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A deliciously elegant entree that's just half an hour away-it may seem hard to believe, but it's true! Michele Flagel of Shellsburg, Iowa treats tender pork to a sweet and savory sauce that has a hint of Asian flavor.
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Chicken with Mango Salsa

Chicken with Mango Salsa

Chicken with Mango Salsa

In Hanover, Ontario, Denise Elder blends tangy tropical flavors for the fresh and sassy salsa that tops her tender chicken entree. You can grill the chicken, if you like.

Cacciatore Chicken Breasts

Cacciatore Chicken Breasts

Cacciatore Chicken Breasts

JoAnn McCauley of Dubuque, Iowa shares her version of traditional Chicken Cacciatore with this easy recipe. The tasty sauce and chicken can be served over rice or noodles. If you want to lower the sodium, use garlic powder instead of garlic salt.

Barbecued Pot Roast for Two

Barbecued Pot Roast for Two

Barbecued Pot Roast for Two

In New Oxford, Pennsylvania, Emma Nye relies on her mother's pot roast recipe when company is coming. But when she merely wants to enjoy the savory sensation with her husband, she can turn to this downsized version.
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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.”

Pork Chops with Tomatoes and Peppers

Pork Chops with Tomatoes and Peppers

Pork Chops with Tomatoes and Peppers

My mother created delicious dishes based on whatever was in the refrigerator or on the shelf. This recipe is one she tried and kept, and it became our traditional Sunday dinner. She increased the ingredients proportionately to the number of people she invited after church...usually all the aunts, uncles and cousins. -Esther Lux, Lead, South Dakota

Sesame Sirloin Steak

Sesame Sirloin Steak

Sesame Sirloin Steak

The first time I tried this recipe was years ago when we were going to my in-laws for a Mother's Day dinner. We've made a few adjustments to the original recipe, only improving on the great taste. -Paulette Barnett, Guelph, Ontario

Cornish Hens with Rice Stuffing

Cornish Hens with Rice Stuffing

Cornish Hens with Rice Stuffing

I came across this recipe a few years ago around Thanksgiving. The golden, juicy hens and festive rice stuffing make a memorable feast for two. Best of all, we're not eating leftovers for days on end.—Kathy Meyer, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

You just may make memories with this yummy Lemon Garlic Shrimp, suggests Kristine DeGaetano from Brick, New Jersey. “This was the meal I cooked for my husband on our first date,” she recalls. “To this day, he still remembers that night whenever I cook it for him.” TIP: If you’re watching your sodium intake, serve over regular long grain or wild rice, rather than a mix. Tip idea: If you are watching your sodium, serve this over regular long grain or wild rice, not from a mix. From a mix, 1 cu

Pork Chops with Orange Glaze

Pork Chops with Orange Glaze

Pork Chops with Orange Glaze

"I came across the recipe for this glaze in a grilling manual but wasn't satisfied with it. I kept the combination of orange marmalade and lime juice and adapted the seasonings to my liking," explains Helen Faddis of Gloucester, Massachusetts. "It's also great on spareribs and chicken."

Cubed Steaks Italiano

Cubed Steaks Italiano

Cubed Steaks Italiano

Packed with Italian flavor, these mouthwatering cubed steaks from Jo Ann Honey of Longmont, Colorado are ready in no time, and cleanup is a breeze! “This is one of my favorite quick meals that’s fairly inexpensive and healthy,” says Jo Ann.

Southwest Tortilla-Turkey Skillet

Southwest Tortilla-Turkey Skillet

Southwest Tortilla-Turkey Skillet

"I wanted to cut back on red meat, but my husband thinks ground turkey can be dry,” says Lindsay Ludden of Omaha, Nebraska. “I think the taco seasoning and jalapeno juice in this recipe give the turkey added flavor and moistness…and he agrees!”
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