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Meet the Cook: Needing a quick appetizer one night when dinner was running late, I combined a few leftovers into this easy cheese ball. For variety, you can shape it into a log, or substitute favorite herbs for the pepper. My husband and I are the proud parents of two children, Kenton, 6, and Katie, 4. -Tamara Rickard, Bartlett, Tennessee
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Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Your guests are in for a sweet surprise when they try this unusual cheese ball…it tastes just like cookie dough! Rolled in chopped pecans, the chip-studded spread is wonderful on regular or chocolate graham crackers. I especially like it because it can be assembled in a wink. —Kelly Glascock, Syracuse, Missouri

Warm Bacon Cheese Spread

Warm Bacon Cheese Spread

Warm Bacon Cheese Spread

My friends threaten not to come by unless this dip is on the menu! The rich spread bakes right in the bread bowl and goes well with almost any dipper. Plus, cleanup is a breeze. —Nicole Marcotte, Smithers, British Columbia

Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball

Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball

Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball

Everyone will get a kick out of this creamy, savory spread. The zippy cheddar ball can be made a day ahead. —Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia
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French Quarter Cheese Spread

French Quarter Cheese Spread

French Quarter Cheese Spread

Topped with toasty pecans, this sweet-and-savory cheese ball makes a festive hostess gift for holiday parties. Says Heidi: “It’s always a hit; there’s never anything left over, and everyone asks for the recipe.” At home, make it ahead of time for convenience, then bring to room temp and serve. Heidi Blaine Hadburg - Safety Harbor, FL

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

This creamy, bubbly appetizer spread is sure to please. Baked to a golden brown, it gets its richness from cream cheese and mayonnaise. —Valerie Elkinton, Gardner, Kansas

Smoky Chicken Spread

Smoky Chicken Spread

Smoky Chicken Spread

The unique "smoky" flavor in this spread comes from smoked almonds. It makes a hearty snack on your favorite crackers. Don't expect many leftovers! —Mary Beth Wagner, Rio, Wisconsin

Pepperoni Pizza Spread

Pepperoni Pizza Spread

Pepperoni Pizza Spread

Loaded with popular pizza ingredients, this cheesy concoction is wonderful on crackers of all kinds. —Connie Milinovich, Cudahy, Wisconsin

Shrimp Appetizer Spread

Shrimp Appetizer Spread

Shrimp Appetizer Spread

There's no secret to this creamy seafood appetizer—it's simply delicious! I first tasted it at a friend's house and liked it so much, I requested the recipe. It's since become a family favorite! —Brenda Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia

Olive Zucchini Spread

Olive Zucchini Spread

Olive Zucchini Spread

Zucchini tends to spread—across bread, crackers and veggies—when this recipe is served at a reception, potluck or casual get-together. It makes enough to satisfy a crowd. —GaleLynn Peterson, Long Beach, California

Yummy Mummy Cheese Spread

Yummy Mummy Cheese Spread

Yummy Mummy Cheese Spread

My annual Halloween bash wouldn't be the same without the now famous Mummy Man. When kids first see Mummy Man, they wonder if they can actually eat him. I assure them they can, and we hack off a foot or an arm with some crackers. —Rebecca Eremich, Barberton, Ohio

Raspberry Cheese Spread

Raspberry Cheese Spread

Raspberry Cheese Spread

"A party guest brought this attractive appetizer to our home, and we fell in love with it," says Jane Montgomery from Hilliard, Ohio. "Now I often make it myself with we have company."

Brie with Apricot Topping

Brie with Apricot Topping

Brie with Apricot Topping

Folks will think you fussed over this pretty appetizer, but it took our Test Kitchen only minutes to top a round of smooth and creamy brie with warm sweet apricots. This is one easy appetizer certain to make any occasion “special.”

Cheese Ball Spread

Cheese Ball Spread

Cheese Ball Spread

"This rich creamy spread looks so festive with flecks of green onion and red pimiento dotting with cheddar cheese," relates field editor Sundra Hauck of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "It's a crowd-pleaser at any party."

Fruit and Caramel Brie

Fruit and Caramel Brie

Fruit and Caramel Brie

"I’m a stay-at-home mother with two boys and I enjoy cooking—especially appetizers," shares Tracy Schuhmacher from Penfield, New York. "It must run in the family because my mom served appetizers and desserts exclusively for several Christmas Eve celebrations. Brie is one of my favorite cheeses and this sweet-savory recipe is party-special but especially easy to throw together."
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