Every Christmas Eve, I bring out a platter of my fresh-from-the-oven mushrooms. When you want a change, consider fixing the sausage and cream cheese filling all by itself—it's good spread on baguette slices and crackers. —Debby Beard, Eagle, Colorado
"This cheese-, spinach- and sausage-filled bread is a real crowd-pleaser," assures Suzanne Hansen of Arlington Heights, Illinois. "Tasty slices are great as a snack, served with a bowl of soup or as a fun appetizer at your next pizza party," she suggests.
Evelyn Hill of Marion Station, Maryland shares a snack that's sure to encourage kids to eat their vegetables. "This thick, mild-tasting dip is easy to prepare and has always been my favorite," she notes.
"The recipe for this rich cheesy bread was given to me by a co-worker's wife, and I've used it often," notes Nancy McWhorter of Bridge City, Texas. "With the tasty addition of ripe olives and onions, it's a perfect complement to seafood, Italian food or barbecue fare."
This is the perfect appetizer for most any occasion. The tasty bites are easy to assemble and brush with prepared barbecue sauce. When we have a big cookout, they're always a hit...but they make a nice little "extra" for a family dinner, too.
-Gina Roesner, Ashland, Missouri
"I love this smooth and creamy dip as a party appetizer or anytime snack," comments Polly Lynam-Bloom of Mequon, Wisconsin. The sweet four-ingredient blend is good with any fruit, but especially tasty with tart apples.
A prepared pastry crust hurries along the assembly of this hearty appetizer from Dorothy Sorensen of Naples, Florida. "Served with sour cream and additional salsa, it's a party favorite in our retirement community," she notes. "If you're feeding a crowd, bring two--they disappear fast!"
"I take these hearty appetizers to every party we attend and always bring home an empty tray," relates Vicki Wolf from Aurora, Ohio. "I also keep a supply in the freezer for a speedy snack that gets rave reviews--even from children."
My husband and I are retired, and I like to look for simple, speedy ways to cook. This thick cheesy dip, with the unusual addition of sausage, goes together in a jiffy. Accompanied by crackers or fresh veggies, it's a hearty appetizer for a football party or family gathering.
-Mary Bondegard, Brooksville, Florida