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Cinco de Mayo Appetizers

Looking for tasty tidbits for your celebration? We've got apps for that! Take a peek at recipes including nachos, dips, salsa and jalapeno dishes and more!

Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa

"We like salsa with chips as an afternoon snack," reveals Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas. "This recipe uses a lot of fresh tomatoes and keeps well for several days in the refrigerator."

Layered Veggie Dip

Layered Veggie Dip

Layered Veggie Dip

My sister shared this recipe with me years ago. It will serve quite a hungry bunch. But at my house, a few kids have been known to eat a whole plateful by themselves.—Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota

Mexican Deviled Eggs

Mexican Deviled Eggs

Mexican Deviled Eggs

With two young children, my husband and I live on a beautiful lake and host lots of summer picnics and cookouts. I adapted this recipe to suit our tastes. Folks who are expecting the same old deviled eggs are surprised when they try this delightful tangy variation. -Susan Klemm, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza

"My husband and I created the recipe for this hearty snack," relates Braham, Minnesota field editor Sandra McKenzie. "Our whole family enjoys it."

Nacho Cheese Dip

Nacho Cheese Dip

Nacho Cheese Dip

"With jobs, school and sport activities, evening is our time for family fun," says Dawn Taylor of Milton, Kentucky. "We munch on this zippy dip while visiting or watching a movie."

Super Nachos

Super Nachos

Super Nachos

Like most of our recipes, this was inspired by my mother, Ventura Cavazos, who started this restaurant over 40 years ago. My husband and I carry on the tasty family tradition.—Loma-Linda's Adela Mundt, Toledo, Ohio

Tex-Mex Dip

Tex-Mex Dip

Tex-Mex Dip

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 ahead—perfect for this hectic time of year. — Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas

Texas Taco Dip Platter

Texas Taco Dip Platter

Texas Taco Dip Platter

When I'm entertaining, this colorful dish is my top menu choice. My friends can't resist the hearty appetizer topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and olives. —Kathy Young, Weatherford, Texas

Quick Turkey Nachos Snack

Quick Turkey Nachos Snack

Quick Turkey Nachos Snack

Explains Kathy Faulk of East Hartford, Connecticut, "My husband is one of the biggest snackers around. I keep the ingredients on hand so I can whip up a batch of these nachos 'pronto'."

Fried Cactus Strips

Fried Cactus Strips

Fried Cactus Strips

This fun recipe makes a tasty, crunchy treat that uses a wild resource so abundant here in the Southwest. Many people don't know cactus is edible—and tasty! If cactus don't grow where you live, your grocery store may carry cactus pads in the produce section.—Nema Lu Parker, Eastland, Texas

Quick Guacamole

Quick Guacamole

Quick Guacamole

"This delicious dip is extremely easy to make and always hits the spot when we have a craving for something to munch on," assures Linda Fox of Soldotna, Alaska. "For a quick recipe, it really has authentic guacamole taste."
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