Collection by Abby Allen

Irene's Christmas Cheese Dip

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
It is worth the trouble to use the fresh ingredients. The red and green peppers add the colors of Christmas.

Three-Cheese Deviled Eggs

Rating: 4 stars 4
Our home economists enhances ordinary deviled eggs by stirring in three different kinds of cheese. A dash of paprika and sprinkle of chives on top add a little color.
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Rachel's Crockpot Seafood Cheese Dip

Rating: 4 stars 32
One of my family and friends favorite savory cheese dips with delicate crabmeat, shrimp and lobster, crockpot style. Perfect for potlucks and holiday gatherings. I created this recipe several years ago from what ever I had on hand at the time and it has since been requested year after year for Christmas parties.

Kickin Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
Tired of boring stuffed green peppers? Try these baked jalapenos with a delicious cream cheese filling full of flavor! They are great as an appetizer or side.

Mexican Caviar

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
This delicious salsa dip is easy to make and blends the distinctive flavors of tarragon vinegar, green chile peppers and black olives in a zesty tomato mixture. Serve with tortilla chips.

Mexican Ceviche

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
Cook your seafood in citrus juice with this traditional ceviche recipe.

Hot Bean Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 678
Refried beans, spices, and lots of cheese make this hot dip a party fave!

Ranch Bean Dip

Rating: 4 stars 188
This warm bean dip goes fast! Guests can't figure out what's in it and just can't get enough of it. Serve with tortilla chips.

Figs with Goat Cheese, Pecans and Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
This is an elegant and different appetizer. Fresh figs are stuffed with goat cheese, covered in pecans, wrapped in bacon, then broiled to perfection.

Warm Blue Cheese Dip with Garlic and Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 280
Even people who don't like blue cheese love this hot bacon-blue cheese dip. It can be served with vegetables, but I find people like it best with French bread.

Wheat Crackers

Rating: 4 stars 247
These thin wheat crackers are simple and thrifty to make. They go great with almost any dip or spread, and taste much fresher than factory-made crackers.

Hummus III

Rating: 4.5 stars 2280
Hummus is a pureed garbanzo bean dip with Middle Eastern origins. Serve with pita and an assortment of fresh vegetables. This is the secret combination straight from a Boston restaurant. Tahini, or sesame seed paste, can be found in health food stores, gourmet shops and even many grocery stores.