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Linda Haas created this fuss-free recipe after tasting something similar on a cruise. It makes a speedy and summery, light bite at home in Tenmile, Oregon. LINDA’S TIP: “To make it even lighter, use a fat-free Italian dressing.”
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Mini Polenta Pizzas

Mini Polenta Pizzas

Mini Polenta Pizzas

With just four ingredients you can be the talk of the party! These tasty bites are special enough for a fancy gathering and no one will know they're healthy! They are shown with Goat Cheese, Pear & Onion Pizza (recipe also on Recipe Finder). Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Mozzarella Rye Snacks

Mozzarella Rye Snacks

Mozzarella Rye Snacks

This creamy topping has a subtle tang that pairs perfectly with crisp rye bread. “We enjoy this simple recipe at our summer deck parties,” says Missie Klei from Cincinnati, Ohio. “It’s ideal for unexpected guests or a quick snack.”

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

“This is a delightfully simple, elegant dish. Serve as a side or with pita and hummus for a meal. It’s so refreshing-guests will love it!” Nicole Deelah - Nashville, Tennessee
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Spaghetti Ham Toss

Spaghetti Ham Toss

Spaghetti Ham Toss

Marybeth Wright of Maitland, Florida says it takes her only minutes to make this time-saving pasta toss. Leftover ham, canned ripe olives, sliced mushrooms and roasted red peppers lend plenty of flavor to the colorful combination of tastes.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan Spread

Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan Spread

Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan Spread

Garlic lovers will literally eat this up! Fresh basil gives it a lovely aroma; crushed red peppers offer a hint of heat; and sun-dried tomatoes make the creamy sandwich spread bright. Terrific on crackers, too. —Anndrea Bailey, Huntington Beach, California

Crispy Eggplant Bruschetta

Crispy Eggplant Bruschetta

Crispy Eggplant Bruschetta

One word describes this summer appetizer..."wonderful"! The crispy exterior of the tender eggplant slices and the robust taste of tomato and basil topping create a dynamic flavor duo. It's delicious served chilled or at room temperature.

Simply Delicious Italian Bread

Simply Delicious Italian Bread

Simply Delicious Italian Bread

It's always a joy to watch people's faces when I present them with homemade bread. This recipe makes two loaves—one for you to enjoy and one to share with others.—Nicole Gillenardo, St. Peters, Missouri

Vegetable Focaccia

Vegetable Focaccia

Vegetable Focaccia

"This popular recipe began as herb focaccia but gradually came to include our favorite vegetables," writes Michele Fairchok of Throop, Pennsylvania. "There's no cheese because my husband can't have dairy products. But some people who try it think it has cheese anyway!"

Twice-as-Nice Mashed Potatoes

Twice-as-Nice Mashed Potatoes

Twice-as-Nice Mashed Potatoes

If you can't decide what kind of potatoes to serve, reach for this recipe, which blends both red and sweet potatoes. It will quickly become a staple at all of your holiday dinners.

Veal Shanks

Veal Shanks

Veal Shanks

My family has come to expect these tender veal shanks for every special occasion we celebrate. Risotto and a green salad round out the meal nicely.—Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Pit-Stop Stromboli

Pit-Stop Stromboli

Pit-Stop Stromboli

"Pit-Stop Stromboli was the main course for our race day meal," says Amber Kimmich from Powhatan, Virginia. "This hearty, all-time champ features a three-cheese filling and plenty of pepperoni slices baked into a homemade bread dough roll."

Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins

Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins

Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins

Take a break from ordinary steamed brussels sprouts by combining them with raisins and a slightly tart dressing. Thinly slicing the sprouts makes them appeal to people who normally don't like the texture.—Michaela Rosenthal, Woodland Hills, California

Homemade Italian Vegetable Soup

Homemade Italian Vegetable Soup

Homemade Italian Vegetable Soup

"One night when my husband and I needed a quick supper, I threw together this satisfying soup using only what we had on hand," shares Margaret Glassic of Easton, Pennsylvania. "It's a family favorite, and it's good for us, too!"

Ricotta Pepperoni Dip

Ricotta Pepperoni Dip

Ricotta Pepperoni Dip

From Orange Park, Florida, Barbara Carlucci shares this warm appetizer dip that sets its flavor from an herb soup mix. Crispy golden pizza dough strips are perfect for digging into the thick cheesy mixture.

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Italian Ricotta Easter Bread

Italian Ricotta Easter Bread

Italian Ricotta Easter Bread

I changed our family's traditional Easter bread by adding ricotta and a few other ingredients. The almond flavoring works wonders! —Tina Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Pasta Fagioli al Forno

Pasta Fagioli al Forno

Pasta Fagioli al Forno

The name of this Italian-inspired dish means "baked pasta with beans." But my busy family translates it as "super satisfying dinner." —Cindy Preller, Grayslake, Illinois

Sauteed Scallops & Shrimp Pasta

Sauteed Scallops & Shrimp Pasta

Sauteed Scallops & Shrimp Pasta

I created this tempting seafood pasta for my wife. It’s a terrific meal served with crusty sourdough. If you don't like spice, skip the red pepper flakes. —George Levinthal, Goleta, California
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