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Meet the Cook: Although it requires only a few basic ingredients and little preparation, this drink always draws raves from overnight guests about its "wake-up" taste. My husband's a pastor. We have five children and six grandchildren. -Joyce Mummau, Mt. Airy, Maryland
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Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Children reach with both hands for these buttery tender mini muffins. Cinnamon-spiced and made with applesauce, they’re easy to bake on a moment’s notice. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York

Garlic Tilapia with Spicy Kale

Garlic Tilapia with Spicy Kale

Garlic Tilapia with Spicy Kale

We make this main dish and side together, and adjust the heat from the red pepper flakes depending on who's at the table. —Tara Cruz, Kersey, Colorado

Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I wanted to build a better pork sandwich, and this Asian-style filling was a huge hit with my husband and co-workers. Bring on the wasabi mayo. —Jennifer Berry, Lexington, Ohio

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Chilled Christmas Punch

Chilled Christmas Punch

Chilled Christmas Punch

A blend of juices gives this punch a little pizzazz. For a more tart flavor, substitute cranberry juice for the cran-apple juice. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

Cranberry Lemonade

Cranberry Lemonade

Cranberry Lemonade

With its pretty pink blush and tart refreshing flavor, Cranberry Lemonade is sure to satisfy, glass after glass after glass. Field director Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon shares this summer thirst-quencher.

Landmark Hot Chocolate

Landmark Hot Chocolate

Landmark Hot Chocolate

With or without a nip of rum, my hot chocolate recipe has been a Wisconsin winter warmer for years. When the toboggan hills are calling, I skip the whipped cream and take a thermos to go. It’s always a hit and it ensures nobody is left out in the cold! —Mark Phillips, Bayfield, Wisconsin
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Easy Citrus Slush

Easy Citrus Slush

Easy Citrus Slush

This recipe was created years ago for church bridal and baby showers, the result of the hostess committee sharing ideas. We would use different flavored gelatins to color-coordinate with the decor of the occasion. I especially liked the flavors and colors of lemon and pineapple and developed them into this recipe, which I like to use at home.

Strawberry Slush

Strawberry Slush

Strawberry Slush

"This make-ahead slush is really refreshing on hot summer days," writes Patricia Schroedl of Jefferson, Wisconsin. "Pour lemon-lime soda over scoops of the strawberry blend for a fast fruity treat that's so thick you'll have to eat it with a spoon."

Berry Splash Smoothies

Berry Splash Smoothies

Berry Splash Smoothies

This fruity smoothie is loaded with calcium and antioxidants, so don't feel guilty about gobbling up this cool treat! Elayna Ask, Cogan Station, Pennsylvania

Mango Tango Smoothies

Mango Tango Smoothies

Mango Tango Smoothies

With a cup of milk and a half cup of yogurt, this smoothie is rich in calcium and makes an excellent choice for breakfast on the run. For added convenience, you can buy mango chunks that are already peeled and chopped.

Strawberry Cooler

Strawberry Cooler

Strawberry Cooler

During the dog days of summer, my family looks for a cold, thirst-quenching drink. I like this ons because it's sparkling, refreshing and fast and easy to make.

Cherry Berry Smoothies

Cherry Berry Smoothies

Cherry Berry Smoothies

"We have three young children, so we always have fruit juices on hand to experiment with when making smoothies," writes Shonna Thibodeau. The Fort Huachuca, Arizona reader turns cherry juice, fruit and yogurt into this colorful family favorite.

Pineapple Cooler

Pineapple Cooler

Pineapple Cooler

In Littlerock, California, Michelle Blumberg stirs up this mild and refreshing beverage in a jiffy. Lemon juice cuts the sweetness you might expect from pineapple juice and lemon-lime soda.



Tropical Fruit Smoothies

Tropical Fruit Smoothies

Tropical Fruit Smoothies

Four refreshing fruits go into this frosty smoothie from Susan Voigt of Plymouth, Minnesota—plus a sweet lick of honey!

Watermelon-Strawberry Cooler

Watermelon-Strawberry Cooler

Watermelon-Strawberry Cooler

My family gulps this frosty cooler because we love, love, love watermelon. The strawberries give it an extra pop. This is a perfect drink for Texas heat. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Senior Strawberry Slush

Senior Strawberry Slush

Senior Strawberry Slush

Here's fruity refreshment that can flavor a gathering without a fuss! Simply stir up strawberries, juices, water and sugar according to the recipe, then freeze. Add soda before serving and you're all set. Keep one thing in mind, though, chuckles Thelma Rush of Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee. "You may want to make extra," she notes. "People are always coming back for seconds!"

Mulled Holiday Drink

Mulled Holiday Drink

Mulled Holiday Drink

The beverage's burgundy color and tart taste are terrific for winter. —Richell Welch, Buffalo, Texas
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