Hot pepper sauce and a jalapeno pepper give this snappy sauce just the right amount of zip. It makes a great dip for tortilla chips or a tangy sauce for tacos and fajitas. "This is always a big hit at parties and office gathering," writes Barbara Sellers of Shreveport, Louisiana. "I even make it for my mother when she needs to bring a dip to a party."
"My family really likes crab cakes but always thought they had too much breading and not enough crab. So I experimented until I found the right light combination," says Kathy Buchanan of Hartsville, South Carolina. "This recipe is so good, you can serve it as an appetizer or a main dish."
Good-for-you things come in tasty little packages when you follow the recipe Barbara Nowakowski sent from North Tonawanda, New York. Wonton wrappers form the crisp cups that hold the cheddary artichoke filling in these cute appetizers.
"Wanting to bring a different kind of sandwich to a meeting, I experimented with various spreads. This fruit and nut combination was a winner," say Leora Muellerleile of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin. "A nice substitute for butter, it's wonderful on raisin toast. For fun, try adding cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg."
Good-for-you things come in small packages when you make a batch of the tiny apple pie treats shared by Mary Kelley, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sweet and cinnamony, these mouthwatering morsels are a delightful addition to a dessert buffet or snack tray. For convenience, you can prebake the shells a day or two ahead of serving.
This creamy concoction is a perfect dip for a variety of colorful veggies. Served in a cabbage bowl, it's sure to draw attention on a buffet table. "My guests never notice that this is lower in fat and sodium than traditional ranch-style dips," writes Carol Gaus of Itasca, Illinois.
These cute kabobs from Pat Schmidt of Sterling Heights, Michigan will lend a little Italian flavor to any get-together. Cheese tortellini is marinated in salad dressing, then skewered into toothpicks along with stuffed olives, salami and cheese.
Layered in a pizza pan, this taco dip makes a pretty presentation! "I prepared this yummy spread for birthday parties and family get-together," says Janet Vrieselaar of Rosedale, British Columbia. "It's wonderful spread on baked tortilla chips or low-fat crackers. I never seem to make enough—it's always the first appetizer to go."