Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ten Favorite Dips Spreads and Finger Food

Any one of these snacks would be a wonderful starter for your picnic or barbecue. They are all simple to assemble and easy to eat. The Australian Busters are one of my all-time favorite snacks. They are a cross between a cracker and a cheese scone that you won't soon forget. Without further ado, here are ten of my favorite ways to begin a party.








Australian Busters















Light and Chunky Clam Dip















Black Bean Hummus with Crispy Corn Chips















Warm Black Bean Dip















Blue Cheese Dip
















Marinated Mushrooms















Mexican Beer-Cheese Spread


















Herb Cheese Dip














Liptauer Cheese Spread


















Cheese Bites

65 comments:

yummychunklet said...

Those cheese bites look really tasty! Great roundup post!

Al Dente Gourmet said...

Oooh, Beautiful selection...BRAVO!!!
Absolutely mouth-watering 'party dishes', Mary. My favorite would have to be your marinated mushrooms.They look simply superb :)

Have a lovely day,

Aldy.

Chelsea said...

Yuuummm! I'm loving the sound of the bleu cheese dip...

Pondside said...

They all look so good - just the things for a Stanley Cup playoff party!

Angie's Recipes said...

o that clam dip!! looks really really fabulous! Thanks, Mary, for this delicious party food roundup!

thehouseofy said...

oooh the black bean hummus dip makes my salivary glands excited!

Hovkonditorn said...

They all look so good and the Australian busters sounds really yummy!

thecompletecookbook said...

I absolutely LOVE snacky food! Great top ten favourites Mary.
:-) Mansy

Food Glorious Food! said...

Wow!! the perfect ten! I can;t actually rank them... I love them all.

Nina Timm said...

I have to agree, 10 is the perfect number and these finger food ideas and recipes are th ebest. Sorry for my absense, Mary.

Blue Fruit said...

Lots of great looking ideas to try - but I am checking out that warm bean dip. It looks fabulous on a cold winter's night!

tandysinclair.com said...

so nice to have a variety of ideas to rely on! Have a great Tuesday xxx

Alessandra said...

Ciao Mary, how is the computer? You know I never heard of Australian Busters?!?! I suppose that I should know what they are, but they are completely new to me!

Ciao
Alessandra

Clint said...

These all look wonderful, Mary. I'll have s'more of the bean dip, please...

Joy said...

I'm Australian so I had better learn to make those Australian Busters quick sticks!

Little Inbox said...

Love most of them. :)

dr.antony said...

They are really tempting.Hammous is a common preparation in this part.They also add thahina to it.

Pam said...

Warm black bean dip for me please!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Australian Busters - how intriguing!! I'll definitely have to check them out - although I'll have to admit I've never heard of them down here (maybe that means I'm not a real Aussie?!?!?!)

Linda Starr said...

That first one reminds me of an old family recipe for cheese balls made with cheddar cheesa and baked a cross between a cookie and a scone, yours looks as yummy.

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

All of these look awesome - especially the warm black bean dip! Hot dips are my favorite kind of appetizer.

- Maggie

StephenC said...

This post was a joy to read. Especially like the busters and black bean dips.

Kim said...

Really I like all of these! I may prepaere one of these soon!

Cooking Creation said...

They all look wonderful, Mary! The clam dip looks divine!

Jenn said...

All of a sudden I want to throw a party!!! Everything looks wonderful, Mary!

Young Adventures... said...

Mary I am really enjoying these posts of your favorites. Since I am new to your site, it is helpful to see what you may have posted awhile back. This is an excellent idea and I can't wait to read and try some of these recipes. I am very intrigued by the black bean recipes. Have a wonderful day!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Thank you so much this is just in time for summer picnics.

Emily Malloy said...

This all looks so good!! Perfect for any party!

Marmande in the Kitchen said...

These all look great, but I definetly have a soft spot for beer cheese dip. They all look perfect for summer!

meeshiesmom said...

Yes! A great selection.
Karen

Faith said...

Wow, where to start? Everything is beautiful and sounds really delicious! That Mexican Beer-Cheese Spread is really calling my name! Hope you're having a wonderful day, Mary!

cajunlicious said...

These all look wonderful, the warm black bean dip made me hungry!

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Pam said...

Great! They all sound mouthwatering to me but those mushrooms are definitely a must try! Thanks!

Sue said...

They all look great, but the warm black bean dip is screaming at me:)

Tasha said...

I would try each and every one of these. I love dips and snacky finger foods way more than I should!

That Girl said...

I like that your non dip items are cheesy!

Joanne said...

Between the black bean hummus and the black bean dip, I don't know what I want to try first!

Claudia said...

I could prepare all for a dinner party for not cook! Mary, I could graze my way through life - finger foods and small bites are my favorite way to eat. Thanks for prepping such a thorough list of easy ones.

David said...

Mary, Love the Mexican Beer-Cheese Spread and the Cheese Bites!! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Wichita Falls Foodie said...

OOhhhh gosh where to even start??? You make it all sound so good and I am having a hard time not taking a bite out of my monitor!!!!!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

WOW so many delicious bites - really fabulous post!
Mary

Ginny said...

The Australian Busters look awesome!!!!

nanny said...

Let's have a party!!!! Bring your top 10!!!!
They all look delicious!

teresa said...

i'm just loving these top ten posts! they all look amazing, YUMMY!

KM @ This Plate is Full said...

dips are my summer language!!
great post - gotta go try some of these!

sweetcarolinescooking.com said...

What perfect snacks! Everything looks so delicious. Definitely bookmarking some of these. :)

Sabrina said...

love the blue cheese dip! I make a similar one! all your dips look great!!!

Guvi said...

Excellent post, exceptional selection!

I hope you computer problem will be solved soon...

ARLENE said...

I wouldn't turn down any of these. I'm bookmarking it for future reference.

Gloria said...

My dear Mary, I love all!!! gloria

Ryan said...

These all look delicious! I love to find good dip recipes to make when people come over! I'm saving this post for future reference!!

(Lady Gourmet) Catherine said...

Dear Mary, All of these treats sound GREAT! Blessings, Catherine ox

AJ said...

Thank you so much for visiting my little blog! :)

mia xara said...

Everything looks so appetizing,Mary!Just in time for BBQ season!I've never heard of the Australian Busters but I would surely want to try them! XO

Mamatkamal said...

I love those marinated mushrooms, thanks for the recipe my friend. They look so delicious. Have a great day Mary!
Cheers,

Mamatkamal said...

I love those marinated mushrooms, they looks delicious! Have a nice day Mary,
Cheers

Chiara said...

looks really fabulous Mary!All of these look awesome!have a lovely day....

Sunanda said...

Its really a wonderful snacks item.. perfect to go with evening tea..

Sunanda's Kitchen

Sunanda said...

Its really a wonderful snacks item.. perfect to go with evening tea..

Sunanda's Kitchen

Kim said...

Mary - I've printed out the Australian Busters, the black bean dip, and the Mexican Beer Cheese. As you can see, my heart goes out to cheese ;-) I hope your computer woes are coming to an end!

lifeisfull said...

You are an absolutely talented cook and baker, Mary! I'm so glad you have email subscriptions available now. To think I'll never miss one of your posts again! :) (I'm here today to search for recipes using marmalade, by the way.)

mia maria said...

They look really tempting! I would love the warm black bean dip:)

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

What a great list!!! Black bean dip is calling me.

lena said...

they all look and sound terrific to me. Have a nice coming weekend!

Foodycat said...

I've never heard of Australian Busters - and I am Australian! But they sound totally delicious. I am bookmarking the Mexican beer & cheese spread - I think that would make magic grilled cheese!

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