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Spinach Quiche with Potato Crust

Spinach Quiche with Potato Crust

Spinach Quiche with Potato Crust

I love this recipe because it is great to use up leftover mashed potatoes and vegetables, especially the day after a big meal. You can substitute sweet Italian sausage for the bacon if you want a heartier quiche. —Heather King, Frostburg, Maryland

Weeknight Cabbage Kielbasa Skillet

Weeknight Cabbage Kielbasa Skillet

Weeknight Cabbage Kielbasa Skillet

I like the challenge of cooking lighter meals that pack big flavor. This one, which came from a dear friend, fits the bill. My son rated it a 10 out of 10! —Beverly Batty, Forest Lake, Minnesota

Weeknight Taco Soup

Weeknight Taco Soup

Weeknight Taco Soup

I don't often get soups right, not even chicken noodle soup. But this one, with no recipe, worked out better than I had thought. I'm proud to say it's delicious. —Amanda Swartz, Goderich, Ontario

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Cheesy Zucchini Quiche

Cheesy Zucchini Quiche

Cheesy Zucchini Quiche

A few years ago, I found this zucchini recipe that's quick to prepare and freezes well, too. Just put it in the refrigerator to thaw in the morning and pop it into the oven when you get home! —Karen Howard, Lakeville, Massachusetts

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

Mini Caramel Rolls

Mini Caramel Rolls

Mini Caramel Rolls

Here's the perfect warm treat for pajama-clad family mornings. These ooey-gooey baked rolls come together in moments—thanks to a tube of refrigerated crescent rolls—and disappear just as quickly. —Kayla Wiegand, Congerville, Illinois
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Pepperoni Casserole

Pepperoni Casserole

Pepperoni Casserole

Pizza taste without the takeout? Believe it! With great pepperoni flavor, this recipe will give the whole family an easy alternative on pizza night. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma

Pull-Apart Caramel Coffee Cake

Pull-Apart Caramel Coffee Cake

Pull-Apart Caramel Coffee Cake

The first time I made this delightful breakfast treat for a brunch party, it was a huge hit. Now I get requests every time family or friends do anything around the breakfast hour! I always keep the four simple ingredients on hand. —Jaime Keeling, Keizer, Oregon

Sausage Veggie Grill

Sausage Veggie Grill

Sausage Veggie Grill

With sausage, fresh veggies and herbs, this pouch of summer flavors is as colorful as it is bursting with flavors. It's very easy and yummy for a summer get-together on the patio! —Laura Hillyer, Bayfield, Colorado

Barbecue Chicken Burritos

Barbecue Chicken Burritos

Barbecue Chicken Burritos

We always have the ingredients for these on hand. My husband came up with this recipe, and it turned out to be a hit! —Amy Dando, Apalachin, New York

Beefy Shells and Cheese

Beefy Shells and Cheese

Beefy Shells and Cheese

Louise Graybiel, of Toronto, Ontario writes of her Beefy Shells and Cheese, “Boxed macaroni and cheese, store-bought salsa and canned beans make this kid-pleaser a snap to fix!” For a bonus, Louise likes to add shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese to the dish for extra-cheesy fun!

Contest-Winning Crispy Chicken Fingers

Contest-Winning Crispy Chicken Fingers

Contest-Winning Crispy Chicken Fingers

My kids love these tender, moist chicken strips! My husband and I cut up the chicken and add to a lettuce salad with eggs, tomatoes and cheese. And everybody's happy! —Rachel Fizel, Woodbury, Minnesota

Mom's Spaghetti Sauce

Mom's Spaghetti Sauce

Mom's Spaghetti Sauce

“Mom made this when we were kids, and it was always my first choice for birthday dinners,” recalls Kristy Hawkes in South Ogden, Utah. “Now I do the prep work in the morning and just let it simmer all day. When I get home, all I have to do is boil the spaghetti, brown some garlic bread and dinner is on!”

Peanut Butter S'mores Bars

Peanut Butter S'mores Bars

Peanut Butter S'mores Bars

When I give these as gifts, they’re gone in a flash! I make them ahead when it’s convenient because they freeze well. You can use M&M's in different colors for holidays year-round. —Julie Wischmeier, Brownstown, IN

Sweet & Spicy Nuts

Sweet & Spicy Nuts

Sweet & Spicy Nuts

Hot and spicy with a hint of brown-sugar sweetness, these snacking nuts are simply sensational. You and your guests will not be able to stop munching! The quick-and-easy skillet recipe also makes a great stocking stuffer or last-minute holiday gift from the kitchen. —Patty Lok, Sherman Oaks, California

Baked Ham with Honey-Chipotle Glaze

Baked Ham with Honey-Chipotle Glaze

Baked Ham with Honey-Chipotle Glaze

Your Easter celebration will be so simple to orchestrate with this sweet, smoky ham recipe at your fingertips. It feeds a crowd and tastes fantastic. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Blue Lagoon Margaritas

Blue Lagoon Margaritas

Blue Lagoon Margaritas

This is one super drink that'll have the neighbors asking, "What's that?" Show them and make an extra batch to share. —Willie DeWaard, Coralville, Iowa
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