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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
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Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

We have a lot of cookouts, and this recipe is a favorite of ours when we're eating outdoors. It's simple to prepare...and simply delicious.

Herb-Brined Turkey

Herb-Brined Turkey

Herb-Brined Turkey

For an impressive main course, look here. The moist, flavorful bird will have guests counting the minutes until carving time. — Scott Rugh, Portland, Oregon

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

I like to marinate this moist chicken entree overnight, then pop it on the grill for a breezy taste of the islands that family and friends really go for. —Vicki Roberts, Jacksonville, Florida
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Overnight Chicken Casserole

Overnight Chicken Casserole

Overnight Chicken Casserole

I don't know where this casserole originated, but the recipe was given to me some 40 years ago. It's my family's all-time favorite. Not only is it a great "company" meal, it's also well-received at potluck dinners.

Coffee-Crusted Prime Rib

Coffee-Crusted Prime Rib

Coffee-Crusted Prime Rib

The secret to this rib roast from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen is in the coffee rub. Allowing the rub to penetrate overnight heightens the flavor.

Succulent Beef Skewers for 2

Succulent Beef Skewers for 2

Succulent Beef Skewers for 2

Agnes Ward, of Stratford, Ontario says, “These are no ordinary beef kabobs! They’re herb-infused and need to marinate at least two hours or overnight for the best flavor. If you feel like splurging, this recipe’s also fantastic with beef tenderloin.”

Teriyaki Turkey Breast

Teriyaki Turkey Breast

Teriyaki Turkey Breast

Marinating this turkey breast overnight gives it great flavor and a juicy tenderness. "This is the best turkey you will ever eat," assures Marvin Hayes from Delano, Minnesota. Leftovers-if there are any-taste terrific in the two delicious dishes that follow.

Peppered Rib Roast

Peppered Rib Roast

Peppered Rib Roast

A co-worker shared this restaurant recipe with me when I lived in Minneapolis in the 1970s. The marinade tenderizes the meat, and the drippings make a savory sauce to accompany the moist beef slices. -Mary Welch, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Jamaican Pork Tenderloin

Jamaican Pork Tenderloin

Jamaican Pork Tenderloin

This recipe is perfect for barbecues and parties! A spicy citrus marinade adds plenty of flavor to the tenderloin overnight. Then you can grill the meat in just minutes the next day. —Rosetta Hockett of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Stuffing Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Stuffing Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Stuffing Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Slices of this elegant but easy special-occasion roast look so attractive, and you'll be delighted with the flavor. Water chestnuts add enjoyable crunch to the savory stuffing. It's an entree I'm proud to serve to guests. -Mark Trinklein, Racine, Wisconsin

Zesty Marinated Pork Chops

Zesty Marinated Pork Chops

Zesty Marinated Pork Chops

“My husband loves pork chops. They're a good source of lean protein and it's easy to change the flavor by using different spices. I created this marinade based on a few I saw in Healthy Cooking.” Jackie Termont - Richmond, Virginia
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