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Three-Cheese Stuffed Burgers

There's a great flavor to these cheese-packed burgers, with a subtle hint of spices. We like to cook them on the grill but they can be broiled to perfection, too.
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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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Dilled Potato-Leek Soup

Dilled Potato-Leek Soup

Dilled Potato-Leek Soup

“It’s your ‘leeky day,’” writes Agnes Ward of Stratford, Ontario. “This smooth, comforting soup is scrumptious and always gets rave reviews.”

Pork Chops with Tomatoes and Peppers

Pork Chops with Tomatoes and Peppers

Pork Chops with Tomatoes and Peppers

My mother created delicious dishes based on whatever was in the refrigerator or on the shelf. This recipe is one she tried and kept, and it became our traditional Sunday dinner. She increased the ingredients proportionately to the number of people she invited after church...usually all the aunts, uncles and cousins. -Esther Lux, Lead, South Dakota

Carrot Coin Casserole with Cheddar

Carrot Coin Casserole with Cheddar

Carrot Coin Casserole with Cheddar

Linda Phillippi of Ronan, Montana has been making this comforting casserole for three decades. She's enhanced the recipe over the years by adding nutmeg and trying different vegetables.

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.

Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast Potatoes

These cheesy, hearty potatoes are a super morning side dish. Because they take no time to fix, I prepare them often for me and my husband. They go great with just about any type of entree.—Judy Dupree, Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Sweetheart Brownie Sundae

Sweetheart Brownie Sundae

Sweetheart Brownie Sundae

I MAKE this special treat for my family whenever there's a birthday or anniversary. Even without a special occasion, it caps any meal with a festive flair. I especially like to prepare the brownies in a heart shape for Valentine's Day and garnish them with berries. -Dottie Miller, Jonesborough, Tennessee

Seasoned Potatoes

Seasoned Potatoes

Seasoned Potatoes

Mildly seasoned with fresh parsley and the flavors of garlic and onion, this stovetop side dish goes well with just about any main course.—Sandra Novotny, Windsor, Pennsylvania

Ham and Broccoli Roll-ups

Ham and Broccoli Roll-ups

Ham and Broccoli Roll-ups

WHEN our two children went away to school, I had to learn how to adjust my recipes for just my husband and me. There were too many leftovers! I started gathering recipes with smaller amounts, and my daughter was on the lookout for me, also. This is one she sent, and I make it often. -Eleanor Carroll, Ellicott City, Maryland

Greek-Style Green Beans

Greek-Style Green Beans

Greek-Style Green Beans

I was captivated by this recipe since I'm both Italian and Greek. It has a decidedly Mediterranean flair. - Michele Scharf Lindenhurst, New York

Fluffy Sausage Omelet

Fluffy Sausage Omelet

Fluffy Sausage Omelet

At Christmastime, we get family members together for a breakfast meal. I serve this omelet with a fruit salad, hash brown casserole and hot biscuits. -Jean Tyner Darlington, South Carolina

Down-Home Barbecued Chicken

Down-Home Barbecued Chicken

Down-Home Barbecued Chicken

Summer barbecue season is here, and you'll both love grilling when this savory mainstay from Mary Kaye Rackowitz of Marysville, Washington is on the menu. Hot pepper sauce adds a little zip to the tender chicken.

Peach-Stuffed Pork Chops

Peach-Stuffed Pork Chops

Peach-Stuffed Pork Chops

"The Peach-Stuffed Pork Chops are a delicious change of pace from ordinary fried pork steaks," Dorothy says.

Sour Cream Meatballs

Sour Cream Meatballs

Sour Cream Meatballs

You’ll enjoy these tender meatballs draped in a creamy mushroom gravy. “I came across this recipe about 20 years ago at a church function,” says Darlene Komant of Ardrossan, Alberta.

French Veal Chops

French Veal Chops

French Veal Chops

I have been cooking for just my husband and me for the last 30 years. I come up with new recipes for two all the time. This recipe works well when you've had a busy day and can't spend much time cooking, but you still want a very special meal. -Betty Biehl, Mertztown, Pennsylvania
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