This skillet supper is terrific for a cold or rainy day. It’s easy, comforting and really fills the tummy. Sometimes I switch up pinto beans for kidney beans, or white rice for brown. Add rolls and a green salad, and it’s dinner!
—Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario
These are great burgers for a luau or any backyard gathering! I came up with this while trying to find something new that my husband would enjoy. He had no idea they were turkey burgers, and now he asks for them all the time! —Kathleen Manasian, Whitmore Lake, MI
My kids love homemade ice pops, and I love knowing that the ones we make are good for them. We whip up a big batch with multiple flavors so they have many choices, but these patriotic red, white and blue ones are always a favorite! —Shannon Carino, Frisco, TX
Julie Wischmeier in Brownstown, Indiana says, "I originally whipped up these bars to bring something new and colorful to my Christmas cookie trays. When I give them to my kids’ teachers, they’re gone in a flash! I make them ahead when convenient, then freeze. You can use M&Ms in different colors for holidays year-round."
This family-friendly supper is simplicity at its finest. Golden-brown, melted fresh mozzarella and a sprinkling of fresh basil give these personal pies Italian-inspired flavors. —Jerry Gulley, San Francisco, CA
This quick recipe is fantastic! The seasonings add just the right amount of flavor, and the apricot preserves offer a touch of sweetness. The glaze is also tasty on grilled chicken. —Kathy Harding, Richmond, MO
I threw this together one night when I was in the mood for quesadillas but didn’t feel like going out. The homemade salsa is so fresh and wonderful, you’ll absolutely want to double the recipe. Feel free to trAdam Gaylord, Natick, MA
I never thought to add fruit to barbecue sauce, but after I saw a contest-winning recipe with the two, I decided to try something similar with pork. I'm glad I did—this turned out to be a family favorite! —Lily Julow, Gainesville, FL
Of all the recipes in my repertoire, I knew my Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies would have the best shot of winning. But really, when your cookies feature Oreos, candy bars and all the other goodies that go into a sweet treat, you’re nearly guaranteed to turn out a winner. —Jeff King, Duluth, MN
"These fruit-filled pastries are my family's favorite at breakfast," reports Elleen Oberrueter, Danbury, Iowa. "You can substitute other fillings for cherry."
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