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Spicy Tilapia Rice Bowl

I love healthy living and tilapia is a staple in my kitchen. Fresh vegetables are always good but take more prep time, so I use boil-in-bag rice for a shortcut. —Rosalin Johnson, Tupelo, Mississippi
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Rainbow Layer Cake

Rainbow Layer Cake

Rainbow Layer Cake

Fruity gelatin helps create the rainbow effect for this pretty cake. Lemon frosting is a nice and springy finishing touch. —Dawn Shackelford, Fort Worth, Texas

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wraps

I'm big on wraps, even when I go out to eat. As a busy stay-at-home mom, I flip to this family favorite a lot. It's so good with chips and salsa on the side. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio

Berry Granola Pancakes

Berry Granola Pancakes

Berry Granola Pancakes

My son and I like to make this breakfast favorite together. You can leave the berries out of the mix and sprinkle them on top, or sub in chocolate chips or nuts instead. —Elizabeth Stewart, Crab Orchard, West Virginia

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Artichoke Grilled Steak Salad

Artichoke Grilled Steak Salad

Artichoke Grilled Steak Salad

Loaded with veggies and laced with a tasty herb dressing, this satisfying, grilled-steak salad from our Test Kitchen boasts an easygoing elegance. Pair it with a crusty loaf of bread and red wine or iced tea for patio dinner or picnic.

Mocha Dessert Fondue

Mocha Dessert Fondue

Mocha Dessert Fondue

I love to entertain, but with a full-time job, a 2-year-old and another one on the way, I don't have a lot of time. This is one of my favorite quick ways to have a memorable time with others. There's nothing like catching up with friends as we gather around a fondue pot! —Tonya Vowels, Vine Grove, Kentucky

Alfredo-Pancetta Stuffed Shells

Alfredo-Pancetta Stuffed Shells

Alfredo-Pancetta Stuffed Shells

I thought up this recipe while I was driving home from work. The local paper started a new reader recipe feature, so I sent this in, and I was published! Warm up some bread, pour the chardonnay and enjoy. —Tami Voltz, Rudolph, OH
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Chicken Taco Pie

Chicken Taco Pie

Chicken Taco Pie

This is truly a family fave and is perfect for a busy night of rushing to soccer, swimming lessons or scouts. I make it in the morning and just pop it in the oven when we get home. —Karen Latimer, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Peanut Butter Chocolate Treats

Peanut Butter Chocolate Treats

Peanut Butter Chocolate Treats

Janice Rasmussen of Atlantic, Iowa dresses up refrigerated cookie dough to create these yummy take-along treats. “They could not be quicker or easier,” assures Janice Rasmussen of Atlanta, Iowa. “Everyone loves them—young or old.”

Italian Dressed Broccoli

Italian Dressed Broccoli

Italian Dressed Broccoli

Here's a tangy treatment for broccoli that the whole family will enjoy. It tastes terrific with Italian-themed meals, but would work equally well alongside almost any main dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Apple-Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Apple-Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Apple-Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Sweet-tart apples, like Braeburn or Empire, pair well with Parmesan cheese here. You can also try this salad with a Bartlett or Bosc pear and blue cheese. —Anna Russell, Peterborough, Ontario

Deli Beef Sandwiches with Horseradish Mayonnaise

Deli Beef Sandwiches with Horseradish Mayonnaise

Deli Beef Sandwiches with Horseradish Mayonnaise

Sweet cherry preserves balance bold horseradish in this hearty sandwich. What a delicious noontime treat! —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas

Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce

Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce

Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce

"This sweet and tangy basting sauce came from my husband's family," says Jenine Schmidt of Stoughton, Wisconsin. "With just four ingredients, it's simple to stir up," she adds. A speedy alternative to bottled sauce, it can be brushed on chicken, ribs, pork or even turkey.

Chili-Cheese Burgers

Chili-Cheese Burgers

Chili-Cheese Burgers

Instead of putting cheese on the top of burgers, I like to shred and mix into the meat when shaping the patties. This way, you'll be sure to get a little cheesy goodness in every bite. —Deb Williams, Peoria, Arizona

Lentil and Pasta Stew

Lentil and Pasta Stew

Lentil and Pasta Stew

Warm up with a big bowl of this stick-to-your-ribs stew that’s chock-full of chopped smoked sausage, hearty veggies and tender lentils. It’s terrific with oven-fresh baked bread. —Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Roasted Grape Tomatoes

“Everyone loves this mouthwatering starter with just a few ingredients. We appreciate that it’s a fast, simple way to use up extra tomatoes from our garden.” —Linda Green, Ardmore, Oklahoma

Greek Country Salad

Greek Country Salad

Greek Country Salad

“This salad is a summer favorite with everyone and virtually a meal in itself!” —Christine Chinchilla, Hinckley, Illinois

Ham Mac and Cheese

Ham Mac and Cheese

Ham Mac and Cheese

“I've been using this recipe for years-everyone loves it and it's perfect with a side salad. It also makes a wonderful potluck dish.” Susan Taul - Birmingham, Alabama
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