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Baked Veggie Cups

These colorful veggie cups are not only tasty, but they also pack in a surprising amount of nutrition! The addition of mozzarella and Parmesan is the perfect Italian touch. —Cathy Horvath, Surrey, British Columbia

Parmesan Mushroom Tartlets

2 reviews

My easy tartlets loaded with a cheesy mushroom filling take advantage of refrigerated crescent roll dough. I think they’re best...


Artichoke Dip Bites

7 reviews

Love artichoke dip? This recipe gives you the dip and dippers together in one appetizer. My friends can’t get enough...


Mini Corn Muffins with Spicy Cheddar Filling

2 reviews

I’m an Iowa gardener and I like to feature sweet corn in my recipes. These cute, easy-to-eat bites are a...


Mini Italian Frittatas

I created this recipe when my friends and I had a picnic breakfast. I wanted an egg meal that was...

Autumn Squash Tartlets

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


Mini Mixed Salads in Crispy Wontons

It's a salad and an appetizer all rolled into one bite-sized offering! Serve these snacks for your next get-together or...

Mushroom Corn Muffins with Chive Butter

In this unexpected combination, thyme and mushrooms tucked into a fine-textured cornbread muffin are enhanced with a smear of homemade...


Sweet & Savory Mini Apple Cheesecakes

Be prepared for a delightful surprise—the blue cheese in this dessert adds a touch of savory flavor that complements the...


Pumpkin-Apple Muffins with Streusel Topping

36 reviews

My mother always made these tasty muffins whenever our family got together at her house. Now they’re a family favorite...


Herb & Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins

2 reviews

Mom served these muffins instead of bread or buns. Now I make them to serve with soup or chili. —...

Broccoli-Cheddar Tassies

3 reviews

Our family adores broccoli casserole. I wanted to try it as an appetizer, so I used a pecan tassie recipe...


Pumpkin Oat Bran Muffins

15 reviews

“The aroma from these muffins is especially wonderful in the fall. They're healthy and yummy and disappear quite quickly. They...


Carrot Bran Muffins

6 reviews

With their golden brown tops, pretty flecks of orange and bursts of raisin sweetness, these bran muffins are anything but...


Walnut Zucchini Muffins

32 reviews

Shredded zucchini adds makes these walnutty muffins extra tender. If you have lots of zucchini in summer as many of...


Apple Pumpkin Muffins

38 reviews

The combination of flavors makes this recipe a perfect treat for a cool fall day. These apple and pumpkin muffins...

Mushroom Bundles

2 reviews

My guests rely on me to come up with yummy starters like these crispy mushroom appetizers made for a New...


Baked Sweet Corn Croquettes

2 reviews

These delicious corn croquettes are baked like muffins instead of fried. They can be served with butter, but my family...


Icebox Potato Rolls

2 reviews

These tender rolls are a family favorite, and we sometimes have more than 20 people around the table. Make the...


Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins

47 reviews

This is my own sweet potato muffin recipe, and I make it often. My five grandchildren think these are delicious...


Country Pumpkin Muffins

12 reviews

At pumpkin harvest time, these muffins are a favorite at our house. You'll love the spicy taste, plump raisins and...


Yellow Squash Muffins

17 reviews

These muffins are so moist and golden, they're sure to become an instant family favorite. They have a delicate squash...


Streusel Pumpkin Muffins

18 reviews

These spiced muffins are a great accompaniment to any meal—or try them for breakfast, dessert or a snack. The pumpkin...


Pumpkin Chip Muffins

81 reviews

My sisters, brothers and I started cooking and baking when we were young. Mom was a very good teacher—she told...

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Cheese-Filled Garlic Rolls

4 reviews

To change up plain old dinner rolls, I added mozzarella. Now my family wants them at every gathering. I don't...


Mushroom Cheesecake Appetizers

I’m a fan of both cheesecake and mushrooms, so I decided to pair the two in a savory appetizer. The...


Pumpkin Spice Muffins

4 reviews

Nothing beats these quick muffins for irresistible, homemade pumpkin pie flavor. Serve them with any meal or as a satisfying...


Zucchini Oat Muffins

2 reviews

Oats and pecans add heartiness to these slightly sweet muffins. Your family will never know you're sneaking a vegetable into...


Mashed Potato Cups

25 reviews

This recipe makes a tasty side dish that's a nice alternative to the standard potatoes or rice. —Jill Hancock, Nashua,...


Favorite Jalapeno Corn Muffins

3 reviews

Honey butter tastes so yummy spread over these hot and snappy muffins. They're delicious with soups, stews and chili. —Mary...