"I lightened up a recipe for traditional crab dip with reduced-fat and fat-free sour cream and cheeses," notes Cammy Brittingham from Cambridge, Maryland. "Feel free to experiment with different cheeses to suit your tastes. This is great for a party because you can make it a day ahead and refrigerate it.
"My husband, Jamie, and I love to entertain," explains Heather Courtney in Ames, Iowa, "and this hearty, 7-ingredient dip is always a hit…as well as a request. It couldn’t be much easier to put together, and using our slow cooker leaves us free to share some quality time with our guests. After all, isn't that the purpose of a holiday party?"
Instead of being battered and deep-fried, this onion is brushed with melted butter and mustard, sprinkled with bread crumbs and seasonings and baked. “It’s an impressive-looking appetizer, and the dip can be used for veggies and crackers, too,” says Kendra. —Kendra Doss, Kansas City, Missouri
Looking to add a dash of Christmas color to your appetizer mix? This unique, warm and savory treat sent in by Milford, New Hampshire’s Michelle Boucher is sure to be a hit with any hungry holiday crowd!
TASTY TIP: To accent a festive holiday occasion, use green spinach tortellini for this hors d’oeuvre and serve with fancy, frilled party picks!
Field editor Christine Wilson of Sellersville, Pennsylvania shared this appealing appetizer. Sweet Vidalia onion rings are deep-fried to a crispy golden brown, then served with a cool and zesty lime dipping sauce.