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    Pork Loin with Strawberry-Rhubarb Chutney

    I love strawberry rhubarb pie, so I thought the same flavor combination could work as a chutney—and it does! It makes a delicious and festive accompaniment to a succulent pork roast. The chutney can be made a day ahead and kept in the refrigerator. —Deborah Biggs, Omaha, Nebraska

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    Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

    9 reviews

    This is a wonderful addition to potlucks, and it comes together so easily! Cauliflower makes a nice, extra creamy backdrop...


    Southwestern Eggs Benedict with Avocado Sauce

    I frequently make this spicy spinoff of classic eggs Benedict for my husband, who loves breakfast. I like the heat...


    Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

    6 reviews

    In the South, everyone loves three things: bacon, cheese and grits! After playing around with this recipe, I took it...


    Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

    43 reviews

    This creamy and spicy cheeseburger soup brings my family to the table in a hurry. I love the warming zip...

    Asian Pork and Noodle Soup

    2 reviews

    This soup can be made quickly and features flavors from ginger, sesame, soy sauce and green onions. Cantonese bean thread...


    Light Linguine Carbonara

    16 reviews

    When we have to rush off at night, I make this speedy pasta with veggies and bacon. Serve with breadsticks...

    Poached Eggs & Polenta

    We have a bed and breakfast in Gettysburg where I serve creative dishes like these poached eggs with polenta, our...


    Sausage & Chicken Gumbo

    3 reviews

    This recipe for classic southern comfort food was the first thing I ever cooked for my girlfriend. It was simple...


    Horseshoe Sandwiches

    1 review

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


    Bacon and Cheddar Whipped Potatoes

    Bacon and cheese are an easy way to add zest to mashed potatoes. These go so well with practically any...

    Favorite Baked Potato Soup

    47 reviews

    My husband and I enjoyed a delicious baked potato soup at a restaurant while on vacation and I came home...


    Hot Italian Sausage Soup

    18 reviews

    Loaded with zesty sausage and an array of veggies, this soup will hit the spot! A hint of brown sugar...


    Bacon-Pecan Chocolate Truffles

    1 review

    I love eating these truffles the day after I make them, after the full flavor of the bacon comes through....


    Creamy Pesto ‘n Bacon Eggs Benedict

    1 review

    One of my favorite brunch dishes is eggs Benedict. While I adore the traditional version, I also have fun using...


    Sausage Gravy

    21 reviews

    This savory sausage gravy is a specialty amount country folds in our area. It's best served over fresh, hot biscuits....

    Cheesy Bacon Penne

    This satisfying classic gets its flair by mixing in two of the best foods around: bacon and garlic!—Sharon Skildum, Maple...


    Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

    5 reviews

    “My husband is not a soup-for-dinner kind of guy, but he loves this chunky, stick-to-your-ribs soup,” laughs Nancy Tafoya in...


    Hearty Corn Chowder

    13 reviews

    "EVERYONE in my wife's family is a corn lover, so her mom came up with this wonderful recipe to satisfy...


    White Bean ‘n’ Ham Soup

    28 reviews

    "White Bean 'n' Ham Soup, for example is a winner on all three levels," she explains. "It's economical quick and...


    Creamy Sourdough Snack

    This bread bowl dip was a big hit at my mom's 50th birthday party! —Darelyn Payes, Hayward, California


    Home-Style Black-Eyed Pea Soup

    4 reviews

    This colorful hearty soup makes a good starter or main course. With a salad on the side, it's a light...


    Heartwarming Beef & Pork Chili

    6 reviews

    Loaded with both beef and pork, this chili is extra meaty. I keep it mild so it's easy on sensitive...


    Bread Bowl Chili

    3 reviews

    I like meals that are simple to prepare, yet offer maximum taste. Served in hallowed-out rolls, this hearty chili offers...

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    Pork Meatballs

    6 reviews

    This recipe is one of my favorites. My mom used to make the moist, flavorful meatballs often, and they were...


    Creamed Ham and Asparagus

    4 reviews

    To be truthful, asparagus is my least favorite vegetable. But I make an exception with this recipe my mom and...


    Sweet and Sour Spareribs

    4 reviews

    Just the tempting aroma of these ribs reminds me of many simple but delicious meals mom made. Dad especially loved...


    Pina Colada Pork Chops with Tropical Fruit Salsa

    4 reviews

    These zesty chops with kiwi, banana and avocado salsa are a one-way ticket to the tropics. The grilled pork and...


    Italian Eggs Benedict with Pesto Hollandaise

    My husband and I have a standing breakfast date on Saturday mornings. When we want something fancy, we make Italian-inspired...


    Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

    1 review

    With their cranberry dipping sauce, these no-fuss appetizer meatballs make use of traditional Thanksgiving ingredients, so they're ideal around the...