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Effortless Broccoli Soup

This soup is easy to make, good and very good for you. Nice and thick, it easily serves as a meal for two.
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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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Grilled Turkey Sandwiches

Grilled Turkey Sandwiches

Grilled Turkey Sandwiches

THESE special grilled sandwiches are great for lunch or supper. Since I'm cooking for two at our house nowadays, I enjoy being creative with simple meals. Time spent in the kitchen is kept to a minimum when this entree is on the menu. -Dollypearle Martin, Douglastown, New Brunswick

Blue Cheese Dip

Blue Cheese Dip

Blue Cheese Dip

Our Test Kitchen shares this tasty dip with blue cheese and pecans. It’s excellent with assorted vegetables or sliced apples and pears.

Turnip Sausage Stew

Turnip Sausage Stew

Turnip Sausage Stew

“This is a delicious stew,” says Carma Blosser of Livermore, Colorado. “The sausage and turnips give it really special flavor.” A slice of crusty bread makes a great mop to clean up any remaining broth!

Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce

"I make this meatless dish often for my husband and me," writes Karen Vienot of Rothesay, New Brunswick. Try it as a change of pace from traditional sauces.

Red Snapper with Black Beans

Red Snapper with Black Beans

Red Snapper with Black Beans

Our Test Kitchen developed this appealing recipe that's ready to serve in less than 30 minutes. Before you scoot out the door, treat yourself to these mild, flaky fillets topped with spicy black beans.

Chicken with Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Sauce

Chicken with Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Sauce

Chicken with Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Sauce

Moist golden chicken breasts are dressed up for the holidays in this special dish from field editor Rebecca Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah. Perched on a bed of sauteed spinach, the chicken is topped with a tangy cranberry, orange and pecan sauce.

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.

Simple Swiss Cheese Fondue

Simple Swiss Cheese Fondue

Simple Swiss Cheese Fondue

While growing up, a friend's mother would make this fondue when I spent the night. Every time I make it, it brings back fond childhood memories. I love the rich flavor. Happy dipping! —Tracy Lawson, Farr West, Utah

Wilted Coleslaw

Wilted Coleslaw

Wilted Coleslaw

I fix this snappy salad for myself whenever I have a taste for it. The crisp ingredients and sweet-and-sour dressing are irresistible.—Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois

Baked Peaches

Baked Peaches

Baked Peaches

For a dressed-up dessert without the fuss, try these baked peaches. This easy recipe makes a special treat that's different and delicious.—Mildred Stubbs, Rockingham, North Carolina

Fettuccine with Bacon-Clam Sauce

Fettuccine with Bacon-Clam Sauce

Fettuccine with Bacon-Clam Sauce

Clams, garlic, bacon and Parmesan cheese flavor this hearty pasta dish from Darlene Hicks. “It's been a favorite for years,” she writes from her home in Arcata, California. “A side salad and garlic bread complete the meal.”

Halibut with Shrimp Sauce

Halibut with Shrimp Sauce

Halibut with Shrimp Sauce

Wendy Bognar of Sparks, Nevada broils delicate halibut with slices of onion and lemon, then serves the fish with a savory sauce of sour cream, seafood sauce, dill and baby shrimp. "This is our favorite seafood recipe," Wendy says.

Wilted Spinach Salad

Wilted Spinach Salad

Wilted Spinach Salad

Pretty, fresh and sized just for two, this delicious salad sent in by Diana Grier of St. Joseph, Missouri may have you wishing for leftovers!

Caramel Dumpling Pudding

Caramel Dumpling Pudding

Caramel Dumpling Pudding

I found this recipe handwritten into an old cookbook of my mom's, who was born in 1897. We like to eat this old-fashioned dessert warm, topped with cream, ice cream or whipped cream. -Marianne Ryan, Lyons, Colorado
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