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Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

Turn everyday baked potatoes into an impressive grilled delight with this simple and flavorful treatment. Jennifer Black-Ortiz of San Jose, California shares the recipe.
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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 Potato Salad for Two

Creamy Potato Salad for Two

Creamy Potato Salad for Two

"This potato salad is quick and versatile," confirms Caron Osberg of Urbandale, Iowa. Her downsized version of the classic has a creamy dressing and gets a pleasant crunch from chopped carrots and celery.

Macaroon-Topped Rhubarb Cobbler

Macaroon-Topped Rhubarb Cobbler

Macaroon-Topped Rhubarb Cobbler

Crumbled macaroons are a unique addition to this cobbler's topping. Serve hearty helpings alone or with vanilla ice cream.

Pilgrim Pudding

Pilgrim Pudding

Pilgrim Pudding

With a pleasant pumpkin flavor, caramel and almonds, this rich and creamy pudding from our Test Kitchen tastes decadent, but it's surprisingly light.
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Florentine Rice

Florentine Rice

Florentine Rice

Our Test Kitchen assembled this easy dish with leftover rice. The spinach, red peppers, cheese and pine nuts make it a vibrant accompaniment to any meal.

Grandma's Stuffed Yellow Squash

Grandma's Stuffed Yellow Squash

Grandma's Stuffed Yellow Squash

“My grandma, who raised me, was an awesome cook. This is a recipe she fixed every summer when our garden overflowed with yellow squash. My family still enjoys it,” writes Janie McGraw of Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

Roasted Potatoes and Artichokes

Roasted Potatoes and Artichokes

Roasted Potatoes and Artichokes

Potato wedges and artichoke hearts are roasted to perfection in this hearty recipe from Mary Relyea of Canastota, New York. For added zing, Mary sprinkles the veggies with crumbled feta cheese.

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.

Italian Garlic Breadsticks

Italian Garlic Breadsticks

Italian Garlic Breadsticks

A seasoned Parmesan cheese coating gives refrigerated breadsticks a terrific taste twist. The wonderful aroma of these breadsticks baking is so irresistible you just may need to make another batch!

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.

Southwestern Roast Beef Sandwiches

Southwestern Roast Beef Sandwiches

Southwestern Roast Beef Sandwiches

When we have leftover roast beef, I like to make these tasty grilled sandwiches that get their zip from pepper Jack cheese and green chilies.—Stephanie Stokley, Springfield, Missouri

Tangy Potato Salad for Two

Tangy Potato Salad for Two

Tangy Potato Salad for Two

Ruth Towle of Belmont, New Hampshire downsized her own recipe to come up with this creamy picnic favorite that serves just two. "My sister visits often and this is one of our favorite dishes, served with green beans and chicken," Ruth relates.

Cranberry Almond Macaroons

Cranberry Almond Macaroons

Cranberry Almond Macaroons

You'll relish this guilt-free take on a classic cookie, enhanced with cranberries and luscious dark chocolate. “My son is diabetic, and he loves these,” says Ramona Cornell of Levittown, New York. “A co-worker calls them 'a piece of coconut heaven'.”

Coconut Cream Dream Cake

Coconut Cream Dream Cake

Coconut Cream Dream Cake

This pretty four-layer cake is easy to make with an instant pudding filling and 7-minute frosting. "It tastes like coconut cream pie, so it's like getting the best of two desserts in one," writes Pamela Shank of Parkersburg, West Virginia. TIP: Prepare the remaining pudding according to package directions for a quick and easy dessert.

Meatless Calzones

Meatless Calzones

Meatless Calzones

Three kinds of cheese and vegetables fill these scrumptious meatless sandwiches from our Test Kitchen.
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