Planning to invite a few friends over? Be the hostess with the 'mostess' by serving up a gourmet spread with snacks as diverse as your crowd. These easy party foods are perfect for any occasion - from a casual game day to a fancy cocktail party and everything in between. You'll find seafood appetizers, hearty salads that double as dips and lighter alternatives to classic snacks. Here's what to make:
MEXICAN CORN AND BEAN SALAD
Whether scooped up with tortilla chips, stuffed inside lettuce cups or eaten on its own, everyone will love this Mexican corn and bean salad with a spicy kick.
THAI SHRIMPS WRAPPED IN WONTON
No one needs to know this stunning appetizer is a a breeze to make. The shrimps are perforated, stuffed with a tasty ground beef filling, wrapped in wonton skins and fried until golden.
These crispy wonders are easy to prepare and have the pleasant flavor of Parmesan cheese, herbs and garlic. You'll want to make a double batch, as these disappear quickly.
BAKED PUMPKIN AND POTATO CHIPS
Looking for a lighter alternative to bagged chips? Try this baked version made with pumpkin and potatoes. These crispy chips are served with an irresistible Greek yogurt-olive dip.
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