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You might need a fork to eat this filling cheesesteak sandwich. Hot pepper sauce and pepper Jack cheese heat up the tender roast beef and veggies. —Michael Klotz, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Tarragon Salmon Steaks

Tarragon Salmon Steaks

Tarragon Salmon Steaks

"I used this recipe often when I cooked for the 'Meals on Wheels' program in our hometown," writes Helen Sandsbraaten of Naicam, Saskatchewan. "The salmon is mildly seasoned with lemon and tarragon, and it's quick to make."

Thai Pork Salad

Thai Pork Salad

Thai Pork Salad

Lime, cilantro and a little bit of heat create a unique Asian salad that’s out of this world. ”I love to try new recipes, like this one, for my husband and me,” writes Sharon Delaney-Chronis from South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Quarter of a Pound Cake

Quarter of a Pound Cake

Quarter of a Pound Cake

Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri downsizes everyone’s favorite pound cake without losing any of its sweet appeal!
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Venison Pepper Stew

Venison Pepper Stew

Venison Pepper Stew

This flavorful stew works well with a variety of wild game. The meat turns out to be very tender and the sauce is thick, with a nice pepper presence. We like the stew on the hot side, so season to your taste.

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

"We love the zing from the Cajun seasoning and hot sauce," writes Mary Hoxworth from Killbuck, Ohio. "I like to use this spicy rice to make stuffed green peppers."

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

Seasonings and a splash of lime make this chicken something special, writes Carma Blosser from Livermore, Colorado. “It is also really tasty in salads and sandwiches and can also be prepared on an indoor grill.” Tip: Make extra pieces to freeze in individual servings and keep on hand for drop-in guests, Carma suggests.

Berry-Filled Phyllo Flowers

Berry-Filled Phyllo Flowers

Berry-Filled Phyllo Flowers

“This makes a beautiful Fourth of July finale,” recommends Marjorie Hennig of Green Valley, Arizona.

Pork 'n' Bean Salad

Pork 'n' Bean Salad

Pork 'n' Bean Salad

THIS RECIPE from my aunt was an immediate hit. I had pork and beans and mayonnaise in the pantry and all the vegetables in my garden. It's wonderful for a picnic or barbecue because it travels well in a cooler and is so colorful. -LaVerne Stetler, Escalon, California

Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Creamy Chocolate Pudding

This dessert from Mary Ann Gove of Cottonwood, Arizona is ready to eat in just 10 minutes! But it has the creamy texture of pudding that's cooked on the stove.

Honey-Lime Fruit Salad

Honey-Lime Fruit Salad

Honey-Lime Fruit Salad

When husband Frank and I yearn for something a little different at mealtime, I fix this unique fruit salad. It's really light and refreshing.—Emma Magielda, Amsterdam, New York

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Like an apple pie without the pan, this scrumptious tart has a crispy crust that cuts nicely and a yummy caramel topping. —Betty Fulks, Onia, Arkansas

Berry Brunch Coffee Cake

Berry Brunch Coffee Cake

Berry Brunch Coffee Cake

This golden berry-filled coffee cake is crowned with even more plump, fresh berries. “Living on a farm in Wisconsin, we love using the blackcaps (wild black raspberries) that grow in our woods,” says Sheri Kratcha of Avoca.

Favorite Chicken Breasts

Favorite Chicken Breasts

Favorite Chicken Breasts

"With its rich, creamy sauce, this easy baked chicken is a favorite," notes Traci Claycomb of Vero Beach, Florida.

Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

When I want to serve a romantic dinner for my husband and me, I fix this elegant yet easy salad. I just add crusty French bread and a glass of wine. —Candace McMenamin, Lexington, South Carolina

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Coconut Kisses

Coconut Kisses

Coconut Kisses

Chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside, these meringue cookies are delicious. They add a light touch to the cookie platter, not only during the holidays but all year round.
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