The best dinner parties are a relaxed time spent with friends, old and new, full of great food and enjoyable conversation. We love those evenings, and in order to be able to host those dinners on a regular basis, we have found that choosing recipes that are as easy to make as they are tasty is key. It makes preparing for the dinners a calm affair, and that carries over into the evening. When we are relaxed as we welcome our guests into our house, our friends immediate sense that and relax into the evening as well.

Don't let your plans for a relaxed time stop you from making the evening still feel special. Two quick and easy things we do are add some seasonal flowers and bring out our beautiful designer flatware. These touches don't require much effort but do help set the mood.

So here are our favorite 10 recipes for appetizers that we have found over the years, appetizers that are both really tasty AND easy to make. Good luck!!!

 

1) SPINACH ARTICHOKE ZUCCHINI BITES             
DELISH

 

2) BRIE-BERRY BRUSCHETTA                 
TASTE OF HOME

 

3) CREAMY PROSCIUTTO CRACKERS     

FAMILY FRESH MEALS

 

4) SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP                        
LOVE & LEMONS

 

 

5) BROCCOLI and GARLIC-RICOTTA TOASTS BON APPETIT

 

6) CHEESY BRUSSEL SPROUTS CROSTINI                
DELISH

 

7) MINI ZUCCHINI PIZZAS                         
TASTE OF HOME

 

 

8) ANTIPASTI BITES FAMILY                               
FRESH MEALS

 

9) BROCCOLINI CHICKPEA MINI PIZZAS                 
LOVE & LEMONS

 

10) “THE GREATEST” DEVILED EGGS               
BON APPETIT