When we were newlyweds, our first Christmas was pretty lean. I usually make presents, but that year I had no idea what I could afford to put together. A good friend gave me a special giftthis recipe and a sack of ingredients. I think of her every time I stir up this mix.
Patti Holland, Parker, Colorado
Convenient canned crab and flavored cream cheese combine to turn ordinary celery sticks into special appetizers. I keep this recipe's ingredients on hand for anytime snacking. Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington
Paired with sweet cinnamon chips, this fruit salsa is quickly gobbled up by friends and family. It makes a nice addition to a brunch buffet. Plus it's a great snack. Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee
I cut this recipe out of a newspaper a year ago and decided to trim it down by substituting fat-free and reduced-fat ingredients. Whenever I make this for an occasion, I end up being asked for the recipe,Patricia Moore, Toledo, Ohio
While writing holiday greeting cards with friends or relaxing with your family, you'll find this creamy dip adds some zip. Colorful and festive, it's easy to make aheadperfect for this hectic time of year.
Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
Every January, we host a family get-together to watch "the big game" on TV. I'm not much of a football fan, but I do enjoy that annual opportunity to try out new recipes. These tasty finger sandwiches scored a "touchdown" with everyone who tried them!
If you don't want to miss a play, you can prepare this appetizer ahead and heat it up at halftime.