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Slow-Cooked Loaded Potato Soup

I put a twist on one of my favorite comfort foods from my grandmother's recipes. I look forward to passing this down to my kids. —Jamie Chase, Rising Sun, Indiana
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Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli Couscous

Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli Couscous

Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli Couscous

This quick-fix recipe uses an ingenious shortcut: The broccoli cooks right along with the couscous. Just add a healthy vegetable side.

Peach Melba Trifle

Peach Melba Trifle

Peach Melba Trifle

This dream of a dessert tastes extra good on a busy day—you can make it ahead of time! If you don't have fresh peaches handy, subbing three cups of the canned ones works, too. —Christina Moore, Casar, North Carolina

Grilled Herb Potatoes

Grilled Herb Potatoes

Grilled Herb Potatoes

Every year my father and I plant a garden together. After an especially great growing season, we had plenty of produce to eat! We like to use fresh herbs from our garden but dry is just as tasty in this dish. —Bernadette Bennett, Waco, Texas

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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.”

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

While I don't enjoy drinking beer, I love cooking with it. This quick recipe also goes great on plain hamburger buns with a side of slaw. —Renee Herrington, Plano, Texas

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

“This is a delightfully simple, elegant dish. Serve as a side or with pita and hummus for a meal. It’s so refreshing-guests will love it!” Nicole Deelah - Nashville, Tennessee
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Sole Fillets in Lemon Butter

Sole Fillets in Lemon Butter

Sole Fillets in Lemon Butter

“This is such a speedy, no-fuss and delicious way to prepare fish!” raves Barbara Sharon of Plymouth, Wisconsin. “My son started requesting this 'fish with crackers' as a little boy, and he still asks for it as an adult today.”

Champagne Cajun Tilapia

Champagne Cajun Tilapia

Champagne Cajun Tilapia

We think the champagne dressing in this recipe is yummy on almost anything, but it’s excellent with this lovely fish. The tilapia is perfect in tacos, too! —Bernadette Bennett, Waco, TX

Quick Chili Cheese Dip

Quick Chili Cheese Dip

Quick Chili Cheese Dip

Perfect for parties, this quick dip features flavors of the Southwest with chili, guacamole and cheese. It's great for movie night, the big game or when guests drop in and you need something tasty, yet fast. Martha Blonde - Lansing, MI

Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

A scrumptious combo of spring colors, textures and fresh flavors come together in this easy main-dish salad. “Enjoy this with some crusty bread and a frosty glass of minted lemonade.” Susan Gauthier - Falmouth, Maine

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

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.

Cran-Orange Pork Medallions

Cran-Orange Pork Medallions

Cran-Orange Pork Medallions

"Talk about versatile recipes! This is a long-time family favorite just as it is, but occasionally, I jazz up the recipe with jalapeno peppers and fresh ginger. I’ve also made it with peach preserves and dried cherries for a delicious change of pace," notes Julie Wesson of Wilton, Wisconsin.

Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

A homemade marinade adds delicious flavor to the stir-fried pork in this main dish salad. The fast, fresh meal is easy to toss together with canned apricots and convenient salad kits. TIP: Look for the Asian crunch salad mix in the produce section near other bagged salad blends. If you can’t find it, pick up mixed greens, snow peas, shredded carrot, chow mein noodles and a bottle of sesame ginger or Asian-style salad dressing.

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Brimming with toppings, these loaded personal pizzas are best served with a knife and fork. They’ll be a hit! Thanks to Joanna Burke of Culpeper, Virginia for the recipe.

Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry Relish

Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry Relish

Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry Relish

My son is a strawberry fanatic—anything with strawberries in it is a must-have in his book. I'll always remember the look on his face the first time he tried this. It was love! — Karen Wilkes, Lakewood, California

Spinach Almond Salad

Spinach Almond Salad

Spinach Almond Salad

“I’m asked for the recipe every time I serve this salad. It’s just lovely.” —Jennie Richards, Riverton, Utah
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