“This is always a hit when my husband and I bring them to parties. They're especially great for sporting events and always seem to compliment the other food being served," says Susan Dugat of Rockport, Texas.
Green bean casserole is one of our must-haves for Thanksgiving dinner, but it needed updating. This bite-size version gets fun reactions from everyone who eats it. — Kaytie Pickett, Jackson, Mississippi
I created this zippy snack when I had a craving for tacos, but didn't want all the fat and calories that go along with them. It's quick to fix and uses ingredients I usually have on hand. I served this appetizer at a bridal shower, and the bride liked it so much she asked me to make it for her wedding reception!
-Liz Adcock, Rayville, Louisiana
In Greensboro, North Carolina, Chrystie Wear whips up homemade bread in her bread maker for this tasty filled pizza. “For variation, add veggies to the filling or make it a Rueben with salad dressing, corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese,” recommends Chrystie.
“When my daughter Jessica was in the 3rd grade, she had an extra-credit assignment dealing with nutrition,” says Mary Wollensak of Brookfield, Wisconsin. “While I was combing through cookbooks, Jessica came up with this! Everyone at school loved it, and since then, she's been eager to help in the kitchen and experiment with new recipes.”
With their cranberry dipping sauce, these no-fuss appetizer meatballs make use of traditional Thanksgiving ingredients, so they're ideal around the holiday or anytime you're craving those favorite seasonal tastes.—Ann Baker, Texarkana, Texas
I almost called these S'more Holiday Sliders because whenever I make them, my friends ask, "Do you have s'more?" These stand up really well in the fridge, so I have them ready whenever we get together to bake or wrap presents. —Pamela Miller, Big Rapids, Michigan
My family loves Chinese food, but it's hard to find healthy choices in restaurants or at the grocery store. So instead, I make these healthy dumplings into a great family activity. With many hands helping out, filling the dumplings goes by fast. When we are done, we have lots of dumplings to put in the freezer for months to come. —Melody Crain, Houston, Texas