Secret Ingredient

Green Bean Salsa Side Dish

“I enjoy a Mediterranean green bean side dish prepared with olive oil, onion and tomato sauce,” notes Martha Blonde from Lansing, Michigan. “To achieve similar results more quickly, I prepare a…

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Grilled Asparagus

Grill fresh asparagus for a tasty side dish…or add to any chilled salad or hearty soup. You'll love the slightly smoky flavor! —Katie Zirbes, Silver Lake, Minnesota

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Grilled Cheese

Instead of buttering the outside of the bread, I spread it with mayonnaise when I make grilled cheese sandwiches. Be sure to use regular mayonnaise because the low-fat and fat-free varieties will…

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Half-and-Half Bread Pudding

Says Mary S. from Otley, Iowa, “To please everyone in our family when I make bread pudding, I put sugar, cinnamon and raisins on one half and chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows on the…

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Ham Macaroni and Cheese

“I prepare boxed macaroni and cheese according to package directions,” says Susan Graham of Clearfield, Pennsylvania. “When it’s done, I stir in a small can of chunky ham to make an effortless…

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Ham Salad Sweetener

“When I make ham salad, I throw a few chunks of pineapple in the food processor along with the other ingredients. It adds a hint of sweetness,” remarks Lois B., Indianola, Iowa.

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Hearty Baked Potato

Beverly Deen turns a baked potato into a hearty meal that’s economical, too. “While baking a potato in the oven, I pop a small inexpensive beef or chicken potpie alongside,” notes the New Castle,…

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Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup

“While fixing an envelope of chicken noodle soup, I added about 1-1/2 cups of frozen peas and carrots as well as a can of vegetable soup,” pens Pauline Leavitt of Breadalbane, New Brunswick. “This…

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Heavenly Ham

“A butcher once told me to add ginger ale to my ham, then make gravy with the drippings,” offers Joyce Grady of New Port Richey, Florida. “I’ve made it that way ever since. I also add cloves and…

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Hidden Chicken Livers

Elaine T. of Palmetto, Florida reports, “My daughter married into an Italian family. She learned to add a couple sauteed and grated chicken livers to all her Italian entrees. You don’t taste the…

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