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Pillsbury has been bringing home cooks convenient and delicious recipes for years, but now it?s time to party! Appetizers turn any get-together into a celebration, and with timesaving expertise from the Pillsbury kitchens, hosts get to enjoy themselves just as much as the guests.
With more than 300 recipes for dips and spreads, cold and hot appetizers, snacks and beverages, Pillsbury Appetizers helps you find the perfect recipe or pull together an entire menu. The introduction features helpful advice on freezing, cooking in batches or large quantities and making dishes ahead. Suggestions for planning and getting organized will ensure that each party or event comes off without a hitch. Tips on how to cook for a crowd from pantry staples will help you put out a fun spread of irresistible nibbles and drinks that make it seem like you were waiting for friends to stop by.
Whether planning a football bash stocked with Game-Time Nachos and Maple-Glazed BBQ Meatballs or a special cocktail party featuring Caviar and Cream Cheese-Filled Endive and Baked Brie and Brandied Mushrooms, you will find all the right recipes to fit the occasion. For great snacks (that kids will love, too) try roll-ups and mini pizzas, or add a bit of international flair with kabobs, crostini, spring rolls, antipasti or empanadas. Drink recipes include a wide selection of punches, cocktails and margaritas, as well as a variety of nonalcoholic offerings.
Suggestions for theme-party menus make it even easier to throw a Mexican fiesta patio party, a New Year?s Eve candlelight soiree, a Mediterranean getaway or an easy after-work appetizer buffet. From warm and cheesy fondues to zesty salsas to bite-sized, savory pastries, Pillsbury Appetizers has recipes for every season and every mood. Who knew you could host such fabulous parties?