Easy Party Appetizers for the Holidays

CUMINROASTED
SHRIMP WITH GREEN CHILE COCKTAIL SAUCE
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Shrimp, Olive Oil, Cumin, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, Green Chile Peppers, Cilantro, Lime Juice
ASIAN CLAMS CASINO
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Cornstarch, Littleneck Clams, Vegetable Oil, Scallions, Black Pepper, Garlic, Mirin, Panko
Breadcrumbs
BACONWRAPPED
STUFFED FIGS
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Dried Figs, Goat Cheese, Pesto, Lemon Juice and Zest, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, Bacon
ONEBITE
BAKED BRIE WITH GRAPEPECAN
COMPOTE
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Small Red Grapes, Vegetable Oil, Pecans, Lemon Juice, Kosher Salt, Brie, Mini Phyllo Shells,
Black Pepper
ITALIAN SAUSAGE BALLS
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Sweet Italian Sausage, Mozzarella, Selfrising
Flour, Olive Oil, Basil, Pickled Cherry Peppers

When it comes to party appetizers, some of the more popular ones have everything wrapped up in a nice, neat package. This way, while they mingle, your guests can use one hand to enjoy the fabulous food and the other to hold their wonderful beverage. Here are a couple of one-handed treats to try at your next get together:
Asian Chicken Rollups

2 cups chicken breasts, cooked and cut into fajita sized strips
16 oz bag of coleslaw mix
1 pkg ramen noodles, uncooked and broken up into pieces
1 cup Asian toasted sesame salad dressing
1/2 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts, unsalted (optional)
4 to 6 wrap size flour tortillas (try some of the flavored options, or whole wheat or whole grain)

In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, cole slaw, noodles, and dressing. Heat the tortillas in a microwave under a damp paper towel for about 15 seconds. To assemble each tortilla, spread about 1/4 cup of mixture on one half of tortilla and sprinkle about 1/8 cup peanuts over mixture. Roll tortilla, starting on the side with the mixture. Cut into 1? sections using a serrated knife and place on serving platter.
Cheesy Spinach Crescents

2 cans (8 oz each) crescent rolls
8 oz pkg frozen spinach (could substitute broccoli florets)
8 oz pkg shredded Mexican style four cheeses
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook spinach according to package directions. Drain and immediately put into medium mixing bowl. Add in salt, pepper and cheese. Mix thoroughly. Unroll crescents and separate into 16 triangles. Place about 1/2 teaspoon of spinach mixture onto wide end of each triangle. Roll up crescents, starting at wide end. Firmly press ends to close. Place on ungreased baking sheet, and turn in ends to form a crescent shape. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for a few minutes prior to serving.

Both of these recipes are delicous and sure to please most anyone with the party munchies. Be sure to check out the next article in Easy Party Appetizers for the Holidays series for a few more fantastic treats.

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