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Waffled Monte Cristos

My husband and I enjoy Monte Cristos so much that I created this non-fried version to cut down on fat. The addition of orange peel and pecans makes these beautiful sandwiches absolutely delicious! —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
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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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Swiss Potato Gratin

Swiss Potato Gratin

Swiss Potato Gratin

Grated potatoes and creamy Swiss or Gruyere cheese make this side dish a satisfying alternative to mashed or baked potatoes. Connie Bryan of Linwood, Kansas submitted the recipe.

Hearty Veggie Sandwiches

Hearty Veggie Sandwiches

Hearty Veggie Sandwiches

From Highland, Utah, Micki Sannar writes, “This vegetarian delight is not only healthy, it tastes great, too. Any way you slice it, this is one refreshing, flavor-filled sandwich!”

Herbed Salmon Packets

Herbed Salmon Packets

Herbed Salmon Packets

“This is a fast and easy way to prepare healthy fish”, says Lois Kinneberg of Phoenix, Arizona. “You can experiment with different herbs and fish, and add matchstick vegetables to the packet.”

Sweet Pepper Burritos for 2

Sweet Pepper Burritos for 2

Sweet Pepper Burritos for 2

From Sequim, Washington, Marian Platt suggests her tasty burritos for a meatless but filling meal in minutes. “They're so easy to make and great for lunch. Or top with salsa, add a side of refried beans and call it dinner!”

Tiger Peanut Butter Candy

Tiger Peanut Butter Candy

Tiger Peanut Butter Candy

This effortless, three-ingredient candy will please any chocolate-and-peanut butter lover. “A good friend gave me this recipe, and I cut it in half to make just enough for me,” shares Roberta Taylor of Sharpsville, Indiana.

Quick Eggs Benedict

Quick Eggs Benedict

Quick Eggs Benedict

The hearty serving size and traditional, decadent flavor of Eggs Benedict will have your dining companion running to the table, promises Gilda Lester of Millsboro, Delaware.

Sherried Peas

Sherried Peas

Sherried Peas

Looking for an easy way to dress up dinner veggies and make them something special? Here’s a quick tasty solution from our Test Kitchen that goes together in no time flat—and goes with a variety of main dishes.

Quarter of a Pound Cake

Quarter of a Pound Cake

Quarter of a Pound Cake

Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri downsizes everyone’s favorite pound cake without losing any of its sweet appeal!

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

Tater-Topped Beef Casserole

Tater-Topped Beef Casserole

Tater-Topped Beef Casserole

Everyday ingredients like ground beef, cream of mushroom soup, melted cheese and crunchy tater tots combine to create this fun, easy and yummy casserole from Nancy Koper of Highland, New York.

Coconut Almond Granola

Coconut Almond Granola

Coconut Almond Granola

“We tried the hard and crunchy granolas but really didn’t like them,” says Kathy Winn of New Lothrop, Michigan. “This recipe, however, was an instant hit. It makes a healthy breakfast or snack.”

Lemon Chiffon Pie

Lemon Chiffon Pie

Lemon Chiffon Pie

"I've been making this recipe for Lemon Chiffon Pie since before I got married," comments Cathy Dwyer of Freedom, New Hampshire. The ribbons of chocolate compliment the tangy lemon flavor.—Cathy Dwyer, Freedom, New Hampshire

Berry Salad

Berry Salad

Berry Salad

This refreshing medley expertly takes advantage of summer's bounty. “The blend of ripe berries and peaches, drizzled with fruit juices and mint, makes it so special,” says Betty Kleberger of Florissant, Missouri.

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.
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