Appetizers, Dips & Spreads

Tuscan meal, antipasti platter

Antipasti Platter

Let guests mix and match cheeses, olives, and more as they like—a surefire way to please a crowd, and easy on the hostess as…

Tuscan meal, prosciutto-wrapped melon

Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon

Appetizers don’t get easier and more classic than this time-honored pairing, just right for a summer fête.    

Heirloom Hors d'Oeuvres

Pimento Cheese-Stuffed Tomatoes

Got a bumper crop of bite-size tomatoes in the garden? Fill them with pecan-flecked pimento cheese for an easy summer starter.

Stone Fruit Salsa

Stone Fruit Salsa

Peaches and plums stand in for the usual tomatoes in this bright-tasting salsa.

Watermelon Pizza

Wonderfully unusual, this grilled take on traditional pizza — with watermelon standing in for the crust — works equally well as a starter or a…

Herbed Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

Herbed Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

Made with garden-fresh ingredients and garnished to perfection, these savory bite-size sandwiches will be the star of a springtime tea.