As guests arrive for dinner and you're still putting those finishing touches on the big meal, whet their appetites with some of these fabulous, chic hors d'oeuvres and appetizers.  Small bites, spreads, and snacks like these are the perfect way to hint at the flavors in the upcoming meal without making anyone too full.  

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms (from Cheeky Kitchen)

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Artichoke Dip (from Nooschi)

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Sweet Pepper Polenta Cups (from Table Talk)

Sweet Pepper Polenta CupsSesame Shrimp and Avocado Salad on Endive Leaves

Veggie Puff Pastry Quiche (from Real Fun Food)

Veggie Puff Pastry Quiche

Three Greens Crostinis (from answers en croute)

Three Greens Crostinis

Pumpkin Chickpea Fritters (from Healthy Happy Life)

Pumpkin Chickpea Fritters

Savory Curried Pumpkin Dip (from The Spontaneous Hausfrau)

Savory Curried Pumpkin Dip

Apricot Brie Appetizers (from Pham Fatale)

Apricot Brie Appetizers

Eggplant Appetizers (from Laylita's Recipes)

Eggplant AppetizersBaked Lump Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Chipotle Lime Sauce

Parsley Balls (from The World of Food and Cooking)

Parsley Balls