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Subject: Any Good Cold Appetizer Ideas?
Date Posted: 10/5/2010 8:18 PM ET
Member Since: 9/9/2009
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My neighbor is turning 50 and they are arranging a surprise party for her.  Strange thing is it will be at another neighbors house 3 doors down but the woman coordinating is from another part of town.  So my neighbor is hosting in the blind and I asked what I can bring and she suggested appetizers/finger foods.  We plan to meet a 5:00 with them arriving at 6:00 and the host house doesn't think she can keep things warm.  The party planner wanted to have a sit down Mexican meal but they've talked her out of that (as the planner doesn't seem to be contributing to the foods as her schedule is too busy) so they have her talked into Jimmie John's sandwiches - but she is complaining folks won't have enough to eat.

My mind is a blank and all I can think of is deviled eggs and cheese balls for a cold appetizer/finger food and I'd like to bring over a couple of things to help out.  Anyone have any good ideas they can provide a recipe for or a link to?  It's kind of a fuster cluck right now but I'm sure it will turn out fine in the long run and everyone will have a good time.

So if you have any tried and true good cold appetizer type foods please let me know so we can get ready before 10/9/10.  Thank you!!!!

Date Posted: 10/6/2010 8:24 AM ET
Member Since: 12/30/2007
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7 layer Taco dip

veggies w/ dip

fruit w/ dip

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 5:54 AM ET
Member Since: 2/18/2006
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Ham Roll Ups.  Take ham you get in the lunch meat section (pre packaged, the thicker ones are better) and spread cream cheese all over, add a dill pickle spear and roll it up.   Thats it!  My dad LOVES these things, we absolutely have to make them or we hear about it lol!

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 11:06 AM ET
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I used to have a recipe for shrimp dip which everyone loved, but now I can't find it. So, I went to cooks.com and this sounds pretty close to what I remember:

Shrimp Dip:

1 can tiny shrimp (chopped, but I put mine through the food processor)

1/2 Cup Mayo

1/2 Cup sour cream

1/2 tsp lemon pepper

1/2 Cup ketchup

1 - 3 Tbsp horseradish

1-2 Tbsp lemon juice


Combine the first 4 ingredients and spread in the bottom of an 8x8 pan.

Mix together the ketchup, horseradish and lemon juice (or you could use a shrimp cocktail sauce). Spread on top of the shrimp mixture.

Serve cold, with crackers.

You may want to double this for a crowd.

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 9:11 PM ET
Member Since: 6/9/2007
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Lipton onion dip,,,,recipe is on back of the box.....with ruffles potato chips...YUM!