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Appetizer Recipes

Appetizer recipes are where it’s at! My collection of easy appetizers will satisfy your hunger cravings. You’ll find everything from cold appetizers like Mini Muffuletta Sandwiches and Brady Infused Mini Cheese Balls to hot appetizers such as Chicken Meatballs with Apricot Bourbon Glaze and Mini Corn Dogs . I’ve also got you covered with amazing dip recipes such as cheesy, gooey Mississippi Sin Dip or everyone’s fave — Homemade Guacamole.

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Shrimp Nachos

Shrimp nachos are loaded with spicy succulent shrimp, creamy chili cheese sauce, black beans, diced tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro. I don’t make nachos enough. I’m not sure why. Chips are the only real requirement, which means you can go crazy with the toppings. Not to mention it’s a complete meal […]

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Okra Hoe Cakes

Add sliced okra to these fried cornmeal hoe cakes for a delicious summer treat. They are perfect when topped with homemade comeback sauce. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. Okra is one of those vegetables that […]

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Southern Tomato Pie

Southern tomato pie, with flaky buttermilk crust, thinly sliced tomatoes, fresh herbs and cheese, is perfect as an entrée or appetizer. Do you prefer thin crust or thick crust pizza? I am of the school of thought that when it comes to pizza, the crust is the best part.  None […]

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Fried Squash Puppies

Fried squash puppies are an excellent way to use a bounty of yellow summer squash. Grated crooked neck squash is grated, then combined with cornmeal, green onions, egg and milk, then fried to a golden brown. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate […]

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Baked Crab Cakes

Love crab cakes, but don’t love the mess of frying? Give these oven baked crab cakes a try! Authentic flavor without the mess. Crab cakes are one of my guilty pleasure. I love ordering them in a restaurant. But I don’t often cook them at home. I hate frying — […]