We live on the beach and love to eat seafood. A stay-at-home mom, I also love to experiment in the kitchen. I came up with this savory spread as a special appetizer.—Christy Hughes, Sunset Beach, North Carolina
I wanted something different than a cheese-based appetizer. That's what you'll have in this fresh and flavorful snack. s for out by the pool. Tortilla chips are topped with a creamy guacamole and zippy shrimp mixture. It's yummy!—Ann Deren-Lewis, Bradbury, California
Flaky and tender frozen puff pastry serves as the bread for these cold shrimp sandwiches. Bake the pastry and prepare the filling a day ahead, assemble before guests arrive. —Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah
I don’t usually like radishes, but I love them in this shrimp cocktail. Serve it straight up, with tortilla chips or on a bed of butter lettuce. Tip: Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix works just as well as spicy V8.—Heidi Knaak, Liberty, Missouri
“These delicious dumplings are perfect finger food. Pick them up by the stem, dunk them in dipping sauce and enjoy! We often serve them when family and friends come over for a movie night or as part of a dim sum dinner.”
—Steve Niederloh, Champlin, Minnesota
These delicious shrimp squares are part of an appetizer buffet field editor Ardyce Piehl prepares for her family every Christmas. “During the holidays, we enjoy having a variety of appetizers as a meal while playing a board game or watching a movie together,” notes Ardyce, of Poynette, Wisconsin.