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Wine & Herb Baked Chicken

“This scrumptious entrée is easy to prepare,” says Mildred Huffman of Lexington, Virginia. “The broth, served over rice and chicken, is absolutely delicious and the aroma while baking really creates an appetite.”
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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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Toasted Sandwich with a Twist

Toasted Sandwich with a Twist

Toasted Sandwich with a Twist

Terrific alone or with soup or salad, this savory sandwich has a sweet raisin crust and a mouthwatering ham-turkey-Swiss filling. “This is a little different from the typical grilled sandwich, My mother made it for dinner one evening, and I’ve loved it ever since,” says Lisa Davey of Columbus, Ohio.
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Mushroom Pork Ragout

Mushroom Pork Ragout

Mushroom Pork Ragout

Savory, slow-cooked pork is luscious draped in a delightful tomato gravy and served over noodles. Connie McDowell of Greenwood, Delaware says, “It’s a nice change from regular pork roast. I serve it with broccoli or green beans on the side.”

Colorful Beef Stir-Fry

Colorful Beef Stir-Fry

Colorful Beef Stir-Fry

“This recipe might be similar to a beef stir-fry you’ve had before, but I really like the easy sesame-ginger marinade and the vibrant mix of vegetables,“ writes Deb Blendermann from Boulder, Colorado.

Grilled Cheese with Turkey

Grilled Cheese with Turkey

Grilled Cheese with Turkey

“This is my favorite sandwich,” says Teresa Stephens from Dexter, New York. “I make it once a week.” Melted cheese and mayonnaise give this tasty sandwich loads of comforting appeal. Yum!

Parmesan Chicken Sandwiches

Parmesan Chicken Sandwiches

Parmesan Chicken Sandwiches

For a casual meal, this fast and flavorful sandwich from Sue Bosek of Whittier, California can’t be beat. The tender chicken breasts are coated with seasoned bread crumbs and smothered in marinara sauce. Served on a hoagie, it’s a real treat!

Grilled Peaches and Berries

Grilled Peaches and Berries

Grilled Peaches and Berries

Simple ingredients brown sugar, butter and lemon juice release the flavors of the peaches and blueberries when they are grilled in a foil pouch. Cleanup couldn't be easier for this recipe from Sharon W. Bickett of Chester, South Carolina.

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

"We love the zing from the Cajun seasoning and hot sauce," writes Mary Hoxworth from Killbuck, Ohio. "I like to use this spicy rice to make stuffed green peppers."

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

“My husband is not a soup-for-dinner kind of guy, but he loves this chunky, stick-to-your-ribs soup,” laughs Nancy Tafoya in Fort Collins, Colorado. “I always serve it with a warm loaf of homemade bread.”

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.

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

Garlic-Herb Red Snapper

When it's time to fix dinner, Nancy and John Mueller of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin head to the kitchen together. Married 48 years, they find that dividing up the work is fun, saves time and yields delicious results. John, a retired elementary school principal and teacher, usually prepares the entree, "He especially likes to grill seafood like Garlic-Herb Red Snapper," says Nancy. "He started cooking 29 years ago when I went to work full time."

S'more Ice Cream Pie

S'more Ice Cream Pie

S'more Ice Cream Pie

The next best thing to that classic campfire treat? Try this easy but elegant-looking freezer pie from our Test Kitchen. It melts in your mouth!

Special Fruit Salad

Special Fruit Salad

Special Fruit Salad

Dress up a sweet fruit salad with this drizzle of citrusy flavor from Alice Orton in Big Bear Lake, California.

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.

Chicken Spaghetti Salad

Chicken Spaghetti Salad

Chicken Spaghetti Salad

"I make this quick dish when I'm in a hurry and don't want a huge meal," notes Holly Siphavong, Eureka, California.
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