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    Pomegranate, Chicken and Farro Salad

    This chicken and pomegranate salad is special—simple, yet sophisticated—and never fails to win raves. I use quick-cooking farro, which takes only 10 minutes on the stovetop. Many stores now carry packaged pomegranate seeds in the refrigerated produce section year-round. —David Dahlman, Chatsworth, California

    Grandma’s Classic Potato Salad

    When I asked my grandmother how old this classic potato salad recipe is, she told me that her mom used...


    Cumin-Spiced Lentil Burgers

    1 review

    My lovely Turkish daughter-in-law has shared many recipes with our family. I transformed her original lentil log recipe (a traditional...


    Kalua Pork

    3 reviews

    Planning a luau-themed party? This Kalua pork is the perfect main dish for your get-together. It's a no-fuss crowd-pleaser meal...


    Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup

    1 review

    This recipe is perfect for those days when you’re craving something just a little bit different. It’s spicy, flavorful and...

    Chunky Potato Leek Soup

    1 review

    My family and I crave a steaming bowl of potato leek soup on a cold winter evening, but we don't...


    Chicken Tomatillo Soup

    2 reviews

    I had tomatillos to use and wanted to make something more exquisite than salsa verde. I combined two favorite recipes,...

    39 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Anyone on a Budget

    Save money, feel good and keep your energy up all day long with our cheap, healthy lunch ideas!


    Vegetarian Chili

    Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it's loved by...


    Quick and Healthy Turkey Veggie Soup

    I freeze our leftover turkey at the holidays so we can enjoy meals like this year-round. This soup is especially...


    Green Salad with Shrimp and Wine Vinaigrette

    This veggie and seafood salad is light and versatile—you can use whatever vegetables you prefer. —Cecilia Flowers, Nashville, North Carolina

    Carrot and Lentil Chili

    I make this lentil chili in the fall or spring. I love the satisfying combination of fresh bright orange carrots...


    Air-Fryer Black Bean Veggie Burgers

    Meatless meals will be so tasty when these hearty air-fryer veggie burgers are on the menu. Guacamole and sour cream...


    Pressure Cooker Loaded Chicken Veggie Soup

    1 review

    When someone at our house gets sick, I whip up this quick and easy chicken soup. It resembles chicken noodle,...


    Southwestern Pasta Salad

    8 reviews

    I created this southwestern pasta salad for a friend who owns a catering business. I was told it was a...


    Pressure-Cooker Lentil Pumpkin Soup

    3 reviews

    Plenty of herbs and spices brighten up my hearty pumpkin soup. It?s just the thing we need on nippy days...

    Air-Fryer Tuna Burgers

    My family was accustomed to traditional beef burgers before trying these fried tuna patties. At first they were hesitant, but...


    Air-Fryer Chickpea and Red Onion Burgers

    1 review

    When chilly days arrive and we retire the grill to the garage, I bake a batch of air-fryer chickpea burgers....


    Pressure-Cooker Spanish Chili

    3 reviews

    I like to prepare this Spanish chili on the weekend so I have an instant weeknight dinner on hand. I've...


    Pressure-Cooker Five-Bean Chili

    A hearty bowl of chili always reminds me of my mom's cooking. While I love this classic recipe, I wanted...


    Pressure-Cooker Andouille Lentil Chili

    1 review

    This recipe has been in my family for a number of years, and it's still a hit today. The smoky...


    Pressure-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

    2 reviews

    Your family will thank you for this pressure cooker chicken tortilla soup! Leftovers taste amazing the next day. —Karen Kelly,...


    Matzo Ball Soup

    This traditional matzo ball soup recipe is worth the extra effort. If you prefer, you can add egg noodles instead...


    The Best Healthy, Homemade Substitute for Cream of Chicken Soup

    Make a healthier substitute for cream of chicken soup. It takes less than 10 minutes, and it's tastier than the...

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    Instant Pot Corn Chowder

    4 reviews

    Enjoy this chowder’s rich, slow-simmered flavor in record time by using an Instant Pot. Corn chowder is a classic staple,...


    Hearty Pork Bean Soup

    4 reviews

    It's wonderful to come home to this pork bean soup dinner simmering away in a slow cooker, especially on a...


    Curried Vegetable Soup

    I created this recipe uniting my favorite spices with frozen vegetables to save time. It's easy to scale up to...


    Quick Crispy Green Bean Salad

    Younger children might ask if the beans in this flavorful salad came from Jack’s magic beanstalk. The dish is an...


    Italian Sausage and Fennel Soup

    1 review

    Many years ago I watched chef and TV personality Mario Batali make an Italian soup that had fennel, garlic and...


    Marinated Vegetables with Olives

    Veggies play nicely together in a healthy, easy dish that can be an appetizer or a salad.
    —Sue Hansen,...