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Being a New England native, I love apple-picking season. Grab some apples and peanut butter to make this creamy PB&J riff. Dunk in sliced fruit or graham crackers, or spread it on a sandwich. —Brandie Cranshaw, Rapid City, SD
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Fresh Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Fresh Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Fresh Sugar Snap Pea Salad

We found fresh sugar snap peas at the local produce market. They make a cheerful salad with a quick and tasty onion dressing. —Courtney Stultz, Columbus, Kansas

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

Mom's Spanish Rice

Mom's Spanish Rice

Mom's Spanish Rice

My mom is famous for her Spanish rice, the ultimate comfort food. When I want a taste of home, I pull out this recipe. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Chunky Pepper Potato Soup

Chunky Pepper Potato Soup

Chunky Pepper Potato Soup

This is our favorite vegetable soup recipe. I got it from a friend and made some changes to make it lighter. It is quick, colorful and satisfying—and you would never know it's low-fat! —Denise Mayer, Modesto, California

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

I loved chicken nuggets as a child. This baked version is healthier than the original, a great snack for kids. — Haili Carroll, Valencia, California

Zucchini Tomato Frittata

Zucchini Tomato Frittata

Zucchini Tomato Frittata

“ ‘Frittata’ is Italian for ‘omelet,’ and this dinner entree is packed full of veggies. Egg substitute and low-fat cheese lighten it up, making for a healthy meal. It’s great for a quick late-night bite.” Kim Sosebee - Cleveland, Georgia
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Overnight Marinated Vegetable Salad

Overnight Marinated Vegetable Salad

Overnight Marinated Vegetable Salad

One of my all-time favorite side dishes, this marinated medley is well-received whenever I serve it - which is often. It's wonderful with turkey, but also pleasant with just about any main dish you can think of. -Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Roasted Tomato 'n' Garlic Mayonnaise

Roasted Tomato 'n' Garlic Mayonnaise

Roasted Tomato 'n' Garlic Mayonnaise

“We love to use this versatile mayo on any sandwich, but it's especially good on a BLT. I usually make a big batch on the weekends and use it as leftovers to dress up any evening meal.” —Cindie Haras of Boca Raton, Florida

Rich Italian Pasta Sauce

Rich Italian Pasta Sauce

Rich Italian Pasta Sauce

“I got this recipe 25 years ago from my boyfriend's Italian barber. I've adjusted it a little and now it's my specialty,” writes Jeannie Peirce of Brentwood, California. Whip it up for dinner tonight and freeze any remaing sauce for later.

Light Rosemary Rice

Light Rosemary Rice

Light Rosemary Rice

This quick rice dish is a favorite with my family. It's low in fat because it gets it's flavor from herbs, not butter. -Connie Regalado of El Paso, Texas

Tzimmes

Tzimmes

Tzimmes

I found this recipe a long time ago. It has become our traditional side dish for every Chanukah and Passover feast and is a favorite of young and old alike…a great complement to chicken or turkey.

Jicama Slaw with Peanuts

Jicama Slaw with Peanuts

Jicama Slaw with Peanuts

Peanuts add interest and crunch to a crisp coleslaw featuring jicama and tangerines. For a creamy dressing, I sometimes stir in two heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise or yogurt.—Donna Noel, Gray, Maine

Tomato Pizza

Tomato Pizza

Tomato Pizza

My children liked to eat pizza with a lot of toppings, so I developed this recipe. With fresh tomatoes available year-round here, we still make it often, even though the kids are grown. It's a delightful change from usual meat-topped pizza.

Snap Peas 'n' Mushrooms

Snap Peas 'n' Mushrooms

Snap Peas 'n' Mushrooms

It takes mere minutes to stir up this four-ingredient side dish, a nice change of pace from your usual green vegetable. —Marie Hattrup, Sparks, Nevada

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris

Blend this refreshing pink drink to serve on a hot summer day, for a barbecue or during your Mexican-themed party.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Brown Rice Slaw

Brown Rice Slaw

Brown Rice Slaw

It's simple to put a refreshing salad on the menu when you follow this rapid recipe from Mary McGeorge of Little Rock, Arkansas. Brown rice, coleslaw mix, apples and nuts make an appealing combination when coated with a sweet orange dressing.

Three-Veggie Skillet

Three-Veggie Skillet

Three-Veggie Skillet

To try out the Gourmet Grillware, our Test Kitchen came up with this simple side dish featuring tender roasted vegetables with a hint of seasoning. The veggies are great alongside many entrees. You can also prepare this dish in a cast-iron skillet.
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