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Party Food/Dips Contest Winner: In keeping with the tradition of summer entertaining, we asked readers for their favorite party foods and dips. Thank you for your overwhelmingly enthusiastic response! These are four of our staff’s picks (though we liked quite a few of the others).

Dawn Hodges | San Bernard EC

20 cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
10 slices thin-sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup finely chopped lettuce
1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • Cut the tops off of the tomatoes and scoop out the insides. Salt each cavity and invert over paper towels for 15 minutes.
  • Combine green onion, bacon, lettuce and mayonnaise. Fill each tomato with the mixture and refrigerate. Serve within one hour.

Servings: 10. Serving size: 2 tomatoes. Per serving: 116 calories, 4.6 g protein, 10.6 g fat, 0.8 g carbohydrates, 0.2 g dietary fiber, 319 mg sodium, 0.2 g sugars, 12 mg cholesterol


  • Use the largest cherry tomatoes you can find.