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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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Blue Cheese Dip

Blue Cheese Dip

Blue Cheese Dip

Our Test Kitchen shares this tasty dip with blue cheese and pecans. It’s excellent with assorted vegetables or sliced apples and pears.

Coconut Cream Dream Cake

Coconut Cream Dream Cake

Coconut Cream Dream Cake

This pretty four-layer cake is easy to make with an instant pudding filling and 7-minute frosting. "It tastes like coconut cream pie, so it's like getting the best of two desserts in one," writes Pamela Shank of Parkersburg, West Virginia. TIP: Prepare the remaining pudding according to package directions for a quick and easy dessert.

Marinated Barbecued Chuck Roast

Marinated Barbecued Chuck Roast

Marinated Barbecued Chuck Roast

Bette Roman of Brookfield, Illinois won first place in a local recipe contest with this tasty roast. “It's great for just the two of us or for company,” shares Bette. “I usually serve it with baked potatoes and corn-on-the-cob.”
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Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo

Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo

Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo

This scrambled egg breakfast can also be served for lunch or dinner with a tossed salad or green vegetable such as steamed spinach. You can replace the baked tortillas with tortilla chips, if you like. —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts

Crab-Stuffed Avocados

Crab-Stuffed Avocados

Crab-Stuffed Avocados

We enjoy having this creamy and crunchy salad out on our deck on summer evenings. And it goes together in minutes flat! —Gail VanGundy, Parker, Colorado

Lemon Chive Dressing

Lemon Chive Dressing

Lemon Chive Dressing

It's hard to find a dressing as quick and tasty as this one from Clara Coulston in Washington Court House, Ohio.

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."

Pecan Chocolate Waffles

Pecan Chocolate Waffles

Pecan Chocolate Waffles

If you like waffles and chocolate, this recipe is for you. These tender but crunchy waffles are great for breakfast, brunch or an after-dinner dessert. Instead of chocolate topping, top with berries and whipped cream or simply sprinkle with powdered sugar. —Agnes Golian, Garfield Heights, Ohio

Open-Faced Turkey Burgers

Open-Faced Turkey Burgers

Open-Faced Turkey Burgers

Here's a juicy, slightly sweet burger with a savory sauce that will be a hit whether you're fixing it for yourself or for you and a friend. —Barbara Lento, Houston, Pennsylvania

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.



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.

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.”

Ham Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ham Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ham Stuffed Acorn Squash

“At the end of the growing season, we always have a few acorn squash remaining," says Laurina Jo Tucker of La Marque, Texas. "I usually bake the squash with butter and honey, but decided to try something more savory and I came up with this.”

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

“My husband is not a soup-for-dinner kind of guy, but he loves this chunky, stick-to-your-ribs soup,” laughs Nancy Tafoya in Fort Collins, Colorado. “I always serve it with a warm loaf of homemade bread.”

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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.
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