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This filling main dish from the Test Kitchen gets its zip from Mexican seasoning. Its colorful presentation is matched by its colorful flavors.
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Coconut Kisses

Coconut Kisses

Coconut Kisses

Chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside, these meringue cookies are delicious. They add a light touch to the cookie platter, not only during the holidays but all year round.

Curried Sweet Potato Wedges

Curried Sweet Potato Wedges

Curried Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potatoes roasted with curry and smoked paprika delight everybody at our table. The mango chutney makes a tangy dip. —Simi Jois, Streamwood, Illinois

Roasted Squash, Carrots & Walnuts

Roasted Squash, Carrots & Walnuts

Roasted Squash, Carrots & Walnuts

After the turkey’s done, I dial up the oven temp and roast carrots and squash for this yummy side. That frees me up to start the gravy. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, GA

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Boston Cream Sponge Cakes

Boston Cream Sponge Cakes

Boston Cream Sponge Cakes

From Harrison, Arizona, Jan Badovinac shares her recipe for these tender, mini sponge cakes filled with vanilla custard and frosted with luscious chocolate. This dessert is sure to impress!

Baked Sweet Potato Deluxe

Baked Sweet Potato Deluxe

Baked Sweet Potato Deluxe

"I downsized the original recipe for this spicy side dish and adjusted it a bit for my husband and me," writes Sarah Gottschalk of Richmond, Indiana. "It's such a nice change from the usual baked potato...and healthier, too!"

Marinated Ham Steak for 2

Marinated Ham Steak for 2

Marinated Ham Steak for 2

In this downsized main dish, ham steaks are marinated in a tasty brown sugar mixture, then grilled to sizzling perfection. The recipe is shared by Maribeth Edwards of Follansbee, West Virginia.
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Garden Fresh Subs

Garden Fresh Subs

Garden Fresh Subs

“This wonderful summer recipe came from a friend,” writes Mary Ann Dell of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. “With a variety of fresh garden veggies, it makes a nice meal in a hurry.” These piled-high sandwiches are gonna be a hit!

Florentine Rice

Florentine Rice

Florentine Rice

Our Test Kitchen assembled this easy dish with leftover rice. The spinach, red peppers, cheese and pine nuts make it a vibrant accompaniment to any meal.

Sausage Quesadillas

Sausage Quesadillas

Sausage Quesadillas

When Ruth Lee of Troy, Ontario needed a quick dish, she came up with this tempting entree stuffed with sausage and veggies.

Mexican Leek Soup

Mexican Leek Soup

Mexican Leek Soup

“This soup is so satisfying,” writes Donna Ahnert from Scotia, New York. “You can substitute other beans, kale or add leftover corn. For brunch, I add a fried egg on top and for dinner, my husband adds lots of hot sauce!”

Crispy Chicken Nibblers

Crispy Chicken Nibblers

Crispy Chicken Nibblers

"I like foods that are simple and scrumptious and have a little Italian flair," writes Lora Pioll-Rohrich of Everett, Washington. "We enjoy these chicken nuggets with mashed potatoes and corn."

Grilled Cheese with Turkey

Grilled Cheese with Turkey

Grilled Cheese with Turkey

“This is my favorite sandwich,” says Teresa Stephens from Dexter, New York. “I make it once a week.” Melted cheese and mayonnaise give this tasty sandwich loads of comforting appeal. Yum!

Herbed Tomato Fish Bake

Herbed Tomato Fish Bake

Herbed Tomato Fish Bake

Linda Buiter of Lansing, Illinois shared the recipe for this easy fish bake. "We especially appreciate Italian cuisine with a healthy flair," she writes. "This fish gets a little tartness from the lemon. I like to serve it alongside risotto and steamed broccoli."



Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

"Here’s a new take on two old favorites—shortcake and apple pie," writes Athena Russell of Florence, South Carolina. The apple flavor makes it an ideal autumn dish.

Microwave Texas Nachos

Microwave Texas Nachos

Microwave Texas Nachos

Ready in minutes these easy nachos are great for a light luncheon or snack, suggests Carl Dahlgren of Fort Worth, Texas.

Tangy Chicken Sandwiches

Tangy Chicken Sandwiches

Tangy Chicken Sandwiches

“I love grilling chicken because it's a healthier choice,” shares Joe Slate from Port St. Joe, Florida. “I put my 'Joe-style' twist on this sandwich with a spicy-sweet marinade and a homemade blue cheese dressing.”

Omelet Panini

Omelet Panini

Omelet Panini

"When you're in a hurry to get to work, this speedy breakfast recipe does the trick. The recipe makes two crispy, flavorful sandwiches," notes Dorothy McClinton of North Chicago, Illinois.
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