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Spring Green Risotto

Once a week, I create a new recipe for my blog, An Officer and a Vegan. I first made this risotto when I needed something cheerful and comforting. It's fantastic with asparagus, zucchini or summer squash, but use whatever veggies are in season. —Deanna McDonald, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Pork Scallopini with Mushrooms

Pork Scallopini with Mushrooms

Pork Scallopini with Mushrooms

This is a great at-home date night recipe. I use reduced-sodium chicken broth because I add salt to season the meat and mushrooms. —Lana Dramstad, Havre, Montana

Penne with Tomatoes & White Beans

Penne with Tomatoes & White Beans

Penne with Tomatoes & White Beans

I learned how to make this dish from friends in Genoa, Italy, where they're known for creating tasty combinations of veggies, pasta and beans. You can sub feta cheese to give this a Greek twist. — Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Spring Green Risotto

Spring Green Risotto

Spring Green Risotto

Once a week, I create a new recipe for my blog, An Officer and a Vegan. I first made this risotto when I needed something cheerful and comforting. It's fantastic with asparagus, zucchini or summer squash, but use whatever veggies are in season. —Deanna McDonald, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Raspberry Coconut Cream Pie

Raspberry Coconut Cream Pie

Raspberry Coconut Cream Pie

I like coconut pies and my husband likes raspberries. Here's a little stroke of genius I had when I wanted to make the ultimate dessert for both of us. —Susan Jolly, Wilmington, Delaware

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

Caribbean Shrimp Spring Rolls

Caribbean Shrimp Spring Rolls

Caribbean Shrimp Spring Rolls

Kids will love helping wrap up these delicate rolls filled with beautiful, bright ingredients. And you’ll love the burst of flavors in every bite. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Chicken with Leek Sauce

Chicken with Leek Sauce

Chicken with Leek Sauce

This entrée, with its rich, creamy and elegant sauce was sent in from Vicki Atkinson of Kamas, Utah.

Ham & Chicken Rolls

Ham & Chicken Rolls

Ham & Chicken Rolls

My family is so crazy about these rolls, we serve them at dinner, snack time, cocktail parties—even breakfast. You can make them a day in advance and refrigerate until needed. —Evelyn Stocks, Winterville, North Carolina

Rich Parsley Biscuits

Rich Parsley Biscuits

Rich Parsley Biscuits

“These honey-flavored biscuits are delectable,” assures Margaret Wilt of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. They’d be a perfect treat at brunch or alongside soup at lunch or dinner.

Mushroom-Swiss Lamb Chops

Mushroom-Swiss Lamb Chops

Mushroom-Swiss Lamb Chops

Looking for something fast but impressive to serve company on a busy weeknight? “These lamb chops make a really nice, last-minute meal for guests,“ notes Candy McMenamin in Lexington, South Carolina. “I pick up the ingredients on the way home from work and usually finish off the menu with a green salad and new potatoes.“

Chutney-Topped Brie

Chutney-Topped Brie

Chutney-Topped Brie

This easy and elegant appetizer from Rebecca Irons in Lubbock, Texas has only four ingredients! “I first tasted something similar at a cheese shop,” she says. “Most any chutney flavor will work—from pineapple or mango to onion—for a toasty, melt-in-your-mouth treat on chilly days.”

Chocolate Mallow Drops

Chocolate Mallow Drops

Chocolate Mallow Drops

"I tell people these cookies are 'so good' and they are quick to agree after a taste," says field editor Marie Hattrup of Sparks, Nevada. Her fudgy treats feature a marshmallow layer topped with a squiggle of chocolate frosting.

Beef Soup in a Hurry

Beef Soup in a Hurry

Beef Soup in a Hurry

Loellen Holley needs just a few canned goods to stir up this comforting microwave mixture. “I call this ‘throw-together soup‘,“ says the Topock, Arizona cook. “Serve it with a green salad and hot bread or rolls,“ she suggests. “You can also simmer this soup in a slow cooker.“

Orange-Glazed Beets

Orange-Glazed Beets

Orange-Glazed Beets

“Beets were a popular vegetable in our house when I was growing up and this recipe is a real favorite of ours. It's very easy to make, and the citrus flavor of the orange is a delight.” Susan Punzal - Orchard Park, New York

Ham Caesar Salad

Ham Caesar Salad

Ham Caesar Salad

“One bite, and you’ll fall in love with this combo! Serve with fresh iced tea and banana splits for a casual menu that won’t heat up your kitchen.” Mary Ann Schlabach - Sarasota, Florida

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

I like to marinate this moist chicken entree overnight, then pop it on the grill for a breezy taste of the islands that family and friends really go for. —Vicki Roberts, Jacksonville, Florida

Snow Pea Medley

Snow Pea Medley

Snow Pea Medley

Even in frosty weather, Lucille Mead of Ilion, New York serves up garden-fresh flavor with this pretty, colorful side dish. The crisp-tender veggie combo goes with a variety of entrees and is ready in minutes.
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