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Healthy vegetables are the basis of this tasty chilled soup. We recommend using spicy V-8 juice for a spicier version.
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Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Everyone needs a go-to side dish for school events, picnics and potlucks. Here's mine. Freeze leftovers for future outings. —Rod Lundwall, Tooele, Utah

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

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.

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Sausage Over Rice

Sausage Over Rice

Sausage Over Rice

Come in from the cold and warm up with this satisfying,no-fuss dish. Sarah Lee Greenberg of Cooperstown, Pennsylvania writes, “I remember my mother fixing this dish when I was a little girl, and now I cook it for my husband.”

Fluffy Cocoa Tarts

Fluffy Cocoa Tarts

Fluffy Cocoa Tarts

You can't go wrong with these cute tarts with their chocolaty whipped filling. They're so yummy that you'll want to split the third one between the two of you! “This recipe is as easy as it is delicious,” notes Tina Wooten of Brandon, Florida.

Watermelon Grape Salad

Watermelon Grape Salad

Watermelon Grape Salad

"This salad is easy to make and it also tastes great," says Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. "Serve it with a scoop of lemon sherbet for a refreshing dessert."
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Steak with Dipping Sauce

Steak with Dipping Sauce

Steak with Dipping Sauce

From Locust Grove, Oklahoma, Linda Foreman suggests this quick steak with sauteed mushrooms and beans and a zesty dipping sauce for cool-weather evenings. To complete the meal, she serves with steak fries, potato salad or pasta and cold beer or wine.

Creamy Potato Salad for Two

Creamy Potato Salad for Two

Creamy Potato Salad for Two

"This potato salad is quick and versatile," confirms Caron Osberg of Urbandale, Iowa. Her downsized version of the classic has a creamy dressing and gets a pleasant crunch from chopped carrots and celery.

Robust Marinated Steak

Robust Marinated Steak

Robust Marinated Steak

"Any time is a good time to fire up the grill and toss on a steak that has soaked up this great marinade," notes Betty Ann Ewert of Arlington, Minnesota. "One of our stock car racing buddies came up with the recipe, and we use it often."

Twice-Baked Ham Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Ham Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Ham Sweet Potatoes

"I like this dish so much, I sometimes make it with deli ham when I don't have leftover baked ham," says Lorraine Menard, Omaha, Nebraska.

Mediterranean Pizzas

Mediterranean Pizzas

Mediterranean Pizzas

This versatile recipe can be whipped up at a moment's notice with on-hand ingredients. It's so easy that kids will enjoy helping prepare it, too. —Jennifer Andrzejewski, Grizzly Flats, California

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.

Ambrosia Dessert

Ambrosia Dessert

Ambrosia Dessert

This easy-to-make dessert from Jeanette Bretthauer of Aurora, Illinois has a yummy flavor and a melt-in-your-mout texture. "I have also made it with chocolate crumbs and crushed candy canes for the holidays," Jeanette notes.



Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

Phyllis Kernick of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania uses just a few ingredients to marinate these super-moist grilled chicken breasts.

Summer Squash and Tomato Side Dish with Feta

Summer Squash and Tomato Side Dish with Feta

Summer Squash and Tomato Side Dish with Feta

“You can enjoy this dish while the squash is still warm, but it also tastes great cold,” says Rani Long of Cold Spring, New York. You'll love how it captures the fresh flavors and bright colors of summer.

Lemon-Chicken Velvet Soup

Lemon-Chicken Velvet Soup

Lemon-Chicken Velvet Soup

The lively flavor of lemon perks up this rich, brothy soup accented with sugar snap peas. “I enjoy this soup with a green salad, sourdough bread and a glass of white wine,” writes Celeste Buckley from Redding, California.

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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