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When our neighborhood has a cookout, I always take along this chicken and watch it quickly disappear! My family loves this recipe because of the zesty seasoning blend and no-fuss barbecue sauce. —Linda Scott, Hahira, Georgia
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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.

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.”

Crab 'n' Penne Casserole

Crab 'n' Penne Casserole

Crab 'n' Penne Casserole

Purchased Alfredo sauce lends creaminess to this crab casserole while red pepper flakes kick up the taste. Summer squash and zucchini bring garden-fresh goodness to the comforting main dish from Bernadette Bennett of Waco, Texas.
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Gnocchi with White Beans

Gnocchi with White Beans

Gnocchi with White Beans

Here’s one of those no-fuss gnocchi recipes you can toss together and cook in one skillet. Ideal for a busy weeknight, it’s also good with crumbled Italian chicken sausage if you need to please meat lovers. —Julianne Meyers, Hinesville, Georgia

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

White Chili with a Kick

White Chili with a Kick

White Chili with a Kick

Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this spicy chili easy, but you could also cook your own. We like it with sour cream, green onions, cheese or salsa on top. —Emmajean Anderson, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Moist Turkey Breast

Moist Turkey Breast

Moist Turkey Breast

“My family always requests this turkey at family gatherings,” says Cindy Carlson of Ingleside Texas. “The Italian dressing adds zip and moistness that you don’t find in other recipes.”

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

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.”

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

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

Lime-Glazed Pork Chops

Lime-Glazed Pork Chops

Lime-Glazed Pork Chops

These tangy grilled chops are all the talk at barbecues and tailgates. You gotta have them with the sweet and sour glaze. —Jacqueline Correa, Landing, New Jersey

Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies

Kids will love making these easy cookies with mom, dad or the grandparents. They're dense and rich and absolutely perfect for dunking! —Elaine Stephens, Carmel, Indiana
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