Tiny Twice-Baked Potatoes with Smoked Paprika and Bacon - Textbook example of the "work early, relax later" school of appetizers. Cheesy potatoes get salty crispness from bacon bits and warm spice from Spanish pimento
This primer covers everything from hot dogs to cherry tomatoes. As for seasoning, most foods will taste great if you add just a little salt, pepper, and olive oil beforehand. If you want even more flavor, try a rub or a marinade.