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Bacon-Tomato Salad

Bacon-Tomato Salad

Bacon-Tomato Salad

We love this wonderful salad that tastes like a piled-high BLT without the time or effort. Plus, you can make it hours ahead and keep it in the fridge till serving time. —Denise Thurman, Columbia, Missouri

Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry Relish

Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry Relish

Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry Relish

My son is a strawberry fanatic—anything with strawberries in it is a must-have in his book. I'll always remember the look on his face the first time he tried this. It was love! — Karen Wilkes, Lakewood, California

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Pesto Tuna Melts

Pesto Tuna Melts

Pesto Tuna Melts

A tangy Italian twist on tuna salad, this cheesy open-faced sandwich from Nancy Monroe of Statesville, North Carolina is a fuss-free standout. Pair it with a cup of hot soup or chips for a tasty lunch.

Tomato Bean Salad

Tomato Bean Salad

Tomato Bean Salad

This salad is packed with tasty surprises. Since it's dressed before serving, it's ideal for a help-yourself buffet.—Marilyn Janssen, Dawson Creek, British Columbia

Nutty Fruit Medley

Nutty Fruit Medley

Nutty Fruit Medley

Ruth Glick coats apples, grapes, banana and walnuts with a creamy dressing to make this Waldorf-like salad. "I experimented with many different versions of this recipe until I got it just right," says the Apple Creek, Ohio cook.
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Fruity Chicken Tossed Salad

Fruity Chicken Tossed Salad

Fruity Chicken Tossed Salad

Juicy chicken and a medley of sweet fruit jazz up crisp salad greens. Topped with a refreshing poppyseed dressing, this salad tastes too good to be light!

Tuna Schooners

Tuna Schooners

Tuna Schooners

Instead of plain tuna salad sandwiches, I fix this creamy tuna mixture, which includes crunchy apples. Then I put it on a crisp English muffin half with triangle tortilla chips sticking out to look like the sails of a ship.—Judy Archuleta, Escalon, California

Cracked Pepper Salad Dressing

Cracked Pepper Salad Dressing

Cracked Pepper Salad Dressing

The pepper is bold but not too sharp in this creamy dressing that will complement your favorite salad ingredients. It's easy to mix up and great to have on hand.

Glass Bowl Salad

Glass Bowl Salad

Glass Bowl Salad

Crisp, refreshing ingredients topped with a creamy dressing and crumbled bacon assured there'd be no leftovers when this salad bowl made its way around the table. -Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan

Raisin Waldorf Salad

Raisin Waldorf Salad

Raisin Waldorf Salad

“I came up with this scrumptious apple salad while experimenting with leftover dessert ingredients one day,” laughs Diana Stucky from her Castle Rock, Colorado home. “Friends have said it's the best salad they've ever eaten!” Tip: Sprinkle cinnamon over the salad just before serving.

Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas

Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas

Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas

“My kids ask for these pita sandwiches all the time,” notes Kim Holmes of Emerald Park, Saskatchewan. “They haven’t noticed that as good as they taste, they’re also good for them, too.”

Easy Mint Chip Ice Cream

Easy Mint Chip Ice Cream

Easy Mint Chip Ice Cream

You can whip up this easy homemade ice cream in just minutes. Pop it into the freezer overnight to set up-you don't need an ice cream freezer! Chock-full of chips, this minty treat is the favorite of students in my home economics classes.

Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan

A mother deserves a beautiful salad that combines her favorite flavors, like fresh peppery arugula, golden raisins, crunchy almonds and shredded Parmesan. I put this simple salad together for my mom, and the whole family ended up loving it! —Nicole Rash, Boise, Idaho

Deluxe Chocolate Pudding

Deluxe Chocolate Pudding

Deluxe Chocolate Pudding

Make instant pudding special in no time with this rapid recipe from Audrey Thibodeau of Mesa, Arizona. Creamy servings get a little zip from almond or rum extract, richness from sour cream and a pleasant crunch from pecans.

Creamy Lemon Milk Shakes

Creamy Lemon Milk Shakes

Creamy Lemon Milk Shakes

Several different recipes inspired the combination of ingredients I use in these shakes, and I'm glad they did! They're so refreshing. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Apple Peanut Spinach Salad

Apple Peanut Spinach Salad

Apple Peanut Spinach Salad

From Ali Lowell, this memorable medley is treated to a delicious curry dressing. "My mom and I have been tossing together this salad for years," she writes from Winchester, Massachusetts.
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