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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

Chicken Pita Pockets

Chicken Pita Pockets

Chicken Pita Pockets

If everybody's hungry and you're crunched for time, reach for pitas. Just slice them open, fill them up and go. Save even more time with chicken tenders. —Jacqueline Parker, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Super Supper Hero

Super Supper Hero

Super Supper Hero

Here's a hearty handheld meal you can eat on the go or pack for a picnic. Serve this versatile sandwich the way the recipe's written or stuff it with the works. —Maribeth Edwards, Follansbee, West Virginia

Spicy Applesauce

Spicy Applesauce

Spicy Applesauce

"We have an apple-picking party every year," mentions Marian Platt of Sequim, Washington. "It's a bushel of fun, and I look forward to cooking a batch of this easy applesauce seasoned with cinnamon, cloves and allspice."

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzels

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzels

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzels

"The treats are easy for any age to make but pretty enough to share with friends. You can add color sprinkles to customize them for any holiday or occasion," relates Marcia Porch of Winter Park, Florida.

Coconut Joys

Coconut Joys

Coconut Joys

If you like coconut, you’ll love these no-bake, no-fuss sweets. They’re cute as can be and would make a great after-school snack to keep in the fridge. Flo Burtnett - North Gage, Oklahoma

Fiesta Fruit Cups

Fiesta Fruit Cups

Fiesta Fruit Cups

Two types of melon and other fresh fruit combine with peach preserves in this best-of-the-season fruit dish from Karen Ann Bland. The Gove, Kansas reader writes, “These colorful fruit bowls are great to serve for brunch or as a snack.”

Veggie Fajitas

Veggie Fajitas

Veggie Fajitas

For scrumptious and super-healthy party fare, Sarah Mercer suggests her colorful, hearty fajitas packed with crisp-tender veggies. “My husband prefers these to chicken or beef fajitas and I serve them for dinner often,“ says the Wichita, Kansas cook.

Turkey Lo Mein Stir Fry

Turkey Lo Mein Stir Fry

Turkey Lo Mein Stir Fry

Christi Paulton of Phelps, Wisconsin loves Chinese dishes but hates chopping all those veggies. Using convenient, frozen vegetable combos and ready-made sauce, she came up with this tasty solution that‘s quick, easy and versatile enough to make the most of whatever she has on hand. TIP: “I sometimes add peanuts or cashews for extra crunch and flavor,“ Christi shares.

Pork & Tomato Pasta Sauce

Pork & Tomato Pasta Sauce

Pork & Tomato Pasta Sauce

“This is a favorite with my husband and two small children. Even my neighbors make it now. Simple ingredients, simple preparation, no fuss—just a great meal.” —Jackie Hughes, Baltimore, Maryland

Three-Bean Salsa

Three-Bean Salsa

Three-Bean Salsa

Here’s an easy recipe for fabulous, chunky salsa. “It’s fast, fresh, low in fat and high in fiber,“ shares Regina Gutierrez. To keep calories down, she serves it with baked or low-fat tortilla chips at home in San Antonio, Texas.

Lemon Snowdrops

Lemon Snowdrops

Lemon Snowdrops

I save my snowdrop cookies for special occasions. The crunchy, buttery sandwich cookie has a puckery lemon filling. —Bernice Martinoni, Petaluma, CA

Cinnamon Snack Mix

Cinnamon Snack Mix

Cinnamon Snack Mix

The pleasant sweetness of this crisp, munchable mixture will surprise you. "I've taken it to my children's schools for parties or as a special treat," writes Donna Scully of Newark, Delaware. "I've also packaged it in bow-topped tins for special gifts."

Easy Lemon Ice

Easy Lemon Ice

Easy Lemon Ice

Kathleen takes advantage of convenient pantry items to dress up Lemon Ice. "I concocted this refreshing dessert when I wanted to turn plain lemon ice into something more satisfying. "The raspberry preserves and chocolate syrup reduce the prep time to almost nothing," Kathleen notes. "A sprinkling of slivered almonds makes it even better," she assures.

Tender Garlic Green Beans

Tender Garlic Green Beans

Tender Garlic Green Beans

Margaret Wagner Allen dresses up garden-fresh green beans in minutes, thanks to this easy microwave recipe. "The tender beans are delicious served with baked ham or grilled salmon," she writes from Abingdon, Virginia.

Fluffy Lemon Pie

Fluffy Lemon Pie

Fluffy Lemon Pie

“This pie takes minutes to prepare and is the perfect light dessert," writes Carolyn Bauers from Norfolk, Virginia. "I make it often since my husband loves it and we both need to watch our fat and cholesterol intake. My son, who's diabetic, just loves the tangy, lemon flavor.”
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