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Cola BBQ Chicken

Cola BBQ Chicken

Cola BBQ Chicken

My dad has been making a basic version of this family favorite for years. I've recently made it my own by spicing it up a bit with hoisin sauce and red pepper flakes. Sometimes I let the chicken and sauce simmer in my slow cooker. —Brigette Schroeder, Yorkville, Illinois

Grilled Sausage-Basil Pizzas

Grilled Sausage-Basil Pizzas

Grilled Sausage-Basil Pizzas

These easy little pizzas are a wonderful change of pace from the classic cookout menu. Let everybody go crazy with the toppings. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

Mediterranean Spinach & Beans

Mediterranean Spinach & Beans

Mediterranean Spinach & Beans

If you want to make this dish vegetarian, use soy sauce instead of Worcestershire. I like it warm or cold. —Becky Cuba, Spotsylvania, Virginia

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Seasoned Fries

Seasoned Fries

Seasoned Fries

These fries are always popular with my meat-and-potatoes bunch. The cheesy seasoning can easily double as a flavorful baked potato topper, too.—Maribeth Edwards, Follansbee, West Virginia

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.

Frozen Sandwich Cookies

Frozen Sandwich Cookies

Frozen Sandwich Cookies

With just three ingredients, these cute cookies are a snap to make. Everyone, young and old, likes these cool, creamy treats. —Mary Ann Irvine, Lombard, IL

Cheesy Vegetable Pizza

Cheesy Vegetable Pizza

Cheesy Vegetable Pizza

An assortment of fresh veggies tops this delicious meatless pizza Beverly Little shares from Marietta, Georgia. “Use any vegetables you like,” she advises. “I often add a few sliced black olives.”

Spicy Warm Chicken Salad

Spicy Warm Chicken Salad

Spicy Warm Chicken Salad

This hearty main-dish salad, sent in by Iola Egle of Bella Vista, Arizona, makes a great cool-weather entree. It's colorful, delicious and filled with the kind of heat that’s great after a chilly football game or hike. Best of all, you can have it on the table in half an hour!

Classic Sweet Potato Pie

Classic Sweet Potato Pie

Classic Sweet Potato Pie

Paul Azzone relies on this simple but special deep-dish pie to provide a down-home finish to hearty autumn meals served at home in Shoreham, New York. Pecans and pumpkin pie spice make this one comforting seasonal classic.

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

In Alum Creek, West Virginia, Vicky Priestley recommends whipping up these barbecue Hawaiian pizzas as a quick after-school snack. Prepared on English muffins, the cheesy pizzas are something that kids of all ages enjoy.

Almond Spinach Salad

Almond Spinach Salad

Almond Spinach Salad

Sent in from Karena Lee of Sunland, California, this easy tossed salad is colorful, fresh, and the toasted almonds give it a wonderful crunch.

Puff Pastry Holly Leaves

Puff Pastry Holly Leaves

Puff Pastry Holly Leaves

“These elegant appetizers look like you've slaved in the kitchen, but they can be assembled in a jiffy,” says Angela King of Walnut Cove, North Carolina. “They always earn raves at my office holiday party.”

Chocolate Candy Clusters

Chocolate Candy Clusters

Chocolate Candy Clusters

“I give these as gifts and bring them to parties—they’re always a hit! Try using peanuts in place of walnuts.” You’ll love their sweet-salty taste! Taylor Carroll - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

Balsamic Almond Chicken

Balsamic Almond Chicken

Balsamic Almond Chicken

Brown sugar and balsamic vinegar lend a sweet and subtly tangy flavor to this tender almond-crusted chicken dish. Lisa Ruehlow - Blaine, MN

Sun-Dried Tomato Meat Loaf

Sun-Dried Tomato Meat Loaf

Sun-Dried Tomato Meat Loaf

Our kitchen staff gives Italian flair to this lightened-up meat loaf by adding tangy sun-dried tomatoes to the mixture. The recipe yields a large loaf, so the extra slices can be used to fix the tasty sandwiches in the recipe that follows.

Eyeball Taco Salad

Eyeball Taco Salad

Eyeball Taco Salad

In Queen Creek, Arizona, all eyes are on Jolene Young’s tasty main-dish salad when she brings it in. Topped with creepy peepers, it’s packed with beef, cheese, tomato and satisfying taco flavor to satisfy a crowd.

Super Supper Hero

Super Supper Hero

Super Supper Hero

Here's a hearty handheld meal you can eat on the go or pack for a picnic. Serve this versatile sandwich the way the recipe's written or stuff it with the works. —Maribeth Edwards, Follansbee, West Virginia
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