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Our home economists cut down this pretty pasta recipe with peppers and lemon from Jolinda Whittle of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania for two to enjoy.
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Mock Crab Louis Salad

Mock Crab Louis Salad

Mock Crab Louis Salad

“Come spring, I like a meal that doesn’t involve turning on the stove,” pens Alice Cibulka of Sun City, Arizona. “This hearty salad is quick, filling and fantastic. I round it out with lemonade, ice cream and a bunch of daffodils.”

Ice Cream Tacos

Ice Cream Tacos

Ice Cream Tacos

Talk about a fun presentation! Karen Oney’s cute dessert looks just like a taco—but it’s stuffed with chocolate ice cream and topped with cherries and coconut instead of tomatoes and lettuce. “These are as much fun to make as to eat,“ promises the creative Fort Worth, Texas cook.

Apple Crisp with a Twist

Apple Crisp with a Twist

Apple Crisp with a Twist

Nicely spiced apple crisp gets a delightful twist from Marilynn Ostrander of Lehigh Acres, Florida. She drops sweet dollops of apricot jam over the traditional crumb topping. Served warm, it pairs well with ice cream or frozen yogurt.
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Taffy Apple Pizza

Taffy Apple Pizza

Taffy Apple Pizza

This sweet treat from Melissa Beachy of Guthrie, Kentucky has something for everyone. With peanut butter, apple, peanuts, caramel topping and a sugar cookie crust, the pleasing pizza pie is sheer delight!

Thanksgiving Turkey for Two

Thanksgiving Turkey for Two

Thanksgiving Turkey for Two

One of the hardest meals to plan is a holiday meal for two. You want all the smells and feelings of the season, but you don't want leftovers until June! This recipe is the tasty answer. —Joyce Kramer, Donalsonville, Georgia

Turnip Sausage Stew

Turnip Sausage Stew

Turnip Sausage Stew

“This is a delicious stew,” says Carma Blosser of Livermore, Colorado. “The sausage and turnips give it really special flavor.” A slice of crusty bread makes a great mop to clean up any remaining broth!

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."

Chocolate 'n' More Snack Mix

Chocolate 'n' More Snack Mix

Chocolate 'n' More Snack Mix

This colorful snack mix tastes as good as it looks with its nuts, sunflower kernels and dried fruits. Karri Upchurch sent the recipe from her kitchen in Wichita, Kansas.

Chili Sausage Supper

Chili Sausage Supper

Chili Sausage Supper

The pork sausage in this savory dish offers plenty of flavor, and the chili powder adds a little kick. “It’s a nice supper that’s very easy to prepare,” says Phillis Moore of Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana gives a timely twist for two to this traditional old-fashioned dessert.

Grilled Herbed Turkey Tenderloins

Grilled Herbed Turkey Tenderloins

Grilled Herbed Turkey Tenderloins

“I frequently serve these turkey tenderloins with grilled potatoes and rosemary or grilled summer vegetables,” says Pamela Anderson of Noblesville, Indiana. A marinade of fragrant herbs and soy sauce create a lovely flavor combination.

Tangy Potato Salad for Two

Tangy Potato Salad for Two

Tangy Potato Salad for Two

Ruth Towle of Belmont, New Hampshire downsized her own recipe to come up with this creamy picnic favorite that serves just two. "My sister visits often and this is one of our favorite dishes, served with green beans and chicken," Ruth relates.

Red Snapper with Black Beans

Red Snapper with Black Beans

Red Snapper with Black Beans

Our Test Kitchen developed this appealing recipe that's ready to serve in less than 30 minutes. Before you scoot out the door, treat yourself to these mild, flaky fillets topped with spicy black beans.

Vegetable-Stuffed Eggplant

Vegetable-Stuffed Eggplant

Vegetable-Stuffed Eggplant

A friend of mine who raised eggplant shared this recipe with me. This fast and delicious side will compliment most any entree. —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina

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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.

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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