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 mmmmmy
Joined: 2/11/2008
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Am searching around for some good , yummy appetizers for a wedding reception.
You all have such lovely ideas here, I thought surely I would be blessed with some great ones! Always like different , interesting things. Nothing too complicated ...please.
Just somethings that you have tried and tasted that others just....loved! Would be much appreciated!
 Taralaraa
Joined: 9/1/2007
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Nice appetizer recipes for a Casual Wedding
Posted: 4/19/2008 6:21:02 PM
Go retro.

Prawn C o c k tail;

or prawns in mayo with honeydew melon;

or prawns in marie rose sauce on avocado.

Sorry all, really love prawns.

Guests who were adults during the 70s/80s will love these. Those born after that wont know how old these appetizers are and will think they are height of zeitgeist.

Be sure to serve black forest gateaux as a desert!
 hoarydragon
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Nice appetizer recipes for a Casual Wedding
Posted: 4/19/2008 6:41:11 PM
Cayenne Toast w/Sun Dried Tomato Spread
Cayenne Toast:
3 French Bread Loaves
Topping:
1 cup Olive Oil
2 tsp. Cayenne
1 tsp. Paprika
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper-freshly ground
Mix in 2 quart bowl

Cut bread into 1/4" thick slices and coat one side with topping. Cook in 200 degree oven for about 1 hour.

Sun Dried Tomato Spread:
1 1/2 oz. Dried Tomatoes
1 cup Olive Oil
1 tsp. Dried Basil
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Cayenne
Pinch of sugar
2 large garlic cloves
2 Parsley sprigs
1 green onion

2-4 oz. Goat Cheese Rounds

Put tomatoes on steamer rack and steam 45 minutes. Add tomatoes to bowl. Add all other ingredients except cheese, cover with lid and refrigerate 2 days. Process in food processor until smooth - leave same texture. Pour mixture over cheese and serve with Cayenne Toast
 thinknmansgirl
Joined: 6/30/2006
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Posted: 4/19/2008 8:38:50 PM
use the longer frilly toothpicks, skewer cherry tomato halves, a basil leaf, then a small cube of mozarrella cheese. repeat once more...on each one...arrange these on a pretty platter, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, some corse salt, and fresh cracked pepper...simple, easy and so elegant....

you can also skewer watermelon cubes, and fresh mint leaves...then drizzle with a sweet reduction made of balsamic vinegar with just a little sugar in it...again, simple, easy and elegant.
 Charon52
Joined: 2/27/2007
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Posted: 4/20/2008 12:59:49 AM
Stuffed mushroom caps.
A few pounds of small white and brown mushroom caps - just snap the stems off and save stems for later.
Add mushroom stems to processor with a can of salmon, salt & pepper, a splash of vinegar. Process until smooth. Grain excess water and add some seasoned bread crumbs to absorb the rest of the liquids. Fold in a can or two (fresh if you have it) of crab meat.

By teaspoons- fill the mushroom caps (or use a piping bag) and garnish with a bit of paprika over.

Other fillings:
Pate, Egg (like for deviled eggs), cheese spread.
 WesternRose
Joined: 1/14/2008
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Posted: 4/20/2008 12:11:48 PM
Prawn skewers.
In blender: this gives you a nice marinade for the prawns
1/2 lime (yup..the juice squeezed out..and toss in the 1/2 lime)
1 mango - cut of the flesh and toss in blender
1 red bell pepper - chopped into pieces and toss in blender

skewer:
small piece of mango cube
prawn
small square of red bell pepper
prawn
itsy bitsy teeny piece of lime

you can make a dip if you like, with Thai mango sauce.
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Chicken Breast skewers.
flatten boneless chicken breast and slice them into 1.5'' wide strips.
put on a skewer and sprinkle spices and olive oil on the skewers....pop in the oven to cook. This is a last minute thing as you don't want stiff or cold hard chicken.

you can cover it with a sauce to keep it moist.
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Fruit Skewers.
1 strawberry
cube of mango
cube of honeydew
1 grape
cube of watermelon
easy food...easy to walk about ...no muss...no fuss. Add whatever fruit is in season.
 THEBARONNESSA
Joined: 4/2/2008
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Posted: 4/21/2008 1:09:05 PM
small tortillas, wrapped around long carrot and celery sticks (sticking out the of ends of the tortillas,,long thin slice of cream cheese added.. Wow,,I wa so surprised they were soooo goood!
 twillarose
Joined: 12/1/2007
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Posted: 4/21/2008 7:56:55 PM
Ham rolls would be lovely and delcious. used those at my niece's wedding and was a big sucess
Lg package of sliced sandwich ham (Primrose brand)
cream cheese (room tempature)
midget sweet pickles (opt)
cut ham slices in half
spread cream cheese over each slice of ham
roll up with or without pickle and cut into one inch rolls
 energetic1962
Joined: 11/23/2007
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Posted: 4/21/2008 8:15:20 PM
Little Smokies with Bacon and Brown Sugar

1 lb bacon, cut strips into thirds
1 pkg of the little smokies
Brown Sugar

Wrap 1/3 of a bacon strip around each smokie and pierce with a wooden toothpick. Arrange all smookies on cookie sheet lined with foil. Sprinkle generously with brown sugar and bake at 350 for about 45 mins or until the sugar carmelizes and is a sauce like consistiency.

I usually keep mine in a chaffing dish to keep them warm. These are wonderful!!!
 HAMAZING
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Posted: 4/24/2008 8:21:26 PM
1 lb Chipped Ham , Beef or Crab(fake crab works best)
2 Bunches of Green Onions, chopped
2 8oz Cream Cheese, softened

Mix all together, spoon out into little balls, then roll in Finely Shredded cheese(I use the three cheese mix)

This will make up to 50-60 balls depending on the size ya make them!!
 sanderick
Joined: 8/27/2007
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Posted: 4/24/2008 9:31:02 PM
Do the mushroom caps, but take the stems and put them in a food processor with some cooked and drained Italian Sausage, and Fresh parmasen cheese.

Fill the caps and brush them with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Oven 350 for about 13 to 15 minutes.

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here is a very cool quick easy delicious dessert. Get a mini muffin pan and make plain old brownies.

BUT, when you fill the muffin wells, before you put the pan in the oven. Place a single Chocolate Kiss in the center till it's covered. You can use any type of KISS. Mint Chocolate, White Chocolate, what ever.

Makes the little brownie extra chocolaty, and DELICIOUS.

Trust me it's amazing, quick and so so so easy.

 That is mommy2
Joined: 5/7/2007
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Posted: 4/25/2008 5:44:23 AM
Marinated water chestnuts wrapped in Bacon

BACON WRAPPED WATER CHESTNUTS

2 cans whole water chestnuts
1 pkg. bacon, cut into thirds

Marinade:
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. catsup
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce:

Marinate the waterchestnuts over night in the above mixture.

Wrap chestnuts with bacon and secure with toothpick. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Drain grease. Makes 45.
 nwflgirl
Joined: 1/19/2008
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Posted: 4/25/2008 5:53:05 AM
Boil some jumbo shrimp. Peel them. Put them in a bowl overnight with Italian dressing in it. The next day it's the absolute best!
 monarrch57
Joined: 2/27/2008
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Posted: 4/25/2008 7:08:58 AM
I would definitely go with the shrimp
as an appetizer like the last person suggested,
and some good****ail sauce and you can buy the bags already peeled

at Costco !

why spend time all day in the oven

When Costco or Sams Club , or BJ's has great appetizers you can serve on a nice plastic platter, have a lovely wedding and God bless you!

Luv

Ivy
 Loz Hunter
Joined: 7/13/2006
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Posted: 4/25/2008 9:08:56 AM
PIG IN BLANKETS,

dumplings, sweet and sour
tiny little pasties sweet and sour,
tiny little savory wedding hearts with pate' initials on the top,
little tiny wedding cakes, sweet and savory
Fruit dipped in chocolate
vegetable sticks and dips (can be messy with the dresses)
Heart shaped toast and pate'.
sausages on sticks, sausages, cheese and pineapple,
mini kebabs fruit or savory

cant think of anything else right now
good luck
 HJA
Joined: 4/16/2008
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Posted: 4/25/2008 10:29:03 AM
Find some baby purple potatoes and roast them. Slice off the top, scoop out meat with a melon baller. Make mashed potatoes out of them. Pipe the mashed potatoes back into the skins.

Refrigerate them and reheat when needed.

You can freeze them too. Just make sure that until they're all the way frozen, that you keep them standing up on a tray before putting them in a ziploc.

Sometimes, it helps to slice a tiny bit off the bottom so they stand straight.
 That is mommy2
Joined: 5/7/2007
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Posted: 4/25/2008 7:14:35 PM
Bruschetta
Maple-Chicken Skewers
tuxedo strawberries (or chocolate dipped berries)
A chocolate and fruit fondue
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Cucumber sandwiches
 Drkeyedbeauty
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Posted: 4/25/2008 8:05:35 PM
Ham rolls would be lovely and delcious. used those at my niece's wedding and was a big sucess
Lg package of sliced sandwich ham (Primrose brand)
cream cheese (room tempature)
midget sweet pickles (opt)
cut ham slices in half
spread cream cheese over each slice of ham
roll up with or without pickle and cut into one inch rolls



We make these using Budwig brand beef. It's very thin and you can find it with the lunchmeats. It's about .70 cents for a package of 10 which you'll cut in half so you'll have 20. Always been a huge hit no matter where I take them and we've used this recipe since I was a kid.

Pkg of Budwig beef deli meat
1 pkg cream cheese
about half a jar of sweet pickle relish, drained

Mix cream cheese and relish together. Spread thin layer width wise across lunchmeat and roll. cut each roll in half.
 mmmmmy
Joined: 2/11/2008
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Posted: 4/25/2008 9:11:11 PM
I got some wonderful ideas from all of you! Thanks so much for your help! Sometimes just a reminder of things , brings us thoughts and ideas! hugs!
 That is mommy2
Joined: 5/7/2007
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Posted: 5/3/2008 6:57:07 PM
so what will or did you make?
 mmmmmy
Joined: 2/11/2008
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Posted: 5/10/2008 4:11:46 PM
not happening until July 26th...lol...still meandering through all the wonderful suggestions! Thanks all of you! hugs
 That is mommy2
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Posted: 5/10/2008 5:58:51 PM
forgot to mention stuffed mushrooms.......
 CanadianChic2006
Joined: 5/6/2006
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Posted: 5/10/2008 7:11:53 PM
Are you preparing everything yourself... or just need ideas for other people to prepare for you?

Mini Quiches - you can make a few different kinds... Salmon Dill, Mushroom & cheese, whatever tickles your fancy.

Fruit & Dip - Any type of fruit cut up, and for the dip, use a simple plain yoghurt... take food colouring, place 2 drops of 2 differnt colours at the opposite sides of the bowl, use a tooth pick & drag the colour across... very VERY easy... but looks pretty.

I helped a girlfriend prepare for a party, and I made the appetizers... toppable crackers, take soft spreadable cream cheese, mix some cheeze whiz with it, and put it into a cake icing tube... place some cheese onto the crakers, and top with sliced ham, a slice of cherry tomato, a celery curl etc.... they are very easy to make... but you will get some great compliments... as they look super hard to create!
 ExquisiteA
Joined: 3/20/2008
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Posted: 5/12/2008 12:54:21 PM
Water chest nuts wrapped in bacon


Marinade:
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. catsup
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce:


A variation on the above marinade would be using soya sauce, brown sugar and Ketchup. I'm not exactly sure how much of each I just go by taste.

Another alternative would be using scallops instead of water chest nuts. The water chestnuts are simply to make it a little more cost effective, and I personally love them more, but if your family is into seafood it could be nice. The formal name for this recipe is "Rumaki".

Good luck!
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