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Ham & Pickle Wraps

Ham & Pickle Wraps

Ham & Pickle Wraps

I decided to try this recipe on my card club, and it was a big success. They loved it. The recipe can be swapped around and changed in so many different ways and always turns out as an awesome appetizer or great-looking centerpiece over a hand of cards.

Zesty Coleslaw

Zesty Coleslaw

Zesty Coleslaw

This simple slaw tastes best when it's refrigerated for at least one hour. The mixture seems to get creamier as it sits. —Michelle Gauer, Spicer, Minnesota

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Chunky Vegetable Chilled Soup

Chunky Vegetable Chilled Soup

Chunky Vegetable Chilled Soup

Unlike many chilled soups, this one isn't pureed, so you'll find plenty of chunky vegetable bits in each spoonful. "The recipe is from a friend who serves this refreshing soup on hot summer days," notes Liz Fick of Litchville, North Dakota.

Peachy Pecan Salad

Peachy Pecan Salad

Peachy Pecan Salad

You'll only need a total of six ingredients—three for the refreshing citrus dressing and three for the colorful salad. You can replace the pecans in the salad with walnuts or almonds to better suit your tastes.—Elissa Armbruster, Medford, New Jersey

Dan's Peppery London Broil

Dan's Peppery London Broil

Dan's Peppery London Broil

I was bored making the usual London broil, so I got a little creative and sparked up the flavor with crushed red pepper, garlic and Worcestershire sauce.—Dan Wright, San Jose, California

French Dressing with Tomatoes

French Dressing with Tomatoes

French Dressing with Tomatoes

Every time I make this recipe that I received from my mother-in-law, it takes me back to the country. I can see myself in the garden among all of those fresh tomatoes. How good they are, plucked right off the vine.

Harvard Beets

Harvard Beets

Harvard Beets

This recipe makes a pretty accompaniment to any meal and have wonderful flavor. Even those who normally shy away from beets will gobble these up.—Jean Ann Perkins, Newburyport, Maryland

Vinaigrette Asparagus Salad

Vinaigrette Asparagus Salad

Vinaigrette Asparagus Salad

A light, lemony vinaigrette drapes the crisp asparagus in this well-seasoned salad from Linda Lacek of Winter Park, Florida. "The dressing can bleach the vegetables it touches, so toss the asparagus with the vinaigrette just before serving," Linda advises.

Ruby Red Raspberry Salad

Ruby Red Raspberry Salad

Ruby Red Raspberry Salad

A refreshing and attractive side dish, this salad adds a festive touch to your holiday table. Children especially like this slightly sweet salad. -Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana

Cranberry Fruit Mold

Cranberry Fruit Mold

Cranberry Fruit Mold

This special gelatin salad takes the place of ordinary cranberry sauce on my Thanksgiving table. Grapes and mandarin oranges make it deliciously different. —Kristy Duncan, Southfield, North Carolina

Savory Cucumber Sandwiches

Savory Cucumber Sandwiches

Savory Cucumber Sandwiches

Italian salad dressing easily flavors this simple spread. Serve it as a dip with crackers and veggies or use it as a sandwich filling. —Carol K Henderson, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Gail's Homemade Salsa

Gail's Homemade Salsa

Gail's Homemade Salsa

We invited friends over for dinner and forgot to purchase the salsa from the market. So I decided to try my hand at creating some of my own. It was a big success and everyone wanted the recipe. I hope you enjoy it, too!

Simple Marshmallow Fruit Salad

Simple Marshmallow Fruit Salad

Simple Marshmallow Fruit Salad

For a taste of summer sunshine, Marana, Arizona’s Marian Bauerle whips up this quick, refreshing salad. “It’s pretty enough to double as a dessert,” she notes. “Peach yogurt and coconut really dress up the canned fruit cocktail.” TIP: LEFTOVER MINI MARSHMALLOWS CAN BE ADDED TO HOMEMADE TRAIL MIX OR A BOWL OF CEREAL OR USED AS A TOPPING FOR A BAKED SWEET POTATO ALONG WITH BUTTER AND CINNAMON.

Broiled Pineapple

Broiled Pineapple

Broiled Pineapple

For that “little something” sweet after a filling fall meal, try this scrumptious, cinnamon-sprinkled dessert from our Test Kitchen. It couldn't be much easier.

Parmesan Zucchini Omelet

Parmesan Zucchini Omelet

Parmesan Zucchini Omelet

This meatless entree from Marion Lowery of Medford, Oregon will become a favorite for Sunday brunch or a late dinner.

Crunchy Spinach Salad

Crunchy Spinach Salad

Crunchy Spinach Salad

A fresh salad is the perfect complement to any summer meal, like my grilled ribeye steaks. This salad, with its tangy dressing and crisp, crunchy ingredients, has become one of our very favorites. —Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina
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