20 Best Retro Appetizers

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20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # 1. Swirled Eggs

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # 1. Swirled Eggs

Swirled Eggs

Festive Foods We Still Enjoy

Many of us enjoy the food and fashion trends from the 1960s and 70s. Some of these retro appetizers are family favorites, and I’ll bet a few of them are still on your menu today. (Perhaps you tasted them in your mother’s or grandmother’s kitchen?)

For instance, I never get tired of swirled eggs, salmon mousse, or mini quiches. And my husband could eat cocktail weiners every day of the week! I’m sure you agree that a festive cheese ball on the holiday buffet table is never left untouched.

Let’s leave our bruschetta, hummus, tapas, and sushi in the refrigerator for now. This photo post is intended to jog your memory, so you can come up with additional tried and true favorites. Updated presentations catapult this list of retro hors d’oeuvres right into the present.

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # 2. Bacon Wrapped Dates

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # 2. Bacon Wrapped Dates

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2. Bacon Wrapped Dates

 

 - - - - - # 3. Cocktail Weiners (Lil' Smokies)

20 Best Retro Appetizers – 3. Cocktail Weiners (Lil’ Smokies)

3. Cocktail Weiners (Lil’ Smokies) & Sauce

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # 4. Shrimp Cocktail - Click here for individual serving glasses

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # 4. Shrimp Cocktail – Click here for individual serving glasses

4. Shrimp Cocktail

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # 5. Chinese Eggrolls with Dipping Sauce

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # 5. Chinese Eggrolls with Dipping Sauce

5. Chinese Eggrolls with Dipping Sauce

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # 6. Cheese Puffs (& Twists)

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # 6. Cheese Puffs (& Twists)

6. Cheese Puffs (& Twists)

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # 7. Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # 7. Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps

7. Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # Click here for Whiteware Rectangular Serving Platter

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # Click here for Whiteware Rectangular Serving Platter


8. Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # .9 Click here for 1936 Ritz Crackers Original Print Ad

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # .9 Click here for 1936 Ritz Crackers Original Print Ad

 

9. Cheese Ball & (Ritz) Crackers

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # .10 Click here for Revol Round Porcelain Ramekins

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # .10 Click here for Revol Round Porcelain Ramekins

10. Chicken Liver Pate

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20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # .11 Click here for White Pinwheel Chip 'n Dip Plate

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # .11 Click here for White Pinwheel Chip ‘n Dip Plate

11. Potato Chips with California Onion Dip

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # .13 Click here for Whiteware Rectangular Serving Platter

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # .12 Click here for Whiteware Rectangular Serving Platter

12. Cream Cheese Stuffed Celery

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # .13 Click here for Roasted Deluxe Mixed Nuts

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # .13 Click here for Roasted Deluxe Mixed Nuts

13. Cocktail Mixed Nuts

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # .14 Click here for Two-toned Wooden Cutting Board

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # .14 Click here for Two-toned Wooden Cutting Board

14. Meat & Cheese Board

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # .15 Click here for Crispy Pickled Asparagus

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # .15 Click here for Crispy Pickled Asparagus

15. Pickled Asparagus

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # .16 Click here for Pimento Stuffed Queen Olives

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # .16 Click here for Pimento Stuffed Queen Olives

16. Pimento Stuffed Olives

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # .17 Click here for Silicone 24-Cup Mini Muffin Pan

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # .17 Click here for Silicone 24-Cup Mini Muffin Pan

17. Mini Quiche Tarts

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # .18 Click here for 10-inch Fish Mold

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # .18 Click here for 10-inch Fish Mold

18. Salmon Mousse

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # .19 Click here for Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # .19 Click here for Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker

19. Swedish Meatballs

20 Best Retro Appetizers - - - - - # .20 Click here for Cuisinart Electric Fondue Pot

20 Best Retro Appetizers – – – – – # .20 Click here for Cuisinart Electric Fondue Pot

20. Swiss Fondue

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How to Make Chocolate Dipped Cupcakes

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How to Make Chocolate Dipped Cupcakes

This bakery makes it look oh-so easy!

Anything that comes close to the experience of eating a DQ chocolate-dipped ice cream cone immediately has my attention. About once-a-month, my husband and I go out for a “cheap date” and we often end up going to Dairy Queen for dipped cones or Dilly bars.

“Cupcakes Take the Cake” in Seattle’s trendy Wallingford neighborhood held an exciting cupcake meet-up  (April 2012). Trophy Cupcakes bakery demonstrated their chocolate dipping process with these high hat cupcakes. It seems pretty straight-forward, doesn’t it?

This recipe for chocolate peanut butter cupcakes will give you instructions and the chance to try the dipping process. Note the flavor bonus is reminiscent of Reese’s!

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For the Chocolate Cupcakes

3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons
granulated sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Peanut Butter Buttercream

1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons softened unsalted butter,
cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Coating

8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate,
finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil

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1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pan with 10 cupcake cups.

2. In medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. In larger bowl combine sugar, buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Add dry mixture and whisk until smooth. Spoon batter into cupcake cups, dividing evenly.

4. Bake 25 minutes or until center is just set. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and then transfer cupcakes to wire rack. Cool completely.

5. While cupcakes are cooling, prepare the buttercream frosting. Combine sugar, egg whites, and salt in bowl of electric stand mixer.

6. Set bowl over pan of simmering water. Gently whisk until mixture registers 160 degrees F on instant-read thermometer.

7. Immediately transfer bowl to electric stand mixer. With whisk attachment, whip on medium-high speed until mixture resembles consistency of shaving cream.

8. On medium speed, add butter one piece at a time, until combined and creamy.

9. Whip in peanut butter and vanilla, and beat until smooth.

10. Transfer buttercream to pastry bag fitted with a plain 1/2-inch tip (#808).

11. Pipe 1/3 cup frosting onto each cupcake. Chill cupcakes in refrigerator until buttercream is completely firm, about 1 hour.

12. Once the cupcakes have chilled, make the chocolate coating. Place oil and chocolate in a medium bowl and melt over a pan of gently simmering water.

13. Stir until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Transfer to a large coffee mug.

14. Holding cupcake by the bottom, carefully dip into the chocolate. Be sure to submerge all of the buttercream.

15. Pull up and hold for a few seconds to let excess chocolate drip off. Transfer to cooling rack and repeat with remaining cupcakes.

16. Before serving, let cupcakes rest a few minutes so chocolate can set.

Yield: 10 cupcakes. Active time: 1 hour. Total time: 3 hours

Recipe Source: Adapted from Yvonne Ruperti at Serious Eats.com

Photo: RachelfromCupcakesTaketheCake (Flickr)