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Southwest Hash with Adobo-Lime Crema

Southwest Hash with Adobo-Lime Crema

Southwest Hash with Adobo-Lime Crema

Adobo sauce adds so much extra flavor that you won't even miss the smaller amounts of butter and egg yolks in this smoky hash. But here's a tip: Add a splash of white vinegar to the poaching water right before you drop in the eggs. It helps keep them from separating as they cook.—Brooke Keller, Lexington, Kentucky

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

Spicy Apricot-Glazed Chicken

Spicy Apricot-Glazed Chicken

Spicy Apricot-Glazed Chicken

Save yourself a trip to the store and check the fridge first. Chicken turns sweet and hot when you pull out the chili sauce, mustard and apricot preserves. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California

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Sausage & Chicken Kabobs

Sausage & Chicken Kabobs

Sausage & Chicken Kabobs

“My husband created this marinade while experimenting in the kitchen. It’s a perfect combination. Hope you enjoy it.” —Diane Mateer, Florence, Kentucky

Sausage & Mushroom Stuffed Squash

Sausage & Mushroom Stuffed Squash

Sausage & Mushroom Stuffed Squash

Familiar ingredients make this dish comforting for me. The cheddar cheese is the same kind my family has used for years to make grilled cheese sandwiches. And the croutons remind me of Thanksgiving dinners. —Eliane Oneyear, River Forest, Illinois

Smoked Sausage Primavera

Smoked Sausage Primavera

Smoked Sausage Primavera

“This recipe is so simple and fast,” writes Misty Church from St. Petersburg, Florida. “My family loves Italian food, and this delicious creamy sauce is a nice change of pace from tomato-based dishes.”
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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

Creamy Tomato Shrimp with Penne

Creamy Tomato Shrimp with Penne

Creamy Tomato Shrimp with Penne

This creamy pasta dish looks and tastes like it’s meant for festive occasions but only takes 20 minutes to make. As Cassie says, “People love this entree's flavor and think it’s complicated, but jarred sauces make it so fast.” Cassie Conrad - Prescott Valley, AZ

Farmhouse Barbecue Muffins

Farmhouse Barbecue Muffins

Farmhouse Barbecue Muffins

Our daughter's friends all "plowed" through a batch of these sandwiches at her "barnyard birthday party". The tangy barbecue sauce, fluffy biscuits and cheddar cheese make them real kid-pleasers. —Karen Kenney, Harvard, Illinois

Ham & Cheese Ziti

Ham & Cheese Ziti

Ham & Cheese Ziti

This versatile dish is a crowd-pleaser. You can easily take the recipe and make it your own by changing up the cheeses or veggie. My family loves it! —Donna Bailey, Oreland, Pennsylvania

Honey-Glazed Chicken Kabobs

Honey-Glazed Chicken Kabobs

Honey-Glazed Chicken Kabobs

“This is my husband’s favorite ‘special day’ meal. I serve it with rice pilaf, salad and grilled garlic bread.” —Tracey Miller, Aiken, South Carolina

Slow-Cooked Hearty Jambalaya

Slow-Cooked Hearty Jambalaya

Slow-Cooked Hearty Jambalaya

"I love anything with Cajun spices, so I came up with this slow-cooker jambalaya that’s just as good as that served in restaurants," says Jennifer Fulk from Moreno Valley, California. "If you can’t find Andouille sausage, hot links, smoked sausage or chorizo will also work. I like to serve it with warm cornbread and garnished with sliced green onions."

Banana Cheesecake Pie

Banana Cheesecake Pie

Banana Cheesecake Pie

“I came up with this recipe when I needed to make something sweet for a family gathering. It's a quick combination of two classic desserts.” Kelly Haberny - West Carrollton, Ohio

Chocolate Pizza Heart

Chocolate Pizza Heart

Chocolate Pizza Heart

I found this recipe in an old cookbook and changed a few ingredients to suit my family's taste. They really enjoy this candy. You'll love how fast, fun and simple it is! Get the kids to help you spread the toppings. —Becky Thesman, Enid, Oklahoma

Four-Cheese Broiled Tomato Slices

Four-Cheese Broiled Tomato Slices

Four-Cheese Broiled Tomato Slices

My husband loves this recipe. It's a wonderful use for my garden tomatoes! —Jen Low, Buffalo, New York

Greek Tacos

Greek Tacos

Greek Tacos

Try a surprising twist on tacos by using Greek seasoning, spinach and feta instead of taco seasoning, lettuce and cheddar. You'll be impressed!

Quick Taco Dip

Quick Taco Dip

Quick Taco Dip

This quick taco dip from Rhonda Biancardi of Blaine, Minnesota is a definite family favorite. In fact, she says, “This recipe has been made more times than I can count! It just looks very colorful to a table, and it never lasts long.
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