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Blueberry Crumble Tarts

Blueberry Crumble Tarts

Blueberry Crumble Tarts

Pop one in a lunch box, share a batch at work or wait until dessert—these are sweet anytime, anywhere. Sometimes, I refrigerate prepared tarts overnight and bake them while making dinner the next day. Foolproof. —Carole Fraser, North York, Ontario

Ham & Chicken Rolls

Ham & Chicken Rolls

Ham & Chicken Rolls

My family is so crazy about these rolls, we serve them at dinner, snack time, cocktail parties—even breakfast. You can make them a day in advance and refrigerate until needed. —Evelyn Stocks, Winterville, North Carolina

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

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Seasoned Oven Baked Fries

Seasoned Oven Baked Fries

Seasoned Oven Baked Fries

For a swift side dish, Patricia bakes Seasoned Oven Fries "These potato wedges are as tasty as the deep-fried versions but with less mess," she reports.

Warm Pecan Cabbage Slaw

Warm Pecan Cabbage Slaw

Warm Pecan Cabbage Slaw

Marie Hattrup, a field editor from Sparks, Nevada, gives a new twist to this slaw, which she serves warm. The mild mustard flavor and pleasing blend of crisp-tender vegetables and toasted pecans is a nice complement to fish or ham.

Mice Cupcakes

Mice Cupcakes

Mice Cupcakes

“During a visit several years ago, we let our 3-year-old grandson, Robert, help trim some two dozen of these Mice Cupcakes I was making for a party. It was quite a project…but he enjoyed every minute!”

Grilled Ham 'n' Jack Cheese

Grilled Ham 'n' Jack Cheese

Grilled Ham 'n' Jack Cheese

Hefty Grilled Ham ‘n’ Jack Cheese sandwiches from Jayne Ward in Eldon, Missouri are "fast, filling and nice enough to serve company,” she says.

Easy Sesame Breadsticks

Easy Sesame Breadsticks

Easy Sesame Breadsticks

Thanks to a tube of refrigerated dough, these tender breadsticks come together in a jiffy. Simply bake and top with melted butter and sesame seeds for an easy accompaniment to almost any meal.

Beef Tostadas

Beef Tostadas

Beef Tostadas

Chipotle sauce gives these meaty open-faced tacos just the right amount of heat to fire up a fiesta at the dinner table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Rich Parsley Biscuits

Rich Parsley Biscuits

Rich Parsley Biscuits

“These honey-flavored biscuits are delectable,” assures Margaret Wilt of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. They’d be a perfect treat at brunch or alongside soup at lunch or dinner.

Curried Chicken Turnovers

Curried Chicken Turnovers

Curried Chicken Turnovers

Whenever I have leftover chicken, these turnovers are on the menu. The tasty secret is in the curry. —Laverne Kohut, Manning, Alberta

Calypso Cups

Calypso Cups

Calypso Cups

These cup-shaped cookies go over great at any occasion. I like to tint the frosting to coordinate with the event. —Lorraine Kaczmarek, Steubenville, OH

Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

I invented this taco salad to make my kids happy. Make it with ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken and it's equally good. —Betty Nickels, Tampa, Florida

Pear Chutney Chicken

Pear Chutney Chicken

Pear Chutney Chicken

With a unique combination of flavors in this recipe, dinner is sure to satisfy. “My freezer is hardly ever without single servings of the dish my grandson calls 'pear chix.' We love it.” -Sheila Berg of Lucas Valley, California

Fabulous Feta Salad

Fabulous Feta Salad

Fabulous Feta Salad

On busy summer days in Glendale, Arizona, Amy Adams turns to this simple and pretty pasta salad for fast, flavorful side-dish flair. TIP: Need a more filling entree? Simply double the amount of chicken!

Snow Pea Medley

Snow Pea Medley

Snow Pea Medley

Even in frosty weather, Lucille Mead of Ilion, New York serves up garden-fresh flavor with this pretty, colorful side dish. The crisp-tender veggie combo goes with a variety of entrees and is ready in minutes.

Cold Bean Salad

Cold Bean Salad

Cold Bean Salad

Ann Mulford's recipe for Two-Bean Salad doesn't disappoint. The Lincolnville, Maine, reader says, “This mixed salad sure is a winner. I make it a day or so ahead of time and it marinates in the refrigerator. It's simple, just stir every 12 hours.” She adds, “And leftovers are great over rice or noodles.”
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