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Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Everyone needs a go-to side dish for school events, picnics and potlucks. Here's mine. Freeze leftovers for future outings. —Rod Lundwall, Tooele, Utah

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

I love making bulgar pilaf with apricots. So glad I tried it with dried apples and golden raisins! —Shawn Carleton, San Diego, California

Roasted Carrots & Fennel

Roasted Carrots & Fennel

Roasted Carrots & Fennel

Turns out that carrots with fennel, red onion and lemon is an addictive flavor combination. I usually add more carrots—as many as the pan will hold. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chock-full of veggies and autumn color, this soup is ideal for using up fresh garden bounty. Add richness by first grilling the chicken and vegetables. —Kathy Averbeck, Dousman, Wisconsin

Waldorf Salad for Two

Waldorf Salad for Two

Waldorf Salad for Two

THE PEAR and hint of orange are a nice surprise in this salad. It's a little different than traditional Waldorf salad and always brings rave reviews. The colorful combination of crunchy, fresh ingredients complements any meal. -Mildred Cummings, Cincinnati, Ohio

Cranberry-Stuffed Pork Chops

Cranberry-Stuffed Pork Chops

Cranberry-Stuffed Pork Chops

A moist cornbread-cranberry stuffing complements these tender chops from Loree Reininger of Polk City, Florida. The recipe can easily be doubled for company.
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Spinach-Pork Stuffed Shells

Spinach-Pork Stuffed Shells

Spinach-Pork Stuffed Shells

Becky Burch of Marceline, Missouri shared these Italian-style shells.

Comforting Hash Brown Casserole

Comforting Hash Brown Casserole

Comforting Hash Brown Casserole

"One of my favorite potato dishes, this recipe is creamy and comforting. It freezes well, so it's great make-ahead dish to take along when you're RVing," says Carole Alexander of Norton, Ohio.

Frozen Cranberry Pineapple Salad

Frozen Cranberry Pineapple Salad

Frozen Cranberry Pineapple Salad

For a refreshing side dish (that could also be served as a dessert), try Frozen Cranberry Salad from Rita Goshaw of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Savory Turkey Breast

Savory Turkey Breast

Savory Turkey Breast

Accented with flavorful herbs, this tender, golden turkey breast from our Test Kitchen is a cut above the rest. It’s a convenient alternative to preparing a whole bird.

Toasted Angel Food Cake

Toasted Angel Food Cake

Toasted Angel Food Cake

"A scrumptious dessert just for one is even more satisfying if it's quick and easy like this fun treat," says Tammy Clark from Duvall, Washington. "I love the crusty chewy cake and warm raspberry filling."

Peach 'n' Pear Crisps

Peach 'n' Pear Crisps

Peach 'n' Pear Crisps

“I have such a sweet tooth that even when I’m trying to cut calories, it’s tough to skip dessert. So I adapted one of my favorite peach pie recipes to make this light, no-crust delight,” writes Susan Wilson from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Cheddar Green Beans

Cheddar Green Beans

Cheddar Green Beans

THIS DISH was my grandmother's way of getting us young kids to eat our green vegetables. She was a wonderful cook and inspired me to get creative in my cooking. Sunday dinner was always served at noon at her house, and everything on the table was homemade and delicious. -Linda Poole, Rainbow, Texas



Petite Pea Tomato Salad

Petite Pea Tomato Salad

Petite Pea Tomato Salad

From Aurora, Colorado, Janice Mitchell shares, "With it's bright colors this is beautiful on a holiday buffet table, but I also enjoy fixing this simple salad year-round.

Creamy Salsa Dip

Creamy Salsa Dip

Creamy Salsa Dip

Spicy and slightly tangy, this special dip from Jerene Bennett of Seymour, Missouri gets its kick from hot pepper sauce and salsa.

Spinach Salad Supreme

Spinach Salad Supreme

Spinach Salad Supreme

A tangy topping completes this fresh spinach salad, garnished with hard-cooked egg and crumbled bacon. Field editor Gail Sykora from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin shared the recipe.

Lemon Chive Dressing

Lemon Chive Dressing

Lemon Chive Dressing

It's hard to find a dressing as quick and tasty as this one from Clara Coulston in Washington Court House, Ohio.
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