Some simple appetizer ideas from Paula Dean include sheet tray nachos, a chocolate chip cheese ball, taco dip and deviled eggs. Another simple appetizer is ham and chutney biscuits, requiring pre-made buttermilk biscuits. All an individual needs to do is bake them and fill them with ham, chutney and mustard.
Making sheet tray nachos requires cooks very little effort. An individual needs tortilla chips, canned meat chili, shredded Mexican blend cheese, chunky salsa and sour cream. Spread the tortilla chips in a single layer on a sheet tray, sprinkling the canned chili and cheese over the chips. After they are prepared, they bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for six minutes. Afterwards, salsa and sour cream are added directly to the nachos or served on the side for dipping.
Another simple appetizer is a chocolate chip cheese ball. Beat together a package of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of butter and powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. After beating those ingredients together, mix in mini marshmallows, semisweet chocolate chips and tasted walnuts. The dish chills for two hours before it gets formed into a ball and served on a platter with fruit and cookies.