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Cucumber Dill Salad

This crisp and tangy salad from our Test Kitchen hits the spot on warm afternoons and evenings. Sprinkling the cucumbers with salt and letting them sit draws out excess water so they stay nice and crisp.
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Ham & Pickle Wraps

Ham & Pickle Wraps

Ham & Pickle Wraps

I decided to try this recipe on my card club, and it was a big success. They loved it. The recipe can be swapped around and changed in so many different ways and always turns out as an awesome appetizer or great-looking centerpiece over a hand of cards.

Favorite Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Favorite Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Favorite Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Whether I make enough for just the two of us or increase the amounts for a social occasion, I always get a request for this recipe. There's a nice mixture of flavors with the pickles and ripe olives, and a good crunch from the celery.

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Frozen Pineapple Parfaits

Frozen Pineapple Parfaits

Frozen Pineapple Parfaits

Zesty pineapple and crunchy granola make this icy cold treat perfect for those too-hot-to-move days of summer. Dorothy LaCombe in Hamburg, New York shared the recipe.

Mini Italian Herb Bread

Mini Italian Herb Bread

Mini Italian Herb Bread

"I like to plan an Italian meal around this delicious bread," writes Mary Schneider of Aurora, Colorado. "I also take several loaves to our charity bake sale, and they're gone in minutes."

Roasted Potatoes and Artichokes

Roasted Potatoes and Artichokes

Roasted Potatoes and Artichokes

Potato wedges and artichoke hearts are roasted to perfection in this hearty recipe from Mary Relyea of Canastota, New York. For added zing, Mary sprinkles the veggies with crumbled feta cheese.
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Herbed Turkey Breast Tenderloins

Herbed Turkey Breast Tenderloins

Herbed Turkey Breast Tenderloins

Herbs add surprising dimension to this tender turkey breast recipe shared by Denise Goedeken of Platte Center, Nebraska. It's easy for a weeknight meal but fancy enough for company, and just as the name suggests, it's oh-so quick to fix.

Simple Marinated Mushroom Salad

Simple Marinated Mushroom Salad

Simple Marinated Mushroom Salad

Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas shares this tart medley that puts mushrooms in the spotlight. The salad is well-coated with a vinaigrette made with Dijon mustard, vinegar and herbs.

Apple Cream Cheese Tart

Apple Cream Cheese Tart

Apple Cream Cheese Tart

“I love this recipe because it’s a tasty twist on an all-time favorite dessert…apple pie,” notes Theresa Sabbagh of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Poached Pears in Almond Sauce

Poached Pears in Almond Sauce

Poached Pears in Almond Sauce

Lillian Julow likes to serve these luscious pears whenever she is celebrating a memorable occasion. "They always make a pretty addition to a special dinner for two," she writes from her home in Gainesville, Florida.

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie

Frozen berries and fruit keep these frosty smoothies extra thick, sent by Christy Adkins of Martinez, Georgia. Best of all, the recipe is a great way to use up that last banana.

Citrus-Melon Sorbet

Citrus-Melon Sorbet

Citrus-Melon Sorbet

This refreshing dish can be made with many different kinds of fruit, writes Pat Hancock from Hawthorne, New Jersey. My mom used to make this all the time during the summer.

Flounder Roll-Ups

Flounder Roll-Ups

Flounder Roll-Ups

You’ll reel in raves with this baked and stuffed flounder from Katie Sloan in Charlotte, North Carolina. “It’s such an easy way to show someone you care,” she writes, “but it looks like you spent all day in the kitchen!”

Fresh Strawberry Mousse

Fresh Strawberry Mousse

Fresh Strawberry Mousse

With a whipped topping, this strawberry treat from Mary Jo Vanderwest of Grant, Michigan makes a sweet, elegant dessert.

Pork Marsala

Pork Marsala

Pork Marsala

Some good friends fixed Pork Marsala for us once and it has been a favorite ever since! It's the perfect pair with a loaf of crusty garlic bread. —Connie Miller, Olathe, Kansas

White Bean Bisque

White Bean Bisque

White Bean Bisque

Cute parmesan crisps make a zippy topping for this rich, full-flavored soup from Linda Miranda of Wakefield, Rhode Island. "We love the Italian sausage garnish," she says.

Banana Layer Cake

Banana Layer Cake

Banana Layer Cake

“Years ago I combined two recipes to come up with this delicious iced cake,” says Jennie Krell of El Cajon, California. “It has a wonderful banana flavor.”
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