You can make the cheese mixture up to a day ahead. It also makes a great sandwich or bagel spread or a thick dip for crudites.
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Our Test Kitchens staffers found that using a serrated knife works best for cutting the rolls after the first bake time. If you're a fan of dried cranberries, they make a great substitute for dried cherries.
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Vegetable Samosas with Mint Chutney
This dish uses leftover mashed potatoes to make a big batch of Indian-inspired snacks. Serve warm or at room temperature with the cilantro and mint chutney.
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Rosemary Roasted Almonds
Fresh rosemary gives wonderful fragrance and flavor to this roasted almond recipe, and chili powder provides just the right amount of spiciness. Serve to party guests or as an everyday snack.
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Maple syrup provides a touch of sweet, while ground red pepper adds heat to this quick and easy snack. A heatproof spatula works best to combine and spread the ingredients into the pan.
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Roasted Garlic, Poblano, and Red Pepper Guacamole with Homemade Tortilla Chips
When storing this guacamole, press plastic wrap against its surface to keep it from turning brown. You can use it to liven up a turkey sandwich or as a condiment in a vegetable wrap.
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Nectarine, Prosciutto, and Arugula Bundles
These wonderful bites are a truly perfect for unexpected guests; they take all of two minutes to put together and use one of the season's best fruits. Stone fruits and pork products pair extremely well together, so you also could use plums, peaches, or apricots, with slices of ham or salami. Arugula provides crunch and bitterness to contrast the rich prosciutto and sweet fruit.
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Bruschetta with Warm Tomatoes
Use any variety of small tomatoes you find at the market; for a gorgeous look, mix tomato colors and shapes, such as yellow and orange pear tomatoes paired with red grape tomatoes.
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Crisp and Spicy Snack Mix
Snack on this salty, spicy mix before dinner. And if there's any left, toss it on a salad.
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Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dip
We're not kidding when we say these baked chips capture all the flavor of the fried kind with much less fat. Add a creamy, cheesy dressing for dipping that only tastes sinful and you've got what's quite possibly the perfect snack. If you have access to a mandoline, use it to ensure uniform paper-thin slices.
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If you have a sweet tooth, add a teaspoon of honey after cooking for more flavor. This small amount of sugar is worth the trade—it doesn't significantly increase the calories.