"I'd like to thank the Academy...for these amazing appetizers!"
Live from your living room, it's your annual Oscar-watching party! The appetizers are really looking great this year...let's go down to the red napkin and take a closer look at all these scrumptious superstars.The Cucumber Bites sure are stunning, aren't they? And there's Crock Pot Caramel Dip, looking delicious as always. Stepping out of the oven now are the BBQ Cups, always a crowd favorite. Look, there's Apple Cider Punch, a long, tall drink of delight.With bites like these, it's no wonder this year's Oscar party is going to be one for the ages. Any one of these 7 amazing appetizers is sure to steal the show.
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This tasty dip from our 101 Easy Entertaining Recipes cookbook was shared with us by our good friend Julianne Carlson of Mount Vernon, Ohio. Julianne says, "When you serve this cool, creamy dip, be sure to have plenty of copies of the recipe...everyone will want one!"
2 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
2 T. dill weed
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 t. dried, minced onion
1/4 onion, chopped
2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
assorted vegetables such as carrot sticks, celery stalks, snow peas, red pepper slices, green onions
Combine cream cheese, seasonings and chopped vegetables, blending well. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired; cover and chill. Let stand at room temperature for one hour before serving. Serve with fresh vegetables for dipping. Makes about 2 cups.