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Best Ever Sweet Pickles

3 reviews

I pack away homegrown cucumbers every summer. This recipe is based on the pickled veggies in Brown Eggs and Jam Jars by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque, but I’ve made it less mustardy and more garlicky to fit my family’s tastes. This method keeps them incredibly, refreshingly crunchy. —Ellie Martin Cliffe, Taste of Home Digital Deputy Editor

Coffee Barbecue Sauce

5 reviews

Brewed coffee and instant coffee granules add rich color and depth to this sweet-and-sour sauce. It’s wonderful spooned over grilled...


Garlic-Mashed Rutabagas & Potatoes

4 reviews

My family absolutely loves mashed potatoes. I created this recipe to lighten up the calories and sneak in a serving...


Tender Garlic Green Beans

3 reviews

Margaret Wagner Allen dresses up garden-fresh green beans in minutes, thanks to this easy microwave recipe. "The tender beans are...


Lemon-Garlic Turkey Breast

It's simple to prepare a main dish that easily morphs into tender slices of lunch meat. This turkey breast is...

Basil-Garlic Green Beans

2 reviews

These are a result of getting my son, Mark, to eat green beans. He loves them extra garlicky. —Jenny Witcraft,...


Garlic-Sesame Green Beans

5 reviews

Sauteed bits of garlic and shallot, with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds, turn ordinary beans into something special. Keep...

Texas-Style BBQ Sauce

9 reviews

We love a Texas BBQ sauce with all the right moves: ketchup, mustard, lemon juice, chili powder, Worcestershire and brown...


Peppered Cilantro Rice

4 reviews

This colorful confetti rice is a traditional dish in Puerto Rico. We enjoy it in the summer alongside grilled shrimp...


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Grandma’s Dill Pickles

11 reviews

This treasured dill pickle recipe is like an old friend. These crispy spears have a slightly salty, tart flavor with...


Gingered Pork Tenderloin

1 review

Ginger, onions and garlic pack a flavorful punch paired with pork tenderloin. These tasty medallions smothered in golden caramelized onions...

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...


Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

1 review

Are you looking for an appetizing way to enhance a nutritious vegetable? Try this eye-catching stir-fry. The broccoli keeps its...


Spicy Garlic Shrimp

5 reviews

Zesty, spicy and simple, these tasty shrimp are perfect for a party. “For more fire, substitute minced fresh hot chili...


Stir-Fried Shrimp and Mushrooms

2 reviews

After a tiring but beautiful day of fishing, this is a fast and delicious way to serve our famous Key...


Crumb-Topped Clams

1 review

In my family, it wouldn't be Christmas Eve without baked clams. They're easy to make and always a hit. —Annmarie...

Garlic-Ginger Turkey Tenderloins

5 reviews

This good-for-you entree can be on your family’s plates quicker than Chinese takeout…and for a lot less money! Ginger and...


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Garlic-Mushroom Turkey Slices

2 reviews

Even my 17-year-old likes this turkey dish, and she’s a picky eater! There’s a minimum of fat, and it’s delicious...


Garlic Green Bean Medley

4 reviews

“This is one of my favorite ways to cook green beans. Everyone loves it!” —Nancy Daugherty, Cortland, Ohio


Grilled Shrimp Scampi

7 reviews

When I was in second grade, my class put together a cookbook. I saw this recipe from one of my...


Lemon-Garlic Green Beans

1 review

"My brother made this stove top side dish as his contribution to Christmas dinner one year. We liked it so...


Quick Garlic-Lime Chicken

16 reviews

After tending the farm and growing our own produce, I don't have much time left for cooking. I've found this...


Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

4 reviews

An Ethiopian recipe inspired this feel-good dinner that's tangy, creamy and packed with hearty comfort. —Rachael Cushing, Portland, Oregon


Lemon-Parsley Tilapia

2 reviews

I like to include seafood in our weekly dinner rotation but don't want to bother with anything complicated (and it...

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Spicy Garlic Broccoli Rabe

1 review

When it comes to carefree entertaining, you can't beat a four-ingredient recipe like this! Red pepper flakes add just the...


Candied Jalapenos & Garlic

1 review

If you love spicy food like we do, then these tasty candied jalapenos and garlic bits are for you! You...


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Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

56 reviews

These creamy garlic mashed potatoes are so good, you can serve them plain—no butter or gravy is needed. This is...


Garlic-Dill Smashed Potatoes

1 review

These delicious potatoes are so creamy you won’t believe they’re light. —Amber Huff, Athens, Georgia