4 Tasty Twists on Classic Party Appetizers

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Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired December 08, 2014

We’re re-inventing the typical holiday appetizers by taking them to the next level. Your family and friends will be blown away by the delicious, bold flavors of these irresistible recipes.

1.) Lemon Shrimp

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Less is more, when it’s better quality food. The bland, supermarket shrimp cocktail ring is getting a makeover. Tangy, lemon zest and sherry vinegar are added to buttery olives and fresh onions to create a powerful marinade for your cooked shrimp. Scoop the mixture into large bowl for your friends and family to share.

2.) Reuben Pigs in a Blanket with Apple Chutney

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We all love mini hot dogs wrapped up in a soft, buttery pastry, but what if we added some more ingredients to them? Try rolling them up with sauerkraut and top with tasty poppy seeds for extra flavor. Dip the bite sized hot dogs in delicious apple chutney for the ultimate Reuben Pigs in a Blanket!

3.) Cordon Bleu Pigs in a Blanket with Spicy Mustard Gruyere Fondue

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Hot dogs dunked in cheese? Yes, please! Your guests will scarf up these mini hot dogs instantly. Wrapped with savory ham and cheese we top the goodness with sea salt. Then, prepare yourselves. After baking, we dunk the pigs in the blanket with a creamy, cheesy spicy mustard gruyere sauce. These are extremely addicting. You better make a double batch!

4.) Meixcan Corn Fritters

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Sure, we like fresh salsa with corn chips, but you’re going to love Mexican Corn Fritters! Smokey grilled corn and fresh scallions are added to a bread batter and rolled into tiny balls. After the are fried, they come out delectably golden brown and crispy. Hit them with a little salt and dip in a creamy mayo and Parmesan sauce.

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