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    Bacon Buffalo Chicken Dip

    4 reviews

    This Buffalo dip is must-have dish at our annual Fourth of July backyard barbecue! It celebrates America's love for Buffalo chicken dipped in heaps of creamy, tangy blue cheese dressing. And the bacon? That's just a bonus! My kids aren't big fans of blue cheese, but its strong flavor can be mellowed out by adding more mild cheddar in its place. —Katie O'Keeffe, Derry, New Hampshire

    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

    I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...


    Brie Mushroom Pastries

    You can use this recipe for parties as an appetizer or for dinner gatherings as the first course. The rustic...


    Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 review

    This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...


    Mushroom and Smoked Gouda Puff

    2 reviews

    It's so very easy, but it looks and tastes gourmet. Dinner party guests will be impressed with this perfect starter...

    Parmesan-Pretzel Crisps

    1 review

    I love this recipe because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it is so easy to prepare. It's...


    Three-Cheese Crab & Artichoke Dip

    This is my absolute favorite go-to recipe for parties, potlucks and family events. Have plenty of bread and veggies for...

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    Apple-Gouda Pigs in a Blanket

    4 reviews

    For New Year’s, I used to make pigs in a blanket with beef and cheddar. But now I like apple...


    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...


    Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

    10 reviews

    Be prepared to make this cheesy hash brown casserole again and again. Creamy and cheesy, it's hard to believe this...


    Lasagna Cups

    1 review

    I love lasagna and garlic bread, so it only made sense to put them together in these fun little cups....

    Bacon Cheese Fries

    10 reviews

    These tempting bacon cheese fries are one finger food I can make a meal of. Quick to fix, they're a...


    White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

    32 reviews

    This recipe has evolved over the past eight years. After I added the thyme, ham and sour cream, my husband...


    Cranberry Brie Pecan Pinwheels

    1 review

    This recipe is a twist on baked Brie. My family always requests these during the holidays. They are delicious and...


    Cheesy Egg Puffs

    24 reviews

    My father loves to entertain, and these buttery egg delights are one of his favorite items to serve at brunch....


    Brie Phyllo Cups

    9 reviews

    Mini phyllo shells from the freezer section hurry along these elegant cups. They look fancy and taste delicious but are...

    Cranberry Brie Pinwheels

    10 reviews

    People may wonder when you found the time to make these crisp, flaky pinwheels—but they’re really quite easy to do....


    Spanakopita Bites

    3 reviews

    For an easy spanakopita, try this version that is made in a pan, then cut into squares. It has all...


    Apple-Pecan Baked Brie

    3 reviews

    As family arrives for a get-together, I make sure this fruity and savory Brie is in the oven so the...


    Queso Fundido

    4 reviews

    Dig in to this rich, warm one-skillet dip, topped with fresh tomato and green onions, and enjoy the gooey cheese...


    Cheese-Stuffed Shells

    81 reviews

    When I was living in California, I tasted this rich cheesy pasta dish at a neighborhood Italian restaurant. I got...


    Broccoli & Chicken Cheese Strata

    On our dairy farm, chores often delay dinner. That's when this strata comes in handy. I'll prepare it beforehand and...


    Almond Cheddar Appetizers

    32 reviews

    I always try to have a supply of these appetizers on hand in the freezer. If guests drop in, I...


    Super Nacho Appetizer

    3 reviews

    Mexican food is popular for potluck gatherings here in South Texas, and this dish always brings "oohs" and "aahs". It's...

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    Mushroom-Gruyere Scalloped Potatoes

    When I started cooking, the only mushrooms I used were the button variety. Now I love experimenting with different types....


    Ham N Cheese Potato Bake

    14 reviews

    "This rich ham and hash brown casserole is frequently requested at family gatherings," relates Barbara Larson of Rosemount, Minnesota. "I...


    Antipasto Cups

    2 reviews

    Turn salami slices into appetizer shells to fill with the veggies and cheese of your choice. —Melissa Obernesser, Utica, New...


    White Pizza Dip

    5 reviews

    I first served this dip during a Super Bowl party, and boy, did it disappear fast. It's a great addition...


    Cheesy Spinach-Stuffed Shells

    5 reviews

    This is my own personal recipe. I'm very proud of it because I am still a beginner cook and it...


    Cheese Crispies

    17 reviews

    For years I’ve taken these crispy, crunchy snacks to work. They get high marks from everybody in the teachers lounge....