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Parmesan Chicken Sandwiches

Parmesan Chicken Sandwiches

Parmesan Chicken Sandwiches

Coat tender chicken breasts with seasoned bread crumbs and smother in marinara sauce. Served on a hoagie, it’s a real treat! —Sue Bosek, Whittier, California

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Here’s a super-simple way to dress up zucchini from Wanda Penton of Franklinton, Louisiana. Asian flavor and sesame seed crunch make this side dish a treat to eat! Tip Idea: Yellow summer squash could be substituted for some of the zucchini.

Grandma's Stuffed Yellow Squash

Grandma's Stuffed Yellow Squash

Grandma's Stuffed Yellow Squash

“My grandma, who raised me, was an awesome cook. This is a recipe she fixed every summer when our garden overflowed with yellow squash. My family still enjoys it,” writes Janie McGraw of Sallisaw, Oklahoma.
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Onion Pita Pizza

Onion Pita Pizza

Onion Pita Pizza

For a different appetizer or snack, try these appealing "pizzas" from Mary Lou Wayman of Salt Lake City, Utah. With their mild blue cheese and onion flavor and crispy pita crust, they're sure to hit the spot with your favorite summer beverage.

No-Bake Cherry Dessert

No-Bake Cherry Dessert

No-Bake Cherry Dessert

“I adapted this recipe from one given to me by my first best friend, Sandy, in 1966,” said Judy Harris of McRae, Georgia. “I often made it for my children and now when they come home for a visit, they still love it. I shared this recipe with a local restaurant owner and he tweaked it for his menu.”

Lime Chicken on Fruited Spring Greens

Lime Chicken on Fruited  Spring Greens

Lime Chicken on Fruited Spring Greens

For a unique entree, serve this refreshing salad that pairs fresh fruit with chicken, greens and a tangy vinaigrette. "This salad is spectacular," notes Charlene Chambers of Ormond Beach, Florida.

Apple Crisp For Two

Apple Crisp For Two

Apple Crisp For Two

DELICIOUS with ice cream or whipped topping, this dessert is always a welcome treat at our table. We especially like it served warm. I make this often year-round, but it's even tastier in the fall with newly harvested apples. -Patricia Gross, Etna Green, Indiana

Sweet 'n' Saucy Sausage Sandwiches

Sweet 'n' Saucy Sausage Sandwiches

Sweet 'n' Saucy Sausage Sandwiches

“You can prepare this simple dinner on short notice and it’s tasty anytime,” writes Linda Eggers of Albany, California. This flavorful sandwich will hit the spot and fill you up!

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Broccoli Soup

"My husband and I find this great soup a tasty way to add nutritious broccoli to our diet. It's so thick and filling that all you need to complete the meal is a salad and bread," writes Diane Ventimiglia of Atlanta, Michigan.

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie

Frozen berries and fruit keep these frosty smoothies extra thick, sent by Christy Adkins of Martinez, Georgia. Best of all, the recipe is a great way to use up that last banana.

Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

Turn everyday baked potatoes into an impressive grilled delight with this simple and flavorful treatment. Jennifer Black-Ortiz of San Jose, California shares the recipe.

Raisin Waldorf Salad

Raisin Waldorf Salad

Raisin Waldorf Salad

“I came up with this scrumptious apple salad while experimenting with leftover dessert ingredients one day,” laughs Diana Stucky from her Castle Rock, Colorado home. “Friends have said it's the best salad they've ever eaten!” Tip: Sprinkle cinnamon over the salad just before serving.

Barley Chili

Barley Chili

Barley Chili

"A friend gave me this recipe using wheat, which I replaced with barley," notes Marv Salter of West Hills, California. The barley makes this dish a hearty meal for a chilly day.

Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Creamy sweet potatoes are treated to a brown-sugar-and-pecan topping in this pared-down casserole. “I like to double the recipe for my company's Thanksgiving potluck,” Tina Browning writes from Lehigh Acres, Florida. “Everyone loves it.”

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Chicken with Corn Bread Stuffing

Chicken with Corn Bread Stuffing

Chicken with Corn Bread Stuffing

Simple and convenient, I can easily bake this for us in our motor home's toaster oven. Even though it's quick, it tastes like a Thanksgiving dinner. We like it with sweet potatoes.

Cinnamon-Raisin Rice Pudding

Cinnamon-Raisin Rice Pudding

Cinnamon-Raisin Rice Pudding

Rice pudding may sound like an odd dessert, but it's so good!

Cranberry-Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Cranberry-Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Cranberry-Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Pecans, cranberries and sweet potatoes, oh my! This side will vanish before your eyes once you put it out.
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