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Alfredo Chicken Lasagna

Alfredo Chicken Lasagna

Alfredo Chicken Lasagna

This easy recipe is elegant enough for company, writes Bridgette Monaghan from Masonville, Iowa. “I've served it often, and everyone comments on its rich flavor. I love the fact that it can be made ahead.”

Zucchini Banana Bread

Zucchini Banana Bread

Zucchini Banana Bread

I got this Zucchini Banana Bread recipe from a friend at work and now it's one of my favorites. It makes three small loaves, but they freeze very well. —Donna Hall, Wolfforth, Texas

Lemon-Basil Chicken Marsala

Lemon-Basil Chicken Marsala

Lemon-Basil Chicken Marsala

"This melt-in-your-mouth Chicken Marsala is based on a recipe picked up in a cooking class," recalls Greta Igl in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. "But the basil and splash of lemon are my own touches. We’ve tried this dish in many restaurants, but always agree our homemade version tastes best. It’s so easy…and if we’re lucky enough to have leftovers, they reheat beautifully in the microwave.”
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Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Muffins

“These yummy zucchini, currant and walnut muffins are an excellent way to use up your garden overload of zucchini,” raves Peg Gausz of Watchung, New Jersey.

Mexican Shrimp Bisque

Mexican Shrimp Bisque

Mexican Shrimp Bisque

I enjoy both Cajun and Mexican cuisine, and this rich, elegant soup combines the best of both. I serve it with a crispy green salad and a glass of white wine for a simple but very special meal. —Karen Harris, Castle Rock, Colorado

French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie

“I first made French Silk Pie when I was in high school, then, years later, I tinkered with the recipe until I was happy with it," says Lisa Francis of Elba, Alabama. "Now, it’s one of my husband Dalton’s favorites."

Bacon Mushroom Chicken

Bacon Mushroom Chicken

Bacon Mushroom Chicken

“My brother told me this was the best chicken he had ever tasted,” writes Kara Cook from Elk Ridge, Utah, “and it’s one of my very favorites, too. “Not only is it easy to prepare, but it also looks elegant, tastes spectacular, and never fails to bring raves when I serve it to guests.” TIP: Try using any leftover mozzarella cheese to dress up salads, sprinkle on cups of hot chili or make mini pizzas.

Banana Nut Muffins

Banana Nut Muffins

Banana Nut Muffins

A scattering of chopped nuts adds crunch to these moist, taste-tempting treats. They're the best banana walnut muffins I've found. Bet you'll agree. —Neva Starnes, Summerville, Georgia

Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones

“You can use any dried fruit for these tender scones, but my favorite is a mix of dried cranberries and golden raisins,” says Della Dunsieth of New Castle, Pennsylvania. “Don’t overmix or you’ll have a hard, dense scone.”

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

This traditional apple turnover recipe makes a dessert that's both tender and flaky, with apple pie-like filling and a thin, white glaze. I freeze the extras and warm them up in the microwave. They're great with coffee. —Dorothy Bayes, Sardis, Ohio

Mom's Meat Loaf for 2

Mom's Meat Loaf for 2

Mom's Meat Loaf for 2

If you're looking for a hearty meal, just follow Michelle Beran's lead. The Claflin, Kansas cook whips up this delicious loaf when she's looking for a downsized main course. You'll love the pleasant sage flavor and scrumptious sauce. Plus, it's easy to double for sandwiches the next day.

Florentine Chicken Soup

Florentine Chicken Soup

Florentine Chicken Soup

“My husband loves Alfredo sauce, so I'm always looking for new variations,” writes Cindie Henf from Sebastian, Florida. “This easy-to-make soup is wonderful with crusty Italian bread and a tomato-mozzarella-basil salad. Best of all, it's the perfect amount for two of us.”

Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Tender pancakes are filled with minced apple and raisin, and drizzled with apple cider syrup. They're wonderful in the summer or on a cool fall morning. —April Harmon, Greeneville, Tennessee
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