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Spiced Apple Chili

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Joyce Moynihan
Nothing says fall like chili and apples. I use smoked paprika to give this slightly sweet chili a smoky kick. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota
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One-Pot Spinach Beef Soup

One-Pot Spinach Beef Soup

One-Pot Spinach Beef Soup

My idea of a winning weeknight meal is this beefy soup that simmers in one big pot. Grate some Parmesan and pass the saltines. —Julie Davis, Jacksonville, Florida

Kid-Tested Cheeseburger Pizza

Kid-Tested Cheeseburger Pizza

Kid-Tested Cheeseburger Pizza

The term "picky eater" may have started when small children began refusing offers of liver and onions while feeding their Brussels sprouts to pets under the table. A new generation of "kid friendly" foods was born, and Cheeseburger Pizza is just that—thumbs up kid-approved. —Jennifer Miller, Smyrna, Tennessee

Hearty Bean Bake

Hearty Bean Bake

Hearty Bean Bake

Because it makes such a big batch, this popular four-bean bake is perfect for potlucks...but I like to serve it with rolls and a salad at home too. We take the leftovers for lunch during the week. -Barb Wilkin Coshocton, Ohio
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Down-Home Meat Loaf

Down-Home Meat Loaf

Down-Home Meat Loaf

Many people cringe when they hear the term "meat loaf", but it's one of my favorite foods that Mom made while I was growing up. I love the ketchup topping, and the loaf freezes well. -Daria Burcar Rochester, Michigan

Meat and Potato Pie

Meat and Potato Pie

Meat and Potato Pie

When I was working full-time, this hearty pie was a favorite of my family. Now that I'm retired , I still rely on this sure-to-please recipe.—Helen Ellingson, Swan River, Manitoba

Star of the North Pasties

Star of the North Pasties

Star of the North Pasties

As a twist on a traditional English pastry, these pasties will delight your family. They are so quick to assemble and disappear just as quick.—Bonnie Gelle, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Terrific Taco Salad

Terrific Taco Salad

Terrific Taco Salad

I invented this recipe several years ago. It's quick to make, and uses ingredients I usually have on hand in my pantry or refrigerator.—Jeannie Daubar, Todd, North Carolina

Best Beefy Burgers with Roasted Onion & Peppercorn Mayo

Best Beefy Burgers with Roasted Onion & Peppercorn Mayo

Best Beefy Burgers with Roasted Onion & Peppercorn Mayo

Remember those times when only a burger in all its smoky, juicy, jumbo-layered, lettuce pickle madness can hit the spot? Roasted red onions and mayo blended with crushed peppercorns make this the spot-on burger. —Melissa Jelinek, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Fiesta Beef & Cheese Skillet Cobbler

Fiesta Beef & Cheese Skillet Cobbler

Fiesta Beef & Cheese Skillet Cobbler

I tweaked my beefy skillet cobbler until it achieved the wow factor. I must have gotten it right, as it's now a family tradition. Top it off with lettuce, avocado, cherry tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois

Pizza Hoagies

Pizza Hoagies

Pizza Hoagies

My husband and three sons love these crispy sandwiches filled with a moist pizza-flavored mixture. I often make them on a weekend and double the recipe. On week-nights when I'm busy or helping my son with homework, I pop the sandwiches in the oven and have a family-pleasing dinner on the table without a lot of effort. —Barbara Mery Bothell, Washington

Double-Decker Burgers

Double-Decker Burgers

Double-Decker Burgers

Marcy Schewe's man-sized sandwich looks as delectable as it tastes. "We like the flavors in the special spread," says the Danube, Minnesota field editor.
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