Appetizers that take less than 10 minutes to prepare.

By Melinda Page
Updated January 19, 2009
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  • Ancho-Cheddar Popcorn
    "Start with a freshly popped bag of plain microwave popcorn," says Linnea Johansson, author of Perfect Parties: Tips and Advice From a New York Party Planner ($20, amazon.com). "Open the bag and, shaking between additions, add 3 tablespoons melted butter, 2 teaspoons ancho or some other mild chili powder, and ½ cup finely grated Cheddar. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with extra napkins."