"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.
Our school is a Maryland Green School, and many our students work to improve the health of our local treasure, The Chesapeake Bay. This recipe reminds me of the importance of a healthy Bay. Crab stars in this rich, creamy dip.—Carol Brzezinski, Marriottsville, Maryland
“I created this recipe for a beer-tasting party we hosted (my husband brews his own), and they were a hit. Serve them when you entertain or on those nights when you want homemade ‘take-out’ food.”—Jennifer Rodriguez, West Jordan, Utah
A Southwestern food fan asked us to bring home a taste of her restaurant favorite—a cheesy spinach dip from Cheddar's Casual Cafe. Our Test Kitchen came up with this flavor-packed facsimile that's sure to be a hit at your next party. —Country Woman Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Three ingredients are all Amy adds to a few cups of chili to create this fast-to-fix snack. Simply zap the lip-smacking appetizer in the microwave, serve it with tortilla chips and stand back as the zesty party-pleaser disappears.
Great for a party or game-day gathering, this hearty appetizer can be made with Italian sausage instead of ground beef if you prefer. Add a little more pizza sauce if the mixture seems too thick. —Margaret Schissler, Milwaukee, Wisconsin