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Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops & Rice

Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops & Rice

Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops & Rice

Thanks to tangy balsamic vinegar and sweet apples, this one-pot dish lets you have a little something special anytime. —Greg Hageli, Elmhurst, Illinois

Lime Chicken with Salsa Verde Sour Cream

Lime Chicken with Salsa Verde Sour Cream

Lime Chicken with Salsa Verde Sour Cream

Whenever I'm in a crunch, this recipe comes to the rescue. The verde sauce gives classic baked chicken a big pick-me-up. My friends keep asking to share it with them. —Ellen Fowler, Seattle, Washington

Speedy Hummus Pizza

Speedy Hummus Pizza

Speedy Hummus Pizza

What started as an appetizer is now one of my favorite Mediterranean meals. I make sure I always have the ingredients, so I can whip it up in a hot minute. I like to use fresh tomatoes instead of sun-dried ones when they're in season, and sometimes I throw in some chopped artichoke hearts, too. —Nikki Haddad, Germantown, Maryland

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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.

Sweet-Sour Lettuce Salad

Sweet-Sour Lettuce Salad

Sweet-Sour Lettuce Salad

This super-quick salad dressing is a breeze to shake up when you're in a hurry. "It's refreshing, slightly sweet flavor compliments fresh lettuce and crisp bacon bits quite nicely," remarks Lois Fetting of Nelson, Wisconsin.

Apple Squash Soup

Apple Squash Soup

Apple Squash Soup

This is a new twist on an old favorite—pumpkin soup. I add a little ginger and sage to apples and squash to make this creamy soup. My family loves it when autumn rolls around. —Crystal Ralph-Haughn of Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Rocky Road Freezer Pie

Rocky Road Freezer Pie

Rocky Road Freezer Pie

Whip up this simple chocolaty pie the day before and you’ll feel just like the champ when you serve it on party day. —Addrenne Roth, Donna, Texas

Breakfast Parfaits

Breakfast Parfaits

Breakfast Parfaits

With pineapples, raspberries and bananas, these yogurt treats from Adell Meyer are a bright and cheerful morning side dish. The Madison, Wisconsin reader whips them up in no time for before-or-after-school snacks.

Strawberry Cake Roll

Strawberry Cake Roll

Strawberry Cake Roll

Marscarpone cheese, fresh strawberries and a hint of lemon flavor this mouthwatering and impressive-looking dessert from Carrie Vazzano in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. An added bonus…the waxed-paper lined pan makes for speedy cleanup! CARRIE’S TIP. For health-conscious cooks or those counting calories, skimmed milk and reduced-fat cheese make easy, slimming substitutions.—Carrie Vazzano, Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Oven-Barbecued Pork Tenderloins

Oven-Barbecued Pork Tenderloins

Oven-Barbecued Pork Tenderloins

Ruby Williams knew that pork tenderloin is one of the leanest cuts of meat. Her family in Bogalusa, Louisiana still savors and prepares her luscious heirloom recipe.

Hacienda Hot Dogs

Hacienda Hot Dogs

Hacienda Hot Dogs

“This yummy creation with taco sauce and refried beans makes inexpensive hot dogs taste great,” Kelly Williams relates from La Porte, Indiana. “I sometimes like to wrap the hot dogs with a strip of bacon before baking them.”

Spinach Grapefruit Salad

Spinach Grapefruit Salad

Spinach Grapefruit Salad

A sunshiny splash of citrus adds zest to this company-special spinach salad dressed up with dried cherries. To cut prep time to almost nothing (or when grapefruit is out of season), our Test Kitchen suggests using a jar of grapefruit segments found in your grocery produce section.

Brie Phyllo Cups

Brie Phyllo Cups

Brie Phyllo Cups

Mini phyllo shells from the freezer section hurry along these elegant cups. They look fancy and taste delicious but are a snap to put together for a special occasion.—Brenda Little, Boise, Idaho

Lemon Chicken and Veggies

Lemon Chicken and Veggies

Lemon Chicken and Veggies

Eight ingredients are all you need to put a beautiful dinner on the table tonight. Shredded carrots and baby spinach are very nutritious and a healthy part of this meal. Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
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