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Raspberry Coconut Cream Pie

Raspberry Coconut Cream Pie

Raspberry Coconut Cream Pie

I like coconut pies and my husband likes raspberries. Here's a little stroke of genius I had when I wanted to make the ultimate dessert for both of us. —Susan Jolly, Wilmington, Delaware

Favorite Cheeseburger Pizza

Favorite Cheeseburger Pizza

Favorite Cheeseburger Pizza

My sister-in-law used to own a pizza restaurant and gave me this awesome recipe that features ground beef, cheddar and thousand island dressing. We like it on whole-wheat crust. — Katie Buckley, Wyoming, Delaware

Oh-So-Good Chicken Soup

Oh-So-Good Chicken Soup

Oh-So-Good Chicken Soup

I came up with this soup one weekend when my wife and I were hungry for something better than the standard. The first attempt turned out fantastic, and now I’ve got the recipe down to 20 minutes. —Chris Dalton, Mundelein, Illinois

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Cran-Apple Salad

Cran-Apple Salad

Cran-Apple Salad

This tart and tasty salad goes so wonderfully with lots of different meals. Folks will think you slaved over it, but with less than five ingredients, preparation takes only minutes! Crunchy walnuts, celery and apples are special way to dress up canned sauce. —Lucille Foster Grant, Nebraska

Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce

Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce

Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce

"This sweet and tangy basting sauce came from my husband's family," says Jenine Schmidt of Stoughton, Wisconsin. "With just four ingredients, it's simple to stir up," she adds. A speedy alternative to bottled sauce, it can be brushed on chicken, ribs, pork or even turkey.

Hugs 'N' Kisses Brownie

Hugs 'N' Kisses Brownie

Hugs 'N' Kisses Brownie

"When I needed a dessert in a hurry, I dressed up a brownie mix with on-hand ingredients to come up with this impressive treat," says Kristi Van Batavia of Kansas City, Missouri.

Orzo Shrimp Stew

Orzo Shrimp Stew

Orzo Shrimp Stew

Since Lisa Stinger and her husband really enjoy seafood, she doesn't skimp on shrimp in this recipe! "This mildly seasoned stew has other satisfying ingredients, too, like broccoli, tomatoes and pasta," she writes from Hamilton, New Jersey.

Caraway Beer Bread

Caraway Beer Bread

Caraway Beer Bread

This moist and tender loaf boasts a mild beer and caraway flavor that can hold its own with hearty soups and chili. But surprise! “It’s also yummy spread with ham salad or cream cheese and assorted jams,” promises Janet Newmyer of Wilber, Nebraska.

Confetti Mashed Potatoes

Confetti Mashed Potatoes

Confetti Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes make a beautiful side dish for any meal. Onion, peppers and cheese add color and flavor to the potatoes. —LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma

Cookie Pizza a la Mode

Cookie Pizza a la Mode

Cookie Pizza a la Mode

This yummy dessert can't be beat—especially because it's so easy to make. It's like eating a chocolate chip cookie and ice cream sundae all in one! —Dee Drew, Aliso Viejo, California

Baked Potatoes with Topping

Baked Potatoes with Topping

Baked Potatoes with Topping

In Defuniak Springs, Florida, Alice DePauw jazzes up baked potatoes with this rich topping. “It’s easy, fast and everyone really enjoys it,” she notes. “It makes potatoes a little more special. For added zip, I use Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise.”

Pesto-Turkey Layered Loaf

Pesto-Turkey Layered Loaf

Pesto-Turkey Layered Loaf

This yummy sandwich is easy and travels well. Make several to feed a crowd, and use any meat, veggies and cheese you like. —Marion Sundberg, Yorba Linda, California

Olive Pepperoni Spread

Olive Pepperoni Spread

Olive Pepperoni Spread

Pizza lovers will adore this quick-and-easy dip. If you’re serving picky eaters, keep the black olives on the side. Cheri Authement - Appleton, Wisconsin

Freezer Cucumber Pickles

Freezer Cucumber Pickles

Freezer Cucumber Pickles

When I first started to make these crunchy and satisfying pickles, I wasn't sure if freezing cucumbers would actually work. To my surprise, they come out perfect! Now I make enough to take them to picnics or give as gifts to friends and neighbors. —Connie Goense, Pembroke Pine, Florida

Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Instead of topping juicy cheeseburgers with sauteed mushrooms, include some savory 'shrooms in the meat mixture for a new twist! Folks will be pleasantly surprised with these deluxe sandwiches...bite after bite.

Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

Are you looking for an appetizing way to enhance a nutritious vegetable? Try this eye-catching stir-fry from Marie Rossey of Creston, Ohio. The broccoli keeps its bright color and crispness, while ginger and soy sauce help to spice it up nicely.

Cherry-Stuffed Pork Loin

Cherry-Stuffed Pork Loin

Cherry-Stuffed Pork Loin

One of my best recipes is this pork loin, with its moist and tasty stuffing.—Jim Korzenowski, Fennville, Michigan
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