20 Party Food Favorites

January 25, 2013
Here are 20 just-perfect for entertaining Party Food Favorites from the The Kitchen is My Playground archives.  It's definitely time to get your party on!

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It's time to dig into The Kitchen is My Playground's archives to share the best of one of our favorite types of food -- party food! 

Those tasty little party bites are sure hard to resist. And especially with that "big game" coming up, we've got lots of reason to whip up some delicious nibbles for party-time snacking. But the recipes in this collection aren't just perfect for game day, they're fabulous choices for any party.

So without further ado, here are 20 party food favorites from The Kitchen is My Playground archives. Enjoy the collection! (And enjoy your party!)

These jalapeno poppers are the perfect party-time snack for jalapeno lovers. Since they're baked not fried, you get all the great jalapeno popper taste without the deep-fried mess. Score!

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Super simple, super delicious 3-ingredient crescent sausage bites are a go-to party staple for us.  And they're always, always a huge hit.

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Here's a great prepare-at-home version of the traditional herbed cheese spread.  So simple ... and soooooo good.

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We love creamy hot dips! And this one is one of our absolute favorites. Capitalizing on the convenience of canned corn, this scrumptious dip truly couldn't get any easier.

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Also known as Texas Caviar ... or Redneck Caviar ... but whatever you call it, it's just plain good.  Serve it up with crusty baguette slices, crackers, or tortilla chips for a tasty lower-calorie party treat.

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6.  Fluffy Hawaiian Fruit Dip
This tasty dip is loaded with the fabulous flavors of pineapple and maraschino cherries. And with only 4 ingredients, it's also super quick and easy to make!

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7.  Marinated Cheese
Marinated Cheese may just be our absolute party favorite of all time! Not only does it taste wonderful, it's also beautiful too.

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8.  Mixed Olive Tapenade
Until we made this mixed olive tapenade, we didn't realize how easy it is to make your own tapenade at home.  Olives, a handful of other ingredients, and a quick whirl in a food processor is all it takes.  And it tastes wayyyyyy better than the jarred stuff you buy at the store.

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9.  Ham & Cheese Party Sandwiches
The perfect little sliders for any occasion ... from game day to baby showers, and any kind of party in between!

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10.  Hot Onion Souffle Dip
Hot, creamy onion souffle dip is always a hit. Simple ingredients deliver up huge flavor in this crowd pleasing baked dip.

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11.  Classic Pimento Cheese
Enjoy this classic as finger sandwiches or with crackers. -- If you're from the South, that's enough said. Right, y'all?

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12.  Spinach Balls
These savory little bites are totally fabulous. And they're freezer-friendly to make ahead, too. Bonus!

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13.  Blue Cheese Dressing (or Dip)
Whip up some homemade blue cheese dip to go with those Buffalo wings you've got planned!  This is seriously the best blue cheese dressing/dip we've ever had.  After getting this recipe from a dear friend, it's the only blue cheese we use.

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14.  Sweet Potato Hummus
Such a tasty twist on traditional hummus.  Don't be scared ... it's not like eating a big ol' scoop of mashed sweet potatoes on a pita chip. We promise.

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Aaahhhhh, the antipasto platter.  One of our favorite go-to party foods.  Assemble your favorites, serve some sliced baguette or other crusty bakery bread alongside, and you've got one easy party feast on your hands.

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Creamy classic deviled eggs are always a party favorite. Whip up a plate full to your next get-together, and watch them disappear!

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Everyone's favorite little pigs are baked in a buttery sweet-and-savory glaze, which adds absolutely amazing flavor to this classic savory treat. They're simply perfect for game day, tailgating, and as any party's fare.

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18.  Cream Cheese Sausage Balls
Make everybody's party-favorite Sausage Balls extra tender and extra delicious by adding in a touch of cream cheese.

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19.  Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Classic cucumber tea sandwiches do not disappoint. And our reader-favorite recipe shares three delicious spreads and three different ways to prepare them.

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  1. Propuestas estupendas! No se que elegir primero ;)
    Un abrazo, me gusta mucho tu blog!

  2. Wow...that's a wonderful party list ..:-)


  3. I need to have a party just so I can make some of these yummy looking recipes.
    I'd love for you come on over and share it at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.

  4. Thanks for linking with Cowgirl Up! This all looks AMAZING. Kinda wish I were throwing a superbowl party so I could get my appetizer on. But I'm definitely saving this.

  5. What a fabulous collection of Party Food! Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Thanks for sharing. Already ask my wife to go shopping for those ingredients :)

  7. Excellent recipe! I would try to follow your tips and make it. Thanks.

  8. All look so yummy! I especially love the Carolina Caviar which is my all time favorite dessert.


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