mayo, soy sauce, lemon juice and a pinch of sugar is ambrosial. I don't even like wasabi!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins

Lemon Marinated Tortellini, Basil & Tomato Skewers

These Lemon Marinated Tortellini, Basil & Tomato Skewers are very easy to make and perfect for a summer party.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: Makes 20 skewers

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