"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.
This great-tasting fondue is my mom's favorite, so I make it for her birthday every year. I like to serve it with apple slices, rye bread cubes and chunks of carrots, mushrooms, celery, zucchini, squash and broccoli. —Amanda Wentz, Virginia Beach, Virginia
This thick fondue originated in my kitchen when I didn't have all of the ingredients I needed to make the recipe I initially planned to prepare. Served with bread cubes, it has since become a staple, particularly while we watch football games on television.
-Chrystie Wear, Greensboro, North Carolina
A group of us in a foods class developed this recipe for the North Dakota State Beef Bash Competition, in 1995. We won the contest, and now my family requests this dip for all our special gatherings!
—Jessica Klym, Killdeer, North Dakota
Fried fish wouldn't be complete without chips. A cool sour cream sauce tames the heat in these taters, but if you're looking for more spice, add chili powder to the seasonings. —Theresa Eischens, Hutchinson, Minnesota Crispy Beer Battered Fish Recipe >
“I created this lighter version of a hot spinach dip after my husband and five kids raved about a similar appetizer at one of our favorite restaurants,” says Debbie Marrone of Warner Robins, Georgia. TIP: “It's great with tortilla chips, bagel chips or low-fat wheat crackers,” Debbie suggests.