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Berry Granola Pancakes

Berry Granola Pancakes

Berry Granola Pancakes

My son and I like to make this breakfast favorite together. You can leave the berries out of the mix and sprinkle them on top, or sub in chocolate chips or nuts instead. —Elizabeth Stewart, Crab Orchard, West Virginia

Muffin-Pan Meat Loaves

Muffin-Pan Meat Loaves

Muffin-Pan Meat Loaves

I used to have a catering business, and my specialty was comfort food. I once needed a gluten-free meatloaf and my clients went nuts over this. I often use an 8x8 pan or a loaf pan, but a muffin tin really cuts the cooking time. —Vangie Panagotopulos, Moorestown, New Jersey

Easy Chicken Corn Chowder

Easy Chicken Corn Chowder

Easy Chicken Corn Chowder

I play around with ingredients in my pantry instead of running to the store when I don’t know what’s for dinner. Here's a happy experiment. Cut some fat by leaving out the bacon. It's still tasty. —Barbara Banski, Fenton, Michigan

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Italian Garlic Toast

Italian Garlic Toast

Italian Garlic Toast

"EVERY Italian meal must have its garlic bread, and this recipe is not only delicious but also attractive. It's rich which cheese and butter and colorful with paprika. Auntie Ann always waited until we were all seated before bringing out her garlic bread, warm from the oven."

Chicken Stir-Fry Bake

Chicken Stir-Fry Bake

Chicken Stir-Fry Bake

One night, while trying to tend to both dinner and our son, Clarke, I opted to use frozen vegetables in my chicken stir-fry. Not wanting to stand watch over the stovetop, I baked the entree in the oven. The guests say this entree tastes like it's hot from the skillet.—Carly Carter, Nashville, Tennessee

Apricot Crisp

Apricot Crisp

Apricot Crisp

During the week, homemade fruit crisp is a treat you likely don't have time to prepare. But these individual crisps call for canned fruit and bake for a mere 15 minutes.

Colorful Crab Stir-Fry

Colorful Crab Stir-Fry

Colorful Crab Stir-Fry

My love for seafood has carried over from childhood, when we used to fish together as a family. So I was happy to find this change-of-pace recipe that combines stir-fry with seafood. It tastes like a special treat but is a breeze to prepare.—Lee Deneau, Lansing, Michigan

French Vanilla Bread Pudding

French Vanilla Bread Pudding

French Vanilla Bread Pudding

This bread pudding from Nancy Johnson of Laverne, Oklahoma is warm and decadent, and with caramel, pecans and cinnamon, each bite is irresistible.

Pizza-Style Tossed Salad

Pizza-Style Tossed Salad

Pizza-Style Tossed Salad

“If you love pizza, you’ll love this salad that tastes like pizza in a bowl,” reports Pat Habiger of Spearville, Kansas. “Almost every ingredient is packaged, so it needs no measuring. Just open the packages and toss. Serve warm breadsticks on the side, and you have a complete meal.”

Salmon Pinwheels

Salmon Pinwheels

Salmon Pinwheels

Inexpensive and impressive, this recipe is a must have anytime you want to wow your guests without spending all day in the kitchen!—Cristina Mathers of San Miguel, California

Cherry Peach Cobbler

Cherry Peach Cobbler

Cherry Peach Cobbler

There’s no pitting cherries and peeling peaches when you’re throwing together this quick cobbler. It uses convenient canned fruit and purchased pie filling. Sandra Pierce of North Bonneville, Washington shared the recipe.

Shrimp & Avocado Salads

Shrimp & Avocado Salads

Shrimp & Avocado Salads

This gorgeous salad has such authentic flavor, you’ll think you’re sitting at a beachside cantina in Acapulco. Heidi Hall — North St. Paul, Minnesota

Italian Steak Sandwiches

Italian Steak Sandwiches

Italian Steak Sandwiches

My sister came up with these quick sandwiches that use minced garlic and other seasonings to bring pizzazz to deli roast beef. Add some carrot sticks or a tomato salad for a fantastic lunch in no time. -Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts

Fresh Fruit Parfaits

Fresh Fruit Parfaits

Fresh Fruit Parfaits

“I fix this simple recipe when I want to prepare something impressive for company,” notes Karin Christian of Plano, Texas. “It makes a low-calorie breakfast that feels indulgent.”

Orange Fruit Slaw

Orange Fruit Slaw

Orange Fruit Slaw

This fantastic winter fruit slaw comes from Cynthia France of Murray, Utah. She writes, “I love this fruity coleslaw. My neighbor shared this with our women's church group a few years ago.”

Jazzed-Up French Toast Sticks

Jazzed-Up French Toast Sticks

Jazzed-Up French Toast Sticks

Store-bought French toast sticks are spread with strawberry cream cheese to make this fast breakfast fare. Anna Free of Bradner, Ohio serves the “stuffed” French toast with a citrusy fruit puree instead of regular syrup.

Pizza in a Skillet

Pizza in a Skillet

Pizza in a Skillet

Faced with a nearly empty fridge, Cara Cobb combined the ingredients she had on hand and created a quick pizza, using a tortilla for the crust. "It tasted great served with a green salad and a glass of iced tea," she notes from Abbeville, Georgia.
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