With holiday parties taking over the calendar for the next three week, let us observe that we are smack dab in the middle of one-bite appetizer season. We’re talking about the kind of apps (called canapés to some) that you find piled near the punch bowl or lined up nicely on a passed tray held by white gloves.

But here’s the thing about appetizers: they oftentimes don’t fill you up. And when you’re drinking at these parties, you need to get filled up or it’s lights out. Take our advice if you are planning a party, or are in an appetizer mood, and try one of these recipes. They've got some meat on their bones. And in the cases where they are meat-free, they have some [insert non-meat substitute] on their bones. And a note about the one-bite thing. Some of these might take 2 or 3 bites. Or one bite if you are really hungry. But you get the point.