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    Tex-Mex Potato Salad

    I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for a cookout or potluck. The secret ingredient is pickled jalapenos—they add so much interest and flavor! Add a can of black beans for more protein. —Dianna Ackerley, Cibolo, Texas

    Air-Fryer Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful salad recipe always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. It's a timesaver during the...


    Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


    Russian Potato Salad

    1 review

    This Russian potato salad recipe comes from my grandmother, who had written it down in Russian before she translated it...


    Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

    6 reviews

    Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the...

    Sweet Corn-Tomato Salad

    3 reviews

    I always make this for family events and parties. It reminds me of all the fun barbecues and picnics over...


    Easy Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Butter

    10 reviews

    Grilling corn in the husks is so easy. There's no need to remove the silk and tie the husk closed...

    Hash Brown Potato Salad

    2 reviews

    Frozen hash browns pare down prep time for this quick mayonnaise potato salad from Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas. "It's...


    Farmers Market Orzo Salad

    2 reviews

    Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like rice. We use it as a base for veggies, lemony vinaigrette and cheeses...


    Grandma’s Potato Salad

    28 reviews

    Our Fourth of July feast wouldn't be complete without this chilled old-fashioned potato salad. It's my grandma's treasured recipe. —Sue...


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    Easy Refrigerator Pickles

    59 reviews

    This easy refrigerator pickles recipe is a great way to use cucumbers and onions from the garden. Here in Upstate...

    Green Beans in Red Pepper Sauce

    2 reviews

    For easy veggies, I make a simple sauce of sweet red peppers, almonds and parsley. We also like this sauce...


    Green Beans and Radish Salad with Tarragon Pesto

    Whichever way my garden grows, I usually build my salad with green beans, radishes and a pesto made with tarragon....


    Eggplant Dip

    Garlic and a host of herbs pleasantly season this savory spread. It's a "must" on my holiday menu because I...


    Grilled Vegetable Potato Skins

    1 review

    People just love these stuffed spuds int the summer as an alternative to heavier grilled fare. Topped with a colorful...


    Santa Fe Corn on the Cob

    1 review

    "Corn is my all-time favorite food, and this is the best way I've fount to fix it," Laurie Meaike writes...

    Red Potato Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

    2 reviews

    At our house, a red potato salad with red onion, Greek olives and lemony vinaigrette is a zippy improvement on...


    Grilled Corn with Dill

    1 review

    I like to peel the husks back and rub ears of sweet corn with delicious dill butter before putting them...


    Olive Potato Salad

    My mother shared this recipe with me at my bridal shower more than 45 years ago.
    —Margaret Matson, Metamora,...


    Grilled Corn on the Cob

    5 reviews

    Seasoned with cilantro, this easy-to-prepare corn on the cob is sure to be a standout at your Labor Day picnic....


    Skewered Potatoes

    Here's a unique way to prepare red potatoes. Cooking them in the microwave ensures they're tender inside, while grilling gives...


    Lemon Mushroom Orzo

    Sometimes I serve this side dish chilled and other times we enjoy it hot.
    It has a pleasant tinge...


    Grilled Romaine with Swiss

    Lovely to look at and crazy good, you won't be able to stop eating this fast and easy veggie dish.


    Tomato and Corn Cheesy Pastry Bites

    2 reviews

    Local veggies and herbs have a magical knack for inspiring me to cook. After my CSA box arrived, I used...

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    Mexican Roasted Potato Salad

    6 reviews

    My husband is the No. 1 fan of this south-of-the-border potato salad. The leftovers make an awesome late-night snack, straight...


    Grilled-to-Perfection Potatoes

    2 reviews

    This potato dish is a wonderful side for any grilled meat. If you don't want to grill, just place the...


    Spinach Salad with Penne

    Loaded with fresh greens, this delightful pasta salad fits the season perfectly. Lynnell Lowney - Waunakee, Wisconsin


    Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

    We’re thrilled when the garden starts providing the goodies needed for this simple salad. It’s wonderful alongside grilled salmon or...


    Blue Cheese Potato Salad

    Try my tasty blue cheese spin on classic potato salad. You can easily double the recipe for large picnics or...


    Fiesta Grilled Corn

    1 review

    We love Mexican food and corn on the cob. So I combined them into something fresh and spicy. For Italian...