Hot and spicy with a hint of brown-sugar sweetness, these snacking nuts are simply sensational. You and your guests will not be able to stop munching! The quick-and-easy skillet recipe also makes a great stocking stuffer or last-minute holiday gift from the kitchen. —Patty Lok, Sherman Oaks, California
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Here is a fun way to use up apple preserves. Or, be creative and change up the jelly and preserves to develop a variety of flavor combos. My favorite is apple jelly with orange marmalade.
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This cool, creamy dip is a great partner for the spicy sweet potato chips. They're made for each other! —Libby Walp, Chicago, Illinois
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With cayenne pepper and hot sauce (both optional!), this delicious dip doubles up on the heat. Chock-full of crabmeat, this appetizer feels special, yet it only takes minutes to prepare. -Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois
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We look forward to fall in anticipation of making these spicy pumpkin seeds. I often put some in a decorated jar to give as a gift.
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These stars can be served hot or at room temperature. I have experimented often with these ingredients and the recipe lends itself to a variety of individual tastes.
Mary Anne Fields, Greeneville, Tennessee
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These savory stuffed mushrooms have been a huge hit with family and friends in Belleville, Michigan for years, says Amy Prey. For a little less heat, substitute a milder sausage and different cheese for the pepper Jack.
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It’s always nice to have something simple for guests to nibble on while mingling. These special peanuts are just the thing. Crushed red pepper flakes and chili powder turn up the heat on this classic party fare.Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas
When I want to make this as an appetizer on Christmas or New Year's, I double the recipe, using one 16-ounce can of cranberry sauce.
Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington
"This grilling recipe has been in our family for many years and always gets rave reviews," comments Jane Bone. The Cape Coral, Florida subscriber combines tender marinated shrimp with bacon strips to produce these delightful appetizers that will surely disappear in a hurry.
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Spicy Sweet Potato Chips & Cilantro Dip
Spicy Crab Dip
Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
Spicy Sausage Wonton Stars
Spicy Stuffed Mushrooms
Hot 'n' Spicy Cranberry Dip
Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
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