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    Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches

    Rich and creamy pimiento cheese is a southern favorite. It makes this grilled pimiento cheese sandwich shine, especially when sweet-hot pepper jelly is added. —Amy Freeze, Avon Park, Florida

    Air-Fryer Portobello Melts

    We're always looking for satisfying vegetarian meals, and this air-fryer sandwich recipe tops the list. These melts are especially delicious...


    Shrimp Cobb Salad

    This shrimp cobb salad is quite healthy. I often use a grill pan, but you can simply saute, too. Feel...


    Grilled Tuna Salad

    I love cooking this tuna spinach salad! Tuna steaks are quick to cook and delicious, and always seem a little...


    Deli Turkey Lettuce Wraps

    2 reviews

    I used to make these during my training days when I worked at a restaurant in Hawaii. They're low-fat, low-carb,...

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    Cobb Salad Club Sandwich

    3 reviews

    Can't decide whether you want a salad or a sandwich? You'll never have to choose again. With generous ingredients piled...


    Crabmeat Boats

    I've been making this recipe for more than 40 years. You can also spread the filling on small rolls and...

    Turkey Sandwich with Raspberry-Mustard Spread

    2 reviews

    My hearty sandwich has different yet complementary flavors and textures. It is filled with flavor and nutrients, without all the...


    Greek Brown and Wild Rice Bowls

    2 reviews

    This fresh rice dish tastes like the Mediterranean in a bowl! It's short on ingredients, but packs in so much...


    Green Tomato BLT

    I absolutely love tomatoes, any kind, any size. Being from the South, that includes fried green tomatoes. I created a...


    Hamburger Croquettes

    1 review

    I created this recipe one day after wondering why chicken was often stuffed with ham and cheese but not other...

    Chicken ‘n’ Pepper Subs

    1 review

    Judy White of Florien, Louisiana offers a twist on the classic Philly sandwich. Her delicious sub calls for tender chicken...


    Chicken Melts

    12 reviews

    Toasty and tasty, these hefty sandwiches boast a touch of sweetness from the raisins and jalapeno jelly. The creamy Havarti...


    Cream of Spinach Cheese Soup

    12 reviews

    Give yourself a delicious calcium boost with this cream of spinach soup. I like to serve it with a green...


    Chicken Gyros

    15 reviews

    This yummy chicken gyro recipe is a cinch to prepare. Just take tender chicken, coat it in a creamy cucumber-yogurt...


    Grandma’s Tomato Soup

    2 reviews

    This recipe is my grandmother’s. Originally, Gram even made the tomato juice in it from scratch! Gram had this soup...

    Grilled Steak Bruschetta Salad for 2

    Fire up the grill for this tasty salad. The meat will be done in a snap, leaving you more time...


    Bell Pepper Slaw

    Try this recipe when you want to round out a small-serving meal with a crisp, creamy slaw without a week's...


    Spiced-Up Tomato Soup

    Flavors of tart tomatoes and cloves shine in this good-for-you soup. Having to cut down on sodium, I often experiment...


    Pasta Fagioli

    4 reviews

    My older relatives brought this recipe from Italy and made it often as I was growing up . It is...


    Quick Cream of Potato Soup

    2 reviews

    This recipe proves you don't have to make a big batch in order to enjoy home-style soup. It's the perfect...


    White Bean Bisque

    Cute parmesan crisps make a zippy topping for this rich, full-flavored soup from Linda Miranda of Wakefield, Rhode Island. "We...


    Waffled Monte Cristos

    6 reviews

    My husband and I enjoy Monte Cristos so much that I created this non-fried version to cut down on fat....


    Nicoise Salad

    2 reviews

    This garden-fresh salad is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Add some crusty bread and you...

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    Fruit Salad Dessert

    I AM 83 years old and my mother has been gone for many years, but I'm still using her best...


    Marinated Tenderloin and Avocado on Baguette Toasts

    There’s never any waste with tenderloin (and leftovers are rare). You can really dress it up by substituting baguette toppings...


    Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder

    6 reviews

    My 10-year-old son and I devised the recipe for this rich and comforting soup. Now it's a family favorite. —Terrie...


    Chicken Salad on a Tortilla

    I started to fix fajitas for our supper one evening and ended up turning it into a salad instead. My...


    Anniversary Chowder

    2 reviews

    WE celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary with dinner at a lovely pre-Revolutionary War restaurant in Pennsylvania, where I enjoyed a...


    Horseshoe Sandwiches

    1 review

    Hearty meat and potato lovers in your family will be happy to indulge in the Horseshoe Sandwich. Our recipe used...