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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.

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.

West Coast Chicken

West Coast Chicken

West Coast Chicken

We're far from the West Coast-but the orange and ginger in the sauce for this chicken give us a taste of that part of the country. And it's one we enjoy frequently...my family wouldn't mind if I served this dish a couple of times every week!
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Marinated Iowa Beef

Marinated Iowa Beef

Marinated Iowa Beef

I grew up eating Iowa beef. This tasty, mouthwatering recipe was one of my favorites as a child, and I've been making it for years as an adult!—Shary Geidner, Clear Lake, Iowa

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.

Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak

My sister, Kathy, and I often exchange recipes - I give her my desserts, and she gives me her entrees. This recipe is from her, and it's become a favorite of mine for serving to company. The meat and vegetables can be prepared ahead of time...when the company arrives, I just fire up the grill!

Ham and Cheese Souffle

Ham and Cheese Souffle

Ham and Cheese Souffle

I like to serve this tasty dish for brunch along with fresh fruit when I'm having guests. Not only is it easy, but everyone enjoys it. Make it the night before, then the next day all you need to do is bake it.

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.

Overnight Scalloped Chicken Casserole

Overnight Scalloped Chicken Casserole

Overnight Scalloped Chicken Casserole

This has to be one of the greatest casseroles ever! It serves the family or company equally well but really draws raves every time I take it to a potluck.

Marinated Pork Strips

Marinated Pork Strips

Marinated Pork Strips

Meet the Cook: Especially if you're having company, this is a good recipe. While it looks like you spent time on it, it's actually easy. Married 6 years, we have three little ones. Technically, I'm not working, but I've never worked so hard in my life! -Karen Peterson, Hainesville, Illinois

Frank's Sauerbraten

Frank's Sauerbraten

Frank's Sauerbraten

—Frank Newton, St. Thomas, Ontario
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