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Aug 26, 2007 09:14 AM

appetizers for men

hosting a party for 13 guys ( the beer in a can kind) and would like some recipes on bite size snacks or side dishes. no passed trays, just buffet style in my home.


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    1. re: TonyO

      Before they move this from Mid-Atlantic ...

      2nd on the wings!

      Also, something steak related is always good. I will sometimes roast a whole beef tenderloin then slice it about 1/8 inch thick and put one slice each on small rounds of garlic bread with some horseradish sauce for dipping.

      1. These go over great with the guys in my life!

        Pizza Cups:

        3 tubes of refrigerated biscuit dough
        2/3 cup of tomato sauce
        1 small package sliced pepperoni (turkey pepperoni ok too)
        1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
        grated parmesan cheese
        prepared pesto (optional)

        Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chop pepperoni slices into small strips. In a bowl, combine chopped pepperoni, cheese, tomato sauce, and pesto. In a greased muffin pan, spread out a triangle of dough in each muffin cup so the dough goes up the sides of the cup. Fill each dough cup with a tablespoon of the tomato mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Pizza cups should be golden brown on the sides. Enjoy!

        1. Kielbasi (local, not that H*llshire F*rms stuff- even if they do advertise on the site), sliced slightly diagonally, 'bout 1/2" thick, with toothpicks stuck in 'em, on a bed of good 'kraut with caraway seeds, mustard and horseradish on the side.

          1. jalepeno poppers!
            cut the jalepenos in half lengthwise. fill with cheese and shrimp if you like. wrap each in bacon and grill untill the bacon is cooked. rightous!!

            1. buffalo chicken dip, taco dip, chili dogs, philly steak subs, wings, wings, wings, fried zucchini, poppers, hot pepper anything, make your own tacos, chili bar, fajitas, the chili dip with cream cheese layer, hot beanless canned chili layer, hot pepper cheese layer and baked til hot and bubbly, fried cheese, fried breaded ravioli, pre-made subs of ham, salami and provolone dressed w/ shredded iceburg (shudder!), summer tomatoes, banana peppers and oil and vinegar, kielbasa in the (shudder again) bbq sauce, grape jelly and ketchup sauce, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, chips and salsa, chips and salsa/cheese dip and as much ice as your cooler will hold to have REALLY cold beer.

              Yes, we have Direct TV Sunday Ticket and yes, my house is invaded every Sunday from September to January. Use crock pots and nothing fancy. Buy good quality paper plates and bypass napkins for Bounty paper towels by the roll. You will be the star of beer fest!

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              1. re: chelleyd01

                thanks for all your ideas....actually, the taco bar sounds like a great idea. and i too have directv sunday ticket, and this will be my 3rd fantasy football draft party.
                so thanks

                1. re: lludra

                  Anytime....I used to dread Sundays, now it's more of a relax day for me too. Everything I listed above is pretty quick and easy. Aside from some deep frying, it's generally make ahead. I used to make myself crazy making muffellettas and fancy chicken dishes and then I realized that they are there for three, football and beer. Bounty paper towels all around!