Whether you're headed to a pool party, summer-time family reunion, or just wanting to have snacks for dinner (no judgment here), there are a multitude of crunchy, creamy, or salty options to satisfy:

Don't turn to fast food joints or the freezer aisle to get your cheesy fix, these Baked Mozzarella Sticks are a healthy and easy alternative.

Creamy, smoky, and salty. Is there anything else a snack needs? Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños work great as a snack or appetizer, all while skipping that pesky breading and frying part.

Get a double-dose of summer taste with Strawberry-Avocado Salsa. Pair with either sweet cinnamon or savory corn chips, both are equally delicious.

The temporary star of Southern dishes before red tomatoes are widely available, Fried Green Tomatoes with Garlicky Rémoulade are a great crunchy snack option.

Gooey and cheesy, with a nice dose of greens, make this Spinach-and-Artichoke Dip a fantastic option for party-goers to bring for pool-side munching.

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