At my house, broken snack crackers go into a jar sealed with a lid. When the jar gets full, I process the crackers into crumbs. They're economical, handy and tastier than plain bread crumbs. —Ruth Beller, Sun City, California
If you're trying to snack healthier these days, give Katina Tanner's recipe a try. Her crispy pita wedges are a low-sodium substitute for salty commercial chips, and their zippy seasoning is a fun alternative to creamy dips. She bakes batches of her satisfying nibbles in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
My daughter, Hannah, and I came up with this recipe on Christmas Eve when she wanted to make treats for Santa. Building a real snowman is fun, but we think coating one in candy is even cooler! —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
This is wonderful fast-to-fix munchie. The recipe makes a generous 24 cups and doesn't involve any cooking. It's a cinch to package in individual snack bags, keeps its crunch and is a savory alternative to the cakes and pies usually offered at bake sales.