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Sweet 'n' Sour Meatballs for 2

Andrea Busch writes from Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, "My husband isn't a big fan of stir-fries, but I never have leftovers when I serve this delicious one-dish meal.”
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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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Pineapple Mallow Cream

Pineapple Mallow Cream

Pineapple Mallow Cream

"This fruit fluff is yummy and great for anyone who likes pineapple," assures Katie Anderson. In Spokane, Washington, she whips up the refreshing treat using only for ingredients. Prepare it ahead of time and let it chill during dinner for a delightful dessert.

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.

Wild West Wellingtons

Wild West Wellingtons

Wild West Wellingtons

"This spicy spin-off of traditional Beef Wellington is so attractive that it's perfect for a special occasion," says Jenni Dise of Phoenix, Arizona. "If you like extra-spicy fare, choose a hot salsa rather than mild or medium."

Penne with Caramelized Onions

Penne with Caramelized Onions

Penne with Caramelized Onions

“This hearty recipe is a favorite of my fly-fishing buddies when we take our annual trip to British Columbia,” Paul Humphrey relates from Allyn, Washington. “The pine nuts are a delicious surprise.”

Grilled Peaches and Berries

Grilled Peaches and Berries

Grilled Peaches and Berries

Simple ingredients brown sugar, butter and lemon juice release the flavors of the peaches and blueberries when they are grilled in a foil pouch. Cleanup couldn't be easier for this recipe from Sharon W. Bickett of Chester, South Carolina.

Chicken Finger Tacos for Two

Chicken Finger Tacos for Two

Chicken Finger Tacos for Two

“Using chicken fingers in this recipe makes for the perfect size taco and also cuts down on prep time,” writes Kathy Williams of Layton, Utah. “I like to pair it with Spanish rice and refried beans for a complete meal for two!”

Zesty Greek Salad

Zesty Greek Salad

Zesty Greek Salad

“Feta cheese and olives give this salad such great flavor, you’d never guess it’s as light as it is,” declares Angela Leinenbach of Mechanicsville, Virginia. “It’s a nice change of pace and goes with all kinds of main dishes.”

Cranberry Almond Macaroons

Cranberry Almond Macaroons

Cranberry Almond Macaroons

You'll relish this guilt-free take on a classic cookie, enhanced with cranberries and luscious dark chocolate. “My son is diabetic, and he loves these,” says Ramona Cornell of Levittown, New York. “A co-worker calls them 'a piece of coconut heaven'.”

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

“This is so tasty, my husband insists it could be served in a restaurant,” promises Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas.

Sunflower Broccoli Salad

Sunflower Broccoli Salad

Sunflower Broccoli Salad

“This crisp salad is so refreshing we always lick the bowl clean,” says Marilyn Newcomer of Sun City, California.

High-Rise Apple Pancake

High-Rise Apple Pancake

High-Rise Apple Pancake

Want to fix something special for a weekend breakfast or Sunday brunch? Wanda Nelson of Woodruff, Wisconsin whips up this delicious pancake filled with warm, cinnamon-sugar apple slices.

Classic Monte Cristo

Classic Monte Cristo

Classic Monte Cristo

"This sandwich is great for breakfast or dinner," says M. Woods of Springfield, Missouri. "It tastes sweet, like French toast, but gets protein from the meat and cheese."

Simple Marshmallow Fruit Salad

Simple Marshmallow Fruit Salad

Simple Marshmallow Fruit Salad

For a taste of summer sunshine, Marana, Arizona’s Marian Bauerle whips up this quick, refreshing salad. “It’s pretty enough to double as a dessert,” she notes. “Peach yogurt and coconut really dress up the canned fruit cocktail.” TIP: LEFTOVER MINI MARSHMALLOWS CAN BE ADDED TO HOMEMADE TRAIL MIX OR A BOWL OF CEREAL OR USED AS A TOPPING FOR A BAKED SWEET POTATO ALONG WITH BUTTER AND CINNAMON.
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