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Cranberry-Brie Tartlets

Cranberry-Brie Tartlets

Cranberry-Brie Tartlets

My family hosts a holiday drop-in each year, and that's where these tartlets made their first appearance. They're easy to make, but look like a gourmet treat. —Cindy Davis, Bonita Springs, FL

Cranberry-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

Cranberry-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

Cranberry-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

For years, I made Swedish thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam and walnuts. Now at Christmas, I use pistachios and cranberries for holiday color. —Dion Frischer, Ann Arbor, MI

Hazelnut Bonbon Cookies

Hazelnut Bonbon Cookies

Hazelnut Bonbon Cookies

Take hazelnuts to a whole new level. Wrap them up in cookie dough, dip in chocolate and finish with sprinkles or colored sugar. —Nancy Mueller, Menomonee Falls, WI

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Chocolate 'n' More Snack Mix

Chocolate 'n' More Snack Mix

Chocolate 'n' More Snack Mix

This colorful snack mix tastes as good as it looks with its nuts, sunflower kernels and dried fruits. Karri Upchurch sent the recipe from her kitchen in Wichita, Kansas.

Shrimp Spread

Shrimp Spread

Shrimp Spread

This colorful and tasty appetizer is always a crowd-pleaser. People will never know you've used lighter ingredients. —Norene Wright, Manilla, Indiana

Stuffed Shrimp

Stuffed Shrimp

Stuffed Shrimp

Sandy Schneider of Naperville, Illinois shares this delightful shrimp appetizer that’s a breeze to make. The creamy three-ingredient filling has a hint of horseradish. TIP: These can be assembled a day ahead for convenience.
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Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

Instead of serving cold shrimp with cocktail sauce, prepare this simple basil sauce and top it with tender cooked shrimp. It's a fun and fancy appetizer. —Ken Hulme, Prescott, Arizona

Cajun Party Mix Snack

Cajun Party Mix Snack

Cajun Party Mix Snack

"This is a crisp snack with punch," reports field editor Miriam Hershberger of Holmesville, Ohio. "Once you get started eating it, it's hard to stop."

Dairy Delicious Dip

Dairy Delicious Dip

Dairy Delicious Dip

Munching on fruit becomes so much more fun when there's a sweet, creamy dip to dunk your slices in. After working up an appetite playing party games, the kids enjoyed this dip. I enjoyed its ease of preparation. —Karen Kenney, Harvard, Illinois

Cajun Popcorn

Cajun Popcorn

Cajun Popcorn

"Authentic Cajun popcorn is actually deep-fried crawfish tails seasoned with peppery spices," explains Bogalusa, Louisiana field editor Ruby Williams. "But we like this lighter, simpler version made with real popcorn. It's our favorite TV snack."

Savory Potato Skins

Savory Potato Skins

Savory Potato Skins

"For a simple hot snack that really hits the spot on a cool fall evening, put together a plate of these crisp potato skins," recommends Torrington, Connecticut field editor Andrea Holcomb.

Old-Time Popcorn Balls

Old-Time Popcorn Balls

Old-Time Popcorn Balls

Our whole family loves popcorn. These old-time popcorn balls are great anytime, but they're especially fun to pass out to trick-or-treaters or to use at Christmastime as stocking stuffers! They always look appealing when covered in clear wrap and tied with a festive ribbon.

Dilly Pretzels

Dilly Pretzels

Dilly Pretzels

This savory snack shapes up in mere minutes...and disappears just as quickly, assures Sharon Skildum of Maple Grove, Minnesota. "My family agrees that you can't eat just one," she grins. "That's okay, though—making more is just a matter of coating purchased pretzels with spices. Our children are always happy to help!"—Sharon Skildum, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Parmesan Garlic Bread

Parmesan Garlic Bread

Parmesan Garlic Bread

Dress up ordinary French bread by topping it with butter, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. It's a quick side dish that will complement the beef stew or most any meal. But don't expect leftovers...your family will have a hard time stopping at just one slice!

Bell Pepper Nachos

Bell Pepper Nachos

Bell Pepper Nachos

"Pepper pieces hold a savory cheese and rice topping in this colorful appetizer," says Aneta Kish of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Tuna Cheese Spread

Tuna Cheese Spread

Tuna Cheese Spread

The flavor of tuna is very subtle in this thick and creamy spread. It's terrific on crackers or carrot and celery sticks, stuffed in a tomato or used for a sandwich. —Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas

Mini Blue Cheese Rolls

Mini Blue Cheese Rolls

Mini Blue Cheese Rolls

Myrtle Albrecht of Cameron Park, California shares Mini Blue Cheese Rolls—a fun, easy way to dress up refrigerated breadsticks.
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