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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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Citrus & Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Citrus & Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Citrus & Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

This recipe will make you love turkey again. Brining with lemon, rosemary and orange juice makes it so moist and flavorful. It's the star attraction at our table. —Fay Moreland, Wichita Falls, TX

Herbed Beef Tenderloin

Herbed Beef Tenderloin

Herbed Beef Tenderloin

Cooking on the grill has always been one of my favorite hobbies. This recipe is a popular choice for my family's Sunday dinners or our special birthday dinners. I like to serve tenderloin with baked potatoes and homegrown vegetables.

Coffee Marinated Steak

Coffee Marinated Steak

Coffee Marinated Steak

My dad-a big steak lover—got this recipe form a friend, and now we never eat steak without using this marinade. It makes the meat so juicy and adds a great flavor.
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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.

Pineapple Sirloin Skewers

Pineapple Sirloin Skewers

Pineapple Sirloin Skewers

From Marysville, Washington, Karen Hamlin shares this tasty treatment for beef that relies on a made-in-moments marinade. "I like to add mushrooms to the skewers and serve the yummy kabobs over hot cooked rice," she writes.

Peppered Flank Steak

Peppered Flank Steak

Peppered Flank Steak

My mother passed down this recipe to me, and I use it often to make fajitas. The lemon juice and soy sauce give it some zing.

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.

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 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

Brazilian-Syle Turkey with Ham

Brazilian-Syle Turkey with Ham

Brazilian-Syle Turkey with Ham

Grilled is a different and fun way to prepare whole turkey. My mom has served this main dish for special occasions, "Christmas in July" and weddings at her home.

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Pear Chutney

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Pear Chutney

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Pear Chutney

The perfect balance of tart and sweet to top a tenderloin—this autumn dinner is a family-favorite. Keep this chutney recipe on hand for turkey dinners, too. —Amanda Reed, Nashville, Tennessee
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