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Chicken with Mandarin Salsa

Chicken with Mandarin Salsa

Chicken with Mandarin Salsa

When I have some leftover veggies, I dress the salsa up a little with some diced green onions and bell peppers. If you like a spicier sauce, add cayenne pepper to the skillet. —Aysha Shurman, Ammon, Idaho

Chocolate Chip-Cranberry Scones

Chocolate Chip-Cranberry Scones

Chocolate Chip-Cranberry Scones

My daughter started making these as a "healthy" alternative to cookies since we seem to like cookies of any kind. I've never been able to eat just one, so this recipe seemed perfect for us. —Nichole Jones, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Cola BBQ Chicken

Cola BBQ Chicken

Cola BBQ Chicken

My dad has been making a basic version of this family favorite for years. I've recently made it my own by spicing it up a bit with hoisin sauce and red pepper flakes. Sometimes I let the chicken and sauce simmer in my slow cooker. —Brigette Schroeder, Yorkville, Illinois

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Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Cupcakes aren’t just for girls! My dad and brothers love peanut butter cups—the inspiration for these goodies. —Alisa Christensen, Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

Here's a thick, hearty sauce that turns ordinary spaghetti and garlic bread into a filling feast. When I'm in a hurry, I make this slow cooker recipe in an electric frying pan instead. —Mary Tallman, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin

Peach Cobbler Coffee Cake

Peach Cobbler Coffee Cake

Peach Cobbler Coffee Cake

“Absolutely delicious,” is how our Taste Testers described this comforting coffee cake that features peaches and a delectable frosting. Serve it warm for an extra-special treat. —Virginia M Krites, Cridersville, Ohio
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Peanut Butter Clusters

Peanut Butter Clusters

Peanut Butter Clusters

Four ingredients and 20 minutes…could a fabulous last-minute gift idea be any easier? This chocolate-coated crunch also freezes well, so keep some on hand for drop-in guests. Pat Maxwell - Taft, California

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

Pesto Cheese Tarts

Pesto Cheese Tarts

Pesto Cheese Tarts

Jean Kern's quick and easy tarts are perfect party fare. “Whether I make them for an event or a simple family gathering, everyone always raves about them,” she writes from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Pesto Shrimp Pasta Toss

Pesto Shrimp Pasta Toss

Pesto Shrimp Pasta Toss

In just 30 minutes, Fran Scott of Birmingham, Michigan whips up this elegant entree. Coated in pesto and topped with walnuts and Parmesan, the mix of pasta, shrimp and vegetables adds a dressy touch to any weeknight meal.

Raspberry Ice Tea

Raspberry Ice Tea

Raspberry Ice Tea

"I treasure this recipe because of the make-ahead convenience it offers," says Lois McGrady. A few common ingredients are all she needs to serve this refreshing beverage at her Hillsville, Virginia home.

Salmon with Vegetable Salsa

Salmon with Vegetable Salsa

Salmon with Vegetable Salsa

This salsa recipe is great not only with salmon, but also grilled chicken breasts and barbecued shrimp kabobs. The only fresh ingredient not available in my son's garden was the avocado! Make a double batch of the salsa to serve with crisp tortilla chips. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Shrimp Linguine with Parmesan Cream Sauce

Shrimp Linguine with Parmesan Cream Sauce

Shrimp Linguine with Parmesan Cream Sauce

Easy and elegant, this creamy pasta dish with a hint of heat makes a weeknight dinner seem like a special affair. —Athena M. Russell, Florence, South Carolina

Tuscan Turkey Soup

Tuscan Turkey Soup

Tuscan Turkey Soup

Marie McConnell ladles up this quick, creamy soup chock-full of leftover Thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin and beans to hungry family and friends in Shelbyville, Illinois. It's fabulous!

Veggie Soup with Meatballs

Veggie Soup with Meatballs

Veggie Soup with Meatballs

Loaded with veggies, meatballs and spices, this meal-in-one soup from Penny Fagan of Mobile, Alabama is hearty enough to warm up any cold winter day. It’s a recipe you’ll make again and again!

BLT Salad with Croutons

BLT Salad with Croutons

BLT Salad with Croutons

“In my family of six, it’s hard to find a vegetable or salad that everyone will eat, but they all raved about this one,” enthuses Susie Clayton of South St. Paul, Minnesota. “With garden-fresh basil, this salad is easy, but mouthwatering.”—Susie Clayton, South St. Paul, Minnesota

Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos

Crisp mahi mahi pans out beautifully when dressed up with fresh lime, cilantro and smoky adobo. One bite and you’ll be hooked! —Brooke Keller, Lexington, Kentucky
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