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Fajita in a Bowl

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Peggy Woodward
Pull out the skewers and take a stab at grilling peppers, onions and corn for an awesome steak salad that’s all summer and smoke. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Quinoa-Stuffed Squash Boats

Quinoa-Stuffed Squash Boats

Quinoa-Stuffed Squash Boats

My colorful “boats” with quinoa, chickpeas and pumpkin seeds use delicata squash, a winter squash that’s cream-colored with green stripes. In a pinch, acorn squash will do. —Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Barbecue Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw

Barbecue Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw

Barbecue Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw

We celebrate taco Tuesdays, so I keep things interesting by switching up the varieties. These pork tacos are super simple to make. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Whipped Cream

I combined my two loves, cupcakes and pie, into one amazing treat. These pumpkin cupcakes have a piecrust bottom and a snow white topping. —Julie Herrera-Lemler, Rochester, MN

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Supper Sandwiches

Supper Sandwiches

Supper Sandwiches

Summertime…and all suppers should be as easy as these hefty and flavorful hand-held sandwiches. Sent in by Esther Danielson of Lake Arrowhead, California, they’re sure to be a hit with all ages! TIP: For variety, a tad more sophistication or just easier eating, serve these scrumptious sandwiches open-faced.

Apple Crumble Pie

Apple Crumble Pie

Apple Crumble Pie

The crumb topping of this pie is awesome, which may explain why dessert always disappears fast. Or maybe it's the chunky apple filling. Either way, it's a family tradition. —Vera Brouwer, Maurice, Iowa

Apricot Baked Ham

Apricot Baked Ham

Apricot Baked Ham

Ham is a super choice for a holiday meal because once you put it in the oven, it practically takes care of itself until dinnertime. I serve it because everyone in my family loves it! The sugary crust makes the ham beautiful to serve. —Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana
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Contest-Winning Barbecued Chicken

Contest-Winning Barbecued Chicken

Contest-Winning Barbecued Chicken

When our neighborhood has a cookout, I always take along this chicken and watch it quickly disappear! My family loves this recipe because of the zesty seasoning blend and no-fuss barbecue sauce. —Linda Scott, Hahira, Georgia

Breaded Pork Chops

Breaded Pork Chops

Breaded Pork Chops

These traditional pork chops have a wonderful home-cooked flavor like the ones Mom used to make. The breading makes them crispy outside and tender and juicy inside. Why not treat your family to them tonight? —Deborah Amrine, Grand Haven, Michigan

Freezer Cucumber Pickles

Freezer Cucumber Pickles

Freezer Cucumber Pickles

When I first started to make these crunchy and satisfying pickles, I wasn't sure if freezing cucumbers would actually work. To my surprise, they came out perfect! Now I make enough to take them to picnics or give as gifts to friends and neighbors. —Connie Goense, Pembroke Pine, Florida

Fresh Vegetable Dip

Fresh Vegetable Dip

Fresh Vegetable Dip

This cool and creamy dip is a real family favorite for snacking. Kids are all smiles while they munch their fresh veggies. —Denise Goedeken, Platte Center, Nebraska

Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce

When my tomatoes ripen, the first things I make are BLTs and this homemade spaghetti sauce. —Sondra Bergy, Lowell, Michigan

Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken

Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken

Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken

The pecans that give this dish its unique nutty flavor are plentiful in the South, and so is chicken. I love to make and serve this easy dish because the chicken comes out moist, tasty and crispy. —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida

Orange and Onion Salad

Orange and Onion Salad

Orange and Onion Salad

The almonds in the recipe give it extra flair. It's a refreshing salad I serve year-round.—Jean Ann Perkins, Newburyport, Maryland



Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

Send your favorite holiday travelers on their way with a package of these nutty little bars to eat when they get home. —Sylvia Ford, Kennett, Missouri

Quick Cherry Turnovers

Quick Cherry Turnovers

Quick Cherry Turnovers

Refrigerated crescent rolls let you make these fruit-filled pastries in a hurry. My family loves these turnovers for breakfast, but they’re so delicious, they’ll be welcome any time of the day. Feel free to experiment with other pie fillings as well. —Elleen Oberrueter, Danbury, IA

Reunion Casserole

Reunion Casserole

Reunion Casserole

This is a noodle casserole just like Mom used to make! Its down-home taste has great appeal at a family gathering or as a dish to pass. It's also easy to prepare and can be assembled ahead of time. No leftovers here! —Bernice Morris Marshfield, Missouri

Smoked Turkey and Apple Salad

Smoked Turkey and Apple Salad

Smoked Turkey and Apple Salad

An eye-catching dish, this refreshing salad is a great main course for a summer lunch or light dinner. The dressing's Dijon flavor goes nicely with the turkey, and the apples add crunch.
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