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    Vegan Popcorn Seasoning

    This vegan popcorn seasoning will have everyone wanting more! It is a perfect base for experimenting with your favorite flavorings. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Air-Fryer French Fries

    This low-calorie, air-fryer french fries recipe is perfect because I can whip it up at a moment's notice with ingredients...


    Green Goddess Vegan Potato Salad

    Don't be fooled by the green color—this vegan potato salad is absolutely delicious! It's perfect for potlucks and for those...


    Ginger Dressing

    1 review

    I love this flavorful ginger salad dressing because it's super easy to make and uses pantry staples. It's a quick...


    No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

    These peanut butter energy bars are made with natural ingredients, and there's no baking required! You can substitute sunflower seeds...

    Rosemary Strawberry Daiquiri

    This strawberry daiquiri recipe is a standout with its herbal twist! I used to teach herb classes at our local...


    No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

    1 review

    I have to be super careful when cooking for my daughter because of food sensitivities, so I make these no-bake...

    Sauteed Asparagus with Mushrooms

    1 review

    Look no further for a quick and easy sauteed asparagus recipe. This dish gets a little extra kick from Greek...


    Asian-Style Green Beans

    4 reviews

    These Asian-style green beans are a tasty addition to any meal. The flavors of sesame oil and soy sauce work...


    Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

    2 reviews

    These balsamic Brussels sprouts couldn't be easier to make—and you need only a few ingredients! —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California


    Summertime Watermelon Punch for a Crowd

    I attended a patio party years ago where the hostess had a clever watermelon “bowl” with a scalloped edge and...

    Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

    1 review

    I created this salad to replicate one I tried on a cruise several years ago. It goes over very well...


    Orange Blossom Mint Refresher

    5 reviews

    I came up with this recipe because I'm not a fan of regular iced tea. This tea has the perfect...


    Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

    6 reviews

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and I follow a special diet to help manage the symptoms. This pudding is simple to...


    Tangy Barbecue Sauce

    10 reviews

    My mother-in-law created this recipe, and we just can't get enough of her delectable sauce! I always keep a little...


    Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing

    9 reviews

    When I serve this lovely refreshing salad for picnics and holidays, the bowl empties fast. —Carol Lambert, El Dorado, Arkansas

    Smooth Sweet Tea

    3 reviews

    A pinch of baking soda eliminates bitterness in this smooth and easy-to-sip tea and it has just the right amount...


    Easy Espresso

    4 reviews

    Capture the classic taste of espresso without the hassle of expensive brewing equipment! For best flavor, serve espresso immediately. Pour...


    Grilled Cauliflower Wedges

    1 review

    This meal is incredibly easy, yet is packed with flavor and looks like a dish from a five-star restaurant. The...


    Fresh Lime Margaritas

    11 reviews

    This basic fresh margarita recipe is easy to modify to your tastes. Try it frozen or with strawberries. —Taste of...


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    Cocoa Cake

    27 reviews

    THIS CAKE is so moist it doesn't need frosting. I simply sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. It's my favorite...


    Nut Butter Cups

    1 review

    My indulgent, nutty treat is simple to make and looks fabulous. At our house, we use all-natural ingredients for them....


    Tropical Fruit Drink

    This yummy thirst-quencher with its smoothie-like texture stars strawberries, kiwifruit and mango. "Pour you kids tall glasses--it's a good way...


    Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Black Beans

    4 reviews

    As a vegan, I'm always looking for impressive dishes to share. Sweet potatoes loaded with beans and a touch of...

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    Almond Vegetable Stir-Fry

    25 reviews

    While broccoli florets and chunks of red pepper give these stir-fry vegetables plenty of color, it's the fresh gingerroot, garlic,...


    Glazed Sprouts and Carrots

    1 review

    This recipe uses simple seasonings to turn this vegetable duo into a special side dish. It complements any dinner menu.—Page...


    Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

    8 reviews

    These pancakes have less sodium per serving than other pancakes made from mixes. Decrease sodium even further by stretching the...


    Lime-Honey Fruit Salad

    4 reviews

    Nothing is more refreshing to me than a seasonal fruit salad enhanced with this simple honey-lime dressing. —Victoria Shevlin, Cape...


    Sweet Tea Concentrate

    5 reviews

    Sweet iced tea is a Southern classic and this is a fabulous recipe for those tea lovers or for a...


    Mediterranean Chickpeas

    11 reviews

    Add this to your meatless Monday lineup. It's great with feta cheese on top. —Elaine Ober, Brookline, Massachusetts