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    Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

    5 reviews

    I love to serve this pumpkin hummus with sliced apples, pears and pita chips. Top it with toasted pumpkin seeds, a drizzle of pumpkin oil and even fried sage leaves. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

    Avocado Bruschetta

    1 review

    My mother shared this fabulous recipe with me, and I have shared it with many friends. They are always requesting...

    Greek Olive Tapenade

    Welcome to an olive lover’s dream. Mix olives with freshly minced garlic, parsley and a few drizzles of olive oil...

    Jalapeno Cheese Dip

    Here's a great dip that cooks in the microwave in a matter of minutes. It's perfect to serve to unexpected...

    Tomato-Goat Cheese Spread

    1 review

    A good friend shared this recipe with me. It is super easy and so delicious. Guests will love it! It's...

    Crescent Samosas

    1 review

    Tender, buttery crescents surround a delicious filling, making these appetizers a real standout. No one will guess that they're light!...

    Baked Asparagus Dip

    5 reviews

    Since I'm from Wisconsin, I thought it was only logical to put together a vegetable and a cheese—two of the...

    Basil Garlic Bread

    5 reviews

    This is a must have accompaniment in my home. It goes well with Italian dishes to a simple salad dishes.—Stephanie...

    Spring Pea Crostini

    1 review

    Peas are an amazing power veggie full of flavor and nutrients. Use them with parsley for a colorful and crunchy...

    Microwave Potato Wedges

    4 reviews

    These wedges taste like baked potatoes but are faster to make because they cook in the microwave. The simple seasoning...

    Autumn Squash Tartlets

    I use the fall squash from my family's Mississippi pumpkin farm to develop recipes that teach people how to cook...

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    Garlic Bread

    20 reviews

    Ever wonder how to make garlic bread? This homemade garlic bread is the answer! Minced fresh garlic is key to...

    Nutty Stuffed Mushrooms

    1 review

    Basil, Parmesan cheese and mushroom blend together well, while buttery pecans give these treats a surprising crunch. Our children, grandchildren...

    Cheesy Chili Dip

    2 reviews

    Three ingredients are all Amy adds to a few cups of chili to create this fast-to-fix snack. Simply zap the...

    Quick Chili con Queso

    2 reviews

    I love to make this dip for parties, because it is so easy and I usually have all the ingredients...

    Goat Cheese Mushrooms

    3 reviews

    Stuffed mushrooms are superstars in the hot appetizer category. I use baby portobello mushrooms and load them with creamy goat...

    Herbed Garlic Cheese Dip

    Served with chilled beverages and bite-size vegetables, my garden-fresh dip makes a simple yet surprisingly elegant beginning to any meal.—Josephine...

    Hot Lemon Artichoke Dip

    1 review

    “I found this recipe more than 15 years ago, and it has been requested every time I’ve been invited to...

    Hot Broccoli Dip

    1 review

    So many of friends ask about the special flavor of this dip. The mystery is rosemary! I especially like to...

    Spinach Tomato Spread

    3 reviews

    "Everyone at our get-togethers raves about this festive-looking zippy dip," writes Eleonora Marinelli of Hagerstown, Maryland.

    Warm Broccoli Dip

    2 reviews

    This dip is so easy to prepare and perfect for a small get-together. The vegetables are so delicious and are...

    Fiesta Appetizer

    2 reviews

    This dip is always a big hit with men—maybe because of the hearty blend of flavors. It stands up great...

    Fat Rascals (Potato Cheese Puffs)

    4 reviews

    This is an all-time favorite Saturday night snack at our house.
    I'd always made potato patties with any leftover...

    Potato Nachos

    1 review

    I love getting nachos at sporting events so I wanted to create a recipe like them. This is the result...

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    Fried Onion Rings with Lime Dipping Sauce

    1 review

    Field editor Christine Wilson of Sellersville, Pennsylvania shared this appealing appetizer. Sweet Vidalia onion rings are deep-fried to a crispy...

    Jalapeno Hush Puppies

    2 reviews

    Whenever we have a neighborhood fish fry, these hush puppies are part of the menu. They're crisp and golden with...

    Asparagus with Horseradish Dip

    2 reviews

    This is a great hot weather party dip. Serve asparagus on a decorative platter with lemon wedges on the side...

    Vegetable Quesadillas

    Broccoli, sweet red peppers and garlic take center stage in this staple from Shannon Wade. She uses the microwave in...

    Pumpkin Hummus

    2 reviews

    Our home economists give traditional hummus an autumn appeal with the addition of canned pumpkin. Hot pepper sauce lends just...

    Hot Chipotle Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Lime

    1 review

    I make spinach and artichoke dip for party guests all the time, but I wanted to give it a Mexican...