Appetizer Recipes

Sometimes appetizer recipes can be more appealing that the main course! Whether you are looking for holiday appetizers, finger foods for a party, easy appetizer ideas for a crowd or cold appetizers, you are sure to find something among these nearly 50 appetizer ideas.

My favorite appetizer:

During football season, my family and I love snacking on hot boiled peanuts. This recipe does take some time to prepare, but the effort is worth it!

two gray plates with oysters on toast sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, sliced green onions, glasses of white wine, a hand spooning an oyster onto a piece of bread

Oven Baked Oysters

Last updated on November 13th, 2023 Oven baked oysters are topped with a buttery mixture of garlic, herbs, and white wine and sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Several years ago, The Husband and I made a road trip to Louisiana to visit friends. They took us out to a […]

fried boudin balls in a black serving bowl with one broken open to show the inside

Boudin Balls

Last updated on September 3rd, 2023 Boudin balls are a delicious Southern treat! Boudin sausage is rolled into meatballs, coated in Panko breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown. Serve with Comeback or Remoulade sauce for dipping. While preparing this post, I found this quote on the Southern Foodways Alliance website that […]

overhead view of block of cream cheese on a floral China plate covered in Jezebel sauce surrounded by crackers

Southern Jezebel Sauce

Last updated on November 9th, 2023 Jezebel sauce is a sweet and spicy condiment that originated in the South. Serve as an appetizer over cream cheese or as a glaze over roasted meat. Jezebel. She’s one of history’s first bad girls. Wife of King Ahab, the Bible tells us she […]

White bowl of Redneck Caviar on a blue background with a white bowl of tortilla chips and green onions on the side

Redneck Caviar [Cowboy Caviar]

Last updated on June 5th, 2023 Redneck Caviar, also known as Cowboy Caviar, is a delicious and hearty salsa made of black beans, black eyed peas, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Grab some chips and dip in! If you consider yourself to be an aficionado of […]

Boiled Peanuts

Last updated on June 5th, 2023 Boiled peanuts are a unique Southern treat. Learn how to make this delightful snack yourself at home today. I never considered myself a peanut lover. Until the first time I tried really good boiled peanuts. Every year, The Husband and I take our boys […]