Fun & Tasty Appetizers for a Holiday Weekend!

Are you having family over this holiday weekend and looking for some cute and yummy treats to make? Look no further, we've got your festivities covered!

Cheesy Garlic Balls

Cheesy Garlic Balls

Ingredients
1 can refrigerated biscuits
3 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into 4 pieces each (so you have 12 total)
5 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 ½ tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Instructions
• Preheat oven to 400° and grease a baking sheet. Separate each biscuit. Place one piece of cheese in the center of each biscuit, pinch the sides around the cheese so it is completely encased by the biscuit dough. Place seam-side down on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until golden.
• Melt butter. Stir in garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. When biscuits are done baking, brush butter mixture over each biscuit. Serve warm.

BLT Tomato Poppers

BLT Tomato Poppers Recipe

Ingredients
5 strips of bacon
24 cherry tomatoes
24 pieces of baby arugula

Chipotle Mayo
3 ¼ tablespoons real mayonnaise (homemade for Whole30)
2 teaspoons adobo sauce (see notes)
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions
• Pre-cook the bacon until it's crispy. Once the bacon is cool, break it up into however many servings you’re making. Make sure you save a little to crumble.
• While your bacon is cooking, hollow out the cherry tomatoes and cut off the bottoms, so they will sit on their bottoms, and tuck a piece of arugula into each tomato.
• Now for the good part. Whisk together ingredients.
• Once that’s done, you can place that mixture in a small resealable plastic bag and cut off the tip, then fill, and top with bacon.

Crabby Crescent Rolls

Crabby Crescent Rolls

Ingredients
1 (8 oz.) tube crescent roll dough
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup cooked crab meat, chopped (can use imitation crab as a substitute!)
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions
• Spray cooking spray on a cookie sheet and preheat oven to 375°.
• Open crescent roll can and roll out into a rectangle.
• Cut into 18 squares.
• Next, mix cream cheese, mayo, crab, onion, and red pepper. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
• Use a spoon to evenly distribute the crab mixture on the dough squares, placing it in the center of the square.
• To fold, tuck one corner over the other. You can mix up the folding procedure to do what looks best or is easiest!
• Bake on the cookie sheet for 10-15 or until dough is golden.
• Top with remaining green onions, if desired. Serve and enjoy! 

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