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A soy sauce-based marinade gives this moist, crispy chicken rich flavor. To make chicken satay, I vary the ingredients a bit and marinate the meat longer.—Tina Repak Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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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.

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

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.
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Always-Tender Roasted Turkey

Always-Tender Roasted Turkey

Always-Tender Roasted Turkey

For years I prepared my Thanksgiving turkey only to have it turn out dry. That's when I decided to give this recipe a try. Baking the bird in an oven bag keeps it moist and tender...and there's no basting involved.—Shirley Bedzis, San Diego, California

Pork Chops with Orange Sauce

Pork Chops with Orange Sauce

Pork Chops with Orange Sauce

Tangy orange flavors the marinade and sweet sauce that dress up these tender and juicy chops. Add mashed potatoes or rice and a simple side salad for a fuss-free supper. Mary Chandler - Grand Tower, Illinois

Garlic-Lime Pork Chops

Garlic-Lime Pork Chops

Garlic-Lime Pork Chops

Cilantro, lime and hot pepper sauce lend south-of-the-border pizzazz to boneless pork chops in this recipe from Paula Marchesi of Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania. "Pretty enough for company, these chops are tender, juicy and delicious," she says.

Garden Kabobs

Garden Kabobs

Garden Kabobs

When my garden is at its peak, I like to make this colorful entree. Besides the great flavor, I also enjoy its easy preparation and cleanup.

Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin

Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin

Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin

This easy roasted pork appetizer comes from Shirley Kula of San Diego, California. The ginger, soy sauce and sesame seeds give these truly tender tenderloins obvious Asian flair.

Flavorful Beef Brisket

Flavorful Beef Brisket

Flavorful Beef Brisket

A memorable part of my wedding day was the supper my mom prepared. This moist fork-tender brisket is a popular entree hearty appetites appreciate.

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.

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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