These bright red festive bites are a show stopping finger food during the holiday season, at Easter and for the Fourth of July. With the smoked salmon filling, these appetizers seem elegant...and they're convenient because you can prepare them ahead.
I got this recipe from my brother, who is a fabulous cook, and it has become a staple at Christmastime. The smoky salmon blends wonderfully with the cream cheese. Adjust the amount of hot sauce to suit your taste.—Kathy Smuz, Clearwater, Florida
Leona Schmidt's colorful pea pods are a welcome treat at luncheons and family gatherings. "They're simple to make—I just fill a plastic bag with the smoked salmon filling, snip off a corner and pipe it into the pods," says the Madras, Oregon cook.