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Kilbourn Sandwich

1 review

This is a fun take on a Monte Cristo. It makes a big batch, so you can stock your freezer and cook up sandwiches whenever you need a quick meal. —Dan Seering, Verona, Wisconsin

Mini Chicken Chimis with Jalapeno Cream Cheese

These zippy chicken chimi bites bring a little heat to any fiesta. Serve them on their own as appetizers, or...


Loaded Mashed Potato Bites

1 review

Put those leftovers to good use! Turn them into mashed potato bites loaded with bacon, cheese and onions. —Becky Hardin,...


Cheeseburger Onion Rings

4 reviews

This new take on burgers will have your family begging for seconds. Serve these cheeseburger onion rings with spicy ketchup...


Chicken Rangoon Egg Rolls

1 review

This is a recipe that I made into my own—a friend served a layered appetizer paired with crackers, and I...

Spanakopita Spring Rolls

1 review

I was inspired to turn original spanakopita into a hand-held hors d'oeuvre. I use egg roll wrappers in place of...


Goat Cheese Egg Rolls

This was an original idea I had for some fusion food. Typically, egg rolls are not for dessert -- but...

Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese Shells

1 review

I created this deep-fried mac and cheese recipe for my husband. He describes this recipe as "unbelievably delicious" because of...


Italian Cheese Wontons

A cheesy filling gives wonton wrappers a taste-tempting, Italian twist. The hot and crisp snacks get gobbled up...no matter how...


Breaded Cheddar Cubes

Cubes of cheddar breaded and fried until golden brown…what’s not to love? The warm, gooey bites are always popular at...


Fried Cheese Nuggets

1 review

There's just something about cheese that folks can't resist, and these deep-fried cheese nuggets are no exception. I barely finish...

Pumpkin Pie Cannoli

I love to play around with different fillings in homemade cannoli. I've used pumpkin pie pudding (when it's in season...


Parmesan Potato Chips

I created this recipe to make the most of my love for fresh Parmesan cheese. When I serve my “special...


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...


Gorgonzola & Orange Chicken Tenders

6 reviews

My mom likes to make this for family gatherings, and we all like to eat it. Marmalade and Gorgonzola might...


Deep-Fried Cheese Bites

1 review

Cheese curds or cubes dipped in flour and beer, then fried, need only a good supply of crinkly toothpicks to...

Mini Chimichangas

9 reviews

Wish your guests "Feliz Navidad" with this south-of-the-border specialty! Hearty enough to serve as a meal, these flavorful and filling...


Goat Cheese Wontons

Tangy goat cheese and fresh herb flavors shine through in every bite of these crispy bundles. The egg roll-like snacks...


Cheesy Chicken Wontons

When hosting an informal get-together with close friends, enlist guests to help assemble these savory snacks from out Test Kitchen....


Loaded Stuffed Potato Pancakes

5 reviews

When I make mashed potatoes, I always cook extra so I can prepare these over-the-top potato pancakes. Fill them with...


Crab Rangoon Cheese Spread

1 review

Crisp, deep-fried wonton strips are a perfect accompaniment to a classic, creamy crab spread. Sweet-and-sour sauce adds fantastic flavor.—Gina Muller,...


Crispy Goat Cheese Appetizers

1 review

Want an amazing party starter? Coat slices of goat cheese with seasoned bread crumbs, fry them until golden-brown and top...


Cream Cheese Wontons with Orange Sauce

I love making this appetizer for get-togethers. People think you have fussed but they are so easy to make.—Janet Asp,...


Mozzarella Marinara

2 reviews

My husband and I enjoy mozzarella marinara at our state fair and though we'd try to make our own version...

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Cranberry Chevre Lollipops

Get a little creative with cranberries and the fryer. These two-bite pops have a creamy goat cheese filling, an outer...


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Eggplant Rollatini

27 reviews

Want to learn how to cook eggplant? Here's where to start. These authentic eggplant roll-ups may take some time to...


Pepper Jack Cheese Sticks

2 reviews

"If you see a group of people huddled around an appetizer table, it's probably because they're feasting on these fun...


Ham N Cheese Tortillas

My family eats these tasty tortillas as fast as I can make them. Good thing they can be made in...


Cranberry Brie Wontons

These wontons have the perfect balance between sweet and savory—your guests won't be able to stop popping them into their...


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Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

81 reviews

You won't believe something this easy could taste so fantastic! Crunchy outside, gooey cheese inside, these mozzarella sticks are a...