One of the staples found at almost every party is a table full of appetizers.  But often times, we find ourselves overwhelmed in other areas of the kitchen with little time to prepare.  I don’t know about you, but fast and easy is my motto, especially with two kids!  We all want to impress, so why not impress with the simple? Here are some ideas for appetizers that will not require you to spend all day in the kitchen.  Some of them are so simple, but they are sure to impress your friends.

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1. Creamy Spinach Dip-Who does not love spinach dip?  Often times it is high in fat, but here is a recipe that is sure to please without leaving you with all the guilt. (via Eating Well) Photo Credit here.

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2. Pimento Cheese Spread-This is a lower fat version of a southern favorite! (via Eating Well) Photo Credit here.

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3. Tomato & Basil Finger Sandwiches– These finger sandwiches are super fun and really easy to put together quickly for a picnic or grill out! (via Eating Well) Photo Credit here.

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4. Avacado Corn Salsa-Salsa is always a staple at a party.  Add a twist by making it an avocado salsa instead. (via Eating Well) Photo Credit here.

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5. Blueberry Salsa-This is another spin on salsa that is sure to wow your friends. (via Southern Living) Photo Credit here.

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6. Tomato Basil Skewers-Caprese Salad on a stick!  What’s not to love? (via Eating Well) Photo Credit here.

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7. Chilled Raspberry Soup-A nice appetizing drink.  A little spin on the conventional appetizers. Super Easy! (via Taste of Home) Photo Credit here.