Winning Appetizers

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Creamy Caramel Dip

Creamy Caramel Dip

Creamy Caramel Dip

Because I feed three hungry "men" (my husband, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and our two little boys), I love satisfying snacks that are easy to make like this dip. I modified a friend's recipe. We sure appreciate this cool light treat in the summertime. -Karen Laubman, Spruce Grove, Alberta

Southwestern Onion Rings

Southwestern Onion Rings

Southwestern Onion Rings

These light crispy onion rings are sliced thin and spiced just right with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder and cumin. My family likes them alongside grilled burgers. They're even good as leftovers. -Tamra Kriedeman, Enderlin, North Dakota

Sweet & Spicy Nuts

Sweet & Spicy Nuts

Sweet & Spicy Nuts

Hot and spicy with a hint of brown-sugar sweetness, these snacking nuts are simply sensational. You and your guests will not be able to stop munching! The quick-and-easy skillet recipe also makes a great stocking stuffer or last-minute holiday gift from the kitchen. —Patty Lok, Sherman Oaks, California
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Chili Nacho Supper

Chili Nacho Supper

Chili Nacho Supper

The recipe for this creamy, chili-like dish was passed down through our church years ago. It's so warm and filling that we often prepare it when we take skiing trips to Colorado. It can be served over corn chips and eaten with a fork...or kept warm in a slow cooker and served as a hearty dip at parties. -Laurie Withers, Wildomar, California

Jalapeno Chicken Wraps

Jalapeno Chicken Wraps

Jalapeno Chicken Wraps

These easy appetizers are always a hit at parties! Zesty strips of chicken and bits of onion sit in jalapeno halves that are wrapped in bacon and grilled. Serve them with blue cheese or ranch salad dressing for dipping. —Leslie Buenz Tinley Park, Illinois

Mexican Corn Dip

Mexican Corn Dip

Mexican Corn Dip

For tasty make-ahead dip try this recipe. It goes fast at office parties or any gathering. Mildly spicy, it's easy to alter if you want it to have more of a kick. Make sure your corn chips are large enough to scoop up a hearty helping.

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Sunday is grill-out day for my husband, Cliff, and these zesty peppers are some of his specialties. We usually feature them at our annual Daytona 500 party. They disappear from the appetizer tray in no time.

Crab Cake-Stuffed Portobellos

Crab Cake-Stuffed Portobellos

Crab Cake-Stuffed Portobellos

"Served as an hors d'oeuvre or a light main dish, these stuffed mushrooms are pretty and delicious. Canned crabmeat becomes absolutely elegant." —Jennifer Coduto, Kent, Ohio

Hawaiian Cheese Bread

Hawaiian Cheese Bread

Hawaiian Cheese Bread

"This bread is absolutely delicious," promises Amy McIlvain in Wilmington, Delaware. "My mother’s friend brought it to a party at work, and after one bite, Mom knew she had to have the recipe. With constant nagging, she eventually got it! Simple and fast, this mouthwatering loaf is a hit with everybody and at every kind of function."—Amy McIlvain, Wilmington, Delaware

Contest-Winning Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

Contest-Winning Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

Contest-Winning Sugar 'n' Spice Nuts

"My daughters, grandkids…everyone looks forward to this mouthwatering mix of crunchy nuts, spices and fruit when they’re home in Utica, Illinois for the holidays," relates Joan Klinefelter. "And tucked in colorful tins, it makes a handy last-minute gift idea for busy hostesses or drop-in visitors."—Joan Klinefelter, Utica, Illinois

Tempura Chicken Wings

Tempura Chicken Wings

Tempura Chicken Wings

When I moved to Kansas City from Texas, I brought many of my mom's best-loved recipes with me, including these saucy sweet-and-sour wings. This recipe turned a friend of mine, who's not a fan of chicken, into a real wing lover. -Susan Wuckowitsch, Lenexa, Kansas
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