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I like to prep this breakfast in the afternoon, let it chill, then put into the slow cooker before I go to bed. When we wake up in the morning, it's done just right. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
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Zippy Peach Spread

Zippy Peach Spread

Zippy Peach Spread

Don’t think twice about the ingredient pairings—this creamy spread is absolutely addictive! Lighten it up by using reduced-fat cream cheese. Laurie Hicks - Troy, MT

Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

I invented this taco salad to make my kids happy. Make it with ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken and it's equally good. —Betty Nickels, Tampa, Florida

My Favorite Granola

My Favorite Granola

My Favorite Granola

“I first made this granola when I was just 17 years old, but I have never since found a granola I like as much. I may add fresh fruit to it, but it’s delicious just as it is.” Sarah Wilson - Republic, WA
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Sacher Torte Squares

Sacher Torte Squares

Sacher Torte Squares

Sacher torte is a Viennese cake that requires several steps. My squares are an easy alternative, but they still feature the classic apricot and chocolate flavors. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, IL

Green Salad with Berries

Green Salad with Berries

Green Salad with Berries

For snappy salad that draws a crowd, I do a wonderful combo of spinach, berries and oniony things. Raise your fork for this one. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho

Lemon Dream Pie

Lemon Dream Pie

Lemon Dream Pie

A lovely lemon filling flavors this light pie created by our Test Kitchen. Served atop a raspberry jam drizzle, it’s refreshing on a warm day.

Crisp Button Cookies

Crisp Button Cookies

Crisp Button Cookies

Almost too cute to eat but too sweet to resist, these clever cookies take minutes to make. They’ll disappear as quickly! Bonnie Buckley - Kansas City, Missouri

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 put it together in the morning and pop it in the oven when we get home. —Karen Latimer, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Tossed Salad

Tossed Salad

Tossed Salad

To speed up the preparation of this salad even more, you can slice the vegetables when you have time, either early in the day or the night before.

Chicken Caesar Salad for Four

Chicken Caesar Salad for Four

Chicken Caesar Salad for Four

A simple homemade dressing sets this Caesar salad apart from ordinary salads. With lots of Parmesan, romaine and chicken strips, it's a clear classic, only better!—Rebecca Porter, Yigo, Guam

Shrimp Alfredo Fettuccine

Shrimp Alfredo Fettuccine

Shrimp Alfredo Fettuccine

Fettuccine Alfredo's been around for ages. I give it a modern update by adding tender shrimp and a pop of lemon. —Tonya Burkhard, Davis, IL

Italian Pesto Pizzas

Italian Pesto Pizzas

Italian Pesto Pizzas

These individual pizzas, ready in 30 minutes or less, give you good reason not to call out for dinner. The pesto base makes the kitchen smell wonderful while it’s baking. —Kelly Evans, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Lime and Sesame Grilled Eggplant

Lime and Sesame Grilled Eggplant

Lime and Sesame Grilled Eggplant

When I lived in Greece, I fell in love with eggplant. My recipe's seasonings have an Asian theme, but the dish still makes me think Greek. —Allyson Meyler, Greensboro, North Carolina

Bacon-Olive Tomato Pizza

Bacon-Olive Tomato Pizza

Bacon-Olive Tomato Pizza

With bacon and tomatoes, Cindy Clement of Colorado Springs, Colorado brings the taste of a BLT to this hearty and delicious pizza. “I call this ‘championship pizza’ because it always gives our team the winning edge when it matters most,” she says.

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One-Pot Meaty Spaghetti

One-Pot Meaty Spaghetti

One-Pot Meaty Spaghetti

I used to help my mom make this when I was growing up, and the recipe stuck. It was a beloved comfort food at college, and is now a weeknight staple for my fiance and me. —Kristin Michalenko, Seattle, Washington

One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Bread

One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Bread

One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Bread

My family hops out of bed on Valentine’s Day because they know I’m baking this quick bread for breakfast. They’re major chocoholics and it always hits the spot. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas

Ham Pasta Toss

Ham Pasta Toss

Ham Pasta Toss

This is my favorite meal to make when I'm short on time. You can also use different meats or vegetables depending on what you have on hand.—Sharon Gerst, North Liberty, Iowa.
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