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This delicious dressing has just the right balance of sweetness and acidity. It clings well to the lettuce, and goat cheese is just the right choice for this refreshing salad.
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Roasted Carrots & Fennel

Roasted Carrots & Fennel

Roasted Carrots & Fennel

This addictive combo is a fresh take on one of my mother's standard wintertime dishes. I usually add more carrots—as many as the pans will hold. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

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! —Elizabeth Dumont, Madison, Mississippi

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

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Sweet 'n' Saucy Sausage Sandwiches

Sweet 'n' Saucy Sausage Sandwiches

Sweet 'n' Saucy Sausage Sandwiches

“You can prepare this simple dinner on short notice and it’s tasty anytime,” writes Linda Eggers of Albany, California. This flavorful sandwich will hit the spot and fill you up!

Fruited Caesar Salad

Fruited Caesar Salad

Fruited Caesar Salad

"I couldn't find a single Caesar salad recipe I liked, so I combined ingredients from a few recipes and came up with this one," shares Kathy Keleher of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. "The addition of fruit gives this salad such a wonderful flavor. You could use a mango or mixed dried fruit instead of an apple or a pear."

Potato Cheese Pizza

Potato Cheese Pizza

Potato Cheese Pizza

“My take is a great new twist on classic white pizza and is a favorite of all who try it," says Pam Metzinger, Wilmington, North Carolina. "Simple to create, this pizza is a potato lover's dream! Crumbled bacon is a delicious topper as well.”
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Broiled Pineapple

Broiled Pineapple

Broiled Pineapple

For that “little something” sweet after a filling fall meal, try this scrumptious, cinnamon-sprinkled dessert from our Test Kitchen. It couldn't be much easier.

Easy Chocolate Pudding

Easy Chocolate Pudding

Easy Chocolate Pudding

HERE'S a recipe that satisfies a sweet tooth without any fuss. This wonderful pudding can be served plain or topped with coconut, nuts or whipped cream for a more elaborate finish. -Nora Reidy, Montoursville, Pennsylvania

Bacon Bean Bundles

Bacon Bean Bundles

Bacon Bean Bundles

At Connie Burke's home in Gaithersburg, Maryland, this colorful side takes the place of green bean casserole for special dinners. “It's quick to fix, goes with a variety of meats and tastes great,” Connie says.

Pasta Fagioli

Pasta Fagioli

Pasta Fagioli

My older relatives brought this recipe from Italy and made it often as I was growing up . It is truly a comfort food and a balanced meal, besides. —Barb Swatz Davisburg, Michigan

Chicken Stuffed Bundles

Chicken Stuffed Bundles

Chicken Stuffed Bundles

THIS RECIPE has been in our family for 40 years! My four kids loved this dish growing up, and it's still their number one request when they come to dinner. My husband's pet name for this is "great wads of dough"...but he eats every bit on his plate. -Kathryn Burris, Mariposa, California

Cubed Steaks Italiano

Cubed Steaks Italiano

Cubed Steaks Italiano

Packed with Italian flavor, these mouthwatering cubed steaks from Jo Ann Honey of Longmont, Colorado are ready in no time, and cleanup is a breeze! “This is one of my favorite quick meals that’s fairly inexpensive and healthy,” says Jo Ann.

Potato Wedges with Dip

Potato Wedges with Dip

Potato Wedges with Dip

“I make these potato wedges all the time because my husband won’t eat anything fried,” writes Deborah Lacher of Deerfield, Ohio. “I couldn’t find the dip I wanted in the grocery store, so I made my own.”



Grilled Cordon-Bleu Pork Chops

Grilled Cordon-Bleu Pork Chops

Grilled Cordon-Bleu Pork Chops

Perfect for a backyard barbecue or an afternoon tailgate, these cheesy chops from Marcia Obenhaus of Princeton, Illinois will hit the spot at any time and any place!

Apple Danish Pies

Apple Danish Pies

Apple Danish Pies

Prepared with an easy crescent roll crust and served in cute ramekins, these single-serving pies are fun to share with your "special someone." —Joanne Wright, Niles, Michigan

Simple Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Simple Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Simple Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

From the first time I tasted this salad dressing, it has been a favorite at our house, served almost exclusively. It's quick to prepare, and it's easily made "light" by using fat-free or light mayo. -Patty Brewer, Kansas City, Missouri

Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Fresh Strawberry Sauce

THIS SAUCE was first served to me by my mother, who was a wonderful cook. During these months when strawberries are so plentiful, I like to keep this sauce on hand so I can improvise a delightful dessert for just the two of us. It's delicious over ice cream or angel food cake. -Joyce Courtney, West Chester, Ohio
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