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Fish & Chips with Dipping Sauce

Fish & Chips with Dipping Sauce

Fish & Chips with Dipping Sauce

My husband and I really like fish and chips, but not all the grease that typically comes along with it. I decided to give the classic dinner a makeover. Turns out the pickle dip is healthier than tartar sauce, and we like it a lot better—who knew? —Michelle Lucas, Cold Spring, Kentucky

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

In my mind, few foods in a holiday spread are as tempting as a big baked ham. I always hope for leftovers so we can have ham sandwiches in the following days. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

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

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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.”

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

Bacon Potato Salad

Bacon Potato Salad

Bacon Potato Salad

"My family requests this potato salad whenever we go on picnics. It’s a well-seasoned salad that gets a slight smoky flavor from the addition of bacon," says Charlotte McDaniel of Williamsville, Illinois.
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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."

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

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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