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Find simple recipes from our Simple and Delicious Magazine. Get simple recipes for appetizers, breakfast, dinner, and more simple recipes by course.

Green Beans with Basil

Green Beans with Basil

Green Beans with Basil

These crisp-tender beans are accented with garlic, rosemary, basil, onion and celery.—Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California

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

Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

"I get a lot of recipes from friends, and this one is no exception," writes Frances Poste from her home in Wall, South Dakota. Biscuit mix is combined with a little minced onion, garlic powder and cheese to create these golden drop biscuits that bake in a flash.
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Veggie Calzones

Veggie Calzones

Veggie Calzones

Bread dough makes it a breeze to assemble these savory turnovers from Lee Ann Arey of Gray, Maine. "If you have a favorite pizza dough, use it instead," she recommends. "These freeze well and once they are frozen, they can be heated in half an hour."

Apple Pie a la Mode

Apple Pie a la Mode

Apple Pie a la Mode

Here is a family favorite that combines apple pie filling and butter pecan ice cream with caramel topping and chopped nuts. I created it when trying to think up a rich dessert to complete a dinner party menu. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Italian Mixed Vegetables

Italian Mixed Vegetables

Italian Mixed Vegetables

These eye-appealing vegetables are the ideal accompaniment to any main course. Bottled salad dressing and herbs dress up frozen vegetables, making this a great stovetop side dish for hurried weeknights.—Dawn Harvey, Danville, Pennsylvania

Black-Eyed Peas 'n' Pasta

Black-Eyed Peas 'n' Pasta

Black-Eyed Peas 'n' Pasta

Tradition has it that if you eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day, you'll enjoy prosperity all year through, but I serve this tasty combination of pasta, peas and tangy tomatoes sauce any time. —Marie Malsch, Bridgman, Michigan

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

I fell in love with the spice in this slow-cooked lentil stew. Add ingredients as the spirit moves you, like zucchini, spinach, kale and corn. —Heather Gray, Little Rock, Arkansas

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

"These brussels sprouts are special enough for company—I like to serve them for Thanksgiving dinner," says Myra Innes from Auburn, Kansas. "If you can't find fresh sprouts, try using the frozen one."

Asian-Style Turkey Pitas

Asian-Style Turkey Pitas

Asian-Style Turkey Pitas

Tired of turkey sandwiches? Try Beverly Graml's fresh-tasting adaptation—a warm spicy stir-fry tucked into pita bread. "A neighbor game me this quick-and-easy recipe years ago," she pens from Yorktown, Virginia. "It's been my most popular day-after-turkey dish ever since."



Green Beans with Peppers

Green Beans with Peppers

Green Beans with Peppers

Our Test Kitchen concocted this festive-looking side dish that's a snap to make for a holiday dinner or an everyday meal.

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

These potatoes are a speedy side dish that complements most any entree. Feta cheese adds a rich zesty flavor. A neighbor supplies me with garden-fresh chives, but you can use frozen or dried chives for more convenience.—Jean Komlos, Plymouth, Michigan

Oatmeal Pecan Cookie Mix

Oatmeal Pecan Cookie Mix

Oatmeal Pecan Cookie Mix

This present will be welcomed by anyone who enjoys homemade cookies. The mix is simple to prepare and the results are yummy. I enjoy decorating the jar lids with fabric. As a finishing touch, I tie on a tag with baking instructions. —Bev Woodcock, Kingston, Ontario

Parsleyed Rice Pilaf

Parsleyed Rice Pilaf

Parsleyed Rice Pilaf

Kathy also sent the recipe for Parsleyed Rice Pilaf, noting, "While the salmon bakes, I dress up instant rice with bouillon, minced onion and parsley."
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