Impress your guests with these low-cost and easy-to-make finger food.
Cost per serving: 92¢
You can prep both the tomatoes and potatoes and make the yogurt mustard and broccoli fillings up to two days ahead. Store separately wrapped in plastic in the refrigerator.
See recipe: Cherry Tomatoes with Broccoli Filling
See recipe: New Potatoes with Yogurt-Mustard Filling
Cost per serving: 63¢
The creamy goat cheese mixture is an ideal compliment to the sweet dates.
See recipe: Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates
Cost per serving: 60¢
A twist on cheese and crackers, these savory puffs can also be served along side your meal.
See recipe: Blue-Cheese Puffs
Cost per serving: 67¢
Serve a lighter alternative to fried chips with these pretty cucumber "cups." You can prepare the hummus up to two days in advance.
See recipe: Red Pepper Hummus in Cucumber Cups
Cost per serving: 92¢
A simple box of ceral gets a grown-up makeover when mixed with savory seasoning, spices and nuts.
See recipe: Whole-Grain Cereal Party Mix
Cost per serving: 23¢
These homemade pastry puffs are easier to make than you might think. Flavored with Gruyère cheese, you can fill the finished pastries with your favorite spread or dip (we choose store-bought crab dip).
See recipe: Stuffed Cheese Puffs
Cost per serving 52¢
Don't let the fancy presentation fool you, this potato and smoked salmon dish is as easy to make as it is beautiful. A great make ahead recipe, the pretty potato nests are formed with the help of a mini-muffin-tin.
See recipe: Potato Nests with Sour Cream and Smoked Salmon
Cost per serving: 68¢
Why not try a new spin to traditional deviled eggs with the addition of curry powder and topped with mango chutney.
Kitchen Tip: Eggs that aren’t perfectly fresh are easier to peel. Buy them in advance so they’ll be closer to their expiration date when you make this recipe.
See recipe: Curried Deviled Eggs with Chutney
Cost per serving: 80¢
These crunchy appetizers aren’t as spicy as you might think, since you remove the jalapeño seeds. Inside, there’s a surprise filling: cheddar and cream cheese.
See recipe: Jalapeno Poppers
Cost per serving: 38¢
Sweet caramelized Vidalia onions lend a deep slow-cooked flavor to these tarts, but they’re so easy-to-make you’ll have them on the table in under 30 minutes.
See recipe: Vidalia Onion Tarts
Cost per serving: $1.62
For a stunning presentation, using a pastry bag (or a plastic zip-top bag with the corner cut off) pipe this herb-flecked cheese dip onto cut-up vegetables.
See recipe: Herbed Cheese Dip with Crudités
This festive, bright cocktail is a colorful way to toast the fresh start of a new year. If you'd like to make this beverage
non-alcoholic, substitute club soda for the champagne. Learn how to properly (and safely) open a bottle of champagne.
See recipe: Champagne-Pomegranate Cocktail
Make tonight's dinner extra-special with these easy Cheese-and-Tomato Toasts.
See recipe: Cheese-and-Tomato Toasts
Cost per serving: 20¢
This cheap and tasty Cheesy Crustless Mini Quiches recipe is an easy way to please a crowd. Feel free to add another type of cheese to suit your preferences, or whatever you already have in your fridge.
See recipe: Cheesy Crustless Mini Quiches
These delicious tarts can be made with prepared pie crust.
See recipe: Tomato and Cheddar Tarts
Cost per serving: 44¢
Skip the mozzarella sticks and opt for these baked appetizers instead! This party-perfect appetizer is a treat for guests of all ages.
See recipe: Crispy Baked Ravioli
Cost per serving: 66¢
Guests will be coming back for more when you pass around these tasty appetizers. The light starter is perfect for summer gatherings, but appropriate year round.
See recipe: Caramelized Onion and Fennel Crostini
Cost per serving: 82¢
You can easily customize this recipe to your guests' preferences by swapping chicken, beef or another meat in for pork if desired.
See recipe: Pork and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps
Cost per serving: $1.63
For a healthy take on this restaurant favorite, try All You reader Stephanie Stutz's recipe. On a really hot day try cooking them in a toaster oven instead.
See recipe: Baked Mozzarella Sticks
Cost per serving: 20¢
You can make these puffs up to one day ahead. Let cool and completely store at room temperature in a sealed ziplock bag. Place on baking sheets and reheat in a 350°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes to warm and crisp just before serving.
See recipe: Cheese Puffs
Cost per serving: 65¢
This stuffing is also great as a dip. In your food processor, blend until creamy for the right consistency and serve with crudites or pita chips.
See recipe: Stuffed Celery