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Air-Fryer Chickpea Fritters with Sweet-Spicy Sauce

1 review

Chickpeas are a common ingredient in many dishes in Pakistan, where I grew up. I try to incorporate the tastes of my home country when cooking for my American-born daughters. With these air-fryer fritters, I have combined the light spice of Pakistani foods with the love of deep-fried finger foods that many Americans, including my daughters, enjoy. —Shahrin Hasan, York, Pennsylvania

Cashew Cheese

1 review

Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, layer it on a toasted bagel or serve it with fresh vegetables. It...


Layered Hummus Dip

4 reviews

My love for Greece inspired this fast, easy Mediterranean dip. It is fabulous for parties and a delicious way to...


Orange Appeal

2 reviews

Oranges add color and great taste to winter meals! This dish looks very bright and appealing served in a glass...


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...

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...


Cranberry-Pineapple Gelatin Mold

This cranberry mold has become a tradition in our home during the holidays. You can use a blender to combine...

Smoky Cauliflower Bites

These healthy little treats work well as a side or as fun bite size appetizers. Roasting the cauliflower adds...


Garbanzo-Stuffed Mini Peppers

6 reviews

Mini peppers are so colorful and are the perfect size for a two-bite appetizer. They have all the crunch of...


Full Garden Frittata

I was cooking for a health-conscious friend and wanted to serve a frittata. To brighten it up, I added leftover...


Italian Vinaigrette

6 reviews

What are all those specks and spices in your Italian dressing? You probably have them in your pantry. Create your...

Soft Oatmeal Bread

13 reviews

My husband loves to make this bread. With its mild oat taste and soft texture, it's sure to be a...


Tangerine Tossed Salad

3 reviews

My mother taught me how to cook when I was a young girl. The sweet tangerines and crunchy caramelized almonds...


Black-Eyed Peas ‘n’ Pasta

1 review

Tradition has it that if you eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day, you'll enjoy prosperity all year through—but I...


Autumn Bisque

3 reviews

I like cozy comfort soups that taste creamy—without the cream. This one’s full of good stuff like rutabagas, leeks, fresh...


Spinach Salad with Raspberries & Candied Walnuts

3 reviews

I created a bright spinach salad with raspberries for a big family dinner. Even those who don't normally like spinach...

Rosemary Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

3 reviews

Roasted potatoes are amazing. Add some rosemary and caramelized onions and they are over-the-top delicious! —Mary Jones, Athens, Ohio


Zesty Salsa Verde

Last year was the first time I had ever grown tomatillos. They were so abundant that I had enough to...


Mamma’s Caponata

4 reviews

This is fabulous as an appetizer, but you can easily turn it into a meal. Instead of having it on...


Southwest Egg Rolls

8 reviews

Moderately crispy with a rich and creamy filling, these semi-spicy appetizers taste like they’ve been fried. —Danielle Booth, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Fennel Spinach Saute

1 review

Spinach and fennel are two of my favorite veggies, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This...


Roasted Cauliflower

13 reviews

Roasting is a simple way to prepare cauliflower. Seasoned with a wonderful blend of herbs, this side is easy enough...


Moroccan Stuffed Mushrooms

3 reviews

Coriander and cumin are zesty updates to the familiar stuffed mushrooms. The addition of couscous makes them very filling and...


Shallot & Basil Green Beans

When you have fresh basil on hand, you'll definitely want to utilize it in this tantalizing side dish.

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Southwest Hummus Dip

3 reviews

Not your ordinary hummus, this dip is a combination of two things I love—chick peas and Southwestern flavors. You can...


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

23 reviews

My son taught me how to make hummus, which is a tasty and healthy alternative to calorie-filled dips. Fresh roasted...


Portobello Gnocchi Salad

2 reviews

Pan sauteing the gnocchi eliminates the need to boil them, while creating a wonderful tasty crispy coating on them. The...


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Pickled Pepperoncini Deviled Eggs

3 reviews

It's hard to resist these adorable deviled trees on our buffet table. The avocado filling has pepperoncini and cilantro for...