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French Hot Chocolate

2 reviews

One of my fondest memories of Paris was sipping a cup of thick, dark hot chocolate at one of their patisseries. French hot chocolate is velvety smooth, rich, decadent and almost the consistency of a molten chocolate bar. It is meant to be sipped slowly and savored. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Peppered Filets with Cherry Port Sauce for 2

I like to serve my peppery beef steaks with a light vegetable side dish. You can substitute dried cranberries for...


Steak au Poivre for 2

1 review

With the punch of peppercorns and a smooth, beefy sauce, this steak is delicious. You'll love the hint of sweetness...


Hazelnut Cheesecake Parfaits

2 reviews

—Shelly Platten, Amherst, Wisconsin


Merlot Filet Mignon

7 reviews

Although this is a simple recipe, the filet is rich and elegant enough for a special occasion. Add a salad...

Beef Filets with Portobello Sauce

11 reviews

These tasty steaks seem special but they are fast enough for everyday dinners. We enjoy the mushroom-topped filets with crusty...


Fancy Mousse Towers

1 review

You simply will not believe how easy it is to make Christine Dohlmar’s elegant mouthwatering chocolate dessert! “This recipe is...

Chocolate Almond Stacks

A yummy blend of almonds, whipped cream and chocolate sauce goes into this showpiece dessert from Leah Lyon of Ada,...


Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake

1 review

I always get compliments when I whip up this rich little cheesecake. With layers of caramel, chocolate and vanilla, it's...


Swiss Chicken Rolls

3 reviews

A simple-to-fix wine sauce complements this impressive entree. I love when my husband asks me to make this because I...


Contest-Winning Easy Tiramisu

18 reviews

This recipe makes a great quick dessert for a special supper…or anytime. It's easily doubled if needed. What a fun...

Peach-Glazed Beef Filets

3 reviews

I love combining fruits and chiles to make flavorful glazes. This recipe has evolved over the years. It uses ancho...


Spicy Pork with Ginger-Maple Sauce

6 reviews

"My physical therapist shared this recipe with me and said it was completely foolproof," says Juanita Moore of Dana Point,...


Goat Cheese-Stuffed Chicken with Apricot Glaze

8 reviews

“My original version of this recipe used several tablespoons of butter versus a tablespoon of olive oil. It also used...


Pistachio Cranberry Orzo

4 reviews

“This recipe was originally an entree with chicken and linguini,” notes Barbara Spitzer of Lodi, California. “I keep changing the...


Phyllo-Wrapped Halibut

4 reviews

I created this easy entree to convince my husband that seafood doesn't have to taste "fishy." He likes the flaky,...

Meringues with Fresh Berries

2 reviews

Juicy ripe berries and a dollop of light cream fill these cloudlike meringue desserts. When I double this recipe to...


Sauteed Scallops & Shrimp Pasta

6 reviews

I created this tempting seafood pasta for my wife. It’s a terrific meal served with crusty sourdough. If you don't...


Ham and Cheese Omelet Roll

10 reviews

I’d always had trouble making omelets until a friend gave me this recipe. It’s
so simple and versatile. You...


Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo

14 reviews

I like to serve this lovely pasta, featuring scallops and shrimp, with crusty Italian bread. Sprinkled with tomato and parsley,...


Shrimp Pasta Primavera

23 reviews

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So when I invite that special guy to...


Bacon-Wrapped Filets with Scotched Mushrooms

8 reviews

I got the idea for bacon-wrapped filet mignon when I saw some on sale in the grocery store. The rest...


Stuffed Apple Pork Chops

3 reviews

My family has used apples for many fabulous dishes, including this pork chop recipe from my grandmother that uses apples,...


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Jalapeno-Apricot Pork Tenderloin

1 review

"The perfect blend of spices is what sets this dish apart," says Amber Shea Ford of Overland Park, Kansas. "I...

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Chicken Stuffed with Walnuts, Apples & Brie

5 reviews

When I want a simple-to-do weeknight dinner, I often turn to chicken. In this recipe, the stuffing combines sweet and...


Chipotle-Apple Chicken Breasts

4 reviews

"The sweetness of the apple, the smokiness of the bacon and the heat from the chipolte pepper blends so well...


Chocolate Berry Tarts

2 reviews

I sometimes use ready-made graham tart shells if I'm short on time. Either way, this rich berry dessert is an...


Dessert Bruschetta with Nectarine Salsa

1 review

This is an easy, no-cook dessert for hot summer days. The flavors work wonderfully together. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan