Easy appetizer recipes from American chef Sandra Lee are grilled roasted garlic shrimp skewers and bacon deviled eggs. These recipes are perfect for new and inexperienced cooks that need easy appetizers with flair because Sandra's "semi-homemade" concept describes cooking with 70 percent packaged products with 30 percent fresh ingredients.
Sandra Lee's grilled roasted garlic shrimp skewers have a five-star rating from users at FoodNetwork.com, and can be made with just 15 minutes of preparation. Peel, devein, and remove the tails of 40 shrimp. Twist each shrimp into a C-shape, and push the skewer through the top and bottom of each. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and lay in a baking dish. Pour a mixture of lemon juice, Italian seasoning, and garlic salad dressing over the skewers and cool for 5 to 30 minutes. Grill on a medium-high heat until the shrimp appears opaque, about 3 minutes per side.
To create Sandra's bacon deviled eggs, hard boil 6 egg yolks, 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise or yogurt, 1 teaspoon of spicy mustard, half a teaspoon of lemon juice, one teaspoon of relish and a half teaspoon of paprika. Fill the whole egg whites with the yolk and relish mixture. Crumble a few pieces of cooked bacon, and chop chives for a topping.