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  • Make this beautiful and healthy hummus appetizer for your next party or to enjoy at home. This quick and easy-to-follow recipe includes step-by-step pictures and serving suggestions.

    Roasted Beet Hummus Recipe

    Roasted Beet Hummus Recipe

    by Marcelle Bell7

  • Buns are a popular breakfast and tea time snack in the Udupi-Mangalore region. Mangalore buns are sweet, soft, and fluffy puris made using banana and plain flour. They are very delicious.

    Tasty Snacks: Banana Puris or Mangalore Buns Recipe

    Tasty Snacks: Banana Puris or Mangalore Buns Recipe

    by ShailaSheshadri2

  • Bengal gram is a good source of protein, dietary fiber, iron, vitamins, and minerals. Use this tasty legume regularly in your diet. Make and enjoy eating these scrumptious fritters!

    Making Split Bengal Gram Fritters or Dal Vada

    Making Split Bengal Gram Fritters or Dal Vada

    by ShailaSheshadri0

  • Yes, rice and black lentil idlis are nutritious and tasty. What about spinach idli? I made spinach idli using the same batter. They came out super soft and delicious. Let me share the recipe here.

    How to Make Healthy Spinach Idli

    How to Make Healthy Spinach Idli

    by ShailaSheshadri1

  • Bite-size chutney potato balls are very delicious. They are spicy, crunchy, aromatic, and melt into your mouth. I made this starter snack using the ingredients readily available in my kitchen. Try it!

    How to Make Chutney Potato Ball Appetizers

    How to Make Chutney Potato Ball Appetizers

    by ShailaSheshadri8

  • This hot corn dip recipe from Emeril Lagasse is not only an easy dip recipe but is absolutely delicious. Made with fresh corn, cheese, and lots of flavors, it's perfect for any party or gathering.

    Hot Corn Dip Recipe From Chef Emeril Lagasse

    Hot Corn Dip Recipe From Chef Emeril Lagasse

    by Kristin Trapp29

  • Simple little appetizer recipes that are fast, easy to make and taste great! I love simple appetizers, small little bites of food packed with flavor. . . .

    How to Make Simple Appetizer Recipes

    How to Make Simple Appetizer Recipes

    by Barbara20

  • Kodubale is a signature Indian snack of the Karnataka region. They are deep-fried snacks made of rice flour, coconut, and the spices. Enjoy eating these super crunchy, delicious, and aromatic rings.

    How to Make Indian Snack Kodubale or Spicy Rings

    How to Make Indian Snack Kodubale or Spicy Rings

    by ShailaSheshadri0

  • If you're looking for the best homemade hummus recipe without Tahini, this is it! Learn how to make a really quick and delicious hummus without tahini. It's low fat, and packed full of protein!

    How to Make Homemade Hummus Without Tahini

    How to Make Homemade Hummus Without Tahini

    by Kim Lam17

  • This 5 star restaurant-style salsa, reviewed over 2,000 times, is easy to make and bursting with garden-fresh flavor. We guarantee you'll be back for more! Also included: tips for making mild, low sodium or smoky salsa.

    The Best Homemade Mexican Salsa Recipe

    The Best Homemade Mexican Salsa Recipe

    by vespawoolf189

  • Gulab jamun are crunchy balls immersed in a flavorful sugar syrup. They are soft and juicy. Each bite tastes heavenly. This party dessert is so inviting that you'll devour them all in no time!

    How to Make Gulab Jamun Desserts

    How to Make Gulab Jamun Desserts

    by ShailaSheshadri0

  • Yes. Bitter gourd fries! You may wonder how to make fries with this bitter veggie. Trust me, these fries are not bitter at all. They are spicy and scrumptious. You will finish them so fast. Try them!

    Crispy Bitter Gourd Pakora or Bitter Gourd Fritters

    Crispy Bitter Gourd Pakora or Bitter Gourd Fritters

    by ShailaSheshadri4

  • Immensely flavorful, perfectly crunchy, and utterly delicious, these crispy onion rings are baked in a super-hot oven for amazing results. All the deep-fried flavor without the fat—perfection!

    Crispy, Crunchy, Oven-"Fried" Onion Rings Recipe

    Crispy, Crunchy, Oven-"Fried" Onion Rings Recipe

    by Jan Charles2

  • Bruschetta is an Italian appetiser, originating simply as a means of using up stale bread. This page looks at lots of different, tasty ways in which it is possible to enjoy bruschetta.

    How to Make Bruschetta

    How to Make Bruschetta

    by Gordon Hamilton13

  • Popcorn snack recipes such as trail mix and other treats made by mixing a variety of ingredients with popcorn. These quick and easy recipes will satisfy your sweet and salty cravings.

    Quick and Easy Recipes: Popcorn Snacks and Trail Mix

    Quick and Easy Recipes: Popcorn Snacks and Trail Mix

    by Thelma Raker Coffone15

  • These onion pakoras are different from the regular ones because they're shaped like a ball. Gram flour, onions, and rice flour are the key ingredients used. Try them, and celebrate teatime!

    How to Make Onion Bondas or Onion Fritters/Pakoras

    How to Make Onion Bondas or Onion Fritters/Pakoras

    by ShailaSheshadri2

  • Learn to throw a dinner party that doesn't leave you stressed and exhausted. Three menus with recipes, tips, preparation ideas, and instructions are included. Choose from an autumn harvest menu, summer harvest menu, Mexican themed menu, or Italian themed menu.

    Dinner Party Recipes

    Dinner Party Recipes

    by Blurter of Indiscretions21

  • Making Nacho chips is very easy. Make a soft and firm dough using maize flour, plain flour, wheat flour, and carom seeds. Making your own chips means you know exactly what's in them. Enjoy!

    Easy Recipes: How to Make Nacho Chips at Home

    Easy Recipes: How to Make Nacho Chips at Home

    by ShailaSheshadri0

  • Making up a batch of Rotel Cheese Dip is always the highlight of any party or gathering that we attend. If you are searching for a recipe that is very easy to throw together and whisk off to your next gathering, then this very easy how to make Spicy...

    Spicy Rotel Cheese Dip Recipe

    Spicy Rotel Cheese Dip Recipe

    by Itaya Lightbourne44

  • Theingolu or theingolalu is an authentic Indian deep-fried snack that is very delicious. These spicy tea-time snacks are made of white lentils and rice flour. People often make them during festivals.

    Making Theingolalu or White Lentil Snacks

    Making Theingolalu or White Lentil Snacks

    by ShailaSheshadri0

  • Cabbage fritters are crispy and tasty snacks that have numerous health benefits. This snack can be used as a starter or as an appetizer for the parties. They're very easy to make.

    Healthy Cabbage Fritters or Cabbage Vada Recipe

    Healthy Cabbage Fritters or Cabbage Vada Recipe

    by ShailaSheshadri2

  • What's the secret of authentic guacamole? Learn which garden fresh vegetables to choose and how to combine them. Tips are included for choosing avocadoes and keeping guacamole green for several hours.

    The Best Authentic Guacamole Recipe

    The Best Authentic Guacamole Recipe

    by vespawoolf66

  • You can make diamond cuts in two ways: either sweet and salty, or spicy. Spicy diamond cuts (khara shankarpali) are my favorite teatime snack. They are very crispy, colorful, and delicious.

    Spicy Diamond Cuts or Khara Shankarpali Recipe

    Spicy Diamond Cuts or Khara Shankarpali Recipe

    by ShailaSheshadri2

  • Cheese balls are especially nice when served around the holidays--a little something different to add to the festivities. This Christmas cheese ball looks so delicious coated in walnuts.

    Christmas Cheese Ball

    Christmas Cheese Ball

    by Athlyn Green7

  • This sauce has many applications, but we like it on pork tacos. Roasting some of the vegetables adds another layer of flavor.

    Ancho Tomatillo Sauce

    Ancho Tomatillo Sauce

    by Melissa Althen0

  • Crackers with toppings can make great snacks for the everyday diet and for special events. Here are twenty ideas for delicious toppings that are easy to make.

    Twenty Tasty and Easy Toppings for Crackers

    Twenty Tasty and Easy Toppings for Crackers

    by Linda Crampton54

  • Vegetable fritters (pakoras) are loaded with nutrients. They are scrumptious as well. Yes. You can't think of an easier recipe than these fritters. Try these quick snacks on a leisurely evening!

    How to Make Mixed Vegetable Fritters/Pakoras

    How to Make Mixed Vegetable Fritters/Pakoras

    by ShailaSheshadri0

  • Deliciously easy homemade hummus. Serve with vegetable sticks if you want to be super healthy. I love garlic crostini myself. There is only so much healthiness I can eat at one time.

    Easy Homemade No-Fuss Hummus Recipe

    Easy Homemade No-Fuss Hummus Recipe

    by Gabriel Wilson0

  • Curd vada is also known as "Dahi bhalla" in Northern India. This classic recipe has savory white lentil dumplings immersed in a creamy, flavorful, thick curd. Dunk the spoon in and enjoy!

    Making Easy Curd Vada or Dahi Vada/Thair Vada

    Making Easy Curd Vada or Dahi Vada/Thair Vada

    by ShailaSheshadri0

  • Toasted chickpeas are the greatest snack. Buttery, crispy, and nutty they are rich in protein and loaded with nutrients. Munch them straight, warm out of the pan, or toss them atop a salad for crunch.

    How to Make Crispy Rosemary Chickpeas

    How to Make Crispy Rosemary Chickpeas

    by Jan Charles0

  • This is an easy and simple banana chip recipe. This scrumptious finger foods is great to munch on with a cup of coffee or tea. They are the perfect rainy- or wintry-day snack.

    How to Make Raw Banana Chips or Banana Wafers

    How to Make Raw Banana Chips or Banana Wafers

    by ShailaSheshadri4

  • I am a big fan of jalapeno poppers and decided to put my two favorite foods together to make this popcorn snack. This jalapeno popper popcorn is a frugal, easy way to delight your guests.

    Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers and Popcorn

    Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers and Popcorn

    by Susan Britton19

  • A mouth -watering vegetarian starter which prompts you to lick your fingers. This is a very delicious and flavorful appetizer for a party, and a great finger-food for children and young adults.

    Mixed Vegetables Manchurian Recipe

    Mixed Vegetables Manchurian Recipe

    by ShailaSheshadri3

  • Once in a while, craving to eat a delicious, deep-fried, yet healthy snack is normal for anyone. Vegetable samosas top the list of snacks that can satiate your hunger and can make you feel happy.

    Healthy Snacks: Vegetable Samosa Recipe

    Healthy Snacks: Vegetable Samosa Recipe

    by ShailaSheshadri0

  • If you're having company or just want to bring the takeout experience to your kitchen, these mini egg rolls are a perfect idea! Easy, fun and, most importantly, they're delicious.

    Mini Egg Rolls - A Party Favorite

    Mini Egg Rolls - A Party Favorite

    by The Brady Blog1

  • This homemade popcorn tastes so much better than the packaged varieties. It is a snap to make and also happens to be low-fat, low-sodium, and vegan. Perfect for movie night at home!

    Homemade Brown-Bag Microwave Popcorn

    Homemade Brown-Bag Microwave Popcorn

    by Stacy Becker1

  • This beautiful green hummus pairs spinach and arugula with traditional ingredients for a delicious, quick, and healthy dip. Learn about these power greens and why you should make hummus at home.

    Spinach and Arugula Hummus Recipe

    Spinach and Arugula Hummus Recipe

    by Marcelle Bell14

  • Do you need appetizer ideas to welcome guests over the holidays? Here are a few mouthwatering recipes that are easy to put together that they're sure to love!

    8 Cheap and Easy Holiday Appetizers

    8 Cheap and Easy Holiday Appetizers

    by moonlake47

  • Have some fun teaching your kids how to cook! Find 5 family fun recipes to help your children get started in the kitchen. Includes ingredient lists, step by step directions, and instructional video.

    Teach Kids to Cook with 5 Family-Fun Recipes

    Teach Kids to Cook with 5 Family-Fun Recipes

    by Alissa Roberts39

  • This easy homemade onion bhaji recipe is great as a snack, a starter, or as a finger food. It's very tasty. Be prepared to make loads and hide a few for yourself.

    Easy Homemade Onion Bhaji Recipe

    Easy Homemade Onion Bhaji Recipe

    by Gabriel Wilson2

  • This healthy hummus recipe is cheap, easy to make, and packed with fiber and protein. This recipe is also versatile. By adding ingredients of your choice, you can create your own signature hummus dip!

    Healthy Hummus Recipe: Easy-Peasy and Inexpensive

    Healthy Hummus Recipe: Easy-Peasy and Inexpensive

    by Sadie Holloway0

  • As the name implies, these snacks are in the shape of pinwheels and are topped with a spicy potato stuffing. They are a pleasant twist on samosas. They can be served as a party snack or a finger food.

    Appetizers: Spicy Potato Pinwheels or Samosa Pinwheels

    Appetizers: Spicy Potato Pinwheels or Samosa Pinwheels

    by ShailaSheshadri2

  • How to make Safari Skewers (bacon wrapped asparagus) as served at the Bengal BBQ in Disneyland.

    Disneyland's Safari Skewers

    Disneyland's Safari Skewers

    by Lyndsay Gamber2

  • Do you want something a little different at your wedding or party? Sweet Trees are fun and effective and you can make them yourself. Add the sweets of your choice and decorate them however you like!

    How to Make Sweet Trees

    How to Make Sweet Trees

    by Emma Kisby51

  • Preparing for a party, tailgate or the holidays is easy with the Classic Chex Mix recipe. Combine pretzels, bagel chips, mixed nuts, chex cereal and a variety of seasonings for yummy Chex Mix!

    Classic Chex Mix Recipe

    Classic Chex Mix Recipe

    by Stephanie Hicks15

  • Beer Cheese is a Kentucky favorite! Delicious with everything from crackers to celery to heaped on a burger. In Kentucky, a party just ain't a party if you don't have beer cheese on the table!

    How to Make Beer Cheese – A Kentucky Favorite

    How to Make Beer Cheese – A Kentucky Favorite

    by PDGreenwell10

  • Roasted pumpkin seeds are a fall favorite, and apart from how delicious they are, they are easy to make. A few ingredients and your favorite squash seeds are all you need for this autumn treat.

    Quick and Easy Pumpkin Seeds

    Quick and Easy Pumpkin Seeds

    by Jan Charles0

  • If you need a cheese ball recipe that is simple to make and sure to please anyone's palate, you've come to the right place. This "optional" cheese ball is great for any occasion. Bon appetit!

    Easy Cheese Ball Recipe With 7 Tasty Variations

    Easy Cheese Ball Recipe With 7 Tasty Variations

    by Susan Holland32

  • A review of the chips with a cult following, Julio's Corn Tortilla Chips. These chips are produced by Julio's Seasoning and Tortilla Chips, Inc. in Del Rio, Texas and can be purchased outside of Texas through Amazon.com.

    Julio's Tortilla Chips Review

    Julio's Tortilla Chips Review

    by SmartAndFun8

  • A quick and easy to follow, recipe for bruschetta. A tomato bruschetta recipe which you can complete in only 15 minutes. Great for parties and as an appetizer, entree or starters.

    Easy Bruschetta Recipe – Balsamic Tomato

    Easy Bruschetta Recipe – Balsamic Tomato

    by David Branagan6

  • Nothing says summer like Pico de Gallo, a delicious way to enjoy fresh tomatoes. Quick and easy, this step-by-step recipe with photos can be adapted to individual tastes. Variations are included, plus tips to ensure a perfect batch of fresh salsa every time.

    Best Authentic Pico de Gallo (Fresh Salsa) Recipe

    Best Authentic Pico de Gallo (Fresh Salsa) Recipe

    by vespawoolf151

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