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Cheddar Creamed Corn

Cheddar Creamed Corn

Cheddar Creamed Corn

I brought this super-easy recipe to a school potluck once and it was gone in no time. I’ve been asked to bring it to every function since. —Jessica Maxwell, Omaha, Nebraska

Beef, Rice & Pepper Skillet

Beef, Rice & Pepper Skillet

Beef, Rice & Pepper Skillet

I love Mexican-inspired food. I also enjoy experimenting with recipes like this one and making them as healthy—and downright good!—for my family as possible. —Jenny Dubinsky, Inwood, West Virginia

Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie

Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie

Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie

This was one of my Mother's favorite pie recipes. She was a great cook and was always generous with her recipes, yet she rarely shared this special one. —Ruth Ferris, Billings, Montana

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Tuna Melt on Corn Bread

Tuna Melt on Corn Bread

Tuna Melt on Corn Bread

Try a new taste for an open-faced tuna melt-serve it on corn bread! Our Test Kitchen developed this treat which would be great for a quick lunch.

Herb Fish Fillets

Herb Fish Fillets

Herb Fish Fillets

Combining different types of herbs not only gives this speedy fish depth of flavor, but it also results in a beautiful dish. Yvonne Nemec of Phillipsburg, New Jersey relates, “this is such an easy dish and so delicious. The herbs compliment the delicate flavor of the fish. We love it!”

Easy Summer Fruit Salad

Easy Summer Fruit Salad

Easy Summer Fruit Salad

“My friends are always requesting this salad.” Colorful slices of fruit get dressed up with a simple sauce of citrus juices and honey. Anneliese Deising - Plymouth, MI

Asparagus & Tomato Salad

Asparagus & Tomato Salad

Asparagus & Tomato Salad

This colorful, light salad was a hit at our church’s cooking club. It’s easy to assemble and delicious, too. —Dorothy Buhr, Ogden, Illinois

Layered Salad for a Crowd

Layered Salad for a Crowd

Layered Salad for a Crowd

"This salad is a favorite of my three sons,” writes Lisa Ashley of Leesburg, Georgia. “I took it to a luncheon honoring our school district’s food service manager. She was very complimentary and even asked for the recipe. I like to make the dressing the day before for the flavors to blend together,” she adds.

Berry Rhubarb Fool

Berry Rhubarb Fool

Berry Rhubarb Fool

A "fool" is a British dessert that's usually made with custard. This is a modified, quicker version I created. My kids love it because it doesn't taste like rhubarb—so I guess it's well named! —Cheryl Miller, Fort Collins, Colorado

German-Style Spinach

German-Style Spinach

German-Style Spinach

"GRANDMA'S spinach dish is flavored with her Austrian heritage. It's tasty and always looks so pretty on the plate. We children never had to be told to eat our spinach at Grandma's house!"

Spinach Flatbreads

Spinach Flatbreads

Spinach Flatbreads

Instead of the same old side of garlic bread, serve up wedges of toasty, mouthwatering Spinach Flatbreads from Kristen Westbrook in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “I always seemed to have spinach that would spoil before I could use it all,” she explains. “So I started making these delicious and quick flatbreads. They’re low-fat, work well with almost any vegetable I have on hand and can double as a light lunch.”—Kristen Westbrook, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fruity Chicken Tossed Salad

Fruity Chicken Tossed Salad

Fruity Chicken Tossed Salad

Juicy chicken and a medley of sweet fruit jazz up crisp salad greens. Topped with a refreshing poppyseed dressing, this salad tastes too good to be light!

Fresh Fruit Salsa

Fresh Fruit Salsa

Fresh Fruit Salsa

This salad has all the bright colors and fresh flavors of summer.— Mary E. Relyea, Canastota, New York.

Chocolate Pecan Waffles

Chocolate Pecan Waffles

Chocolate Pecan Waffles

“This is a yummy dish when company comes, and it tastes great with strawberries, bananas or raspberries.” These crisp and chocolaty waffles will have everyone drooling! Lucille Mead - Ilion, New York

French Onion Drop Biscuits

French Onion Drop Biscuits

French Onion Drop Biscuits

These simple drop biscuits have a golden color and mild onion flavor. As Galelah Dowell of Fairland, Oklahoma notes, “They’re fast to fix and fabulous!”

Homemade Cheese Biscuits

Homemade Cheese Biscuits

Homemade Cheese Biscuits

These savory biscuits from Lynn Tice of Osage City, Kansas couldn't be simpler to make! With from-scratch flavor and a golden-brown cheese topping, they're sure to be a hit.

Italian Steak Sandwiches

Italian Steak Sandwiches

Italian Steak Sandwiches

My sister came up with these quick sandwiches that use minced garlic and other seasonings to bring pizzazz to deli roast beef. Add some carrot sticks or a tomato salad for a fantastic lunch in no time. -Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
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