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Creamless Creamy Squash Soup

Here's my go-to recipe for family and friends' get-togethers. One time, my niece devoured three bowls of it and we had to stop her from a fourth so others could have one last spoonful! —Sharon Verea, Thomasville, Georgia
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Blue Cheese Onion Dip

Blue Cheese Onion Dip

Blue Cheese Onion Dip

I decided to tweak the onion soup dip you see at every gathering, and everyone seems to be glad I did. Serve with crisp, raw vegetables or potato chips, and you’re set. —Vicki Desy, Tucson, AZ

Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops & Rice

Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops & Rice

Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops & Rice

Thanks to tangy balsamic vinegar and sweet apples, this one-pot dish lets you have a little something special anytime. —Greg Hageli, Elmhurst, Illinois

Fish & Chips with Dipping Sauce

Fish & Chips with Dipping Sauce

Fish & Chips with Dipping Sauce

My husband and I really like fish and chips, but not all the grease that typically comes along with it. I decided to give the classic dinner a makeover. Turns out the pickle dip is healthier than tartar sauce, and we like it a lot better—who knew? —Michelle Lucas, Cold Spring, Kentucky

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Crunchy Lime & Berry Parfaits

Crunchy Lime & Berry Parfaits

Crunchy Lime & Berry Parfaits

Sometimes, for a lighter take, we make the lime topping for this fast-fixing summer treat with a reduced-fat whipped topping. It tastes just as great. Pretzels add a nice crunch. —Elizabeth Hayes, Brazil, Indiana

Three-Cheese Florentine Burgers

Three-Cheese Florentine Burgers

Three-Cheese Florentine Burgers

We love cheese. It's an ingredient we always have in abundance. I came up with this recipe to showcase one of our favorite combinations: spinach and cheese! —Deborah Biggs, Omaha, Nebraska

Hearty Turkey Casserole

Hearty Turkey Casserole

Hearty Turkey Casserole

This recipe comes from reader Eunice Holmberg of Willmar, Minnesota. It’s a creamy, cheesy delight for guests of all ages.

Honey-Soy Asparagus

Honey-Soy Asparagus

Honey-Soy Asparagus

It’s love at first bite when you get a delectable burst of sweet-and-salty flavor with just the right amount of garlic in this simple side. Just trim the asparagus, and it’s ready to eat in the blink of an eye. —Lisa Daniell, Loveland, Colorado

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

Italian-Style Croissants

Italian-Style Croissants

Italian-Style Croissants

This is one of my easiest breads. A touch of pesto and Italian seasoning quickly doctor up refrigerated crescent dough, so you’re ready to roll. —Ann Marie Barber, Oakland Park, Florida

Blueberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Blueberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Blueberry-Rhubarb Crisp

This quick, easy and comforting recipe can also be microwaved to save on time and not compromise flavor. It's simply unbeatable warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Roasted Italian Vegetables

Roasted Italian Vegetables

Roasted Italian Vegetables

This buttery medley of oven-baked vegetables is ideal with fish or most any meat. Zucchini and orange pepper make it colorful, but feel free to substitute yellow summer squash or red or green pepper.

Microwave Black Bean Burritos

Microwave Black Bean Burritos

Microwave Black Bean Burritos

“I found this recipe when searching for a quick and easy dish. After making it just once, we were hooked! The zesty flavor was a great surprise," writes Amy Chop from Eufaula, Alabama.

Creamy Herb Spread

Creamy Herb Spread

Creamy Herb Spread

This fresh-flavored spread is ideal for chicken, turkey or veggie handhelds. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Brunch-Style Portobello Mushrooms

Brunch-Style Portobello Mushrooms

Brunch-Style Portobello Mushrooms

I’ve always loved portobellos for their “stuffability.” I combined my favorite ingredients for this rich, savory main dish that’s wonderful for breakfast, brunch or even dinner! —Sylvia Waldsmith, Rockton, Illinois

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Orange Roughy with Rice

Orange Roughy with Rice

Orange Roughy with Rice

Orange roughy is a great fish for this mild, yet tasty meal. Flounder, sole or red snapper will also work in this recipe.

Mustard Ham Strata

Mustard Ham Strata

Mustard Ham Strata

“I had this at a bed-and-breakfast years ago. They were kind enough to give me the recipe and I've made it many times since.” Dolores Zornow - Poynette, Wisconsin

Pizzeria Burgers

Pizzeria Burgers

Pizzeria Burgers

As the mother of teenagers, I strive to find meals they like but that require little work on my part. I get many requests for these Italian-style hamburgers...I make them monthly. - Amy LaPointe, North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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