Quick & Tasty Appetizers

I don’t know about you, but I was exhausted on Monday morning after staying up to watch the Oscars. My girlfriends and I get together to watch them every year but with busy weekends, it’s sometimes hard to find the time to whip up a tasty appetizer. Today I’m sharing my top 3 favorite appetizers you can whip up in a time crunch!

Hummus Cups

What You’ll Need:

Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough

Hummus (my favorite is the Trader Joe’s brand)

Cucumber (chopped)

Grape Tomatoes (chopped)

Mini-muffin pan

Directions:

Break the dough into smaller pieces and press into a muffin pan. Bake until golden brown. The dough will rise so press it down with a spoon while it’s still warm. Scoop a spoonful of hummus and top with the cucumber and tomato. Done!

Apricot Bites

What You’ll Need:

Dried Apricots

Crumbled Blue Cheese

Chopped Pistachio’s

Honey

Directions:

Top the apricot with the blue cheese and pistachio. Drizzle with honey. Enjoy!

Chile Verde Chicken Cheddar Dip

I originally found this recipe here. This dip is served warm and is always a crowd pleaser!

What You’ll Need:

Two 8 oz packages of light cream cheese (softened)

2 cups of grated cheddar cheese + extra to sprinkle on top

1 1/2 cups of shredded chicken (the original recipe uses rotisserie chicken but I use whatever we have on hand, cook it and shred it up).

1 1/2 cups green salsa

Tortilla chips

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and spread evenly into a 8 x 8 inch glass dish. Sprinkle reserved cheddar cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips.

Junior Mints, Twizzlers and popcorn go hand in hand with movies so I made sure there was plenty on hand!

My favorite part of Oscar night is seeing all of the glamours gowns on the red carpet! Here are a few of my favorites:

Who were your red carpet favorites? Let me know in the comments!


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