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Makeover Red Velvet Cake

I’ve had this recipe for over 45 years and it has become our family’s favorite cake, but I would love to see it get a light makeover. —Betty Selchow, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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More Healthy Recipes

Hearty Pepper Strata

Hearty Pepper Strata

Hearty Pepper Strata

Here's a hefty, make-ahead strata that's as satisfying and delicious for dinner as it is for breakfast. You'll want to give this test kitchen recipe a try!

Barbecued Turkey on Buns

Barbecued Turkey on Buns

Barbecued Turkey on Buns

Christa Norwalk feels good serving these luscious sandwiches that make the most of unsweetened pineapple juice for lunch or dinner. ”They have such great flavor,” she says. “Folks never guess they’re made with ground turkey.”

Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Sauce

Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Sauce

Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Sauce

This beef tenderloin is quick and easy to prepare—but it's special enough to serve to guests, assures our Test Kitchen staff.

Cottage Cheese Cantaloupe Salad

Cottage Cheese Cantaloupe Salad

Cottage Cheese Cantaloupe Salad

You can easily wedge this pretty melon salad into any meal plan. Margaret Wagner Allen of Abingdon, Virginia shares the recipe for this refreshing side that's perfect for a light luncheon. For variety, she suggests drizzling a little reduced-fat French salad dressing over the sweet combination of cantaloupe, cottage cheese, granola, raisins and nuts.

Grapefruit Shrimp Salad

Grapefruit Shrimp Salad

Grapefruit Shrimp Salad

Joanne Beaupre combines orange juice, red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard in the tangy dressing that perks up her seafood salad. "I had tried a similar salad at a restaurant," she writes from Manchester, Connecticut. "I adapted this version for a fun lunch to take to work. It always gets comments."

Italian Red Pepper Bruschetta

Italian Red Pepper Bruschetta

Italian Red Pepper Bruschetta

To make this easy appetizer, I halve a loaf of Italian bread, then top it with a blend of fresh basil, oregano, garlic and red peppers, tomatoes and cheeses. It's hard to eat just one slice! —Josephine Devereaux Piro of Easton, Pennsylvania

Almond Cookie Cutouts

Almond Cookie Cutouts

Almond Cookie Cutouts

Colored sugar and sprinkles create a festive look for these easy-to-decorate cookies. A little almond extract gives them pleasant flavor. They're a nice lighter addition to a Christmas cookie tray. —Test Kitchen

Pork Roast with Mango Salsa

Pork Roast with Mango Salsa

Pork Roast with Mango Salsa

"When my son and his wife were married in our backyard, I served this special roast at the rehearsal dinner," writes B.J. Wall from Lanexa, Virginia. "It can be prepared on the grill or in the oven, but grilling enhances the flavors. The fruit salsa perfectly complements the pork's tasty herbal rub."

Citrus Wassail

Citrus Wassail

Citrus Wassail

"I found this healthy wassail recipe in a cookbook," writes Julie Williquette of Hartselle, Alabama. "My daughter first prepared it to go with our day-after-Thanksgiving leftovers meal, and everyone loved it!"

Dijon Sauce for Veggies

Dijon Sauce for Veggies

Dijon Sauce for Veggies

Here's a deliciously different way to serve good-for-you vegetables to your family. The creamy trimmed-down sauce with its subtle Dijon flavor drapes nicely over cauliflower, carrots or most any vegetable. "I like to blanch broccoli florets and toss them with the sauce", notes Jan Allen from Lander, Wyoming.

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

I combine ingredients for this hearty chili, chunky with veggies, the night before, put in my trusty slow cooker in the morning and come home to a rich, spicy meal at night! —Marjorie Au, Honolulu, Hawaii

Beef 'N' Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Beef 'N' Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Beef 'N' Black-Eyed Pea Salad

"When I want a light yet hearty meal, I fix this refreshing main-dish salad," says Bonnie Wittekind of Higley, Arizona. "My husband loves the beef and the zippy flavor. As a busy mom, I appreciate that it doesn't take long to put this entree on the table.

Dijon Four-Bean Salad

Dijon Four-Bean Salad

Dijon Four-Bean Salad

Karen Riordan of Fern Creek, Kentucky dresses up traditional bean salad with a tangy Dijon mustard vinaigrette. "I'm a busy home-schooling mom, so I love how easy this colorful side dish is to prepare," Karen says. It's also perfect for picnics or potlucks.

Taco Pizza Grande

Taco Pizza Grande

Taco Pizza Grande

This has been family favorite for years. Everyone can help prepare the pizza—from the homemade dough to the customizable toppings. —Marla Alexander, Beloit, Wisconsin
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