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    Stuffed Chorizo Burgers with Tomatillo Salsa

    I created this chorizo burger for my new boyfriend and his family for our first meeting. Needless to say, they loved the recipe and fell in love with me, too! These burgers go great with plantain chips or a spicy potato salad from the grocer. —Vivi Taylor, Middleburg, Florida

    Pressure-Cooker Pumpkin Flans

    This silky, smooth dessert captures the essence and elegance of fall. I came up with the recipe myself, aiming to...


    Green Chile Brunch Bake

    3 reviews

    It's easy to make this ahead in a 13x9 inch pan. It's filling, perfect for a crowd, and helps busy...


    Mojito-Style Yellow Tomato Salsa

    1 review

    With grilled tomatoes, crunchy peppers and a sprinkle of mint, this fresh salsa is good on just about everything. Try...


    Green Chile Quiche Squares

    2 reviews

    Chilies add spark to this cheesy quiche. You can vary the flavor based on the kind of croutons you buy....

    Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Slaw

    2 reviews

    We like to eat meatless at least one day a week, so I always keep cans of various beans in...


    Sombrero Pasta Salad

    17 reviews

    I take this slightly spicy salad to almost every party or picnic I attend. Every time I come home with...

    Colorful Barley Salad

    Chili powder and cumin give this distinctive barley salad a subtle Tex-Mex flavor. It's a super make-ahead side dish. Folks...


    Brown-Bag Burritos

    12 reviews

    "For a change from sandwiches, we like burritos-something many people don't consider in a brown-bag lunch," says Rhonda Cliett of...


    Puffy Sopaipillas

    Our teenage son requests these sweet doughnut puffs for dessert whenever we have enchiladas. They're similar to sopaipillas we used...


    Fiesta Cornbread & Sausage Strata

    1 review

    I like to break away from traditional breakfast bakes, so I experimented and came up with this sweet-savory cornbread and...

    Southwest Sausage Bake

    9 reviews

    This layered tortilla dish is not only delicious, but it's a real timesaver because it's put together the night before....


    Wagon Wheel Pasta Salad

    3 reviews

    Summertime gatherings aren't complete without a refreshing pasta salad. This tasty version features a mayonnaise and picante dressing. It may...


    Brunch Ham Enchiladas

    19 reviews

    When I'm expecting company for brunch, the menu often features this tried-and-true casserole. With ham, eggs and plenty of cheese,...


    Mexican Manicotti

    26 reviews

    Serve this hearty entree with Spanish rice, homemade salsa and tortilla chips. I've also made it without ground beef, and...


    Turkey Croquettes with Cranberry Salsa

    4 reviews

    This recipe is a great way to use up leftover turkey after the holidays.—Jacque Capurro, Anchorage, Alaska

    Pepper Jelly

    2 reviews

    This spicy-sweet jelly is colored for Christmas...and flavored right for year-round use. Our test kitchen staff recommends spreading it on...


    Spicy Hash Browns

    These easy hash browns really rise to the occasion at any breakfast gathering. They're group-approved specialties that are guaranteed to...


    Pineapple Cranberry Relish

    1 review

    This refreshing relish from Sue Dannahower of Fort Pierce, Florida features three kinds of fruit and a splash of cilantro....


    Three-Pepper Chutney

    This sweet chutney is as tasty on pork, beef and poultry as it is on grilled hot dogs and hamburgers....


    Pickled Pepper Relish

    Here's an eye-catching medley that's an instant flavor booster. “I love it on barbecued beef sandwiches, or added to coleslaw...


    Chicken Chiles Rellenos Strata

    This versatile dish can be made as a entree, brunch or potluck dish. It's also one of the easiest meals...


    Avocado Goat Cheese Truffles

    3 reviews

    Give guests the VIP treatment with luxurious truffles you can make in your own kitchen. The goat cheese is mild,...


    Mediterranean Salsa

    2 reviews

    When entertaining, I rely on this make-ahead dish that's full of peppers, eggplant and zucchini. Low on sodium, it gets...

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    Three-Bean Barley Salad

    Kidney beans, black beans and garbanzo beans deliciously combine in this hearty salad.—Pat Miller, North Fork, California


    Herbed Honey Lime Sauce

    1 review

    This savory sauce can be kept in the refrigerator to serve over a variety of meats. It's quick to prepare...


    Breakfast Burrito Casserole

    4 reviews

    A friend gave me this burrito casserole recipe and I modified it to fit our family. It's perfect for a...


    Agua de Jamaica

    1 review

    This agua de Jamaica recipe features an iced tea made from hibiscus—tart and deep red like cranberry juice. Add rum...


    Chipotle Pepper Potato Salad

    The next time you make potato salad, think outside of the picnic basket with this crunchy, munchy variation. There’s just...


    Southwest Burgers

    4 reviews

    “This is my lightened up version of a cheese stuffed gourmet Southwest burger I loved from a stand in Texas....