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Lime Salt

Kick up any dish with a sprinkle of this zippy lime salt. It brightens steak tacos, grilled pineapple, sweet potato fries and more. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

Basil Salt

1 review

This basil-infused salt adds a touch of herbal brightness to everything from corn on the cob to sliced tomatoes to...


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...


Oat & Coconut Icebox Cookies

2 reviews

This recipe was passed down through my family from Grandma Irene and is a favorite of my dad and cousin...


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...

Corn Puff Caramel Corn

5 reviews

Because you don't need to pop the corn or use a candy thermometer, this is faster and easier than more...


Reindeer Snack Mix

6 reviews

Rudolph and his pals will be dashing, dancing and prancing to gobble up this savory snack mix. Humans also will...

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....


Cajun Party Mix Snack

5 reviews

"This is a crisp snack with punch," reports field editor Miriam Hershberger of Holmesville, Ohio. "Once you get started eating...


Spiced Peanuts

2 reviews

Liven up plain peanuts with a sweet-and-spicy blend of flavors from sugar, cumin and cayenne pepper. You'll want to double...or...


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,...

Contest-Winning Sugar ‘n’ Spice Nuts

12 reviews

My daughters, grandkids and just about everyone who visits me look forward to this mix of crunchy spiced nuts recipe...


Spiced Nuts

5 reviews

Here, Mary shares another way to use her Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice. "Folks tell me that topping nuts with my...


Warm Spiced Nuts

3 reviews

I like to set out bowls of spiced nuts when hosting holiday parties. Sometimes I stir in M&M's to make...


Buttery Onion Pretzels

3 reviews

"If you love the taste of onion, you'll love these zesty pretzels," writes Betty Claycomb of Alverton, Pennsylvania. "They're so...


Chocolate-Covered Bacon

14 reviews

It's a hit at state fairs everywhere, but you can make this salty-sweet concoction at home. Some say bacon is...

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...


Barbecued Peanuts

13 reviews

These zippy peanuts are perfect for football parties and movie nights, or as after-school snacks. I like to prepare them...


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Heirloom Tomato Pie

My green-thumbed neighbors like to share produce with me. I return the delicious favor by baking tomato pies for all....