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65 Farmhouse Dinners That’ll Fill You Up

Serve up some down-home comfort food with one of these cozy meals. Made with fresh and hearty ingredients, your dinner table will look like a farmhouse table in no time.

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Turkey Biscuit SkilletTaste of Home

Turkey Biscuit Skillet

My mother always made this while we were growing up. Now I make it for my own husband and kids. I use the small-size biscuits because they brown up so nicely on top. I also add mushrooms to this recipe sometimes because my family loves 'em. —Keri Boffeli, Monticello, Iowa

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Farm-Style BBQ RibsTaste of Home

Farm-Style BBQ Ribs


Inspiration struck when I saw a recipe like this one in a newspaper. My version was an instant hit with my husband and friends. When I discovered how easy it is to make in the slow cooker, it got even better. —Bette Jo Welton, Eugene, Oregon
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Country French Pork with Prunes and ApplesTaste of Home

Country French Pork with Prunes and Apples


The classic flavors of herbes de Provence, apples and dried plums make this easy slow-cooked pork taste like a hearty meal at a French country cafe. For a traditional pairing, serve the pork with braised lentils. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Country Chicken with GravyTaste of Home

Country Chicken with Gravy


Here's a lightened-up take on classic southern comfort food. This chicken gravy recipe has been a hit at our house since the first time we tried it! —Ruth Helmuth, Abbeville, South Carolina
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Farmhouse Pork and Apple PieTaste of Home

Farmhouse Pork and Apple Pie


I've always loved pork and apples together, and this recipe combines them nicely to create a comforting main dish. It calls for a bit of preparation, but my family and I agree the wonderful flavor is well worth the effort. —Suzanne Strocsher, Bothell, Washington
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Muffin-Cup Cheddar Beef PiesTaste of Home

Muffin-Cup Cheddar Beef Pies


My kids love these beef rolls so much. I always make extra since they heat up so quickly. I give them their choice of dipping sauces—spaghetti sauce or ranch dressing are the top picks. —Kimberly Farmer, Wichita, Kansas
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Breaded Ranch ChickenTaste of Home

Breaded Ranch Chicken


A coating containing cornflakes, Parmesan cheese and ranch dressing mix adds delectable flavor to the chicken pieces in this recipe and bakes to a pretty golden color. Ranch baked breaded chicken is a mainstay main dish I can always count on. —Launa Shoemaker, Landrum, South Carolina
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Sunday Best Stuffed Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Sunday Best Stuffed Pork Chops


We’re farmers and ranchers who love to cook in a Dutch oven. Dish up these chops from the oven, and pass the salad, potatoes and steamed broccoli. —Lorraine Smith, Carpenter, Wyoming
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Citrus-Herb Roast ChickenTaste of Home

Citrus-Herb Roast Chicken


This dish is one of my all-time favorites...flavorful, juicy chicken with the aromas of spring: fresh herbs, lemon and spring onions. It’s the perfect one-pot meal. I make the gravy right in the pan. —Megan Fordyce, Fairchance, Pennsylvania
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Breaded Pork TenderloinTaste of Home

Breaded Pork Tenderloin


Meat is a hard sell with my teenage daughter, unless I make it look like a restaurant dish. Drizzle ranch dressing or barbecue sauce on top, and it's a home run. —Donna Carney, New Lexington, Ohio
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Slow-Cooker Country Captain ChickenTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Country Captain Chicken


Legend has it that the recipe for country captain chicken was brought to Georgia in the early 1800s by a British sea captain. Although it's traditional to serve this over rice, it's also delicious with noodles or mashed potatoes. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Beef 'n' Biscuit BakeTaste of Home

Beef 'n' Biscuit Bake


This recipe is quick, easy and satisfying. With its beef and corn combo, it's cozy cuisine at its best! —Erin Schneider, St. Peters, Missouri
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Super Easy Country-Style RibsTaste of Home

Super Easy Country-Style Ribs


Growing up, our mom made sweet, tangy, smoked country style ribs. How I loved coming home from church to the delicious aroma as soon as I walked through the door. —Stephanie Loaiza, Layton, Utah
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Hearty Salisbury SteaksTaste of Home

Hearty Salisbury Steaks


I love serving Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables. With its down-home taste, this meal disappears fast! —Dorothy Bayes, Sardis, Ohio
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Church Supper SpaghettiTaste of Home

Church Supper Spaghetti


Because this recipe feeds so many, I often take it to church dinners and potlucks. This colorful dish also comes in handy when we have lots of help to feed on our farm. —Verlyn Wilson, Wilkinson, Indiana
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Blue Ribbon Beefy BurritosTaste of Home

Blue Ribbon Beefy Burritos


I have a son who lives in Mexico, so we don’t see him very often. When I make these burritos, it feels as if he is right there at the table with us, inhaling them. —Marina Castle, Canyon Country, California
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Best-Ever Fried ChickenTaste of Home

Best-Ever Fried Chicken


Crispy, juicy and perfectly seasoned, this really is the best fried chicken recipe, ever. Summer reunions and neighborly gatherings will never be the same. When I was growing up, my parents had a farm, and every year, Dad would hire teenage boys to help by haying time. They looked forward to coming because they knew they would be treated to some of Mom's deep fryer recipes, including this delicious fried chicken. —Lola Clifton, Vinton, Virginia
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Green Chile StewTaste of Home

Green Chile Stew


Peppers give this down-home green chili stew a wonderful rich flavor your family will love. —Mary Spill, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico
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Sunday Pot RoastTaste of Home

Sunday Pot Roast


With the help of a slow cooker, you can prepare a down-home dinner any day of the week, not just on Sundays. The roast turns out tender and savory every time. —Brandy Schaefer, Glen Carbon, Illinois
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Three-Cheese Jumbo ShellsTaste of Home

Three-Cheese Jumbo Shells


I love cooking, but I'm not into fancy gourmet foods. I think it's more challenging to make delicious, down-home foods like this beefy casserole with ingredients easily found in the refrigerator and on my pantry shelves. —Marjorie Carey, Alamosa, Colorado
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Tasty Pork RibsTaste of Home

Tasty Pork Ribs


I like to serve these tender, country-style ribs over rice. The tantalizing aroma and zippy Cajun barbecue sauce are sure to make this dish a favorite at your house.—Michelle Rominger, Albia, Iowa
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Chicken & Cheese Noodle BakeTaste of Home

Chicken & Cheese Noodle Bake


This is the recipe my daughters and I often make for new parents when they come home from the hospital. With its creamy spaghetti filling and melted cheese topping, this casserole holds a nice cut and comforts hungry tummies. —Fancheon Resler, Bluffton, Indiana
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Chili SkilletTaste of Home

Chili Skillet


Like most farmers, my husband loves a good hearty chili. With all the vegetables, cheese and meat in it, this dish makes a super supper—and it comes together in one skillet on top of the stove. I serve it frequently in fall and winter. —Katherine Brown, Fredericktown, Ohio
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Pork Chops with Scalloped PotatoesTaste of Home

Pork Chops with Scalloped Potatoes


Mom always managed to put a delicious hearty meal on the table for us and for our farmhands. This all-in-one comforting pork chops recipe reminds me of home. —Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
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Zucchini & Sausage Stovetop CasseroleTaste of Home

Zucchini & Sausage Stovetop Casserole


Gather zucchini from your garden or farm stand and start cooking. My family goes wild for this wholesome casserole. We like our zucchini grated, not sliced. —LeAnn Gray, Taylorsville, Utah
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Sauerkraut CasseroleTaste of Home

Sauerkraut Casserole


Mom brewed her own sauerkraut and, of course, the cabbage was from our big farm garden! Blending the kraut with spicy sausage and apples was Mom's favorite way to fix it, and I still love this country dish. —Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland
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Easy Salsa Sloppy JoesTaste of Home

Easy Salsa Sloppy Joes


I created these sandwiches when I realized I did not have a can of sloppy joe sauce. The sweet brown sugar in this recipe complements the tangy salsa. —Mrs. Krista E Collins, Concord, North Carolina
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Country Ham and PotatoesTaste of Home

Country Ham and Potatoes


Browned potatoes are a simple but perfect side for country ham. Not only do the potatoes pick up the flavor of the ham, but they look beautiful! Just add veggies or a salad and dinner’s done. —Helen Bridges, Washington, Virginia
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Florentine Spaghetti BakeTaste of Home

Florentine Spaghetti Bake


This hearty sausage entree will appeal to just about everyone. My daughter serves it often to her hardworking family on their wheat ranch in Montana. —Lorraine Martin, Lincoln, California
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BBQ Country RibsTaste of Home

BBQ Country Ribs


I created this country ribs recipe many years ago when I adapted a sauce I saw in a magazine. The original called for much more oil. I usually triple the sauce and keep some in my freezer to use on chicken, beef or pork. —Barbara Gerriets, Topeka, Kansas
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Apple Cider Chicken 'n' DumplingsTaste of Home

Apple Cider Chicken 'n' Dumplings


I came up with this recipe one fall when I had an abundance of apple cider. Adding some to a down-home classic was a delectable decision. —Margaret Sumner-Wichmann, Questa, New Mexico
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Four-Cheese Chicken FettuccineTaste of Home

Four-Cheese Chicken Fettuccine


As a cattle rancher, my husband's a big fan of beef. For him to comment on a poultry dish is rare. But he always tells me, "I love this casserole!" I first tasted it at a potluck; now, I fix it for my family (we have a 3-year-old daughter) once or twice a month, and I'm asked to take it to most every get-together. —Rochelle Brownlee, Big Timber, Montana
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Pork Schnitzel with Dill SauceTaste of Home

Pork Schnitzel with Dill Sauce


Schnitzel is one of my husband’s favorites because it reminds him of his German roots. An appealing dish for guests, it’s ready in a jiffy. Pop it on buns for a fun handheld option. —Joyce Folker, Paraowan, Utah
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Dijon-Rubbed Pork with Rhubarb SauceTaste of Home

Dijon-Rubbed Pork with Rhubarb Sauce


This tender pork loin roast served with a rhubarb-orange sauce is simply delicious! Here's an excellent choice for company—it makes a memorable meal. —Marilyn Rodriguez, Sparks, Nevada
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Kansas City-Style RibsTaste of Home

Kansas City-Style Ribs


Our family recipe for ribs has evolved to near perfection. These country-style beauties are a legend in our close circle. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Skillet LasagnaTaste of Home

Skillet Lasagna


My husband loves this dish. It's easy, and helps promote the milk, cheese and beef products we produce on our farm. It makes a super supper. —Lucinda Walker, Somerset, Pennsylvania
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Shredded Beef au JusTaste of Home

Shredded Beef au Jus


My mom found this recipe in a farm journal soon after she and my dad got married. The tender beef has been a family favorite for years, and my dad often requests it. —Danielle Brandt, Ruthton, Minnesota
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Crispy Fried ChickenTaste of Home

Crispy Fried Chicken


If you've wanted to learn how to make crispy fried chicken, this is the recipe for you. Always a picnic favorite, this deep fried chicken recipe is delicious either hot or cold. Kids call it my Kentucky Fried Chicken! —Jeanne Schnitzler, Lima, Montana
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Chicken Tortilla BakeTaste of Home

Chicken Tortilla Bake


Mother frequently made this comforting chicken tortilla casserole when I was growing up. Our family would scrape the pan clean. Chicken, cheese and zippy green chiles are a mouthwatering mix.—Jerri Moror, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Rustic Summer Vegetable PastaTaste of Home

Rustic Summer Vegetable Pasta


My veggie pasta proves you can’t have too much of a good thing. Feel free to change it up with whatever fresh veggies are in the garden or farmers market. —Bryn Namavari, Chicago, Illinois
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Grilled Pork BurgersTaste of Home

Grilled Pork Burgers


We live on a working hog farm and love this savory, tasty burger. Everyone will love these burgers—even if your pork comes from the grocery store, not the farm! —Dawnita Phillips, Drexel, Missouri.
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Hamburger CasseroleTaste of Home

Hamburger Casserole


This hamburger casserole recipe is such a hit it's traveled all over the country! My mother originated the recipe in Pennsylvania, I brought it to Texas when I married, I'm still making it in California, and my daughter treats her friends to this oldie in Colorado. It's hearty, yet simple to prepare. —Helen Carmichall, Santee, California
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Slow Cooker Mushroom Chicken & PeasTaste of Home

Slow Cooker Mushroom Chicken & Peas


Some amazingly fresh mushrooms I found at our local farmers market inspired this recipe. When you start with the best ingredients, you can't go wrong. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
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Pressure-Cooker Saucy Italian ChickenTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Saucy Italian Chicken


To make this in the slow cooker, cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Plate and top with cheese. —Marisa Loper, Sammamish, Washington
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Saucy Ranch Pork and PotatoesTaste of Home

Saucy Ranch Pork and Potatoes


Awhile back, my sister Elyse shared a tasty ranch pork roast recipe. I tweaked it so I could use what was already in my pantry, and this dish was born. —Kendra Adamson, Layton, Utah
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Broccoli, Rice and Sausage DinnerTaste of Home

Broccoli, Rice and Sausage Dinner


The first recipe my kids requested when they left home was broccoli with sausage and rice. If fresh zucchini or summer squash is available, add it to the mix. —JoAnn Parmentier, Branch, Michigan
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Oven Barbecued ChickenTaste of Home

Oven Barbecued Chicken


Chicken and Sunday dinner belong together. During my married life on a dairy farm, I'd make this baked bbq chicken before church. — Esther Shank, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Short Rib CobblerTaste of Home

Short Rib Cobbler


This recipe was inspired by my family's love of two things—beef stew and biscuits. After years of making the two separately, I put the biscuits on top of the stew like a cobbler. This supper's as down-home as it gets. —Janine Talley, Orlando, Florida
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Country Ribs DinnerTaste of Home

Country Ribs Dinner


Ribs slow-cooked with carrots, celery, onions and red potatoes are pure comfort food for us. To add a little zip, we sometimes sprinkle in cayenne. —Rose Ingall, Manistee, Michigan
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Italian Meat LoavesTaste of Home

Italian Meat Loaves


We raise hogs, so pork is something I cook with a lot. These miniature meat loaves made with ground pork and Italian herbs are full of flavor. Our children especially like the topping of ketchup and Parmesan cheese. -Patricia Staudt, Marble Rock, Iowa
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Meatball PieTaste of Home

Meatball Pie


I grew up on a farm, so I took part in 4-H Club cooking activities. I still love to prepare and serve classic, wholesome recipes such as this meat and veggie pie. —Susan Keith, Fort Plain, New York
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Peppercorn Beef Top Loin RoastTaste of Home

Peppercorn Beef Top Loin Roast


A red wine sauce complements the brown sugar rub on the roast in this inviting entree. You can't go wrong with this down-home dish!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Pepperoni Pizza Baked PotatoesTaste of Home

Pepperoni Pizza Baked Potatoes


These tasty taters were a spur-of-the-moment recipe I created from leftovers! It's a true mash-up meal that combines two dinnertime favorites into one super-fun meal. —Dawn E. Lowenstein, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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Pork Chops 'n' PierogiTaste of Home

Pork Chops 'n' Pierogi


The Polish dumplings are traditionally served as a meal, with applesauce or sour cream. This meal in one is a different way to use pierogi. —Greta Igl, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
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Potato Beer Cheese SoupTaste of Home

Potato Beer Cheese Soup


This satisfying potato soup has a velvety texture that's not too thick or too thin. The subtle flavors of beer and cheese balance each other nicely, creating a soup that's sure to warm you head to toe. —Patti Lavell, Islamorada, Florida
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Slow-Cooked Mesquite RibsTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Mesquite Ribs


When we're missing the grill during winter, these tangy ribs give us that same smoky barbecue taste we love. They're so simple, and fall-off-the-bone delicious, too! —Sue Evans, Marquette, Michigan
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Sliced Ham with Roasted VegetablesTaste of Home

Sliced Ham with Roasted Vegetables


To prepare this colorful, zesty oven meal, I "shop" in my backyard for the fresh garden vegetables and oranges (we have our own tree!) that spark the ham's hearty flavor. It's my family's favorite main dish. —Margaret Pache, Mesa, Arizona
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Sausage & Swiss Chard LasagnaTaste of Home

Sausage & Swiss Chard Lasagna


Rustic and comforting, I found this rich and cheesy lasagna to be a great way to get kids to eat healthy greens—it's such a tasty casserole they'll never know the Swiss chard is there! —Candace Morehouse, Show Low, Arizona
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Roast Chicken with VegetablesTaste of Home

Roast Chicken with Vegetables


Love a moist and tender chicken but not the mess of actual roasting? Use an oven cooking bag to keep chicken and veggies easily under control. It's a great way to make roast chicken with potatoes and carrots easy any night of the week. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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South Carolina Chicken & RiceTaste of Home

South Carolina Chicken & Rice


Chicken Bog is the traditional name for this South Carolina low country dish. We always make a big batch the day after Thanksgiving, when we're working on our family's Christmas tree farm. —Jean Cochran, Lexington, SC
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Slow-Cooker Sausage LasagnaTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Sausage Lasagna


On especially cold winter days, my family loves this with mild Italian sausage. I agree about the cold days, but I prefer a spicy sausage blend, which gives it a bit of a zing. —Cindi DeClue, Anchorage, Alaska
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Split Pea Soup with Bacon & CrabTaste of Home

Split Pea Soup with Bacon & Crab


Many split pea soups use ham and bacon for good, smoky flavor. Taking it one amazing step farther-add crabmeat. Freeze this one without toppings (freeze the cooked bacon separately), then reheat soup in a saucepan. Feel free to add more chicken stock or broth when reheating if you need it. Sprinkle bacon and fresh crab on top of bowls of hot soup. —Stephen Exel, Des Moines, Illinois
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Pork Medallions with Sauteed ApplesTaste of Home

Pork Medallions with Sauteed Apples


Pork and apples are such a good match, and this down-home supper is proof. I really like that the lean cut of meat is tender and juicy, but healthy, too. —Clara Coulson Minney, Washington Court House, Ohio
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Turkey Dumpling StewTaste of Home

Turkey Dumpling Stew


My mom made this stew when I was young, and it was always a hit. Since it's not time-consuming to make I can fix it on a weekend for our children, who love the tender dumplings. —Becky Mohr, Appleton, Wisconsin
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Spaghetti Meatball SupperTaste of Home

Spaghetti Meatball Supper


It was such a joy to come home and find my mom making spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. This recipe has always been dear to my heart. —Debbie Heggie, Laramie, Wyoming

Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.

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