American Appetizer Recipes
Savory Peach and Mozzarella Fresca Bruschetta on Walnut Bread
The combination of the sweet fruit, the nutty, crisp toasted bread, the creamy, tangy cheese; all brought together with a drizzle of olive oil, black pepper and flaky kosher salt makes for an incredible bite.
Fresh Farmer's Cheese Recipe
This farmer's cheese recipe will show you how fun and easy it is making your own fresh white cheese at home. This cheese recipe uses plain milk, requires no special equipment, and produces a homemade cheese that's a sort of cross between cream cheese and a ricotta.
Sandra Lee's Drunken Chicken Drummettes Recipe
This chicken drummette recipe is from celebrity chef Sandra Lee's new cookbook, Semi-Homemade Grilling 2. This would make a wonderful addition to any picnic, or summer cookout.
Individual Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Salads
This is such an easy and beautiful cold platter to serve at any summer meal. Tomato and mozzarella salad is a classic combination, and this version features each slice of tomato as its own salad.
Greek Salad with Fresh Tomatoes and Feta
Greek immigrants who settled in the Midwest brought this classic fresh salad to America's tables. A Greek salad is a perfect recipe to enjoy sweet, ripe cherry tomatoes, along with the traditional cucumbers, onions, and feta cheese.
Fresh Tomato Bruschetta Recipe
Tomato Bruschetta is one of the world's great recipes for enjoying fresh ripe tomatoes. The way the sweet juices soak into the garlicky toasted bread is irresistible. You can add countless ingredients into a Bruschetta topping, but this classic recipe lets the tomatoes be the star.
Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe
What better way to enjoy fresh tomatoes than in a salsa recipe? Take a break from that jarred stuff, and enjoy salsa like it's suppose to taste. This classic tomato salsa recipe is great on everything from a grilled chicken breast to your favorite chips.
Fresh Corn Salsa Recipe
This fresh corn salsa recipe really makes for a colorful change of pace from regular salsas. The fresh corn gives the salsa a wonderful texture and sweetness. Corn salsa can be used with any recipe that calls for regular chunky-style salsa.
Whole Roasted Garlic Recipe
Roasting whole garlic bulbs is an easy and delicious method, and the sweet, soft cloves can be used in countless ways. Roasted garlic cloves are a great garnish for a main course, like roasted chicken, and can also be mashed up and added to dressings and sauces.
Prosciutto-Wrapped White Nectarines
Savory prosciutto ham wrapped around sweet nectarine slices is a pairing that's hard to beat. This recipe is a fresh take on the classic prosciutto and melon appetizer. This recipe works great for any warm-weather entertaining.
Garlic and Herb Sauteed Bell Pepper Strips Recipe
This garlic and herb sauteed bell pepper recipe can be used as an appetizer, as part of an antipasto platter, or a colorful side dish. The bell pepper strips cook up quickly, and are at their sweet and savory best paired with the garlic and herbs. This sauteed pepper recipe is a great way to enjoy this nutritious summer vegetable.
Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
Fried green tomatoes are an American classic, and one of the most famous southern recipes of all-time. The great thing about this fried green tomatoes recipe is that the same technique can be used for other vegetables like eggplant and squash. Fried green tomatoes are often served as side dishes, or as a snack with hot sauce.
Baked Reuben Dip Recipe
This delicious baked Rueben dip recipe is from Cathy at Noblepig.com. She adapted this recipe from Family Circle Magazine, and if you like Reuben sandwiches (and who doesn't!), you will love this creative deli dip! Perfect for that football game snack table.
"Oven-Fried" Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe
This easy oven method for making Buffalo chicken wings eliminates the need for messy deep-frying, and the results are crisp, golden-brown chicken wings ready to coat with your favorite sauce. Buffalo chicken wings are the perfect party food, so give this simple recipe a try.
Maryland Crab Cakes
An easy and authentic version of this Maryland classic.
Mushroom Ragout on Garlic Toast
This easy and elegant mushroom ragout (stewed mushrooms) is as versatile as it is delicious. It can be served as a first course, a main course, or even as a sauce for chicken or meat. You can also use wild mushroom when available.
Seared Scallops with Pancetta and Leeks - Video Recipe
The sweet and and savory leeks and pancetta make the perfect bed for these quickly seared scallops. Less is more with this very simple and delicious scallop recipe.
Authentic Anchor Bar Buffalo Chicken Wings
This is the original spicy Buffalo chicken wing recipe from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY. There are many Buffalo chicken wing recipes out there, but if you want to taste the "real" thing give this a try. The chicken wings are deep-fried in the original recipe, but a hot oven works fine for the home version.
Pan-roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic
No need to blanch the asparagus first in this easy and delicious asparagus recipe. Asparagus cooked in this style is more flavorful, and keeps more of the valuable nutrients. This asparagus recipe is great for a first course or as a vegetable side.
Fat-Free Spicy Chicken Lettuce Cups
This healthy and delicious chicken recipe is a snap using a cooked rotisserie chicken from the market, and a jarred salsa. The contrast between the crisp, cold lettuce cups, and the spicy, stewed chicken is wonderful. This chicken recipe can be served as an appetizer or a main course.
Roasted Asparagus Recipe with Toasted Hazelnuts
Roasting asparagus in a hot oven is an easy, and flavorful way to enjoy these delicious green spears. The flavor is concentrated as the asparagus turns a deep, dark green. A topping of hazelnuts toasted in butter and olive oil finishes this earthy dish.
6 Deliciously Different Ways to Enjoy Fresh Asparagus
Asparagus is America's favorite spring vegetable for a reason; it's delicious, packed with nutrients, fast to prepare, low calorie, and can be enjoyed in a huge array of recipes. Here are 6 easy asparagus recipes that really show off the versatility of this succulent spear.
Syrah-Poached Dried Fig and Sausage Skewer
This skewered fig and pork sausage hors d'oeuvre was created for a food and wine pairing in Sonoma, California. The original used wild boar, but it's delicious with almost any pork sausage. The dried figs are ideally poached in the same wine that this skewer is going to be served with.
Orange and Ginger-Glazed Buffalo Chicken Wings
Buffalo chicken wings are the great American appetizer, but this delicious version uses some classic Asian flavors for a tasty twist. This buffalo chicken wing recipe is perfect for any party platter.
Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe
This creative jalapeno popper dip recipe has the great spicy taste of fried jalapeno poppers without all the extra work.
Southern-Style Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are fun, and easy to make. This recipe for deviled eggs uses sweet pickle relish and paprika.
Horseradish Deviled Eggs Recipe
The addition of a little horseradish to the traditional deviled eggs filling gives this recipe a spicy twist.
Pimento Cheese Recipe
Pimento cheese is a Southern favorite. Once you try this pimento cheese recipe, you'll never go back to store-bought.
Braised Escarole and White Beans
Escarole is wonderful in this take on the popular "beans and greens" recipe.
These jalapeño poppers feature fresh jalapeños stuffed with a spicy cream cheese mixture, rolled in a seasoned panko curmbs, and baked until crispy and golden. They are as easy to make as they are to pop in your mouth, and are always make a crowd-pleasing appetizer.