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Southwest Beef Strips

This filling main dish from the Test Kitchen gets its zip from Mexican seasoning. Its colorful presentation is matched by its colorful flavors.
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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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Creamy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Broccoli Soup

"My husband and I find this great soup a tasty way to add nutritious broccoli to our diet. It's so thick and filling that all you need to complete the meal is a salad and bread," writes Diane Ventimiglia of Atlanta, Michigan.

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

Best Strawberry Shortcake

Best Strawberry Shortcake

Best Strawberry Shortcake

For a dazzling summer dessert, you can’t beat juicy strawberries and fresh whipped cream over homemade shortcake. “My father added even more indulgence to this recipe by buttering the shortcake," notes Shirley Joan Helfenbein of Lapeer, Michigan.
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Mandarin Chicken Coleslaw

Mandarin Chicken Coleslaw

Mandarin Chicken Coleslaw

With only five ingredients, this fast and fabulous supper salad from Aileen Andres Sox in Meridian, Idaho is one recipe you'll want to keep handy all year long. Almonds add delightful crunch to the colorful blend!

Mexican Leek Soup

Mexican Leek Soup

Mexican Leek Soup

“This soup is so satisfying,” writes Donna Ahnert from Scotia, New York. “You can substitute other beans, kale or add leftover corn. For brunch, I add a fried egg on top and for dinner, my husband adds lots of hot sauce!”

Rich Italian Pasta Sauce

Rich Italian Pasta Sauce

Rich Italian Pasta Sauce

“I got this recipe 25 years ago from my boyfriend's Italian barber. I've adjusted it a little and now it's my specialty,” writes Jeannie Peirce of Brentwood, California. Whip it up for dinner tonight and freeze any remaing sauce for later.

Grilled Chicken Club Pitas

Grilled Chicken Club Pitas

Grilled Chicken Club Pitas

Why heat up the kitchen on warm Indian summer evenings when you can take dinner in hand with these hearty chicken pitas from Lynne Ziegler in Odenton, Maryland? LYNNE’S TIP: I also roll up the chicken strips in flour tortillas and serve as grab-and-go wrap sandwiches. Serve any leftover chicken with mixed greens and the last of the garden tomatoes in lunch salads the next day.

Parmesan Crust Chicken

Parmesan Crust Chicken

Parmesan Crust Chicken

For her Parmesan Herb Chicken, Lisa Francis of Elba, Alabama coats the meat in a light crumb coating with a mild Parmesan flavor. “I don’t know where I got the recipe, but it’s something a little different…and easy to multiply when we have guests."

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

Seasonings and a splash of lime make this chicken something special, writes Carma Blosser from Livermore, Colorado. “It is also really tasty in salads and sandwiches and can also be prepared on an indoor grill.” TIP: MAKE EXTRA PIECES TO FREEZE IN INDIVIDUAL SERVINGS AND KEEP ON HAND FOR DROP-IN GUESTS, CARMA SUGGESTS.

Apple Tea

Apple Tea

Apple Tea

When the weather outside is frightful, curl up indoors with this delightful brew from Edna Jones of Orlando, Florida.

Cheesy Tenderloin Strips

Cheesy Tenderloin Strips

Cheesy Tenderloin Strips

"My mother-in-law originally made this recipe with chicken," says Marjorie Miller of Haven, Kansas. "When I substituted pork and made several other revisions, my family reveled in the results! It's simple to prepare yet delicious."

Hominy Sausage Soup

Hominy Sausage Soup

Hominy Sausage Soup

“I developed this subtle soup as a starter for a Southwest-style lunch. I serve it with cheese nachos and follow up with chicken or beef taco salad,” says Jessie Gunn Stephens of Sherman, Texas.

Cinnamon-Apple Honey Cake

Cinnamon-Apple Honey Cake

Cinnamon-Apple Honey Cake

"We're not keen on desserts, but I wanted to make my husband a small cake for his birthday," says Rebecca Zeissler of Forest Park, Illinois. "So i created this recipe for the occasion, and the cake came out moist, elegant and delicious."

Cranberry Oat Muffins

Cranberry Oat Muffins

Cranberry Oat Muffins

“These quick muffins have been a favorite for years,” says Arlene Noble in North Judson, Indiana. Filled with the wholesome goodness of oats, bananas, cranberries and crunchy nuts, we can see why!
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