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Mom's Meat Loaf for 2

Mom's Meat Loaf for 2

Mom's Meat Loaf for 2

If you're looking for a hearty meal, just follow Michelle Beran's lead. The Claflin, Kansas cook whips up this delicious loaf when she's looking for a downsized main course. You'll love the pleasant sage flavor and scrumptious sauce. Plus, it's easy to double for sandwiches the next day.

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

These traditional apple turnovers are tender and flaky, with apple pie-like filling and a thin, white glaze. I freeze the extras and warm them up in the microwave. They're great with coffee. —Dorothy Bayes, Sardis, Ohio

Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones

“You can use any dried fruit for these tender scones, but my favorite is a mix of dried cranberries and golden raisins,” says Della Dunsieth of New Castle, Pennsylvania. “Don’t overmix or you’ll have a hard, dense scone.”
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Best Salisbury Steak

Best Salisbury Steak

Best Salisbury Steak

A good recipe for Salisbury Steak is hard to find! I remember enjoying it often when I was growing up, but when I decided to add it to my recipe collection, I wasn't able to find it in my modern cookbooks. I came up with these ingredients on my own and experimented until it tasted like I recalled. It makes a hearty meal when served with mashed potatoes. —Faye Hintz Springfield, Missouri

Florentine Chicken Soup

Florentine Chicken Soup

Florentine Chicken Soup

“My husband loves Alfredo sauce, so I'm always looking for new variations,” writes Cindie Henf from Sebastian, Florida. “This easy-to-make soup is wonderful with crusty Italian bread and a tomato-mozzarella-basil salad. Best of all, it's the perfect amount for two of us.”

Homemade Fettuccini Alfredo

Homemade Fettuccini Alfredo

Homemade Fettuccini Alfredo

A creamy and comforting cheese sauce, with a hint of pepper and nutmeg, coats fettuccine noodles in fine fashion. "This is wonderful as is, but sometimes I like to add sliced fresh mushrooms and black olives that have been sauteed in butter and garlic," notes Jo Gray from Park City, Montana.

Mini Apple Crisp

Mini Apple Crisp

Mini Apple Crisp

"With my family's hectic schedule, I cook for one quite frequently," relates field editor Sherry Krenz from Woodworth, North Dakota (at left). "My Mini Apple Crisp is so simple to make. I works equally well as a nice single-serving dessert for me or as an afternoon snack when our oldest son gets home from school."

Strawberry Rhubarb Cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Cream

A friend gave me this recipe a long time ago. It’s rich and creamy yet refreshing. I make this often in early summer when rhubarb is readily available.

Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Tender pancakes are filled with minced apple and raisin, and drizzled with apple cider syrup. They're wonderful in the summer or on a cool fall morning. —April Harmon, Greeneville, Tennessee

Southwest Brunch Casserole

Southwest Brunch Casserole

Southwest Brunch Casserole

"My husband used to take this casserole, doubled, to office potlucks, and it was a favorite. I serve it at home as a special-occasion breakfast or even dinner for the two of us. Any leftovers taste just as good, reheated in the microwave," says Linda Hinkley of Florence, Oregon.

Mocha Pudding Cakes

Mocha Pudding Cakes

Mocha Pudding Cakes

These mouthwatering mini cakes from Eglon, West Virginia’s Debora Simmons make the perfect treat for a twosome. “My mom used to make these when I was a little girl,” Debbie recalls. “Now I whip them up for a speedy dessert.”—Debora Simmons, Eglon, West Virginia
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