I prefer Italian food, but my brother is a big fan of Mexican cooking. I combined my preferences with his and came up with this recipe. He loved it. If you prefer a spicier flavor, just use hotter salsa. —Carly Curtin, Ellicott City, Maryland
My neighbor makes these Beef-Stuffed Crescents using jalapenos instead of green chilis and calls them "rattlesnake bites!" I love that this recipe is so easy and has so few ingredients. I've made it for potlucks and family gatherings…and never have any leftovers. —Jennifer Bumgarner, Topeka, Kansas
These fun, filling pretzels with a mild Southwestern kick are the perfect snack for watching football games. And they'll score just as high with adults as they do with kids! —Cathy Tang, Redmond, Washington
Looking for a moist bread to dunk in a bowl of chowder or chili? Try this tasty recipe. It’s one of Isaiah’s favorites, Silvana says. “He could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.” —Silvana Nardone, New York, New York
This tasty corn bread is easy to mix up. I serve it often with a meal or hearty bowl of soup as an alternative to rolls. Cheddar cheese makes it specially flavorful, and the diced peppers add nice color.
—Esther Shank, Harrisonville, Virginia
After many years of experimenting, I developed this recipe for corn bread. It has become a favorite with my family and often accompanies our meals of chili, soup or meat dishes. You can adjust the "heat" by the number of jalapeno peppers you use. —Archie Timmons
While visiting a local Mexican restaurant, I sampled a spicy corn muffin with a surprising sweetness. This recipe is a result of numerous attempts to re-create that treat using convenient mixes. These moist muffins are tasty with Mexican dishes, chili and soup.
-Melissa Cook, Chico, California
Marg Ogden of Palmerton, Pennsylvania jazzes up corn bread mix with salsa, corn, cheese and liquid smoke to create these spicy muffins. The moist morsels are an ideal accompaniment to chili or a Southwestern supper.