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    Bratwurst Burgers with Braised Onions

    3 reviews

    This burger is a fun mashup of a bratwurst with onion and peppers, chicken-fried steak and a beef burger. The best of three dishes, bratwurst burgers are guaranteed to be family-pleasing. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California

    Mushroom Olive Bruschetta

    1 review

    After experimenting with different ingredients and flavor combinations, I came up with this variation on traditional tomato-based bruschetta. I've also...

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    Maple Sausage Sliders with Slaw

    1 review

    Small in size but big in flavor, these dynamite coleslaw-topped sliders are sure to score with hungry fans. They’re a...

    Spanakopita Spring Rolls

    1 review

    I was inspired to turn original spanakopita into a hand-held hors d'oeuvre. I use egg roll wrappers in place of...

    Beef Cabbage Stromboli

    I served this hearty loaf to hungry workers who helped my husband and I move to our new house. It...

    Sweet Potato Chips and Cucumber Dip

    Simple seasoned salt fabulously flavors crisp sweet potato chips. The creamy cucumber sauce is a nice accompaniment. —Melinda Winner, Joffre,...

    Rosemary Garlic Shrimp

    2 reviews

    Delicate shrimp take on fabulous flavor when simmered in a chicken broth mixed with garlic and ripe olives. —Taste of...

    Asparagus Ham Roll-Ups

    17 reviews

    Havarti cheese, asparagus and red peppers make these tasty roll-ups ideal for a spring celebration. Fresh chive ties give them...

    Spiced Rice

    1 review

    Honey, raisins and cinnamon lend a slightly sweet flavor to this moist, Mediterranean-inspired side dish. Try it as a lovely,...

    Mexican Vegetable Pizza

    2 reviews

    Hold the pepperoni! From North Tonawanda, New York, Barbara Nowakowski shares a change-of-pace pizza that's big on veggie flavor. Topped...

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    Asparagus Chicken Fajitas

    4 reviews

    "When my children visited their aunt, she served these colorful fajitas," writes Marlene Mohr from Cincinnati, Ohio. "They were so...

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    Sauerkraut Ham Balls

    1 review

    Cooking is something I've always enjoyed...particularly when I'm doing it for people who enjoy eating! This dish is such a...

    Hot Mushroom Spread

    I've made this creamy, hearty mushroom appetizer for years—it's a big hit every time.—Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia

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    Veggie Tacos

    5 reviews

    These vegetarian tacos are stuffed with a blend of sauteed cabbage, peppers and black beans so filling, you won't miss...

    Sweet Potato & Chorizo Croquettes

    1 review

    Chorizo and paprika add smokiness to these crispy bites. For a harvest party, make them into little pumpkins using pretzel...

    Broccoli Brown Rice Pilaf

    4 reviews

    This is one of my favorite low-fat dishes—it's delicious! Rosemary, garlic, almonds and sunflower kernels flavor the broccoli and rice....

    Stuffed Jalapeno Grilled Cheese

    1 review

    Not your ordinary grilled cheese, these sandwiches are all grown up! Made with a comforting combination of jalapenos, roasted garlic,...

    Breaded Cauliflower

    5 reviews

    Meet the Cook: My mother gets the credit for this delicious dish, which is a mainstay at our house. It...

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    Sweet Potato Chips

    2 reviews

    My husband never cared for sweet potatoes until he married me. I tell him it must be my cooking! He...

    A Kick and a Twist Artichoke Dip

    1 review

    Some warm cream cheese-based dips are too salty for me. This one has a nice balance. I developed the recipe...

    Parsnip Latkes with Lox and Horseradish Creme

    A horseradish-flavored creme fraiche brings zip to these crispy homemade latkes, which get a touch of sweetness from the parsnips....

    Shrimp Corn Cakes with Soy Mayo

    4 reviews

    Feel free to add hot sauce to the dip that accompanies these savory corn cakes. —Katty Chiong, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

    Cold Chicken-Cheese Kabobs

    1 review

    These appealing kabobs will add pizazz to any party—and you don't even have to get out the grill! —Sherine Gilmour,...

    Skillet Chicken Burritos

    7 reviews

    This is a go-to dish when I'm in a rush to make dinner. Preparing them in the skillet not only...

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    Hoisin Meatball Lettuce Wraps

    I make these tangy-sweet appetizers every year during the holidays, and it doesn't take long for them to disappear.—Elaine Sweet,...

    Veggie Fajitas

    2 reviews

    My husband prefers these to chicken or beef fajitas and I serve them for dinner often. —Sarah Mercer, Wichita, Kansas

    Fried Jalapenos

    Here's an appetizer that will heat up any gathering. Family and friends often request that I make these jalapenos. —DeLea...

    Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    33 reviews

    Filled with chicken, mushrooms, water chestnuts and carrots, these lettuce wraps are both healthy and yummy. The gingerroot, rice wine...

    Caramelized Onion Dip

    1 review

    Once you taste this fabulous dip, you'll never go back to store-bought french onion dip. While it takes a little...

    Chili-Cheese Egg Rolls

    4 reviews

    More than an inventive way to use leftover or store-bought chili, this is the No. 1 request in the Bender...