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Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup

Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup

Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup

This is my favorite soup recipe. It's quick to fix on a busy night and full of healthy, tasty ingredients. It originally called for spicy sausage links, but I've found that turkey sausage, or even ground turkey breast, is just as good. —Tracy Fasnacht, Irwin, Pennsylvania

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

A lot of gluten-free baked goods are dry and crumbly, but this one tastes like the real thing. I hope you try it! —Gladys Arnold, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Peanut Butter Granola Mini Bars

Peanut Butter Granola Mini Bars

Peanut Butter Granola Mini Bars

Kids will flip over this deliciously oaty sweet snack! With honey, peanut butter, brown sugar and two types of chips, what's not to love about these granola bars? And at less than 100 calories, you can afford to have seconds. —Vivian Levine, Summerfield, Florida
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Cheese-Stuffed Shells

Cheese-Stuffed Shells

Cheese-Stuffed Shells

When I was living in California, I tasted this rich cheesy pasta dish at a neighborhood Italian restaurant. I got the recipe and made a few changes to it in my own kitchen. I'm happy to share it with you. —Lori Mecca, Grants Pass, Oregon

Red Pepper & Parmesan Tilapia

Red Pepper & Parmesan Tilapia

Red Pepper & Parmesan Tilapia

My husband and I are always looking for light fish recipes because of their health benefits. This one's a hit with him, and we've tried it at dinner parties, too. It's a staple! —Michelle Martin, Durham, North Carolina

Cinnamon Granola Bars

Cinnamon Granola Bars

Cinnamon Granola Bars

I make these at least once a week for my husband, David. He takes one in his lunch every week and never gets tired of them. I love providing him with something so healthy to snack on that doesn't taste low-fat. —Jessica VanLaningham, Cockeysville, Maryland

Oven Fries

Oven Fries

Oven Fries

I jazz up my fries with paprika and garlic powder. Something about the combination of spices packs a heck of a punch. Everyone loves them—we even enjoy the leftovers cold! —Heather Byers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I shred and freeze zucchini from my garden each summer so that I can make this bread all winter long. Our family loves this chocolaty treat.—Shari Mckinney, Birney, Montana

Almond Chicken & Strawberry-Balsamic Sauce

Almond Chicken & Strawberry-Balsamic Sauce

Almond Chicken & Strawberry-Balsamic Sauce

Crispy chicken with a sweet-tart sauce is served alongside wilted spinach for this special meal. Virginia Anthony of Jacksonville, Florida says, “I created the recipe many years ago for a contest, and it won the Grand Prize! It’s easy to make and comes off as very elegant.”

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Chopped frozen vegetables make these wraps a snap. Add some Asian chili sauce if you want to spice it up a bit. —Susan Riley, Allen, Texas

Blueberry Walnut Bars

Blueberry Walnut Bars

Blueberry Walnut Bars

With power-packing oats, walnuts and blueberries, kids aren't the only ones that are going to love this sweet treat. Health-minded parents can feel good about these bars, too. —Dawn Onuffer, Crestview, Florida

Chicken Thighs with Shallots & Spinach

Chicken Thighs with Shallots & Spinach

Chicken Thighs with Shallots & Spinach

This moist and tender chicken comes complete with its own creamy spinach side dish! It makes a pretty presentation and comes together in no time flat for a nutritious weeknight meal. —Genna Johannes, Wrightstown, Wisconsin

Feta Shrimp Skillet

Feta Shrimp Skillet

Feta Shrimp Skillet

On our honeymoon in Greece, my husband and I had a dish like this one. I tried to re-create the flavors in this recipe when we got home. When I make it now, it brings back such wonderful memories. —Sonali Ruder, New York, New York

Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad

This beautiful salad truly captures the summer season. It's chock full of fresh veggies and basil, and feta cheese gives it a rich, tangy flavor the whole family will love. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
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