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Chipotle Chicken with Spanish Rice

Chipotle Chicken with Spanish Rice

Chipotle Chicken with Spanish Rice

Chipotle peppers add smoky heat to this zippy chicken and rice dish. Chop up leftovers and stuff into bell peppers for a tasty twist. —Carolyn Collins, Freeport, Texas

BLT Wraps

BLT Wraps

BLT Wraps

My mom and I used to make these easy wrap-ups for summer days at the lake with our entire family. These days, we love to bring them to picnics and days in the park. —Jonnah Burks, Brighton, Missouri

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

My trick to roasting veggies is to choose ones that cook in the same amount of time. Try pairing up cauliflower florets with baby carrots or okra with cherry tomatoes.— Courtney Gaylord, Columbus, Indiana

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Turkey Tostadas

Turkey Tostadas

Turkey Tostadas

Have a delicious fiesta in moments with this dish from our Test Kitchen. Made with tostadas, but just as tasty with tortillas, this simple Mexican classic will be requested by your family again and again!

Cantonese Chicken Burgers

Cantonese Chicken Burgers

Cantonese Chicken Burgers

Ground chicken is perked up with onion, chopped peanuts and carrots for these delectable chicken burgers that can be served year-round. As Betty Carr attests from Huntsville, Ohio, “These sandwiches may take a little more work than the regular burger, but the taste is worth it.”

Homemade Banana Bread

Homemade Banana Bread

Homemade Banana Bread

“I served this quick bread to a group of ladies I had over for lunch,“ writes Carole Lanthier from Courtice, Ontario, “and every one of them asked for the recipe! It was a big hit.“ Moist, tasty and studded with cherries and walnuts, this pretty loaf is easily doubled. TIP: This bread freezes well and also makes a lovely holiday or hostess gift.

Tomato Green Bean Salad

Tomato Green Bean Salad

Tomato Green Bean Salad

“I make this with fresh green beans from the garden. I could eat it all myself!” —Kathy Smith, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Rhubarb Mallow Cobbler

Rhubarb Mallow Cobbler

Rhubarb Mallow Cobbler

From her kitchen in Webster City, Iowa, Judy Kay Warwick writes, “My mom used to make this every year when I was growing up. Now we take fresh rhubarb to my son in Texas so he can share this recipe with his family.”

Mac and Cheese Chicken Skillet

Mac and Cheese Chicken Skillet

Mac and Cheese Chicken Skillet

“This is a wonderful and speedy Italian-style entree. Just open your pantry and you'll discover a quick-fix for dinner!” Margaret Wilson - Hemet, California

Cherry-Granola French Toast Sticks

Cherry-Granola French Toast Sticks

Cherry-Granola French Toast Sticks

The warm aroma of cinnamon and brown sugar helps Terri McKitrick wake her family in Delafield, Wisconsin. Convenient toast sticks topped with granola, banana and whipped cream carry them through busy autumn days.

Mushroom-Swiss Lamb Chops

Mushroom-Swiss Lamb Chops

Mushroom-Swiss Lamb Chops

Looking for something fast but impressive to serve company on a busy weeknight? “These lamb chops make a really nice, last-minute meal for guests,“ notes Candy McMenamin in Lexington, South Carolina. “I pick up the ingredients on the way home from work and usually finish off the menu with a green salad and new potatoes.“

Colorful Tortellini Salad

Colorful Tortellini Salad

Colorful Tortellini Salad

Here’s a great meatless recipe with real Mediterranean flair that’s hearty enough to qualify as an entrée. Laced with a tart vinaigrette dressing and bursting with strips of sweet pepper, onion and zucchini, it’s also colorful enough to serve as a pretty side dish. Thanks to subscriber Stacey Mofle in Universal City, Texas for this tasty dish!

Sidesaddle Pork 'n' Beans

Sidesaddle Pork 'n' Beans

Sidesaddle Pork 'n' Beans

Janet Doherty’s sweet Sidesaddle Pork ‘n’ Beans makes a hearty, lickety-split side dish and brings real barbecue flavor to the table any time of year. “My family loves this recipe and always requests it for special get-togethers or holidays,” adds the Belpre, Ohio cook.

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These homemade buffalo chicken wraps are excellent. Honey and lime juice help tone down the hot wing sauce for a refreshing zip. They’re perfect for lunch or a light summer meal with a tall glass of ice-cold lemonade. –Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Butterscotch Pudding Torte

Butterscotch Pudding Torte

Butterscotch Pudding Torte

“We wanted a butterscotch-flavored pudding dessert. After searching many cookbooks, I came up with this version.” Judith Kuehl - Merrill, Wisconsin

Basic Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Basic Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Basic Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Peg Wilson of Elm Creek, Nebraska provides us with her version of “Texas Caviar” that provides for so many possibilities. It's as flavorful as it is colorful and works well alone or as an accompaniment.

Maple-Glazed Long Johns

Maple-Glazed Long Johns

Maple-Glazed Long Johns

“This is a very old recipe from my aunt that I revamped to use my bread machine,” writes Peggy Burdick of Burlington, Michigan. The pastries are deep-fried, then glazed with a simple maple frosting. “They’re very good for coffee breaks,” she notes.
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