Appetizers and Snacks

Need some fabulous and easy appetizer recipes for a party (or just yourself and a bottle of wine?) Look no further, we have some great appetizer recipes like my Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings or my Detroit Honey Hot Wings.

Do you have a favourite meatball recipe like my Crock Pot Meatballs with Creamy Mushroom Sauce or Sweet and Sour Meatballs? Turn them into an instant party favourite by keeping them in a warm slow cooker and giving your guests toothpicks to help themselves, they’re always a hit and perfect for the buys hostess.

Unless it’s a formal sit down dinner, appetizers should be delicious, easy to serve and not require large amounts of cutlery or utensils – if you can serve a dish with only toothpicks, napkins and a plate it’s perfect!

From our Easy Homemade Guacamole Recipe to our Classic Homemade Nuts & Bolts Recipe, there’s something for everyone.

Featured Recipe Video

How to make easy, simple and delicious guacamole!

This is closer to traditional guacamole, especially if you leave the cumin out and simply enjoy the fresh ingredients flavors.

How Many Appetizers do I Serve Per Person?

When it comes to serving appetizers for a party you do need to think of how many you are making per person. I am Ukrainian, so if I run out of food at a party I basically am the shame of my family. I always guess a little bit more than the standard 2-4 pieces per person as I also love leftovers the next day. Here is a good gauge on how many appetizers to make per person based on the type of party! If you are making large appetizers, adjust accordingly.

  • appetizers for a sit down served 30 minutes before dinner  – 2-4 pieces per person
  • appetizers while your guests are visiting at an informal dinner for 1-2 hours or so, plan on 6-7 pieces per person.
  • appetizers as a dinner replacement ( you aren’t making dinner) plan on a solid 14-15 pieces per person.
Close up of Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings with Garlic Oil Over the Top

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All Appetizer & Snack Recipes

Here is a full list of our Appetizer & Snack recipes. You’ll find a wide variety of options for any occasion.