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This is comfort food at its finest. The savory flavors of sage and onion in the stuffing infuse the chops while they bake and the pork come out tender and moist.
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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

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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Seasoned Chicken

Seasoned Chicken

Seasoned Chicken

It's so easy to prepare this Test Kitchen dish that you're sure to make it often. The simple seasonings make chicken breasts a real treat. TIP: Line your baking pan with foil for fast cleanup.

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!

Meatless Calzones

Meatless Calzones

Meatless Calzones

Three kinds of cheese and vegetables fill these scrumptious meatless sandwiches from our Test Kitchen.
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Pecan Chocolate Waffles

Pecan Chocolate Waffles

Pecan Chocolate Waffles

If you like waffles and chocolate, this recipe is for you. These tender but crunchy waffles are great for breakfast, brunch or an after-dinner dessert. Instead of chocolate topping, top with berries and whipped cream or simply sprinkle with powdered sugar. —Agnes Golian, Garfield Heights, Ohio

Fresh Greek Garden Salad

Fresh Greek Garden Salad

Fresh Greek Garden Salad

Two kinds of peppers, fresh olives and lots of feta cheese will make this colorful Greek toss up, sent in by Glenda Parsonage of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, a favorite. For a change of pace, try it with capers and lemon slices on top.

Vanilla Custard Cups

Vanilla Custard Cups

Vanilla Custard Cups

When I was living with my mother, she loved custard,, so I'd make this comforting dessert each week. Without leftovers, there's no chance of getting tired of this treat!—Billie Bohannan, Imperial, California

Broccoli-Potato Pancakes

Broccoli-Potato Pancakes

Broccoli-Potato Pancakes

I LOVE POTATOES prepared in any way. I came up with this recipe by combining two recipes for broccoli and potato "latkes". These are easy to prepare and make a delicious side dish. —Patricia Kile Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

Cucumber Dill Salad

Cucumber Dill Salad

Cucumber Dill Salad

This crisp and tangy salad from our Test Kitchen hits the spot on warm afternoons and evenings. Sprinkling the cucumbers with salt and letting them sit draws out excess water so they stay nice and crisp.

Carrot Cheese Soup

Carrot Cheese Soup

Carrot Cheese Soup

I THOUGHT this sounded like a compatible mix of ingredients when I read the recipe for the first time - and it is delicious. It's a pretty color and makes a hearty soup to serve during the winter months. -Terese Snyder, Marquette, Michigan

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



Swiss Potato Gratin

Swiss Potato Gratin

Swiss Potato Gratin

Grated potatoes and creamy Swiss or Gruyere cheese make this side dish a satisfying alternative to mashed or baked potatoes. Connie Bryan of Linwood, Kansas submitted the recipe.

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

Ham & Sweet Potato Packets

Ham & Sweet Potato Packets

Ham & Sweet Potato Packets

I can my own peaches, so I love making this recipe, shares Janet Ernsbarger of Salina, Kansas. Add a simple salad for a delicious rounded out meal.

Italian-Style Rice

Italian-Style Rice

Italian-Style Rice

While living in Milan with my husband, Leon, I picked up this recipe. Since it contains very little spice, this simple side dish is good for folks who can't eat spicy food.—Kathry Manwiller, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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