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Three-Bean Baked Beans

Three-Bean Baked Beans

Three-Bean Baked Beans

I got this recipe from an aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef and bacon mixed in, these satisfying beans are a big hit at backyard barbecues and church picnics. I'm always asked to bring my "special" beans. —Julie Currington, Gahanna, Ohio

Tomato Seafood Soup

Tomato Seafood Soup

Tomato Seafood Soup

We love this hefty soup on Sundays during football season. For a little extra zip to rally spirits, we sometimes add red pepper flakes or use jalapeno-flavored tomatoes. It's also delicious with real crab meat. —Mary Adams, Fairport, New York

Biltmore's Bread Pudding

Biltmore's Bread Pudding

Biltmore's Bread Pudding

—Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina
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Glazed Cinnamon Apples

Glazed Cinnamon Apples

Glazed Cinnamon Apples

If you are seeking comfort food on the sweet side, this warm and yummy apple dessert, made with cinnamon and nutmeg, fits the bill. —Megan Maze, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Make-Ahead Spinach Manicotti

Make-Ahead Spinach Manicotti

Make-Ahead Spinach Manicotti

When I invite people to dinner, many have started requesting this pasta bake ahead of time because it's that good. Plus, the manicotti is stuffed before it's cooked, making it even more convenient. —Christy Freeman, Central Point, Oregon

Mini Caramel Rolls

Mini Caramel Rolls

Mini Caramel Rolls

Here's the perfect warm treat for pajama-clad family mornings. These ooey-gooey baked rolls come together in moments—thanks to a tube of refrigerated crescent rolls—and disappear just as quickly. —Kayla Wiegand, Congerville, Illinois

Monkey Cupcakes

Monkey Cupcakes

Monkey Cupcakes

Kids' eyes will light up when they see these cute jungle goodies. The cupcakes never fail to make my grandkids smile, and they're always a huge hit at bake sales. —Sandra Seaman, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Pea 'n' Peanut Salad

Pea 'n' Peanut Salad

Pea 'n' Peanut Salad

Even people who don't like peas love this crunchy recipe, including my own children. I love the fact that it's so easy and makes a refreshing alternative to more traditional salads. A friend gave me the recipe years ago and I've been making it ever since. —Laurinda Nelson, Phoenix, Arizona

Pesto Chicken Pizza

Pesto Chicken Pizza

Pesto Chicken Pizza

This is the only pizza I make now. We love it! Keeping the spices simple helps the flavors of the chicken and vegetables come through. The pizza tastes incredible and is good for you, too. —Heather Thompson, Woodland Hills, California

Sausage Manicotti

Sausage Manicotti

Sausage Manicotti

This classic Italian entree comes together in a snap, but tastes like it took hours. It's so tasty and easy to fix. My family always enjoys it. —Carolyn Henderson, Maple Plain, Minnesota

Tortilla Chicken Bean Soup

Tortilla Chicken Bean Soup

Tortilla Chicken Bean Soup

Tasty toppings jazz up this no-fuss soup that has Mexican flair. The recipe for this sure-to-please soup was given to me by a friend. I make it often for company, and everyone asks for the recipe. You can substitute pinto beans in red chili sauce for the regular pinto beans and cumin called for in the recipe. —Michelle Larson, Greentown, Indiana

Tortilla-Vegetable Chicken Soup

Tortilla-Vegetable Chicken Soup

Tortilla-Vegetable Chicken Soup

This recipe is surprisingly a snap. Don't worry about the long list of ingredients; most of them are already in your pantry. —Jan Peri-Wyrick, Fort Worth, Texas

Cheesy Zucchini Quiche

Cheesy Zucchini Quiche

Cheesy Zucchini Quiche

A few years ago, I found this zucchini brunch recipe that's quick to prepare and freezes well, too. Just put it in the refrigerator to thaw overnight and pop it into the oven when you wake up! —Karen Howard, Lakeville, Massachusetts

Chocolate Swirl Delight

Chocolate Swirl Delight

Chocolate Swirl Delight

“I made a few alterations to a great recipe and ended up with an impressive dessert,” says Lynne Bargar from Saegertown, Pennsylvania. “Everyone loves its light texture and chocolaty flavor.”
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