Appetizers are the life of the party: bite-sized, easy to eat, attractive, delicious, and fun. Here are some of my favorites, each distinctive for its use of herbs and spices: Cheese in a Pot, Stuffed Mushrooms, Broiled Shrimp on Rye Rounds, Mrs. Tiggywinkle’s Nutty Cheeseball; Cucumber-Chives Rounds, Pumpkin Seed Nibbles.

Appetizers & Snacks

            Stuffed Mushrooms For parties, prepare, stuff, and refrigerate ahead of time. But don’t bake until you’re ready to serve. I bake a batch, serve them, and put another tray in the oven. 1 pound fresh mushrooms 6 tablespoons butter, divided 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 1 egg, beaten 1/2 […]

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