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Pickled Rainbow Chard

Pickled Rainbow Chard

Pickled Rainbow Chard

Pickling adds pop to fresh foods, especially Swiss chard stems. In this easy fridge method, sweet meets tart and it all balances out overnight. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork

Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork

Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork

I based this juicy pork on Asian influence in Hawaii. It’s tasty as is, in a bun, or over rice. Use leftovers with fried rice, ramen and salads. —Karen Naihe, Kamuela, Hawaii

Mediterranean Veggie Brunch Puff

Mediterranean Veggie Brunch Puff

Mediterranean Veggie Brunch Puff

I make breakfast casseroles with whatever I have, like spinach, sweet red pepper and cheddar. With this puff, we like a burst of flavor from Greek vinaigrette. —Angela Robinson, Findlay, Ohio
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Honey Pear Cheesecake

Honey Pear Cheesecake

Honey Pear Cheesecake

We grow pear trees, so I’m always dabbling in pear desserts. In this cheesecake, I add ¼ cup crystalized ginger for extra zing. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Cranberry-Apple French Toast

Cranberry-Apple French Toast

Cranberry-Apple French Toast

My husband's breakfast club at work raves about this make-ahead French toast. Pop it in the oven in the morning to get your day off to a sweet, bubbly start.

Best Ever Crescent Rolls

Best Ever Crescent Rolls

Best Ever Crescent Rolls

My daughter and I have cranked out dozens of homemade crescent rolls. It’s a real team effort. I cut the dough into pie-shaped wedges; she rolls. —Irene Yeh, Mequon, Wisconsin

Lisa's All-Day Sugar & Salt Pork Roast

Lisa's All-Day Sugar & Salt Pork Roast

Lisa's All-Day Sugar & Salt Pork Roast

My family loves this tender, juicy roast, so we eat it a lot. The salty crust is so delicious mixed into the pulled pork. —Lisa Allen, Joppa, Alabama

Herb Dip with Spring Vegetables

Herb Dip with Spring Vegetables

Herb Dip with Spring Vegetables

When you’re having a large party and focusing on the entrees, it's smart to have snacks and nibbles ready ahead of time. There’s nothing more simple than making dip a day or two ahead and putting it out for guests. I'm a huge fan of ranch, so this is my pick. —Michelle Clair, Seattle, Washington

Toffee-Peach Ice Cream Pie

Toffee-Peach Ice Cream Pie

Toffee-Peach Ice Cream Pie

A sugar cone and brickle crust, fresh peaches and ice cream—you can't go wrong! Top with hot caramel for a delectable frozen treat. —Kim Ciepluch, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Jim's Secret Family Recipe Ribs

Jim's Secret Family Recipe Ribs

Jim's Secret Family Recipe Ribs

For more than 30 years, my brother-in-law Jim kept his famous rib recipe a secret, much to the chagrin of my husband, Dennis. When he finally came around to sharing it, we loved it so much we just had to pass it along. This one's for you, Jim! —Vicki Young, Brighton, Colorado

Whiskey Pineapple Chicken

Whiskey Pineapple Chicken

Whiskey Pineapple Chicken

Everyone in my family loves this recipe and its sweet marinade with ginger, pineapple and a splash of whiskey. Want even more intense flavor? Let the chicken marinate for two full days. Wow! —Jodi Taffel, Altadena, California
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