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    Hot Italian Party Sandwiches

    It doesn’t get much easier, or more delicious, than this hot Italian sandwich recipe. These sandwiches are the perfect appetizer for parties, gatherings or a hungry family. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

    Brown Sugar Bacon BLT Sandwiches

    Simple BLT sandwiches are quite amazing, but when you add dill mayonnaise, avocado and brown sugar bacon, they become something...


    Sloppy Joe Slider Bake

    1 review

    Ground beef is turned up a notch in these party sliders that are sure to please your crowd. I love...


    Finnish Salmon and Dill Pie

    4 reviews

    Being of Finnish heritage, I am always thrilled when I find a family recipe. This salmon and dill pie came...


    Mac & Cheese Pork Sliders

    I love pork sliders! This sweet and savory recipe was created out of leftover ingredients I had in my fridge....

    Everything Breakfast Sliders

    1 review

    These breakfast sliders combine all of your favorite morning foods—like eggs, bacon and bagels—into one tasty package. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee,...


    Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...

    Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

    1 review

    Apple and winter squash are fantastic together. They are the perfect pair for this cozy, vegan butternut squash soup. For...


    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    4 reviews

    These sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on mini...


    Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

    4 reviews

    A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love...


    Peanut Butter S’Mores Sandwich

    1 review

    Your favorite s'more flavors come together in this tasty peanut butter sandwich—no campfire required. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...

    Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad

    5 reviews

    I love the velvety taste and texture of sweet potatoes. A friend served sweet potatoes cooked with peppers and they...


    Crabmeat Boats

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


    Rosemary Pork with Cherry-Pistachio Topping

    Thirty years ago, my new mother-in-law asked me to do something with a large frozen pork loin being served for...


    Butternut Squash Panzanella Salad

    1 review

    This colorful salad is easy to make—and it's even easier if you use precut chunks of butternut squash. You can...


    Chicken Taco Pockets

    3 reviews

    We love these taco-flavored sandwiches made with crescent dough. They make a quick, easy lunch or supper with a bowl...

    Tropical Sweet Potato Salad

    1 review

    I had an abundance of sweet potatoes, so I put them to work and came up with this sweet and...


    Zucchini Panzanella Salad

    4 reviews

    I learned how to make panzanella from my friend's grandmother. Once I discovered how to make the perfect vinaigrette, it...


    Summer Salad by the Lake

    4 reviews

    I came up with this recipe to show appreciation to all the teachers at my son’s school. The dish had...


    Pepperoni Pizza Loaf

    34 reviews

    This savory stromboli starts with frozen bread dough, so it comes together in practically no time. The golden loaf is...


    Summer Tea Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    These dainty finger sandwiches are perfect for casual picnics or luncheons. Tarragon-seasoned chicken complements cucumber and cantaloupe slices. —Taste of...


    Swiss Chicken Sliders

    5 reviews

    Friends came over for a spur-of-the-moment bonfire, and I dreamed up these quick chicken sliders so we'd have something to...


    Sweet Club Sandwich

    1 review

    "I first tasted this delicious layered loaf at a potluck at work," recalls Joanne Klopfestein from North Liberty, Indiana. This...


    Fast French Dip Sandwiches

    9 reviews

    I was looking for ways to use up leftover beef when I created this tasty sandwich. I love dipping it...

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    Tex-Mex Cheesesteak Sandwiches

    1 review

    We adore cheesesteak sandwiches and anything with southwestern flavor, so I combined the two. If you crave even more firepower,...


    Onion Beef au Jus

    22 reviews

    Garlic, onions, soy sauce and onion soup mix flavor the tender beef in these savory hot sandwiches served with a...


    Mozzarella Ham Stromboli

    16 reviews

    "The original recipe for this savory bread called for salami, but I use ham instead," writes Janice Brightwell of Jeffersonville,...


    Christmas Ribbon Salad

    13 reviews

    Spirits are light at holiday time around Debra Stoner's home--and so are many of the meas she serves. "I make...


    Orange Appeal

    2 reviews

    Oranges add color and great taste to winter meals! This dish looks very bright and appealing served in a glass...


    Butternut Squash Soup

    19 reviews

    This deep golden soup is as pretty as it is yummy. If you'd like, you can intensify the garlic flavor...