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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.
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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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Hearty Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Hearty Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Hearty Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

"After years of experimenting, my mom has perfected her hearty spaghetti sauce recipe," notes Jennifer Shaw of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. "It's excellent served with a tossed salad and garlic bread." Although the recipe makes more than two servings, it freezes well.

Summer Avocado Salad

Summer Avocado Salad

Summer Avocado Salad

Garden-fresh veggies, creamy avocado and a sprinkling of feta cheese make this chunky salad a healthy summer standout! Shared by Deborah Williams of Peoria, Arizona.

Baked Sweet Potato Deluxe

Baked Sweet Potato Deluxe

Baked Sweet Potato Deluxe

"I downsized the original recipe for this spicy side dish and adjusted it a bit for my husband and me," writes Sarah Gottschalk of Richmond, Indiana. "It's such a nice change from the usual baked potato...and healthier, too!"
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Roasted Pepper 'n' Egg Salad Sandwiches

Roasted Pepper 'n' Egg Salad Sandwiches

Roasted Pepper 'n' Egg Salad Sandwiches

Here’s a fresh take on a classic sandwich from Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. The egg salad gets an extra boost from red peppers and zesty seasonings.

Fruited Coleslaw

Fruited Coleslaw

Fruited Coleslaw

“We all need to get more fruits and vegetables into our daily diet, and this dish is a great-tasting way to do it,” says Linda Stevens of Madison, Alabama.

Coffee Cake with Raspberry Filling

Coffee Cake with Raspberry Filling

Coffee Cake with Raspberry Filling

This pretty coffee cake, swirled with a fresh raspberry filling, is tender and moist with a crunchy crumb topping. “You could use cherries, blackberries or blueberries instead of raspberries,” Mary Ross notes from Washburn, Wisconsin.

Dilled Potato-Leek Soup

Dilled Potato-Leek Soup

Dilled Potato-Leek Soup

“It’s your ‘leeky day,’” writes Agnes Ward of Stratford, Ontario. “This smooth, comforting soup is scrumptious and always gets rave reviews.”

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.”

Spinach Feta Croissants for 2

Spinach Feta Croissants for 2

Spinach Feta Croissants for 2

“I had this lovely sandwich at a local cafe and added my own twist to spruce it up,” says Dolores Brigham of Inglewood, California. “Sometimes I use mini croissants for pretty, smaller-sized servings.”

Seasoned Chicken

Seasoned Chicken

Seasoned Chicken

It's so easy to prepare this Test Kitchen dish that you're sure to make it often. The simple seasonings make chicken breasts a real treat. TIP: Line your baking pan with foil for fast cleanup.

Fresh Greek Garden Salad

Fresh Greek Garden Salad

Fresh Greek Garden Salad

Two kinds of peppers, fresh olives and lots of feta cheese will make this colorful Greek toss up, sent in by Glenda Parsonage of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, a favorite. For a change of pace, try it with capers and lemon slices on top.

Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

"Here’s a new take on two old favorites—shortcake and apple pie," writes Athena Russell of Florence, South Carolina. The apple flavor makes it an ideal autumn dish.

Mom's Cheese Pie

Mom's Cheese Pie

Mom's Cheese Pie

"My mother brought this Old World recipe with her from the Ukraine," says Anne Kulick of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. A sprinkling of cinnamon enhances the pie’s subtly sweet flavor.

Spinach-Pork Stuffed Shells

Spinach-Pork Stuffed Shells

Spinach-Pork Stuffed Shells

Becky Burch of Marceline, Missouri shared these Italian-style shells.
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