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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.
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Roasted Squash, Carrots & Walnuts

Roasted Squash, Carrots & Walnuts

Roasted Squash, Carrots & Walnuts

After the turkey’s done, I dial up the oven temp and roast carrots and squash for this yummy side. That frees me up to start the gravy. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, GA

Curried Sweet Potato Wedges

Curried Sweet Potato Wedges

Curried Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potatoes roasted with curry and smoked paprika delight everybody at our table. The mango chutney makes a tangy dip. —Simi Jois, Streamwood, Illinois

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Everyone needs a go-to side dish for school events, picnics and potlucks. Here's mine. Freeze leftovers for future outings. —Rod Lundwall, Tooele, Utah

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Creamy Tomato Fettuccine

Creamy Tomato Fettuccine

Creamy Tomato Fettuccine

"I love to serve fresh garlic toast and a tossed salad with this saucy pasta," writes Katie Sloan from Charlotte, North Carolina. "For a heartier dish, just add some chicken," she suggests.

Peanut Butter Shakes

Peanut Butter Shakes

Peanut Butter Shakes

With just four ingredients and a blender, Jody Keysor in Cadyville, New York creates this frosty, frothy drink that will cool you—and a friend—right down to your toes!

Salsa Chicken Salad

Salsa Chicken Salad

Salsa Chicken Salad

Here’s a quick and easy chicken salad just as full of flavor as it is colorful, promises Timothy Lewis of Somerset, Pennsylvania. The perfect lunch for busy summertime days!
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Coffee Cake with Raspberry Filling

Coffee Cake with Raspberry Filling

Coffee Cake with Raspberry Filling

This pretty coffee cake, swirled with a fresh raspberry filling, is tender and moist with a crunchy crumb topping. “You could use cherries, blackberries or blueberries instead of raspberries,” Mary Ross notes from Washburn, Wisconsin.

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.

Pear Blueberry Crisps

Pear Blueberry Crisps

Pear Blueberry Crisps

"I find it's challenging to make dessert for just the two of us-because we don't want lots of leftovers," shares Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri. "But this dish works well. I usually serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top."

Cheesy Souffles

Cheesy Souffles

Cheesy Souffles

Great for brunch, light late-night supper for two or as a versatile side dish, these melt-in-your-mouth souffles are flavorful, fluffy and fun. Thanks to Lynn McAllister in Mt. Ulla, North Carolina for the quick and easy recipe!

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chock-full of veggies and autumn color, this soup is ideal for using up fresh garden bounty. Add richness by first grilling the chicken and vegetables. —Kathy Averbeck, Dousman, Wisconsin

Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

When I want to serve a romantic dinner for my husband and me, I fix this elegant yet easy salad. I just add crusty French bread and a glass of wine. —Candace McMenamin, Lexington, South Carolina

Raspberry Mousse Brownies

Raspberry Mousse Brownies

Raspberry Mousse Brownies

“These rich and fudgy brownies with fresh berries are my husband’s all-time favorites,” shares Susan Robinson from Novi, Michigan.



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.”

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.

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Like an apple pie without the pan, this scrumptious tart has a crispy crust that cuts nicely and a yummy caramel topping. Betty Fulks of Onia, Arkansas submitted the recipe.

BASED ON: Barbecued Pot Roast

BASED ON: Barbecued Pot Roast

BASED ON: Barbecued Pot Roast

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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