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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

Cucumber Chicken Croissants

Cucumber Chicken Croissants

Cucumber Chicken Croissants

When my friends and I were new moms, we started organizing lunchtime play groups for our kids. Here's one of the recipes I made for them. It's their hands-down favorite. —Shannon Brown, Omaha, Nebraska

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Curried Three-Bean Salad

Curried Three-Bean Salad

Curried Three-Bean Salad

Cumin and curry powder give this chilled three-bean salad terrific zip. "I get a lot of compliments on it," says Howie Wiener, Spring Hill, Florida. Not only does it come together quickly, but at 70 cents a serving, it's economical, too.

Raspberry Orange Smoothie

Raspberry Orange Smoothie

Raspberry Orange Smoothie

“I enjoy this smoothie with breakfast or as a quick afternoon pick-me-up,” says Stephanie Konopka of South Lyon, Michigan. “You can substitute peaches for the raspberries if you wish.”

Banana Butterfinger Pudding

Banana Butterfinger Pudding

Banana Butterfinger Pudding

You can substitute other kids of candy bars to suit your preference. The pudding flavor can be changed as well—perhaps to vanilla or butterscotch.—LaVerna Mjones, Moorhead, Minnesota

Zippy Peach Spread

Zippy Peach Spread

Zippy Peach Spread

Don’t think twice about the ingredient pairings—this creamy spread is absolutely addictive! Lighten it up by using reduced-fat cream cheese. Laurie Hicks - Troy, MT

Frozen Cranberry Pineapple Salad

Frozen Cranberry Pineapple Salad

Frozen Cranberry Pineapple Salad

For a refreshing side dish (that could also be served as a dessert), try Frozen Cranberry Salad from Rita Goshaw of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

A homemade marinade adds delicious flavor to the stir-fried pork in this main dish salad. The fast, fresh meal is easy to toss together with canned apricots and convenient salad kits. TIP: Look for the Asian crunch salad mix in the produce section near other bagged salad blends. If you can’t find it, pick up mixed greens, snow peas, shredded carrot, chow mein noodles and a bottle of sesame ginger or Asian-style salad dressing.

Nutty Seasoned Popcorn

Nutty Seasoned Popcorn

Nutty Seasoned Popcorn

This is my all-time favorite to serve or bring to parties. The combination of popcorn and nuts is very satisfying, and even the kids can help make this treat. —Shirley Nordblum Youngsville, Pennsylvania

Crab and Pea Salad

Crab and Pea Salad

Crab and Pea Salad

"From picnics to potlucks, this fast-to-fix combination receives rave reviews," writes Janine Gillespie of Milwaukie, Oregon. "I often garnish it with paprika, sliced hard-cooked eggs, tomatoes or croutons."

Easy Freezer Pickles

Easy Freezer Pickles

Easy Freezer Pickles

Relates Lucile Johnson of Red Oak, Iowa, "These crisp, no-cook pickle slices are so simple to fix."

Champion Roast Beef Sandwiches

Champion Roast Beef Sandwiches

Champion Roast Beef Sandwiches

When I have time, I like to prepare a roast with this much-requested recipe in mind. But when I need a quick meal in a hurry, I use deli roast beef with delicious results.

Berry Nectarine Salad

Berry Nectarine Salad

Berry Nectarine Salad

"I've been making this recipe for years," writes Mindee Myers of Lincoln, Nebraska. "Whenever my family has a summer get-together, everyone requests it. The nectarines and berries look beautiful together...and the topping is the perfect accent."

Frozen Lemon Pie

Frozen Lemon Pie

Frozen Lemon Pie

With a graham cracker crust and instant pudding, this pie makes a tangy sweet dessert. For a zestier flavor, I make it with lemon pudding. Adding pink lemonade gives it a pretty color.

Curried Olive Egg Salad

Curried Olive Egg Salad

Curried Olive Egg Salad

Accessorizing the humble egg salad sandwich with olives, curry powder and celery seed really bumps up the flavor of lunch.—Anita Doyle, Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Creamy Crab Salad

Creamy Crab Salad

Creamy Crab Salad

This easy-on-the-pocket salad beautifully dresses up economical imitation crab. My husband's grandmother gladly shared the recipe. —Barb Stanton, Winona, Minnesota
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