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Easy Recipes

Want a simple and delicious supper? Try these 5-ingredient favorites including pasta, pork, chicken, beef, vegetarian or dessert dishes.

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Easy Asian-Style Chicken Slaw

From the first time I made this chicken dish, I knew it was a winner because the bowl came back to the kitchen scraped clean. — Bess Blanco, Vail, Arizona
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Rainbow Layer Cake

Rainbow Layer Cake

Rainbow Layer Cake

Fruity gelatin helps create the rainbow effect for this pretty cake. Lemon frosting is a nice and springy finishing touch. —Dawn Shackelford, Fort Worth, Texas

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Cutting the carrots lengthwise makes this dish look extra pretty. For even more elegance, garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme or parsley. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

In my mind, few foods in a holiday spread are as tempting as a big baked ham. I always hope for leftovers so we can have ham sandwiches in the following days. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

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Hot Apple Cider

Hot Apple Cider

Hot Apple Cider

In this recipe, brown sugar and spices add extra flavor to already delicious apple cider.—Marlys Benning, Wellsburg, Iowa

Hot Kippered Salmon

Hot Kippered Salmon

Hot Kippered Salmon

We fish commercially in front of our home on Cook Inlet. I developed this recipe as one of the many ways to enjoy our catch. This salmon dish is healthy and delicious served with steamed rice, broccoli and a salad.

Frozen Pineapple Parfaits

Frozen Pineapple Parfaits

Frozen Pineapple Parfaits

Zesty pineapple and crunchy granola make this icy cold treat perfect for those too-hot-to-move days of summer. Dorothy LaCombe in Hamburg, New York shared the recipe.

Peppermint Meringues

Peppermint Meringues

Peppermint Meringues

"These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are super as a Christmas gift or to pass around when guests drop in," says field editor Dixie Terry of Goreville, Illinois.

Mediterranean Tilapia

Mediterranean Tilapia

Mediterranean Tilapia

I recently became a fan of tilapia because of its mild taste; it’s also low in calories and fat. Plus, it’s easy to top with my favorite ingredients. —Robin Brenneman, Hilliard, Ohio

Chocolate Bow

Chocolate Bow

Chocolate Bow

What a beautiful sight this is on top of your favorite cake! It takes some time to prepare but can be made a month in advance, then stored in an airtight container. —Debbie Gauthier, Timmins, Ontario

Lime Sherbet Slush

Lime Sherbet Slush

Lime Sherbet Slush

With only five ingredients, this beverage is quick and easy to make. It's an icy cool way to end a hot day.—Carol Birkemeier, Nashville, Indiana

Creamy Peppermint Punch

Creamy Peppermint Punch

Creamy Peppermint Punch

Almost too pretty to drink, Creamy Peppermint Punch is a real crowd-pleaser. Guests can help themselves, so you're free to mingle. —Linda Foreman, Locust Grove, Oklahoma

Orange Buttermilk Salad

Orange Buttermilk Salad

Orange Buttermilk Salad

For a deliciously creamy treat, I make this gelatin salad. It is so easy to whip up and I always receive compliments.—Carol Van Sickle, Versailles, Kentucky

Watermelon Ice

Watermelon Ice

Watermelon Ice

"This sweet frosty snack is so refreshing on hot summer days," writes Darlene Markel from Mt. Hood, Oregon. Store it in the freezer, so it's a snap to scoop and serve in snow cone cups.

Noodles and Kraut

Noodles and Kraut

Noodles and Kraut

I sampled this recipe at a 25th anniversary party and was told it was a family favorite, courtesy of a Polish grandmother. I shared the recipe with my sister-in-law’s family and she told me her five-year-old son loved it so much that he would eat it cold for breakfast! Every time our family gathers now, someone brings this dish.

Roasted Peppers with Basil

Roasted Peppers with Basil

Roasted Peppers with Basil

Roasting peppers yields a sweet, smoky flavor, and a silky texture. Mix in some fresh basil, and you have a titillating treat! It's absolutely delicious, plus it contains less than one gram of fat and zero cholesterol. —Tammy Landry, Saucier, Mississippi

Creamy Crab Wontons

Creamy Crab Wontons

Creamy Crab Wontons

How about a fast festive appetizer just for two? These hot, crispy little bites boast a rich creamy filling with a hint of crab. “They simply melt in your mouth,” promises Robin Boynton of Harbor Beach, Michigan. Suggestion: serve wontons with plum sauce or sweet-and-sour sauce for dipping.

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Chocolate Peanut Butter

While growing up, I looked forward to this special sandwich treat in my lunches. I still make this recipe today and keep some in the refrigerator...but it never lasts too long!
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