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Easy recipes and tricks

Entertaining during the summer should be fun and effortless. Eliminate some of the work by serving finger foods — no utensils needed, so cleanup’s a breeze!

Easy recipes and tricks

Meat and cheese

So many variations!

Meat and cheese tray


  • cheddar, jalapeno and Swiss cheese
  • beef or sausage
  • crackers
  • hot mustard


Cut and slice meat and cheese to the size of the crackers. Arrange in groups on platter with mustard in the center. Tip: Embellish platter with leaf lettuce. Place toothpicks nearby.

French dip crackers


  • crackers
  • thin-sliced deli roast beef, cut into strips
  • sharp cheddar cheese slices
  • 1/4 cup french-fried onions


Top each cracker with one slice each of meat and cheese. Sprinkle with onions. Microwave crackers five at a time for 20 seconds. Serve immediately.

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