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Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher slice the ham very thin. I like to make this on the stovetop and serve it from my slow cooker. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

Russian Potato Salad

1 review

This Russian potato salad recipe comes from my grandmother, who had written it down in Russian before she translated it...


Easy Pickled Vegetables

This pickled vegetables recipe was handed down to me by my mom. It's been in the family for years. These...


Fried Dill Pickles

You may be surprised when you see how easy it is to make a batch of Fried Dill Pickels. Don't...


Easy Homemade Pickles

5 reviews

My husband grows cucumbers, garlic and dill in the garden and eagerly waits for me to make these homemade pickles....

All-American Barbecue Sandwiches

8 reviews

I came up with this delicious BBQ sandwich on my own. Out of all my barbecue recipes, this one's my...


Cool and Creamy Fruit Salad

My mom found this recipe in a magazine 25 years ago, and my family has been enjoying it ever since....

Pot of S’mores

18 reviews

Mom’s easy Dutch-oven version of the popular campout treat is so good and gooey. The hardest part is waiting for...


Cake & Berry Campfire Cobbler

6 reviews

This warm Dutch oven cobbler is one of our favorite ways to end a busy day of fishing, hiking, swimming...


Refrigerator Dill Pickles

47 reviews

Easy and economical, Refrigerator Dill Pickles are tangy, zesty and crispy. No one will believe you made them yourself! —Jake...


Summer Garden Couscous Salad

24 reviews

This couscous salad makes the most of summer's bounty. I used to prepare it with a mayonnaise dressing, but lightened...

Red-Eye Barbecue Sauce

I made this recipe for an assignment in culinary school—my first time making barbecue sauce. I have to say, it...


Root Beer Apple Baked Beans

4 reviews

All nine men in our family love roughing it outdoors. My beans with bacon and apples is a "must "...


Cantina Pinto Beans

2 reviews

This dish was inspired by one served at a restaurant in Dallas, Texas. The chef added chunks of ham, but...


Grandma Pruit’s Vinegar Pie

4 reviews

This historic pie has been in our family for many generations and is always served at our get-togethers.—Suzette Pruit, Houston,...


Pickled Sweet Onions

1 review

These slightly crunchy pickled onions are not only a great gift for Christmas, but also a terrific contribution to a...

Triple Bean Bake with Bacon

31 reviews

Tried and true baked beans go from ordinary to extraordinary when you mix bean varieties and add the zing of...


Bacon & Egg Potato Salad

13 reviews

Vinegar and lemon juice add a slightly tangy taste to this creamy potato salad. It's wonderful with baked beans and...


Tangy Baked Seven Beans

2 reviews

Everyone needs a go-to side dish for school events, picnics and potlucks. Here's mine. Freeze leftovers for future outings. —Rod...


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Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad

30 reviews

Tackle gatherings with a bright pasta salad. This tricolor toss-up with broccoli, tomatoes, olives and a hardworking dressing is one...


Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

5 reviews

These hearty beans are a super side dish for a casual meal. The ingredients blend perfectly for a wonderful from-scratch...


Ranch Beans

2 reviews

This recipe is served at all of our barbecues. It seems most people who live here like spicy flavorful food,...


Green Tomato Chowchow

1 review

My grandmom’s long-cherished chowchow has Pennsylvania Dutch roots. The pickled relish of cabbage, onions and peppers is tart and sweet...


Patio Pintos

4 reviews

Any time Mom had the gang over for dinner, she made these pinto beans. Once she made a batch for...

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Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

3 reviews

Tossing the cooked potatoes with stock and wine right after you drain them infuses them with flavor. The liquid absorbs...


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Dill Pickle Potato Salad

20 reviews

This creamy dill pickle potato salad makes a flavorful and attractive addition to a Fourth of July picnic or church...


Autumn Pepper Relish

This colorful relish is a favorite with friends and family because it tastes amazing on just about everything. I like...


Three Potato Salad

12 reviews

This pretty salad - made with white, red and sweet potatoes - tastes as good as it looks. The mild...


Jen’s Baked Beans

6 reviews

My daughters wanted baked beans, so I gave homemade ones a shot. With mustard, molasses and a dash of heat,...


New England Baked Beans

35 reviews

For a potluck or picnic, you can’t beat this classic side that starts with a pound of dried beans. Molasses...