The Ultimate Appetizers Book Giveaway!


Are you into appetizers?  I love them!  I could make a meal out of them!  The Ultimate Appetizers Book has more than 450 party foods and drinks and includes make-ahead directions to help with planning, inventive ideas on flavor variations, and nutritional analysis.  Let me show you some pictures!


I like recipes that give you choices.  This is Gougères with Assorted Fillings.  I will be making these for my summer gatherings!


How does Hot Artichoke and Banana Pepper Dip grab you?  Yum!


This is Mexican Seven-Layer Dip.  A definite hit at my house!


What’s a party without dessert?!  This is Tiny Vanilla Crème Brûlées.


How about a Sangria Sparkler?  Sounds refreshing to me!


This is my photo of the Spinach-Prosciutti Palmiers on page 182.  It was the first time I ever used puff pastry.  I don’t know what I was so afraid of.  It was really easy to work with and tasty!






So what do you think?  Is this a cookbook you would use?  I’m giving away one copy!  Enter below.


Mandatory Entry Name one or two appetizers that you make for your family and friends.  Don’t forget to include your email address in the designated email box in your comment.

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This giveaway will end on Monday, April 11th at 7:00 pm EST. It is open to the U.S. only. The winners will be chosen by and will be contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, the comments not meeting the requirements will be deleted. Good luck!

*I received a copy of The Ultimate Appetizers Book for the purpose of this review/giveaway.  The comments in my post are 100% my own.


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    Stacey says:

    I recently tried the Spinach-Prosciutti Palmiers when you made the post, and can’t wait to serve it the next time we have a get-together!

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    Bonnie says:

    I like to make little cucumber sandwhiches and layered bean dips are always yummy. :)
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    Lisa says:

    Cheese and sausage always goes over well. I like to make little pizzas and taco dip too.

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    Lisa says:

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    Lisa says:

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    amy says:

    Roasted shrimp cocktail is the popular appetizers in my family’s gatherings.

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    Tessa says:

    I end up making the mexican layer dip and cream cheese tortilla roll-ups again and again. They’re the recipes that I grew up with =)

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    amy says:

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    Betty says:

    Wings, cocktail meatballs and veggie tray is our appetizers for family gatherings.

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    Betty says:

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    Lisa says:

    My family loves tortilla roll ups and spinach dip! This book looks wonderful!

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    Lisa says:

    Last, but not least…I’m also an email subscriber!

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    debbie says:

    I like to make feta and spinach stuffed mushrooms.

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    Rebecca Childers says:

    Who doesn’t love a 7-layer dip! woot!

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    Rebecca Childers says:

    I re-tweeted! :)

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    We love any kind of cheesy gooey dip and lil’ smokies!

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    shannon says:

    we always make a super easy mexican dip: cream cheese, beans, and cheese. microwave and done. so simple yet so tasty! another favorite is ham and pickle roll ups. but you gotta use dill pickles!

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    april V says:

    My usuals are sausage velveeta dip and party lil smokies! Both are simple and good!

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    EmandM says:

    I usually make seven layer dip!

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    Amy Brinson says:

    I love spinach dip and hot crab dip!!

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    Susan Locey says:

    I make artichoke dip and guacamole deviled eggs! I love appetizers!!

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    Geri says:

    I make guacamole and also melted Velvetta cheese combined with Rotel tomatoes. Serve both with blue corn tortilla chips.

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    Latoshia says:

    I’ve made cream puffs (harder than I thought) and spinach artichoke dip!

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    Sarah says:

    I make a family favorite cheese ball that I modified from my sister…it’s a little bit addictive (just finished eating leftovers as part of a bagged lunch), and cold spinach dip in a bread bowl. Both simply but also requested time and time again.

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    Katy P says:

    I make veggie squares & the little smokies in crescent rolls!

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    We make wontons and taco dip.

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    Connie Pruitt says:

    I make corn dip.

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    Brooke says:

    When we have friends over I love to make a Cracker dip that is made with cream cheese, beef bits, accent salt and minced onion’s. Everyone lives it with wheat crackers. we also love spinach dip!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

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    Teresa Young says:

    We like 2+2+2 Dip:
    2 cups chopped Vidalia onions
    2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
    2 cups mayo

    Mix in casserole & bake 20 mins @ 350 degrees, until hot, melted & bubbly.
    Serve with crackers

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    Kris I. says:

    I always make stuffed mushrooms with bread stuffing.

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    just mom says:

    I make a pretty mean taco dip I serve with blue tortilla chips. :-)

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    My family often enjoys taco dip with chips and tortilla rollups.

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    Linda Kish says:

    7 layer dip and nachos

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    I like making spinach dip in a bread bowl, as well as various sliders

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    I tweeted! (This is a wonderful looking book!)

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    Seems every time I make my way over here finally you’re hosting a giveaway - it’s purely coincidental though I swear!!! :) Favorite appetizer… let’s see. Probably the most loved is my southern cheese straws! Little spicy, nice crunch and cheesy!!

    Have a great weekend!

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    Stacey Allaire says:

    I had never heard of this book before. It looks great - perfect for entertaining!

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    I always make Crab Rangoon for my friends, they are such a hit!

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    msilba says:

    My two favorites are buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips and cheese and crackers. Really simple but really popular with guests

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    Mia J says:

    I like to make a hot artichoke/cheese spread and also baked brie. A veggie tray is always good to have on hand for guests.

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    Nick says:

    I make nachos in many different ways. Also homemade liver pate on toasted baguette slices. The book looks very promising.

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    Stephanie Hirsch says:

    I make some bbq bacon wrapped mushrooms, and some stuffed jalapenos that my family and friends LOVE!! =)

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    katklaw777 says:

    My family luvs my Hot Crab Dip and my healthified Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip.

    My easy fav is a chunk of lite cream cheese with shrimp cocktail, pepper jelly, Pikapeppa sauce or chutney poured over it and served with homemake baked pita or tortilla chips.

    Great giveaway, thanks!

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    Ann says:

    Meatballs and Bruschetti

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    Joan says:

    We love appetizers and are always on the lookout for new ones. We often make several different types and have them for supper. Two of our favorites are slow cooker hot crab dip and mini party ham and swiss rolls.

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    Terri S. says:

    Some of the appetizers that I like to make are Bruschetta with tomatoes & basil, breaded mozzarrella sticks, breaded zucchini sticks, and spinach phyllo triangles.

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    Terri says:

    I make bacon and cheese wrapped shrimp and hot wings

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    Stacie Amelotte says:

    I love to make crab dip. Both hot & cold are delicious :)


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