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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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Macaroni Salad Tomato Cups

Macaroni Salad Tomato Cups

Macaroni Salad Tomato Cups

For a hearty warm-weather meal for two, Evelyn Kennell of Roanoke, Illinois suggests her pasta salad flavored with ham, crunchy celery and a creamy dressing.

Favorite Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Favorite Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Favorite Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Jessica Bellis from Dacono, Colorado advises: "If you wish to make a main dish of this substantial soup, accompany it with a loaf of whole grain bread, sliced cheese or ham, and a basket of tomatoes."

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Burritos

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Burritos

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Burritos

"Soon after we moved to Arizona, I received this recipe," pens Anita Meador from her home in Mesa. "It's a big hit with everyone. For a fun variation, add part of a green pepper and some whole kernel corn," she recommends. "Or omit the potatoes and eggs and add your favorite canned beans and a little shredded cheddar cheese." —Anita Meador, Mesa, Arizona
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Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

When it's time to fix dinner, Nancy and John Mueller of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin head to the kitchen together. Married 48 years, they find that dividing up the work is fun, saves time and yields delicious results. John, a retired elementary school principal and teacher, usually prepares the entree, "He especially likes to grill seafood like Garlic-Herb Red Snapper," says Nancy. "He started cooking 29 years ago when I went to work full time."

Honey-Mustard Chicken Pasta

Honey-Mustard Chicken Pasta

Honey-Mustard Chicken Pasta

“In the six years that we have been married, my husband and I have lived in five countries on three continents,” writes Rebecca Lentz of Chattanooga, Tennessee. “This dish has proved to be a winner wherever in the world we have been.”

Cucumber Dill Salad

Cucumber Dill Salad

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.

Macaroon-Topped Rhubarb Cobbler

Macaroon-Topped Rhubarb Cobbler

Macaroon-Topped Rhubarb Cobbler

Crumbled macaroons are a unique addition to this cobbler's topping. Serve hearty helpings alone or with vanilla ice cream.

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.

Raspberry Yogurt Pastries

Raspberry Yogurt Pastries

Raspberry Yogurt Pastries

“This is a quick and tasty dessert to top off any meal,” says Vicki Vermillion of Carrollton, Texas. Better yet, three basic ingredients are all you need to whip it up!

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.

Southwestern Roast Beef Sandwiches

Southwestern Roast Beef Sandwiches

Southwestern Roast Beef Sandwiches

When we have leftover roast beef, I like to make these tasty grilled sandwiches that get their zip from pepper Jack cheese and green chilies.—Stephanie Stokley, Springfield, Missouri

Cherry Delight Dessert

Cherry Delight Dessert

Cherry Delight Dessert

This smooth and creamy cheesecake-like treat is light, sweet and pretty, too. Convenience products make it quick and easy to prepare. “My husband also likes this dessert when I substitute blueberry pie filling,” notes Lanae Powell of McPherson, Kansas.

Meringues with Fresh Berries

Meringues with Fresh Berries

Meringues with Fresh Berries

"Juicy ripe berries and a dollop of light cream fill these cloud-like meringue desserts," Agnes Ward writes from Stratford, Ontario. "When I double this recipe to serve friends, they always rave about it."

Gingered Pork and Veggies

Gingered Pork and Veggies

Gingered Pork and Veggies

Tip: Could use 1 tablespoon of diced pimientos instead of red pepper, but add it just before serving. (The reader does this.) Dorothy Bateman of Carver, Massachusetts says she relies on this savory stir-fry when time is short. “It’s wonderful made with a combination of brown and white rice,” adds Dorothy.
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