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Grilled Rack of Lamb

Grilled Rack of Lamb

Grilled Rack of Lamb

Whenever my husband and I really want to impress guests, we make this rack of lamb. The marinade keeps the meat juicy and tender while grilling. —Gail Cawsey, Geneseo, Illinois

Marinated Beef Tenderloin

Marinated Beef Tenderloin

Marinated Beef Tenderloin

My three grown children and grandkids enjoy this tempting tenderloin. Leftovers make wonderful sandwiches with oven-fresh bread and Dijon mustard. I sometimes substitute a marinated eye of round roast...and it turns out fine.

Southwestern Pork Roast

Southwestern Pork Roast

Southwestern Pork Roast

I saw this recipe in our local newspaper and thought it sounded delicious. I tried it, and it's now a favorite. It has just the right amount of zip.—Jennell Sommers, Alexandria, Minnesota
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Honey-Ginger Barbecued Ribs

Honey-Ginger Barbecued Ribs

Honey-Ginger Barbecued Ribs

Grilling season just wouldn't be the same without these tender, finger-licking-good ribs. My family loves how ginger enhances the slightly sweet marinade. —Linda Tuchband, Overland Park, Kansas

Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken

"For flavorful, moist and tender chicken, try this marinade," suggests Julie Lake from Anchorage, Alaska. "The sesame seeds cling well to season the meat. We also like this mixture on chicken wings, beef short ribs and pork."

Beef Tenderloin with Potatoes

Beef Tenderloin with Potatoes

Beef Tenderloin with Potatoes

As an alternative to turkey or ham for the holidays one year, I decided to try this recipe. My family liked it so much, it's become a standard at our house. The meat is very tender and flavorful, and the potatoes get nicely browned. The marinade cooks into a terrific sauce. -Mrs. Clifford Davis, Fort Smith, Arkansas

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

Greek Lamb Kabobs

Greek Lamb Kabobs

Greek Lamb Kabobs

We have a gas grill and use it year-round, especially to make these tender juicy kabobs. The lamb marinates overnight, and the attractive skewers can be quickly assembled the next day. —Kathy Herrola of Martinez, California

Barbecued Lamb Chops

Barbecued Lamb Chops

Barbecued Lamb Chops

At Eastertime and for other holidays, I often get requests for these lamb chops. The moist and tender chops aren't difficult to make, but they taste special. Even people who don't care for lamb like it prepared this way.—Chris Nash, Berthoud, Colorado

Grilled Wild Turkey Breast

Grilled Wild Turkey Breast

Grilled Wild Turkey Breast

"With only two ingredients, this is definitely the easiest recipe I have for cooking the wild turkey that my husband, Richard, brings home during spring hunting season," says Michelle Kaase of Tomball, Texas. "The grilled meat takes on a wonderful sweet smoky flavor."

Marinated Venison Steaks

Marinated Venison Steaks

Marinated Venison Steaks

From Tigard, Oregon, Janelle Inkens writes, "These venison steaks are so tender and tasty, they're even a hit with my kids, ages 3 and 4. Someone who tried this dish once said, 'Wow, if I could make venison taste like this, I'd make it all the time.'"
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