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4th of July Appetizer

July 4th Appetizers


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July 4th Appetizers

valerie | Jun 23, 2011 12:20 PM

For the past few years we have been hosting a July 4th party. This year, we have about 15 adults and about 15 kids (ages 2-7). Party is called for 3:00, so I will put this food out, and then there is dinner around 5:30. I've got the menu mostly set, but I'm just questioning my list of appetizers:

-- Crudite with Barefoot Contessa's pan-fried onion dip (made it last year - a big hit)
-- GHG's Black Bean dip with tortilla chips (new this year and excited to try it)
-- Mini-hotdogs (my friends all love these, so do the kids)
-- Tomato Pesto Bites (never made them but thought they sounded good)
-- Sun-dried tomato hummus, artichoke olive spread, tapenade...served in a 3 part dish so they look like red, white and blue(ish) when in the dish. Served with crostini or crackers.

I like the idea of everything on the list, but is it too heavy on the dips/spreads? I can't decide...any thoughts? Thanks.

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