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Appetizers That You Can Make at Home

Below are entries from our appetizer competition for delicious and simple recipes you can try out at home. All entries below won a gift certificate for a complimentary Party Host Helper for up to four hours at a future party!

We hope you try them out and let us know which are your favorite!

Christina D. – Ramsey, NJ

Beet Bites


    -Goat cheese mousse

    -Chopped chives

    Prepare the beets by cooking them and shaping them into bite-size quarter shape (about an inch thick ). Then top them with a goat cheese mousse. Top with a few chopped chives and they are ready to go.  Chilled and served on a cold plate.  

    Aimee P. - Denver Colorado

    Crack Dip

    -16 oz sour cream -1 oz packet ranch dressing mix -3 oz packet bacon bits -1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

     Mix all ingredients together. Place in the fridge for at least an hour or make the night before. Serve with chips or crackers such as original Ruffles or party-sized Fritos!

    Samantha A. - Philadelphia, PA

    Sausage Dip:

    - 2 Philadelphia Cream Cheeses

    - 2 cans of Rotelle

    - 1 tube of sausage (chop up and brown/cook slightly before putting in the dip to bake)

    - One bag of Shredded or Mexican Blend Cheese

    Mix ingredients together and cook on 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until it begins to bubble (depending on your oven can take a little longer. Once the dip is hot, remove from the oven and sprinkle with leftover cheese.

    Josephine Y. - Philadelphia, Pennslyvania

    Artichoke Dip 

    -1 jar of artichoke hearts (drain and cut up into small pieces)

    -1 cup of mayo 

    -1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese 

    Mix together and bake at 325 for 1/2 hour or until it starts lightly browning around the edges. I go about 40 minutes with my oven Serve with corn chip scoopers. If having a large crowd, consider making double!

    Marilyn F. – San Diego, California

    Shrimp Dip

    -One can of tiny shrimp -1 cup mayo -1 package of cream cheese

    -¼ cup of chopped green onion – for best flavor, chill at least 2 hours before serving with crackers 

    Thank you to everyone who submitted recipes, we can't wait to try these appetizer recipes out, they look delicious! Want another appetizer recipe? Check out this bruschetta recipe video with CEO Renee Patrone Rhinehart!

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