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Spinach Feta Croissants for 2

“I had this lovely sandwich at a local cafe and added my own twist to spruce it up,” says Dolores Brigham of Inglewood, California. “Sometimes I use mini croissants for pretty, smaller-sized servings.”
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Ham & Pickle Wraps

Ham & Pickle Wraps

Ham & Pickle Wraps

I decided to try this recipe on my card club, and it was a big success. They loved it. The recipe can be swapped around and changed in so many different ways and always turns out as an awesome appetizer or great-looking centerpiece over a hand of cards.

Favorite Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Favorite Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Favorite Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Whether I make enough for just the two of us or increase the amounts for a social occasion, I always get a request for this recipe. There's a nice mixture of flavors with the pickles and ripe olives, and a good crunch from the celery.

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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."

Watermelon Grape Salad

Watermelon Grape Salad

Watermelon Grape Salad

"This salad is easy to make and it also tastes great," says Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. "Serve it with a scoop of lemon sherbet for a refreshing dessert."

Fruity Chicken Salad with Avocado and Cantaloupe

Fruity Chicken Salad with Avocado and Cantaloupe

Fruity Chicken Salad with Avocado and Cantaloupe

“I find that both men and women enjoy this version of chicken salad, whether you serve it at lunchtime or for your evening meal,” writes Marina Jines from Enid, Oklahoma.
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BLT in a Bowl

BLT in a Bowl

BLT in a Bowl

Velma Jenness of Marcus, Iowa created this hearty pasta medley that’s sure to become a staple.

Carrots with Honey Glaze

Carrots with Honey Glaze

Carrots with Honey Glaze

It takes just four ingredients to prepare this sweet side dish from Molly Mason of Denver, Colorado. Molly likes to serve the quick-to-fix recipe with fish, but it goes great with any entree.

Pumpkin Streusel Custard

Pumpkin Streusel Custard

Pumpkin Streusel Custard

This is a delectable dessert for chilly fall and winter days. The streusel topping complements the smooth, spicy custard to perfection. I adjusted a dessert recipe in my files to come up with this two-serving version. -Maxine Smith, Owanka, South Dakota

Onion Pita Pizza

Onion Pita Pizza

Onion Pita Pizza

For a different appetizer or snack, try these appealing "pizzas" from Mary Lou Wayman of Salt Lake City, Utah. With their mild blue cheese and onion flavor and crispy pita crust, they're sure to hit the spot with your favorite summer beverage.

Herbed Salmon Packets

Herbed Salmon Packets

Herbed Salmon Packets

“This is a fast and easy way to prepare healthy fish”, says Lois Kinneberg of Phoenix, Arizona. “You can experiment with different herbs and fish, and add matchstick vegetables to the packet.”

Peanut Butter Chip Pancakes

Peanut Butter Chip Pancakes

Peanut Butter Chip Pancakes

One day, I added peanut butter chips and pecans to my pancake recipe and everyone liked it! This enhanced the taste and gave the pancakes an unexpected crunch. Try it; you'll like it! —Margaret Pache Mesa, Arizona

Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding

Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding

Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding

Field editor Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana shares this rich bread pudding recipe that goes together in minutes. There's plenty of old-fashioned cinnamon flavor...it's sure to become a favorite!

Flank Steak Burritos

Flank Steak Burritos

Flank Steak Burritos

Get your protein from these meaty burritos shared by Becky Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah. Black beans, avocado and steak slices team up are nicely seasoned with fresh cilantro, salsa and sour cream. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake Cty, Utah

Dill Spiral Bites

Dill Spiral Bites

Dill Spiral Bites

"it takes only six ingredients to roll out these savory pinwheels," says Valerie Belley of St. Louis, Missouri. "They're great for lunch, as a snack or with soup."

Citrus-Melon Sorbet

Citrus-Melon Sorbet

Citrus-Melon Sorbet

This refreshing dish can be made with many different kinds of fruit, writes Pat Hancock from Hawthorne, New Jersey. My mom used to make this all the time during the summer.
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