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Apricot Ham Steak

Ham is a versatile main menu item that's a standby with all country cooks. One of the best and easiest ways to serve ham slices is topped off with a slightly sweet glaze, like this apricot version.
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Zesty Ham Sandwich

Zesty Ham Sandwich

Zesty Ham Sandwich

I learned that in Rome and other parts of Italy, pizza simply started out as bread with oil and herbs on it. In some locales, cheese, tomato and grilled meat were added. With the basic original pizza ingredients surrounding me, I was inspired to make a modern version of an ancient food and this recipe was born.—Mara Mcauley, Hinsdale, New York

Greek Pita Pizzas

Greek Pita Pizzas

Greek Pita Pizzas

Pita bread is the crust for these single-serving pizzas that get Mediterranean flair from olives, spinach and feta cheese. Breadsticks and a wedge of iceberg lettuce drizzled with salad dressing (pictured above right) make fine pizza partners. Or serve an appetizer of fresh vegetables with dip, then cap off the meal with lemon Italian ice.

Mexican Fiesta Dip

Mexican Fiesta Dip

Mexican Fiesta Dip

"I lost 30 pounds by using slimmed-down ingredients in my recipes, and I still get to enjoy goodies like this savory dip," relates field editor Angela Oelschlaeger, Tonganoxie, Kansas.
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Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwiches

Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwiches

Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwiches

Arugula brings the zing in this recipe for eight "half" sandwiches. I serve four people because most who taste them want another. — Mary Price, Youngstown, Ohio

Chicken Croissant Sandwiches

Chicken Croissant Sandwiches

Chicken Croissant Sandwiches

These sandwiches are easy to pull together when you need something fun and taste-worthy in a flash. I make them often for occasions like brunches, church youth meetings and impromptu family gatherings. —Cheryl Sigler, Louisville, Ohio

Open-Faced Tuna Burgers

Open-Faced Tuna Burgers

Open-Faced Tuna Burgers

One of my gang's favorite sandwiches is this burger. The kids prefer the zesty salad dressing to a mayonnaise base. Bits of pimiento add color. And serving the tuna on a toasted bun means no soggy bread.—Heidi Wilcox, Lapeer, Michigan

Cucumber Tuna Boats

Cucumber Tuna Boats

Cucumber Tuna Boats

For a refreshing summer meal, you can't beat this creamy tuna salad mounded into cucumber halves. Hard-cooked eggs make the salad extra hearty, and the crispness of the cucumber is delightful. It's an extra-special luncheon entree or light supper. -Mildred Stubbs, Hamlet, North Carolina

Grilled Spiced Fish

Grilled Spiced Fish

Grilled Spiced Fish

These moist flaky fillets provide a welcome change of pace at summer cookouts. Chris McBee of Xenia, Ohio peppers a savory herb rub with cayenne, then works it into the fish. Even steak lovers will be smacking their lips.

Speedy Spaghetti

Speedy Spaghetti

Speedy Spaghetti

On a busy weekday, Debbie relies on her premade meat sauce to put an Italian spaghetti dinner on the table in mere minutes. It's nicely seasoned and has plenty of meat and mushrooms.

Homemade Pasta Dough

Homemade Pasta Dough

Homemade Pasta Dough

Go for it. Once you try homemade pasta, you're hooked. —Kathryn Conrad, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Citrus-Ginger Tuna Steaks

Citrus-Ginger Tuna Steaks

Citrus-Ginger Tuna Steaks

Now that I am retired, I have lots of time to plan, experiment and prepare meals...but this tuna, with its well-seasoned marinade, takes only a few minutes to make."
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