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Company Green Salad

I partially put this salad together and take the remaining ingredients (candied nuts, seeds, rice noodles and dressing) to mix in at the potluck. Works perfectly every time. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Slow-Cooked Coconut Chicken

Slow-Cooked Coconut Chicken

Slow-Cooked Coconut Chicken

One of my favorite things about this recipe is how incredible it makes my home smell. Everyone who comes by asks, "what are you cooking?" And anyone who tastes it goes home with the recipe.—Ann Smart, North Logan, Utah

Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup

Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup

Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup

I've been making this soup for years. After every holiday where ham is served, the hostess hands me the ham bone and a bag of peas when I leave. I love it with a slice of crusty fresh bread. —Susan Simons, Eatonville, Washington

Meaty Slow-Cooked Jambalaya

Meaty Slow-Cooked Jambalaya

Meaty Slow-Cooked Jambalaya

Sure makes life easy having this wonderful, full-of-flavor dish stashed away in the freezer! Another plus, you throw it all in the crock pot. No skillet necessary.—Diane Smith, Pine Mountain, Georgia

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Spicy Fruit Salad

Spicy Fruit Salad

Spicy Fruit Salad

Definitely not your mother’s fruit salad, this one balances cool fruit and hot spices to perfection. —Rebecca Sturrock, Longview, Texas

Sweet Peas Parma

Sweet Peas Parma

Sweet Peas Parma

“This is a simple side with delicious Italian flavors.” Peas get dressed up for dinner with just a few easy additions. Don't skip this one! Jill Anderson - Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

Cheese Flatbread

Cheese Flatbread

Cheese Flatbread

The convenience of frozen bread dough and dried herbs makes this treat about as easy as it gets. To boost fiber, you can also use frozen whole wheat bread dough. Sharon Delaney-Chronis - South Milwaukee, WI

Grilled Greek Fish

Grilled Greek Fish

Grilled Greek Fish

Living in Tampa, we eat a lot of fresh fish, mostly grouper, mahi-mahi and tilapia—all sweet white fish that work well with this marinade. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

Feta Frittata

Feta Frittata

Feta Frittata

Chopped tomatoes and feta cheese come together to make this frittata extra special. It's perfect for a lazy Sunday or to serve with a tossed salad for a light lunch. —Marjorie Dodero, Seal Beach, California

Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Looking for a tasty, lower-in-sodium alternative to sauerkraut to serve with pork entrees? Try this colorful side dish with the slightly sweet flavor of apples. Michelle Dougherty - Lewiston, Idaho

California Wassail

California Wassail

California Wassail

Here’s a healthy and delicious warm punch that’s a cozy way to welcome family and friends in from the cold or just celebrate the season. Serve in small cups, as it tastes best when piping hot! —Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California

Mediterranean Salad Sandwiches

Mediterranean Salad Sandwiches

Mediterranean Salad Sandwiches

These hearty, fresh-flavored sandwiches taste like a summer salad on a bun. Add iced tea, a side of sorbet and call it an easy supper! —Candice Garcia, Winter Haven, Florida

Salmon Spinach Salad

Salmon Spinach Salad

Salmon Spinach Salad

I have always loved the combination of salmon and orange, but the great thing about this salad is being able to do variations. If you don't have goat cheese, try feta. —Stephanie Matthews, Tempe, Arizona

Zesty Garlic Green Beans

Zesty Garlic Green Beans

Zesty Garlic Green Beans

These green beans travel so well because they can either be served at room temperature or reheated at the party. —Christine Bergman, Suwanee, Georgia

Dilled Carrots & Green Beans

Dilled Carrots & Green Beans

Dilled Carrots & Green Beans

“I never ate carrots before this, but this is a hit with my family and me. It’s great for entertaining, too.” Harriett Lee - Glasgow, MT

Red, White and Blue Pita Pockets

Red, White and Blue Pita Pockets

Red, White and Blue Pita Pockets

Completely packed with delicious fillings, these pockets get their patriotic name from red peppers, white sour cream and tangy blue cheese. But don’t wait for the Fourth of July to serve them; they’re fantastic any night of the year! Charlene Chambers — Ormond Beach, Florida

Sparkling Party Punch

Sparkling Party Punch

Sparkling Party Punch

This has been my signature punch for years, and the much-requested favorite at our annual Christmas party. It’s sparkly, fruity, frothy (if you add the sherbet) and so simple! —JAN WITTEVEEN, NORBORNE, MISSOURI

Bananas Foster Sundaes for 2

Bananas Foster Sundaes for 2

Bananas Foster Sundaes for 2

I have wonderful memories of eating Bananas Foster in New Orleans, and as a dietitian, wanted to find a healthier version. I combined the best of two recipes and added my own tweaks to create this Southern treat. And with this version, it's the perfect dessert for two! —Lisa Varner, Charleston, South Carolina
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