Encourage guests to mingle at your next get-together by setting up an inviting spread. Here are 16 inspiring recipe ideas sure to delight your guests.
Ham filled (and topped) with tart cherries adds a twist to this classic spring favorite. For a quick and easy holiday touch, add a topping of peach preserves and bake for 10 additional minutes before serving.
Easy-to-make deviled eggs top a mixture of lettuce, peppers, bacon, and onion. A splash of dill vinaigrette adds fresh flavor.
In this new spin on classic Waldorf salad, apples are tossed with Boston lettuce, endive, and a savory-sweet lemon dressing.
A tart lime-pepper dressing makes this fresh-from-the-garden salad of crisp lettuce, juicy kiwi, crunchy cucumbers, peppery watercress, and baby bok choy a side dish to remember.
Fresh fennel, snap peas, potatoes, and garlic make a hearty soup that's good for you too. Stir in fat-free plain yogurt for extra creaminess.
Fresh-snipped chives add a kick to pistachio-laden crackers; serve them with tart green apple slices and pungent Dijon mustard with capers and herbs.
Combine this lean whitefish with tender asparagus spears, and top with a tangy chopped green olive and caper relish for a main course that's sure to impress.
To make this colorful side, toss roasted squash, mushrooms, and onions with whole-grain orzo. Crushed walnuts and feta cheese make a pretty (and tasty) topper.
Whole-grain pasta lends its nutty taste and al-dente texture to this fresh spring salad. Orange peel adds delightful zip.
Fresh asparagus spears are irresistible when tossed with garlic and cooked until crisp-tender.
This fresh side is perfect for spring when sugar snap peas are in season -- the tart lemon flavor brings out the sweetness of the peas.
Sweet apricot spread makes a serendipitous filling for these crisp cookie sandwiches flavored with sage.
Tart lemon, lime, and orange put a fresh spin on moist yellow cake -- and creates a light and elegant dessert worthy of a special occasion.