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I try to make special foods for my kids, especially on their birthdays. To transform plain old pancake mix, I add cake mix and sprinkles. Frosting closes the deal. —Dina Crowell, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Turkey Ramen Noodle Salad

Turkey Ramen Noodle Salad

Turkey Ramen Noodle Salad

My husband and I make this awesome salad together—he does the chopping. When we bring it to potlucks, we pack the ramen and almonds separately and toss them in right before it's time to dish up. They stay nice and crunchy that way. —Kristen Pallant, Big Arm, Montana

Crunchy Oven-Baked Tilapia

Crunchy Oven-Baked Tilapia

Crunchy Oven-Baked Tilapia

This baked tilapia is perfectly crunchy. Dip it in the fresh lime mayo to send it over the top. —Leslie Palmer, Swampscott, Massachusetts

Tarragon Asparagus

Tarragon Asparagus

Tarragon Asparagus

I grow purple asparagus, so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. Recently, my husband and I discovered how wonderful any color of asparagus tastes when it's grilled. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

“These tasty mushrooms are a wonderful accompaniment to meat, but they could also be served as an appetizer,” notes Joan Schroeder of Pinedale, Wyoming.

Easy Meatball Stroganoff

Easy Meatball Stroganoff

Easy Meatball Stroganoff

This recipe has fed not only my own family, but many neighborhood kids! They come running when I make this supper. It's one of those things you throw together after work on a busy day because you know it works. —Julie May, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Saucy Chicken and Florets

Saucy Chicken and Florets

Saucy Chicken and Florets

“Sometimes I make this simple dish lighter by using reduced-fat sour cream and cream of mushroom soup. For variety, try another veggie mix," writes Ruth Stallings from Spokane, Washington.
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Mushroom Beef Stew

Mushroom Beef Stew

Mushroom Beef Stew

Top this hearty stew with crumbled blue cheese just before serving to add a burst of flavor. Serve some now and store the rest in the freezer for another meal.—Nancy Latulippe, Simcoe, Ontario

Frozen Lime Cake

Frozen Lime Cake

Frozen Lime Cake

Block parties, cookouts or anytime you need a supercool dessert, we’ve got just the thing. The crust is a snap, and the ice cream and sherbet layers are delish. Everyone loves this! —Kathy Gillogly, Sun City, California

Cinnamon Snack Mix

Cinnamon Snack Mix

Cinnamon Snack Mix

The pleasant sweetness of this crisp, munchable mixture will surprise you. "I've taken it to my children's schools for parties or as a special treat," writes Donna Scully of Newark, Delaware. "I've also packaged it in bow-topped tins for special gifts."

Savory Bean & Tomato Salad

Savory Bean & Tomato Salad

Savory Bean & Tomato Salad

Garlic and blue cheese in the dressing really perk up green beans and tomatoes. Carol Gano sends this recipe from her home in Ballwin, Missouri.

Yummy Chocolate Dip

Yummy Chocolate Dip

Yummy Chocolate Dip

Turn fresh fruit into an irresistible and tantalizing snack or dessert with this dreamy, creamy chocolate dip. Four ingredients and 10 minutes are all it takes! You could also serve with graham cracker sticks for an easy after-school snack. —Stacey Shew, Cologne, Minnesota

Classic Bumbleberry Pie

Classic Bumbleberry Pie

Classic Bumbleberry Pie

What a delightful ending to any meal! Apple, raspberries and rhubarb work in unison to create this fresh-flavored pie. Judy Parker - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dilled Cajun Chicken Sandwiches

Dilled Cajun Chicken Sandwiches

Dilled Cajun Chicken Sandwiches

“I came up with this recipe when my husband and I were looking for something quick,” notes Abby Teel of Kuna, Idaho. “We both love Cajun seasoning, and the same goes for garlic and dill. We combined them in these delicious sandwiches that even my four-year-old loves!”

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

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

Beef Quesadillas with Salsa

Beef Quesadillas with Salsa

Beef Quesadillas with Salsa

These easy, cheesy steak quesadillas are packed with beef and topped with pineapple salsa. And because it's a little sweet and not too spicy, they are very kid friendly.

Swiss & Caraway Flatbreads

Swiss & Caraway Flatbreads

Swiss & Caraway Flatbreads

My mom came across this rustic-looking flatbread recipe many years ago and always made on Christmas Eve. Now I make it for my own family, especially during the holidays. It's easy to double or cut in half depending on how many you're serving. —Diane Berger, Sequim, Washington
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