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    Cumin-Spiced Lentil Burgers

    1 review

    My lovely Turkish daughter-in-law has shared many recipes with our family. I transformed her original lentil log recipe (a traditional Turkish appetizer) into these lentil burgers. For a spicier burger, you can add hot chili powder or crushed red chili peppers. —Sheila Joan Suhan, Scottdale, Pennsylvania

    Everything Breakfast Sliders

    1 review

    These breakfast sliders combine all of your favorite morning foods—like eggs, bacon and bagels—into one tasty package. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee,...


    Thai Chicken and Orange Salad

    2 reviews

    A creamy peanut butter dressing provides a Thai twist to this main dish chicken salad. You if you have leftover...


    Sweet and Spicy Sloppy Joes

    2 reviews

    These sandwiches have been the go-to meal for my son's basketball team. Turkey is a wonderful change from ground beef...


    Burrito Pita Pockets

    “Quick, delicious and kid-friendly“ is how Laura Mahaffey in Annapolis, Maryland describes her simple solution to busy weeknight meals. These...

    Stuffed Bread Boat

    2 reviews

    While I was up with one of our babies more than 20 years ago, I heard this "secret" family recipe...


    Sausage Pepper Calzones

    1 review

    These tasty Italian sandwiches from Marion Lowery of Medford, Oregon are chock-full of savory turkey sausage, sweet peppers and herbs,...

    Southwestern Chicken Salad

    1 review

    In North Richland Hills, Texas, Virginia Stencel mixes chicken, beans and corn with fresh jicama for a fun change of...


    Turkey Gyros

    4 reviews

    Greek seasoning, feta cheese and dill-cucumber sauce give this gyro an authentic taste. It was my family's introduction to how...


    Chicken Gyros

    15 reviews

    This yummy chicken gyro recipe is a cinch to prepare. Just take tender chicken, coat it in a creamy cucumber-yogurt...


    Super Flatbread Wraps

    3 reviews

    “These are my family's favorite! My kids will eat anything we roll up in this. The original recipe called for...

    Beef Barley Lentil Soup

    32 reviews

    I serve this soup often to family and friends on cold nights, along with homemade rolls and a green salad....


    Turkey Meatball and Vegetable Soup

    I made up this recipe myself to take advantage of the abundance of fresh vegetables available in our state. It’s...


    Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Slaw

    2 reviews

    We like to eat meatless at least one day a week, so I always keep cans of various beans in...


    Marinated Tenderloin and Avocado on Baguette Toasts

    There’s never any waste with tenderloin (and leftovers are rare). You can really dress it up by substituting baguette toppings...


    Bacon-Mustard Salad Dressing

    1 review

    "A tossed green salad topped with this creamy dressing is a great way to round out a meal," assures Fran...

    Ham ‘n’ Cheese Crepes

    2 reviews

    "The beauty of these crepes is that they can be cooked ahead and stored in the freezer until you need...


    Pepper-Topped Beef Sandwiches

    Pepper provide a perfect way to perk up a plain roast beef sandwich, I make a platterful of these family...


    Sausage, Pepper & Mozzarella Calzones

    —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


    Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Date-Bacon Jam

    1 review

    This sandwich doubles up on melty cheese, but the star of the show is the sweet and salty date-bacon jam....


    Southwest Turkey Burgers

    I made these turkey burgers with corn, green chilies and taco spice for my parents. They originally weren't sold on...


    Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

    2 reviews

    My family combined two of our favorite things: pulled pork and grilled cheese sandwiches. This recipe is super fast and...


    Wasabi Monte Cristo

    1 review

    I love Monte Cristo sandwiches, but I wanted to try it with some healthier ingredients. The spicy wasabi and sweet...


    English Muffin Egg Sandwiches

    You can't beat the delicious combination of mushrooms, onions, peppers and cream cheese! Leave out the red pepper flakes for...

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    Great Grain Burgers

    2 reviews

    I've experimented with many combinations of ingredients to make a good meatless burger, and this is our favorite. These patties...


    Turkey Sausage Potato Salad

    1 review

    One night I added turkey Italian sausage to plain potato salad, and my family raved about it. I've refined the...


    Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

    2 reviews

    This good-for-you dish is full of must-have Southwestern flavors. You can either serve it cold as a side for eight...


    Fiesta Turkey Burgers

    Turkey burgers don't have to be dry...and this one proves it. This one is moist and quite tasty. Add a...


    Machete Shredded Beef Sandwiches

    You'll need a knife if you want to cut these hearty sandwiches in half, but the meat is so tender,...


    Mini Martian Burgers

    1 review

    I’m always trying to come up with fun recipes for my grandchildren. Since these mini burgers starred at their trick-or-treat...