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Comforting Cheesy Potatoes

Comforting Cheesy Potatoes

Comforting Cheesy Potatoes

As a four-generation Idaho family, we love our potatoes and cook with them in every way possible. I have served this for weddings, family dinners and more. It has become a favorite for many. —Karla Kimball, Emmett, Idaho

Greek Beef Pitas

Greek Beef Pitas

Greek Beef Pitas

A local fast-food pita restaurant inspired me to make my own Greek-style sandwiches at home. Add olives if you like. —Nancy Sousley, Lafayette, Indiana

Chicken with Mandarin Salsa

Chicken with Mandarin Salsa

Chicken with Mandarin Salsa

When I have some leftover veggies, I dress the salsa up a little with some diced green onions and bell peppers. If you like a spicier sauce, add cayenne pepper to the skillet. —Aysha Shurman, Ammon, Idaho

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Strip Steaks with Mango Salsa

Strip Steaks with Mango Salsa

Strip Steaks with Mango Salsa

Carrots add beautiful color and texture to this very flavorful mango salsa, which is served over well-seasoned New York strips. This tasty dish, created by our Test Kitchen, will make you star of the cookout!

Vegetable Stir-Fry

Vegetable Stir-Fry

Vegetable Stir-Fry

This flavorful dish comes together in less than 10 minutes and is so aromatic that mouths will be watering from rooms away. Kelly Graham - Niagara Falls, Ontario

Apricot Spinach Salad

Apricot Spinach Salad

Apricot Spinach Salad

This is such an easy salad yet it is so full of flavor. The vinaigrette add a great flavor to the spinach and apricots.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

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.”

Garlic Rosemary Turkey

Garlic Rosemary Turkey

Garlic Rosemary Turkey

The house smells so good while this turkey is cooking that my family can hardly wait to eat! The garlic, herbs and lemon are so simple, but they're all you really need for this turkey to shine. —Cathy Dobbins, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Golden Pancakes

Golden Pancakes

Golden Pancakes

My mother made these delicious pancakes way back in the Depression years. She beat the batter by hand, but I use my blender. It does a great job in breaking down the cottage cheese for a smooth batter. -Ann Thomas, Telford, Pennsylvania

Cinnamon Graham Sundaes

Cinnamon Graham Sundaes

Cinnamon Graham Sundaes

Many Mexican restaurants serve ice cream in deep-friend shells. I use cinnamon graham crackers and honey to get a similar taste.—Jennifer Villarreal, Texas City, Texas

Turkey Gyros

Turkey Gyros

Turkey Gyros

Greek seasoning, feta cheese and dill-cucumber sauce give this gyro an authentic taste. It was my family's introduction to how really good pita bread can be. Instead of feta cheese, we sometimes prefer cheddar or Monterey Jack. —Donna Garvin, Glens Falls, NY
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