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When fresh peaches are in season, I cook these pork ribs up for family and friends. I love the recipe because I only need six ingredients, the slow cooker does the work for me and the ribs turn out tender and tasty.—Connie Jenista, Valrico, Florida
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Spiedis

Spiedis

Spiedis

This is our favorite cookout dish, and it's very good served with a salad. This recipe originated here in my hometown in the 1930's. Our meat preference for speidis is venison, but we use others when it's not available.

Ziploc Light Chicken Kabobs

Ziploc Light Chicken Kabobs

Ziploc Light Chicken Kabobs

Nothing captures the taste of summer like these flavorful kabobs sizzling on the grill. Best of all, they're easy to make ahead and grill in less than 30 minutes.

Lemon and Herb Fryers

Lemon and Herb Fryers

Lemon and Herb Fryers

With its slight hint of lemon and variety of herbs, this chicken disappears quickly. I'm not sure where this originated, but I've passed it onto countless friends.
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Grilled Pork with Pear Salsa

Grilled Pork with Pear Salsa

Grilled Pork with Pear Salsa

My husband, Dave, and I have been in a dinner group with three other couples for a few years. We often share our recipes. This grilled pork was served by one of the couples, and I decided to "pear" it with this fabulous salsa. —Suzan Ward, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Turkey Lime Kabobs

Turkey Lime Kabobs

Turkey Lime Kabobs

My husband loves to grill these deliciously different turkey kabobs, and everyone gets a kick out of the zingy taste from the limes and jalapenos. Its tongue-tingling combination of flavors makes this one company dish that always draws compliments.

Spicy Lamb Curry

Spicy Lamb Curry

Spicy Lamb Curry

This is a fantastic curry that I've tweaked over the years using a blend of aromatic spices. Fenugreek seeds can be found in specialty spice stores and are common in Middle Eastern curries and chutneys, but you can leave them out of this recipe. —Janis Kracht, Windsor, New York

Grilled Ginger Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Ginger Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Ginger Pork Tenderloin

Michelle Sanders of Fraser Lake, British Columbia says that this pork tenderloin is absolutely delicious and great for entertaining. Why? The quick prep is done ahead of time, and the grilling is so simple. "This dish is fool-proof!” she adds.

Steak Pinwheels

Steak Pinwheels

Steak Pinwheels

This yummy, elegant-looking entree is easy to make but it looks like you fussed. You can prepare it in adavance, too.

Sesame Beef 'n' Veggie Kabobs

Sesame Beef  'n' Veggie Kabobs

Sesame Beef 'n' Veggie Kabobs

This is a favorite with my entire familyChalk it up to the fact that this recipe delivers great flavor, tender chunks of meat and a presentation as pretty as a picture! Frances Klingemann-Omaha, Nebraska

Pork with Peach Picante Sauce

Pork with Peach Picante Sauce

Pork with Peach Picante Sauce

When fresh peaches are in season, I cook these pork ribs up for family and friends. I love the recipe because I only need six ingredients, the slow cooker does the work for me and the ribs turn out tender and tasty.—Connie Jenista, Valrico, Florida

Curried Peanut Chicken

Curried Peanut Chicken

Curried Peanut Chicken

"This is a nice change from traditional grilled items," says Jennifer Myers. The Havertown, Pennsylvania reader sprinkles coconut and currants over a tasty combination of chicken and peppers.
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