These pretty spirals would be perfect for a buffet of international hors d'oeuvres. They remind me of sushi. The dipping sauce is an exotic accompaniment to this fun finger food.—Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
"Take this flavorful summer appetizer to parties, church potlucks or anytime you don't want to fiddle with nibbles as guests are arriving," suggests Margaret Slocum of Ridgefield, Washington. "Make two batches- our children alone can get these to disappear in no time."
You don't have to be a magician to transform these spiced roll-ups into a pumpkin--a simple green onion and chervil garnish will do the trick. Tart apple is stirred into the creamy filling to salute the harvest season.
I make a variation of my mom's cheese ball recipe every Christmas and throughout the year, too. It's one of my daughter's favorite appetizers. I changed it from a traditional cheese ball into a roll up to make it a fun finger food. All the cheeses create an intensely flavorful bite. If you choose to mold a mixture into a ball, garnish with additional chopped walnuts. —Marsha Warner, Folsom, California
My children like these so much that they ask for them every day for lunch during the summer. Whenever I have leftover chicken or turkey breast, this is a delicious way to use it up. —Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California