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
These hearty meatballs are a family favorite and a big hit wherever they go! In their delicious barbecue sauce, they're a perfect dish to pass and also work well as hors d'oeuvres. —Jane Barta, St. Thomas, North Dakota
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
We look forward to tomato season each year so we can make this unique and tasty recipe. It's a super dish for lunch, especially on warm summer days, and a great way to use your garden onions, cucumbers and tomatoes. It also makes a good appetizer.
The area where I live produces a third of the country's supply of horse radish. Some of our fields are nearly 50 years old and were planted by my husband's parents, who homesteaded her. This dip its great with fresh veggies.—Cathy & Monte Seus, Tulelake, California
This hearty cheese ball is as wonderful to eat as it is beautiful to serve. A delicious combination of cheeses makes it a real crowd-pleaser, and it's so quick and easy to make—perfect for open houses and wedding receptions.
—Anna Mayer, Fort Branch, Indiana