Snacks & Drinks

Appetizer and Beverages Basics

An appetizer and beverage buffet is a fun twist on entertaining and lends itself to a less formal atmosphere than a traditional sit-down dinner. But don't be intimidated by such an undertaking.…

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Cloudy Iced Tea?

To keep brewed iced tea from getting cloudy, allow it to cool to room temperature before chilling. If it has already turned cloudy, try stirring in a little boiling water.

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Delicious Squash Snacks

“Even after I use a lot of my garden-fresh zucchini and yellow squash, there’s still plenty left over to serve this way,” chuckles Grace L. of Alvin, Texas. “I beat an egg with milk, salt and…

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Dip Carrots In Honey

Felix B. was reluctant to eat nutritious raw carrots until he tried dipping them in honey. “I like it so much I may start eating more carrots,” says this Fairmont, West Virginia reader.

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Popcorn in the Pressure Cooker?

Did you ever pop popcorn in your pressure cooker? It’s delicious. Just leave the steam vent open so the steam can escape. In my 4-quart cooker, I use 2 tablespoons of oil and 1/3 cup popcorn.…

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Preparing a Cheese Platter

For a simple addition to an appetizer buffet, consider offering a simple cheese platter. Whether served by itself or alongside fruits, vegetables, crackers or bread, cheese appeals to people of…

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