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Sample recipes from The Big Book of Appetizers

Homemade Potato Chips with Blue Cheese

Homemade potato chips are a treat so rarely experienced that your guests will surely be impressed. Here we’ve added layers of blue cheese...

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Grape Leaves with Lamb and Dill

The Gross family of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, first introduced Carla to the magic of disappearing grape leaves. When they ran out of grap...

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Herbed Shrimp with Snow Peas

Martha Stewart’s Shrimp Vinaigrette Wrapped in Snow Peas was the inspiration for this dressed-up version of marinated shrimp. The snow pe...

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Spicy Red Curry Beef Summer Rolls

Summer rolls are a light and fresh alternative to the tried spring roll. They’re made with rice paper rounds, which are found in Asian ma...

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Spicy Thai Dipping Sauce

We try to keep a little of this dipping sauce in our refrigerators at all times. Not only is it great as an accompaniment to most Asian a...

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Phyllo Purses with Brie, Pistachios and Apricots

Working with phyllo is really easy once you get the hang of it. The bonus of phyllo appetizers is that they freeze well and can be baked ...

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Cornmeal Grissini with Fennel

Grissini are thin, crisp Italian breadsticks. Our fennel-scented version has a decidedly American twist with the addition of cornmeal, wh...

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Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Chicken fingers aren’t just for kids anymore. We’ve given this tired school-cafeteria classic an adult update with cayenne, Parmesan chee...

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Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Horseradish gives this mustard-based dipping sauce an added kick. This dip is the perfect match for chicken fingers, crudités, breadsticks.

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Sweet and Spicy Sesame Lamb Meatballs

For some reason, our students seem slightly intimidated by the thought of ground lamb, probably because its availability in the United St...

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Cucumber and Cilantro Yogurt Dip

In Indian cuisine, this dip is referred to as raita, and it is served with spicy foods. The coolness of the dairy is refreshing and goes ...

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Grilled Apples with Herbes de Provence and Micro Greens

The presentation of this dish is visually striking, and your guests will surely never have eaten an apple prepared this way before. Marin...

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Chilled Shrimp with Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce

In their college days, Carla and her friends would concoct a version of these amazing Bloody Marys on springtime Sunday afternoons. Lots ...

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