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Andouille-Stuffed Peppers

Green peppers in Cajun dishes inspired this recipe. For a healthy choice instead of andouille, substitute chicken sausage, cubed chicken or other protein. —Sarah Larson, Carlsbad, California
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My Best-Ever Jambalaya

My Best-Ever Jambalaya

My Best-Ever Jambalaya

I tried to mimic Jambalaya from my favorite restaurant and it turned out so well my daughter and husband now prefer my recipe and won't order it when we go to the restaurant! —Alexis Van Vulpen, St. Albert, Alberta

Cajun Beef & Rice

Cajun Beef & Rice

Cajun Beef & Rice

Dirty Rice from a restaurant or box can have a lot of sodium and fat. Here’s a hearty, healthy way to trim it. Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma

Cajun Shrimp Skillet

Cajun Shrimp Skillet

Cajun Shrimp Skillet

There’s plenty of sauce with these shrimp—I always have some bread on the side to soak it up. Make it your own by using your favorite amber beer or flavorful broth.—Mark Oppe, North Pole, Alaska

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Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Each time I take this dish to a church supper, I get many, many requests to share the recipe. My family has enjoyed this tasty salad for years, and it works very well alongside ham, brisket or chicken. It is inexpensive to make, and the red onion rings add a nice touch of color to a meal. The real beauty of this salad is that it can be made well ahead of time.

Yogurt Corn Bread

Yogurt Corn Bread

Yogurt Corn Bread

My husband doesn't like traditional Texas corn bread, so I came up with this recipe. This is the only kind he'll eat. Yogurt makes this variation different from most. —Amanda Andrews of Mansfield, Texas

Cajun Stir-Fry

Cajun Stir-Fry

Cajun Stir-Fry

Cubes of chicken and chunks of smoked turkey kielbasa, plus plenty of herbs and veggies, make this a hearty stir-fry. I sometimes top off servings with shredded mozzarella cheese and minced basil and parsley. —Sharon Clemens of Groveland, Illinois
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Cajun Fettuccine

Cajun Fettuccine

Cajun Fettuccine

It's nice to serve this zesty creamy casserole when you want a change from pasta dishes with a tomato sauce. The Cajun flavor really reflects this region of the country.—Jackie Turnage, New Iberia, Louisiana

Reindeer Snack Mix

Reindeer Snack Mix

Reindeer Snack Mix

Don't forget the reindeer! Rudolph and his pals will be dashing, dancing and prancing to gobble up this savory snack mix. Humans also will enjoy the buttery, perfectly seasoned and wonderfully crunchy combination.

Olive-Cucumber Tossed Salad

Olive-Cucumber Tossed Salad

Olive-Cucumber Tossed Salad

You get lots of flavor from just a few ingredients in this easy-to-fix salad. It’s refreshing but bold with zip from the Creole seasoning and saltiness from the olives.

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Ham 'n' Cheddar Corn Bread

Ham 'n' Cheddar Corn Bread

Ham 'n' Cheddar Corn Bread

This layered corn bread "sandwich" baked in the oven is a great accompaniment for steaming soup and a salad.—Christa Habegger, Greenville, South Carolina

Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup

Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup

Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup

I've made this soup many times for my husband and four sons. Even though they're married and have homes of their own, my sons still like to come to our house to eat. This recipe is always a hit with them.

My Favorite Rice Salad

My Favorite Rice Salad

My Favorite Rice Salad

This rice salad came from my mother's personal cookbook. I'm not sure where she found it, but it sounds like a New Orleans-type of dish to me. I like to make it for special occasions. It tastes especially good with barbecued meats. It also goes well with turkey dishes...and it's nutritious!

Mushroom Shrimp Creole

Mushroom Shrimp Creole

Mushroom Shrimp Creole

We especially enjoy this hearty main dish on chilly or stormy days. The tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, green peppers and shrimp are nicely spiced with seasonings.

Hearty Rice Dressing

Hearty Rice Dressing

Hearty Rice Dressing

At church socials and family reunions, this satisfying dressing has always been well received. It's a favorite with our family, too. I cut back on the recipe to serve a smaller group. -Ruth Hayward Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sausage Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage Corn Bread Dressing

The phrases “holiday dinner” and “low-fat” are seldom used together, unless Rebecca Baird’s corn bread stuffing is on the menu. Made with turkey sausage, herbs, fruit and veggies, this recipe lets you enjoy all the trimmings without the guilt, notes the field editor from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Shrimp with Creole Sauce

Shrimp with Creole Sauce

Shrimp with Creole Sauce

Dip into this zippy Creole-style sauce and you'll never crave seafood sauce again. Chunky but not too spicy, the tantalizing tomato blend complements cold shrimp or cooked seafood.

Chive-Cheese Corn Bread

Chive-Cheese Corn Bread

Chive-Cheese Corn Bread

This corn bread goes well with any main dish. The chives and sharp cheddar cheese give it a special flavor.
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