22 Amazing Last-Minute Appetizers
Sometimes the best parties aren't planned at all. When friends descend unexpectedly, you'll just need a few pantry ingredients to create these deceptively sophisticated snacks.
How to Assemble the Cheese Board of Your Dreams
It's the easiest and most impressive party appetizer ever! Here, our tips and tricks for putting it all together.
Classic Shrimp Cocktail
One of Martha's favorite entertaining strategies is to serve a pared-down—but still special feeling—menu. Her classic shrimp cocktail is a perfect example: it's an easy but elegant starter that shines because it calls for the very best ingredients—including a quick homemade cocktail sauce. When preparing this spread, use high-quality, sustainably sourced shrimp, and plan on about three to six shrimp per guest.
25 Easy Crostini and Bruschetta Recipes
Everything's better on toast! Whether you go savory or sweet, bruschetta and crostini are always a hit. The bread acts as a built-in plate, making them perfect finger food for party guests. And the variety of toppings is almost endless. These quick and easy appetizer recipes make entertaining a breeze.
Classic Deviled Eggs
We've hatched some delicious flavor combinations for deviled eggs recently, but this classic recipe is always on our must-make list for entertaining.
Asparagus Gruyere Tart
Especially when made with plump, in-season asparagus, this dish makes for a sophisticated, visually pleasing appetizer.