6 Easy Appetizers To Bring To A Garden Party

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Does anything say fancy more than a garden party? (Pinkies up!) If you’re not exactly what one would call “cooking inclined,” however, figuring out what to bring to such an event can be stressful. Enter: These six recipes. The hors d’oeuvres are pretty and oh-so-simple to make, and they taste ah-mazing.

Two Peas And Their Pod

Fancy Noms

The Baking Fairy

5-Ingredient White Queso

Author: The Baking Fairy

Ingredients: 1 lb pepperjack cheese 8 oz full-fat cream cheese ½ cup full-fat sour cream 1 (10 oz) can Rotel original diced tomatoes & green chilies, drained ¾ cup whole milk (if needed)

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Flying On Jess Fuel

Dilly Cucumber Bites

Author: Flying On Jess Fuel

Ingredients: 4 large English cucumbers 1 pint grape tomatoes 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, at room temperature 1 small (5.3 oz) container plain Greek yogurt 3 Tbsp fresh dill, minced 1 Tbsp powdered ranch dressing mix

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Two Peas And Their Pod

Brie, Apple And Honey Crostini

Author: Two Peas And Their Pod

Ingredients: 1 baguette, cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 jar Private Selection Washington apple butter 6 oz brie (such as Murray’s brie) 2 large apples Squeeze of fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup candied pecans, chopped Honey, for drizzling over crostini

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Closet Cooking

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Author: Closet Cooking

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp oil 1 Tbsp creole seasoning 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cucumber, sliced 1 avocado, mashed 1 green onion, thinly sliced or chopped 2 Tbsp cilantro and/or parsley, chopped 1 Tbsp lemon juice Salt and cayenne to taste

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Honey And Birch

Mini Bacon Ranch Cheese Balls

Author: Honey And Birch

Ingredients: 12 oz softened cream cheese 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese 1 package ranch seasoning 1 cup finely chopped bacon (1 lb bacon) 1 Tbsp parsley Pretzel sticks

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Happy Kitchen. Rocks

Baked Figs With Goat Cheese

Author: Happy Kitchen. Rocks

Ingredients: 6 medium-size figs 80 g or 2.8 oz soft goat cheese 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts 1 Tbsp chopped sage 2 Tbsp honey Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.