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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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Grilled Shrimp with Spicy-Sweet Sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Spicy-Sweet Sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Spicy-Sweet Sauce

These finger-lickin' shrimp practically fly off the platter at my get-togethers. Play with the amount of sriracha to get the spice level just the way you like it. —Susan Harrison, Laurel, MD

Chicken Sausages with Polenta

Chicken Sausages with Polenta

Chicken Sausages with Polenta

I get a kick out of serving this dish—everyone's always on time for dinner when they know it's on the menu. —Angela Spengler, Clovis, NM

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

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Cream Cheese & Chive Omelet

Cream Cheese & Chive Omelet

Cream Cheese & Chive Omelet

The first bite of creamy filling lets you know this isn’t any old omelet. Make it once, and we suspect you’ll be fixing it often. —Anne Troise, Manalapan, New Jersey

Make-Ahead Lasagna

Make-Ahead Lasagna

Make-Ahead Lasagna

“This is an old standby when time’s limited and guests are expected for dinner. It’s a combination of several easy lasagna recipes I have tried over the years.” —Mary Grimm, Williamsburg, Iowa

Festive Feta Cheese Ball

Festive Feta Cheese Ball

Festive Feta Cheese Ball

“I was inspired to come up with this recipe when I was asked to bring an appetizer for a party. Everyone loved it!” Cinde Ryan - Gig Harbor, Washington

Mexican Drop Biscuits

Mexican Drop Biscuits

Mexican Drop Biscuits

“We love these golden biscuits with big bowls of soup,” Teresa Spencer notes from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. “The green chilies and taco cheese add extra zip to everyday meals.”

Rosemary-Orange Roasted Chicken

Rosemary-Orange Roasted Chicken

Rosemary-Orange Roasted Chicken

Guests will fall in love at first sight of this impressive citrus and savory herb roasted chicken—a big hit when my best friend’s mom came for a visit. —Sarah Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire

Gingerbread Fruitcake Cookies

Gingerbread Fruitcake Cookies

Gingerbread Fruitcake Cookies

Two of my favorite things, gingerbread and fruitcake, meet in a truly great cookie. You’d never know this recipe starts with a mix. It bursts with fruit, nuts and gingerbread flavor, topped with a delightful orange glaze. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia

Ham Salad Puffs

Ham Salad Puffs

Ham Salad Puffs

Flecked with pimientos and chives, this fast, flavorful ham salad boasts crunchy pecans, tart pineapple and chewy raisins. A Test Kitchen change-of-pace twist on traditional recipes.

Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs

Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs

Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs

Barbecued chicken gets a makeover in this recipe. The combination of ingredients makes for a mellow flavor that tastes more grown up than the original. It's great over rice, pasta or potatoes. —Sharon Fritz, Morristown, TN

Spinach Turkey Burgers

Spinach Turkey Burgers

Spinach Turkey Burgers

Looking for a change-of-pace burger? Try these pretty sandwiches from C.A. Hedges of Clarence Center, New York. Instead of beef, the burgers are filled with spinach and turkey for a succulent switch to the usual grilled fare.

Thai Pasta with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Thai Pasta with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Thai Pasta with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Get ready for crunchy and colorful vegetables in a nutty sauce that packs a big punch. Some eat it hot, but my husband and I prefer to wait until it's closer to room temperature. —Donna McCallie, Lake Park, Florida

Crispy Shrimp Caesar Salad

Crispy Shrimp Caesar Salad

Crispy Shrimp Caesar Salad

My friend Jane and I have a favorite lunch spot that serves a fantastic salad on Wednesdays. I made my own version at home so I can share it with my family and eat it whenever I want. Save a lot of prep time and buy peeled, deveined shrimp and pre-washed lettuce. —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Pecan Turkey Cutlets with Dilled Carrots

Pecan Turkey Cutlets with Dilled Carrots

Pecan Turkey Cutlets with Dilled Carrots

The recipe may look longer, but don’t let that fool you. This one’s easy because it uses the same everyday ingredients in multiple ways. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Frosted Anise Cookies

Frosted Anise Cookies

Frosted Anise Cookies

I love anise flavoring, and my nana loved sugar cookies, so I put them together. These have a soft, from-scratch texture. It’s hard to stop at just one! —Rachele Angeloni, North Providence, Rhode Island

Banana Split Fruit Salad

Banana Split Fruit Salad

Banana Split Fruit Salad

Let these whimsical parfaits celebrate the end of a work week and the beginning of a wonderful weekend! Watermelon, bananas and raspberries make for a tasty and healthy treat.
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