I made these for a family Christmas get-together because I wanted something fun for my young nephews and niece to eat. Turns out, the adults loved them, too. The poor kids only got to have a few! —Kate Mainiero, Poughkeepsie, New York
I got bored with the same old breakfast casseroles I'd see at our monthly moms' meeting, so I decided to create something new. Judging by the reactions of the other moms, I think I have a winner. —Shannon Koene, Blacksburg, Virginia
Sugared almonds give Dolores Lueken's delicious salad an over-the-top kick that will have guests coming back for seconds. She sent the healthy and flavorful salad from her kitchen in Ferdinand, Indiana.
The hearty texture, rustic appearance and savory flavor make this yeast bread a winner with dinner guests time and time again. Nothing can compare to the heavenly aroma while it bakes.—Greg Hageli, Elmhurst, Illinois
From Alverton, Pennsylvania, Betty Claycomb whips up a simple side dish featuring broccoli, carrots and zucchini. "Over the years, my husband and I have learned to cook with less fat and sugar so we can enjoy good health as we grow older," she shares.
Rich and buttery cream sauce coats pasta and sweet potatoes in this impressive entree. Walnuts and wine give the dish special flavor, while sage offers just the right seasoning. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
From Annapolis, Maryland, Mitzi Sentiff writes, "People won't guess that this delicious dip, which is great for parties, is also low in fat. I love to serve it with a nice assortment of fresh vegetables for dipping."
I've had to find some great recipes to use all the harvest our large garden produces every year, including this colorful combination. It's loaded with crunch and well-seasoned flavor. —Andrea Sheatz, Knox, Pennsylvania
Biscuit Bites couldn't be easier. Convenient refrigerated biscuits are simply sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and onion powder, then baked. "These savory mini biscuits are wonderful with soup, a main dish or even as a snack," writes Joy beck of Cincinnati, Ohio. "We like to munch on them instead of popcorn while watching television."
Plump heirloom tomatoes highlight this garden-fresh showpiece, drizzled with a sweet-tart dressing and sprinkled with cheese. It's perfect for an outdoor party and so easy to make! —Kathleen Merkley, Layton, Utah
In her Prattville, Alabama kitchen, Amy Hornbuckle bakes these yummy spinach balls without an ounce of guilt. That's because this recipe cut 72% of the cholesterol and 44% of the calories from the original version.
In Buellton, California, Kathleen Tribble spreads flour tortillas with seasoned mayonnaise, then fills them with crunchy broiled veggies. For fun presentation, wrap sandwiches in plastic wrap and tie with ribbon to resemble firecrackers.