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    Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

    1 review

    These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food" without having to go to a restaurant. Take them to a party, make them for dinner or serve them on game day. The meat can also be made ahead of time in preparation for your gathering. —April Lee Wiencek, Chicago, Illinois

    Savory Cracker Snack Mix

    8 reviews

    A Taste of Home recipe inspired this one! Because I love everything bagel seasoning, I decided to give this...


    Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls

    4 reviews

    My husband loves Buffalo wings, but they are so messy! These Buffalo chicken rolls are mess-free and always go fast...


    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    4 reviews

    These sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on mini...


    Cheeseburger Crescent Ring

    2 reviews

    This is an easy entree that can be put together quickly after a long day at work. I guarantee that...

    Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans

    9 reviews

    This recipe is a hit with guests and family. It's sweet, simple and delicious, and someone always asks for the...


    Easy Taco Cups

    2 reviews

    These zesty little cups rank high on my list of favorites because they combine three things I look for in...

    Pizza Oyster Crackers

    4 reviews

    This quick and easy snack is a favorite of my kids. I always include a baggie in their lunch boxes....


    Jen’s Baked Beans

    6 reviews

    My daughters wanted baked beans, so I gave homemade ones a shot. With mustard, molasses and a dash of heat,...


    Campfire Beans

    4 reviews

    Served with cheese-topped corn bread, this is delicious!—Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, Kansas


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    Three-Bean Baked Beans

    33 reviews

    I got this recipe from an aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef...

    Corn Dog Casserole

    56 reviews

    Reminiscent of traditional corn dogs, this fun main dish really hits the spot on fall days. It's perfect for the...


    Double-Duty Layered Enchilada Casserole

    3 reviews

    Here's a heap of cozy comfort. The Taste of Home Test Kitchen took my recipe for chili without beans and...


    Roasted Cumin Cashews

    3 reviews

    Kick up parties and get-togethers with this well-seasoned snack. The cashews are sweet, salty, crunchy...and oh, so munchable. —Martha Fehl,...


    Mini Pork Pies

    7 reviews

    As a child, I discovered my love of pork pies. I used to help my father deliver oil on Saturdays,...


    Rosemary-Parmesan Popcorn

    1 review

    Fresh herbs and real cheese make this popcorn a homemade favorite that will make you forget about store-bought seasoning mixes....

    Mexican Street Corn Bake

    11 reviews

    We discovered Mexican street corn at a festival. This easy one-pan version saves on prep and cleanup. Every August, I...


    Savory Spiced Almonds

    3 reviews

    "You won't be able to eat just one of these!" assures Keri Scofield Lawson of Fullerton, California. "So make several...


    Tomato Bacon Cups

    18 reviews

    These savory biscuits have a flavorful tomato and bacon filling. “I got the recipe at a friend’s house one Thanksgiving,”...


    Shrimp Lover Squares

    6 reviews

    At our house, these delicious shrimp squares are a must during family movie and game nights. —Ardyce Piehl, Poynette, Wisconsin


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    Jalapeno Popper Spread

    104 reviews

    I've been told by fellow party-goers that this recipe tastes exactly like a jalapeno popper. I like that it can...


    Glorified Hash Browns

    14 reviews

    You'll be surprised at how quick and easy it is to put together this dressed-up potato casserole! When a friend...


    Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

    Take two popular restaurant nibbles, put them together and you'll have an unforgettable appetizer for your next holiday get-together. —Bridget...


    Cowboy Baked Beans

    5 reviews

    Baked cowboy beans are a perennial favorite at barbecues and potlucks. My meaty recipe uses a variety of beans and...

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    Southern Spiced Pecans

    5 reviews

    Pop these tasty pecans in your mouth...and you'll immediately want more. A mix of salty and sweet, the nuts are...


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    Caliente Christmas Cheese Crisps

    To fire up the crowd, I pack these homemade crackers with bacon, pumpkin seeds and French-fried onion rings. Dunk them...


    Pull Apart Pizza

    2 reviews

    We're huge Notre Dame fans, and we tailgate. A lot! This is one of those recipe that is a sure...


    Smoked Gouda Spinach Pizza

    6 reviews

    "My daughter actually created this savory gouda and spinach pizza recipe as an appetizer. There's never a crumb left!"—Marie Hattrup,...


    Sweet ‘n’ Salty Party Mix

    9 reviews

    These crunchy munchies are sure to rank high with your family and friends. The combination of flavors gets this sweet...


    Antipasto Bake

    13 reviews

    Stuffed with savory meats and cheeses, these hearty antipasto squares would satisfy an entire offensive line! The dish comes together...