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Spinach Quiche with Potato Crust

Spinach Quiche with Potato Crust

Spinach Quiche with Potato Crust

I love this recipe because it is great to use up leftover mashed potatoes and vegetables, especially the day after a big meal. You can substitute sweet Italian sausage for the bacon if you want a heartier quiche. —Heather King, Frostburg, Maryland

Weeknight Taco Soup

Weeknight Taco Soup

Weeknight Taco Soup

I don't often get soups right, not even chicken noodle soup. But this one, with no recipe, worked out better than I had thought. I'm proud to say it's delicious. —Amanda Swartz, Goderich, Ontario

Angel Hair with Chicken & Cherries

Angel Hair with Chicken & Cherries

Angel Hair with Chicken & Cherries

Nutmeg and cherries are the new "it" pair. It’s the secret something that really makes the dish. My vegetarian friend likes it just as well without chicken. —Mary Ann Sander, Centralia, Missouri

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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.

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,” writes Carolyn Henderson of Maple Plain, Minnesota. “My family always enjoys it.”

Strawberry Spritzer

Strawberry Spritzer

Strawberry Spritzer

Three simple ingredients are all you need to create this fresh and fruity summer beverage. It's bound to become a warm-weather favorite.—Krista E Collins, Concord, North Carolina
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Tortellini and Ham

Tortellini and Ham

Tortellini and Ham

A couple of convenience items form the base of this quick meal. It's sure to become a staple when you need a great last-minute weeknight supper. Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

White Chili with a Kick

White Chili with a Kick

White Chili with a Kick

Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this spicy chili easy, but you could also cook your own. We like it with sour cream, green onions, cheese or salsa on top. —Emmajean Anderson, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

All-Star Muffin Mix

All-Star Muffin Mix

All-Star Muffin Mix

I like to keep this mix in a handy place, like the pantry or cupboard, so I mix up muffins quickly for dinner or if a friend is stopping by for coffee. —Nancy Mackey, Madison, Ohio

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

Grilled Steaks with Mushroom Sauce

Grilled Steaks with Mushroom Sauce

Grilled Steaks with Mushroom Sauce

Midweek days deserve something special. This steak entree with its savory sauce will fit the bill beautifully. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Ranch Pasta Salad

Ranch Pasta Salad

Ranch Pasta Salad

I've made this salad for years—it's a recipe from a high school friend's mom. Any time I serve a sandwich meal like hamburgers, hot dogs or sloppy joes, I have this flavorful salad alongside.—Mrs. Krista E Collins, Concord, North Carolina

Spiced Pork Medallions with Bourbon Sauce

Spiced Pork Medallions with Bourbon Sauce

Spiced Pork Medallions with Bourbon Sauce

Our tasting panel simply raved over this tender pork with its spicy, sweet sauce. —Kathy Kantrud, Fenton, Michigan

Summer Garden Couscous Salad

Summer Garden Couscous Salad

Summer Garden Couscous Salad

This salad makes the most of summer's bounty. I used to prepare it with a mayonnaise dressing, but lightened it with lemon vinaigrette. It's even better now! —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Sometimes a dollop of sweetened whipped cream is all you need to top your favorite cake or other dessert. To make ahead, slightly underwhip the cream, then cover and refrigerate for several hours. Beat briefly just before using.

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,“ writes Michelle Larson of Greentown, Indiana. “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,“ she adds.

Avocado Shrimp Salsa

Avocado Shrimp Salsa

Avocado Shrimp Salsa

I love to make this recipe. Sometimes I eat it all by itself, but it's excellent with tortilla chips, too! You'll enjoy it either way! —Maria Simmons, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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