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Penne with Tomatoes & White Beans

Penne with Tomatoes & White Beans

Penne with Tomatoes & White Beans

I learned how to make this dish from friends in Genoa, Italy, where they're known for creating tasty combinations of veggies, pasta and beans. You can sub feta cheese to give this a Greek twist. — Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Slow Cooker Potato & Ham Soup

Slow Cooker Potato & Ham Soup

Slow Cooker Potato & Ham Soup

In our house, this recipe is a win-win. It's easy for me to whip up and easy for my family to devour...the crusty bread for dipping doesn't hurt, either. —Linda Haglund, Buffalo, Minnesota

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

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Chocolate Pretzel Rings

Chocolate Pretzel Rings

Chocolate Pretzel Rings

If you like chocolate-covered pretzels, you'll love these simple snacks. They're fun to make any time of year because you can color-coordinate the M&M's to each holiday. —Kim Scurio, Carol Stream, Illinois

Baker's Dozen Yeast Rolls

Baker's Dozen Yeast Rolls

Baker's Dozen Yeast Rolls

A yummy honey-garlic topping turns these easy dinner rolls into something extra special. Try ’em with soups and chili. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Simple Chicken Enchiladas

Simple Chicken Enchiladas

Simple Chicken Enchiladas

“This recipe is so quick and easy, and I always receive a ton of compliments,” writes Kristi Black from Harrison Township, Michigan. “It quickly becomes a favorite of friends whenever I share the recipe. Modify the spiciness with the intensity of the salsa and the green chilis to suit your taste.” TIP: Kristi suggests serving her Easy Chicken Enchiladas with sweet corn cake for a “really yummy” summer spread!
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Italian Sausage with Bow Ties

Italian Sausage with Bow Ties

Italian Sausage with Bow Ties

“Here’s a family favorite that’s requested monthly in our house," writes Janelle Moore from Federal Way, Washington. "The Italian sausage paired with creamy tomato sauce tastes out of this world. Not only is this dish simple to make, it tastes like you slaved over a hot stove for hours!”

Cinnamon Chip Scones

Cinnamon Chip Scones

Cinnamon Chip Scones

“These scones will melt in your mouth,” writes Barbara Humiston of Tampa, Florida. “They’re delicious hot, warm or even cold!”

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

Whenever we get together as a family for major holidays, my kids, nieces and nephews literally beg me to make this dish again. It goes together in minutes with canned sweet potatoes, which is ideal for the busy holiday season. —Sue Miller, Mars, Pennsylvania

Honey Grilled Shrimp

Honey Grilled Shrimp

Honey Grilled Shrimp

“My husband was given this super-simple recipe by a man who sold shrimp at the fish market,” explains Lisa Blackwell from her home in Henderson, North Carolina. “It’s now become our family’s absolute favorite shrimp recipe. We’ve even served it to company often…with great success. Enjoy!”

Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad

Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad

Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad

I’ve tried many chicken salad recipes over the years, but this is my very favorite. It’s fresh, fruity and refreshing, and the cashews add wonderful crunch. Every time I serve it at a potluck or picnic, I get rave reviews…and always come home with an empty bowl! —Kara Cook, Elk Ridge, Utah

Chai Tea Latte

Chai Tea Latte

Chai Tea Latte

My family loves this comforting tea, especially on cold days instead of cocoa or when they're feeling under the weather. I simplified the recipe by using the filter basket of our coffeepot. It's delicious and great after dinner! —Julie Plummer, Sykesville, Maryland

Pecan Caramel Candies

Pecan Caramel Candies

Pecan Caramel Candies

These candies are fast and easy, but they look and taste like you did a lot of work. Make as many-or as few -as you want. They're great alongside other desserts for guests who want only a bite of something sweet. -Julie Wemhoff Angola, Indiana

Over-the-Top Blueberry Bread Pudding

Over-the-Top Blueberry Bread Pudding

Over-the-Top Blueberry Bread Pudding

"This delicious Southern treat boasts out-of-this-world flavor and eye appeal. You just may want to skip the main course and go straight to dessert. It’s a favorite for our summer celebrations.” Marilyn Haynes - Sylacauga, Alabama

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

I first made this fresh, fruity salsa for a family baby shower. Everyone wanted the recipe. Now, someone makes this juicy snack for just about every family gathering—and I have to keep reminding everyone who introduced it! —Jessica Robinson, Indian Trail, North Carolina

Light Strawberry Pie

Light Strawberry Pie

Light Strawberry Pie

Lou Wright’s luscious strawberry dessert is a pretty after-supper sweet. “People rave about this pie,” she says from Rockford, Illinois. And best of all, it’s a low-sugar sensation that you won’t feel one bit guilty to eat.

Crunchy Romaine Strawberry Salad

Crunchy Romaine Strawberry Salad

Crunchy Romaine Strawberry Salad

This is such an impressive salad! It’s been a hit with people of all ages at every get-together we’ve ever brought it to. In addition to being pretty and colorful, it’s a snap to make. And the mouthwatering combination of tastes and textures seems to please every palate.—Leslie Lancaster, Zachary, Louisiana
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