Sauteed green beans, hunks of blue cheese and toasted nuts make this an extremely decadent salad. "I lightened up two recipes and combined them into this elegant specialty," writes Sarah Bartel from her home in Kewaunee, Wisconsin.
“I've contributed this thick dip to many get-togethers, and there’s never any left to bring home,” shares Kallee McCreery of Escondido, California. Try serving the party starter with pita chips or fresh veggies.
This light, oven-fried chicken has a pretty golden coating and a slightly crunchy texture. “My family really loves this, and I like that it has less fat than traditional fried chicken,” relates Suzanne Zick from Maiden, North Carolina.
Here’s a sweet and tangy salsa that's miles away from the spicy version people expect. Serve it as an appetizer with tortilla chips for scooping, or make it part of the main event and spoon it over white meat. —Amy Hinkle, Topeka, Kansas
These will please even picky eaters, so get ready to receive lots of compliments! “The cheese sauce is great with other veggies—like summer squash or potatoes, too." Crystal Sheckles-Gibson - Beespring, Kentucky
I usually make these little loaves in the morning, so they're ready for my husband, Hal, at lunchtime. There's nothing better than a sandwich prepared with homemade bread. —Helen Wanamaker Vail, Glenside, Pennsylvania
“This is very pretty on a Christmas dinner table.” Tarragon and vinegar spruce up quick and easy brussels sprouts, and pimientos give them a perfect splash of color. Carolyn Haves - Johnston City, Illinois
This little spice cookie tastes very European and is similar to Pfeffernüsse or “peppernut.” We make ours with cozy spices, anise flavoring, almonds and candied citron. —Carole Mueller, Florissant, Missouri