Mini jam sandwiches coated in batter and deep fried until puffy and golden brown. You may use any jam you like, or try substituting butter and cinnamon sugar for variety. Either way, the ingredients are almost always on hand, and they reheat in the oven well, too. Couldn’t be easier, and the kids will love them!

Mini jam sandwiches coated in batter and deep fried until puffy and golden brown. You may use any jam you like, or try substituting butter and cinnamon sugar for variety. Either way, the ingredients are almost always on hand, and they reheat in the oven well, too. Couldn’t be easier, and the kids will love them!

Mini jam sandwiches coated in batter and deep fried until puffy and golden brown. You may use any jam you like, or try substituting butter and cinnamon sugar for variety. Either way, the ingredients are almost always on hand, and they reheat in the oven well, too. Couldn’t be easier, and the kids will love them!

Making corn muffins won’t get easier than this streamlined method using prepared muffin mix, canned cream-style corn, and a tad of brown sugar. Enjoy them warm or at room temperature.

Making corn muffins won’t get easier than this streamlined method using prepared muffin mix, canned cream-style corn, and a tad of brown sugar. Enjoy them warm or at room temperature.

Making corn muffins won’t get easier than this streamlined method using prepared muffin mix, canned cream-style corn, and a tad of brown sugar. Enjoy them warm or at room temperature.

Buttery cracker crumbs, small salad shrimp, and a couple of pantry ingredients are all you need to make a simple version of shrimp scampi for a great appetizer or easy main dish.

Buttery cracker crumbs, small salad shrimp, and a couple of pantry ingredients are all you need to make a simple version of shrimp scampi for a great appetizer or easy main dish.

Buttery cracker crumbs, small salad shrimp, and a couple of pantry ingredients are all you need to make a simple version of shrimp scampi for a great appetizer or easy main dish.

This salmon pasta salad uses brown rice pasta in place of the traditional variety. It is then tossed in a vinaigrette dressing and a colorful array of vegetables to make a flavorful, quick meal.

This salmon pasta salad uses brown rice pasta in place of the traditional variety. It is then tossed in a vinaigrette dressing and a colorful array of vegetables to make a flavorful, quick meal.

This salmon pasta salad uses brown rice pasta in place of the traditional variety. It is then tossed in a vinaigrette dressing and a colorful array of vegetables to make a flavorful, quick meal.

This refreshing and simple pasta salad has marinated artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, onion, and carrots tossed with dry-type stuffed tortellini (the kind in the pasta aisle) in vinaigrette dressing.

This refreshing and simple pasta salad has marinated artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, onion, and carrots tossed with dry-type stuffed tortellini (the kind in the pasta aisle) in vinaigrette dressing.

This refreshing and simple pasta salad has marinated artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, onion, and carrots tossed with dry-type stuffed tortellini (the kind in the pasta aisle) in vinaigrette dressing.

Mini jam sandwiches coated in batter and deep fried until puffy and golden brown. You may use any jam you like, or try substituting butter and cinnamon sugar for variety. Either way, the ingredients are almost always on hand, and they reheat in the oven well, too. Couldn’t be easier, and the kids will love them!

Mini jam sandwiches coated in batter and deep fried until puffy and golden brown. You may use any jam you like, or try substituting butter and cinnamon sugar for variety. Either way, the ingredients are almost always on hand, and they reheat in the oven well, too. Couldn’t be easier, and the kids will love them!

Mini jam sandwiches coated in batter and deep fried until puffy and golden brown. You may use any jam you like, or try substituting butter and cinnamon sugar for variety. Either way, the ingredients are almost always on hand, and they reheat in the oven well, too. Couldn’t be easier, and the kids will love them!

This easy-to-make chicken and hominy soup is one of many great Mexican Christmas traditions, or simply delicious whenever you want to eat something warm and comforting. It’s garnished with thinly sliced radishes, shredded lettuce, finely chopped onion, chopped cilantro, and lime wedges, which diners add to the soup as they please.

This easy-to-make chicken and hominy soup is one of many great Mexican Christmas traditions, or simply delicious whenever you want to eat something warm and comforting. It’s garnished with thinly sliced radishes, shredded lettuce, finely chopped onion, chopped cilantro, and lime wedges, which diners add to the soup as they please.

This easy-to-make chicken and hominy soup is one of many great Mexican Christmas traditions, or simply delicious whenever you want to eat something warm and comforting. It’s garnished with thinly sliced radishes, shredded lettuce, finely chopped onion, chopped cilantro, and lime wedges, which diners add to the soup as they please.