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Grilled Sausages with Peppers

When all I had available was ground beef and I was tired of plain-old hamburgers, I invented these. A good dose of Italian seasonings and mozzarella makes them unique. They're great with homemade French fries for a quick meal. —Steven Schend, Grand Rapids, MI
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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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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.

Peanut Ginger Pasta

Peanut Ginger Pasta

Peanut Ginger Pasta

To get that luscious taste of Thai cuisine, combine ginger, basil, lime and peanut butter in a linguine sauce. It's so good, we've never have leftovers. —Allil Binder, Spokane, Washington

Glazed Stuffed Cornish Hens

Glazed Stuffed Cornish Hens

Glazed Stuffed Cornish Hens

Cornish hens, basted with a delicious glaze of apricot preserves and cloves, make dinner for two something special. Gusty Crum of Dover, Ohio uses convenient packaged herb stuffing to complement the moist and tender meat.
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Salad Greens with Honey Mustard Dressing

Salad Greens with Honey Mustard Dressing

Salad Greens with Honey Mustard Dressing

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.

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.”

Chili Verde Stew

Chili Verde Stew

Chili Verde Stew

Doris McGuire found other recipes for green chili stew to be too bland, so she created this version at her home in Grants Pass, Oregon. "It makes a great dinner served with corn bread sticks and a simple salad," she writes.

Fruity Tossed Salad

Fruity Tossed Salad

Fruity Tossed Salad

A colorful combo of fruity flavors makes Beverly Little’s refreshing, light salad a winter favorite in Marietta, Georgia. Coconut and nuts add a fun crunch and fancy feel!

Steak 'n' Fries Salad

Steak 'n' Fries Salad

Steak 'n' Fries Salad

“This is a very popular dish at restaurants in central Pennsylvania,” Nancy Collins notes from Clearfield.

Apple Raisin Pie

Apple Raisin Pie

Apple Raisin Pie

Whenever I serve this pie, someone at the table usually asks for a second piece. It has old-fashioned goodness and a delicious, crunchy topping.

Quick Creamy Wild Rice Soup

Quick Creamy Wild Rice Soup

Quick Creamy Wild Rice Soup

"My husband and I call this our favorite soup," writes Marilyn Ausland from her Columbus, Georgia kitchen.

Easy Oven Beef Stew

Easy Oven Beef Stew

Easy Oven Beef Stew

My husband liked this stew and I thought others would, too. -Ruth Ushman, Waterford, Michigan

Pineapple Ham Loaves

Pineapple Ham Loaves

Pineapple Ham Loaves

Aleatha Smith of Billings, Montana pairs savory ham with sweet pineapple for a winning combination. Easy to make and delicious to eat, this dish is sure to please!

Crustless Almond Cheesecake

Crustless Almond Cheesecake

Crustless Almond Cheesecake

The dessert, Molly notes, is another tried-and-true family favorite. "My mother made this scrumptious dessert for years," she says. "It's creamy and satisfying, and folks always ask for the recipe."

Radish Cucumber Salad

Radish Cucumber Salad

Radish Cucumber Salad

I put this salad together with vegetables I had left in my garden. My family liked it so well, I started bringing it to community suppers and was often asked for the recipe. It's a refreshing side dish for any meat entree. -Mildred Sherrer, Bay City , Texas
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