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I have a few Christmas parties I will be attending and I said I would bring an appetizer. Of course, I will take advantage of this and bring something I can eat. :) Any good and simple holiday appetizer ideas?! I already have devil eggs on the list. :)

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Cheese balls are so easy to make and can be made and stored several days in advance. Bring along the nut thins or rice crackers to serve with them.

Salsa and chips. I got fancy and added crab to a mixed bell pepper salsa one year.

cheese and fruit trays

Hormel makes cheese and meat trays that are gluten-free-salami, summer sausage and pepperoni. Just remove the crackers(which are well sealed so no CC).

You can make your own seasoned nuts or homemade chex mix.

many cocktail weiner or meatball recipes can be made gluten-free, many dips as well-serve with veggies

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One of my favorites is a twist on a spring roll:

take rice paper and spray it with nonstick spray (or just brush with oil) and wedge into a mini muffin tin pan. Bake until brown and crispy (I think I do so about 400 degrees, maybe 5-10 min.)

Then cool and fill with a warm egg roll filling (cabbage, ground pork, seasonings) or something asian

These are insanely easy (but require some plan ahead time) and are hugely popular.

Here's the link to my version of egg roll filling: http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=64419

My response is the second one after the original post.

Laura

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stuffed mushrooms: 1 roll sausage and 1 block of cream cheese (reduced and non fat work just fine)

Saute sausage til done, mix in softened cream cheese. Add a little sage and pepper. Stuff 24 mushroom caps, bake for 30 min at 350. Delicious!

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I made this cheese ball yesterday, for tonight:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Cheese-Ball-II/Detail.aspx

I used 1/2 a pkg of ranch dressing mix, added a dash of garlic powder and added green onions and crumbled bacon.

Every New Years, I make Bacon Chestnut Wraps. If you search the web there are lots of recipes. I can post mine later if you want it. We look forward to it every year!!!!

It has homemade sauce using ketchup, brown sugar and garlic powder, tastes like BBQ.

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I just did a really yummy veggie dip. I'm dairy intolerant, so I picked up some tofutti "better than sour cream," added a ranch dressing packet, and voila - chip and veggie dip that tastes just like it should. super yummy.

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I went to a womens church party last night. The gluten-free items were the ones missy'smom posted except for chips and salsa. There was also a cream cheese block, spinach dip, chicken salad for scooping, egg salad (served on breads), potato chips, a pot of soup, stuffed celery sticks (looked like cream cheese and something pink like crab), a spinach salad and dressing, some kind of egg and potato thingy...

I think some mixed nuts, a fresh cut pineapple and assorted cheese slices (only saw cheddar cubes) would have been a nice addition to the table. Didn't see any olives.

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Bacon stuffed cherry tomatoes. Just do a search, there are plenty of recipes out there.

Hummus cups. Cut cucumbers (peeled or unpeeled) into inch high or so chunks. Scoop out the middle leaving a cup and fill with hummus.

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Pecan stuffed dates. Really easy and yummy.

Make a slit lengthwise in top half of date and remove pit. Put in a toasted pecan half. You can also put a dab of cream cheese in before the pecan.

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Have you heard of Smokey Rolls? If you have a good roll recipe, just wrap the roll dough around a "little smokey" and bake.

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This is always a hit...

Pepperoni Pizza Dip (but can omit pepperoni and do plain or green peppers, etc for vegetarian)

8 oz cream cheese, softened

Italian seasoning

Garlic powder

8 oz tomato/pasta sauce

8 oz shredded mozzarella/Italian cheese

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Pepperoni slices cuts into small pieces (enough to cover dish)

Mix cream cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder (to taste) and spread in the bottom of a dish (I use a Pampered Chef mini baker which holds about 4 cups I think). Cover with tomato/pasta sauce. Combine shredded cheese and parmesan cheese and layer it on top of the sauce. Add the pepperonie pieces on top and sprinkle with a little garlic powder (I like garlic! You can omit, just do whatever you like with the spices). Bake 15-20 minutes or until the pepperoni is cooked and cheese is bubbly. I sometimes also double the recipe which works well in a pie plate, just bake longer. Serve with tortilla chips. Pre gluten free I used to serve with baguette slices but then switched to tortilla chips when DD was diagnosed...funny thing is, everyone likes it with tortilla chips better! Enjoy!

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This is always a hit...

Pepperoni Pizza Dip (but can omit pepperoni and do plain or green peppers, etc for vegetarian)

8 oz cream cheese, softened

Italian seasoning

Garlic powder

8 oz tomato/pasta sauce

8 oz shredded mozzarella/Italian cheese

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Pepperoni slices cuts into small pieces (enough to cover dish)

Mix cream cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder (to taste) and spread in the bottom of a dish (I use a Pampered Chef mini baker which holds about 4 cups I think). Cover with tomato/pasta sauce. Combine shredded cheese and parmesan cheese and layer it on top of the sauce. Add the pepperonie pieces on top and sprinkle with a little garlic powder (I like garlic! You can omit, just do whatever you like with the spices). Bake 15-20 minutes or until the pepperoni is cooked and cheese is bubbly. I sometimes also double the recipe which works well in a pie plate, just bake longer. Serve with tortilla chips. Pre gluten free I used to serve with baguette slices but then switched to tortilla chips when DD was diagnosed...funny thing is, everyone likes it with tortilla chips better! Enjoy!

That sounds great! And I have all those ingredients too! I just saw a similar recipe for bacon cheddar.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Baked-Cheddar...ead/Detail.aspx

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I have a few Christmas parties I will be attending and I said I would bring an appetizer. Of course, I will take advantage of this and bring something I can eat. :) Any good and simple holiday appetizer ideas?! I already have devil eggs on the list. :)

Goat cheese stuffed figs wrapped in prosciutto and crisped in the oven or on the grill.

Shrimp tossed in Ponzu sauce:

2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp lime juice (fresh squeezed)

2 Tbsp orange juice (fresh squeezed)

2 Tbsp brown sugar

2 Tbsp unflavoured oil (canola or grapeseed)

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I have a few Christmas parties I will be attending and I said I would bring an appetizer. Of course, I will take advantage of this and bring something I can eat. :) Any good and simple holiday appetizer ideas?! I already have devil eggs on the list. :)

I made a layer dip: refried beans, homemade guacamole (see any recipe book), fresh salsa (from Giant food), and since I can't have dairy, tofutti sour cream mixed with a taco seasoning packet and rice cheddar cheese. No one know the difference, and everyone loved it. What didn't get eaten (not a lot of people there) we put over tacos last night. Holy cow, were they awesome!

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