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Ham is a super choice for a holiday meal because once you put it in the oven, it practically takes care of itself until dinnertime. I serve it because everyone in my family loves it! The sugary crust makes the ham beautiful to serve. —Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dessert

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dessert

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dessert

Drizzled with melted chocolate, this frosty family favorite from Carol Marnach in Sioux Falls, South Dakota couldn’t be much easier to prepare. "My husband and three sons love it so much that we even use our grill to make it on camping trips—or during the hot summer months when I don’t like turning on the oven," she says.

Pork Schnitzel with Dill Sauce

Pork Schnitzel with Dill Sauce

Pork Schnitzel with Dill Sauce

Schnitzel is one of my husband’s favorites because it reminds him of his German roots. An appealing dish for guests, it’s ready in a jiffy. Pop it on buns for a fun handheld option. —Joyce Folker, Paraowan, Utah

Vegetable Macaroni Salad

Vegetable Macaroni Salad

Vegetable Macaroni Salad

“This salad is so easy and so versatile. Even the leftovers taste great the next day!” -Mary Kay Dillingham, Overland Park, Kansas
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Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

Teri Lindquist of Gurnee, Illinois says: “I needed a speedy salad for a luncheon recently, used what I had available and everyone loved it! Light, fluffy and full of fruit, this salad could double as a healthy dessert. You can also tuck it into the kids’ lunchboxes for a fun school-day treat.”

Minestrone with Turkey

Minestrone with Turkey

Minestrone with Turkey

I remember my mom making this soup; now I make it as often as I can. It's a good way to use up leftover vegetables. Sometimes I add a can of rinsed and drained kidney or garbanzo beans. —Angela Goodman, Kaneohe, Hawaii

Thai Chicken Pizza

Thai Chicken Pizza

Thai Chicken Pizza

“I came up with this recipe after trying a similar appetizer pizza at a restaurant,” says Cheryl Taylor of Ortonville, Michigan. “It’s a great way to use up leftover grilled or baked chicken. And it’s a breeze to vary based on everyone’s tastes.”

Sausage & Beans with Rice

Sausage & Beans with Rice

Sausage & Beans with Rice

This hearty casserole has a flavor combination that the whole family will love. “My husband, who is always suspicious of new dishes, loves this one. It's become a regular in our rotation.” -Beth Cholette of Penfield, New York

Chili Coney Dogs

Chili Coney Dogs

Chili Coney Dogs

Everyone in our family, from smallest kids to oldest adults, loves these hot dogs. They're so easy to throw together in the morning, or even the night before. —Michele Harris, Vicksburg, Michigan

Apple Spice Waffles

Apple Spice Waffles

Apple Spice Waffles

These Apple Spice Waffles are cozy and comforting anytime—morning or evening. The smell of toasty waffles with apples is sure to warm you up even on the most blustery of winter days. —Jane Sims, De Leon, Texas

Mexi-Mac Skillet

Mexi-Mac Skillet

Mexi-Mac Skillet

This is the yummiest, quickest recipe I have. There’s no need to pre-cook the macaroni. Everything comes together in one smart skillet. —Maurane Ramsey, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Pecan Caramel Candies

Pecan Caramel Candies

Pecan Caramel Candies

Salty and sweet, these candies are the perfect little snack. Form a kitchen assembly line with your kids, and the making becomes just as fun as the eating. —Julie Wemhoff, Angola, Indiana

Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Salsa

These quick and easy chops from Lisa Ruehlow of Blaine, Minnesota make a very colorful statement when they hit the table. Your guests will rave!

Ghostly Graveyard

Ghostly Graveyard

Ghostly Graveyard

I came up with this idea for my youngest daughter's October birthday. Then my son requested it for a school treat. But I knew it was a hit when my oldest daughter took it to a class Halloween party and even her teacher asked for the recipe! —Angie Dierikx, Taylor Ridge, Illinois

Nectarine and Beet Salad

Nectarine and Beet Salad

Nectarine and Beet Salad

Beets and nectarines sprinkled with feta cheese make a scrumptious blend for a colorful mixed green salad. The combination of ingredients may seem unlikely, but I think it will become a favorite. —Nicole Werner, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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