"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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Kenny Phillips of Jacksonville, Florida contributed this recipe for our 101 Easy Entertaining Recipes cookbook. Kenny says, "Easy-to-pick-up party food! Add some crunchy bread sticks for a light meal."
1/3 c. olive oil
1/3 c. balsamic vinegar
1 T. fresh thyme, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 t. sugar
9-oz. pkg. cheese-filled tortellini, cooked
5-oz. pkg. thinly sliced salami
12-oz. jar artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
5-3/4 oz. jar green olives with pimentos, drained
16-oz. jar banana peppers, drained
1 pt. cherry tomatoes
16 6-inch skewers, soaked in water
Combine oil, vinegar, thyme, garlic and sugar; set aside. Thread remaining ingredients onto skewers alternately in order given. Arrange skewers in a single layer in a glass or plastic container; drizzle with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours, turning occasionally. Drain and discard marinade before servings. Makes 16 servings.