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    Chicken Marsala en Croute

    I love puff pastry and chicken Marsala, so I decided to combine the two. The result is a very special meal perfect for Sunday dinner or any special occasion. Be sure to keep the puff pastry chilled so it is easier to work with. —Lorraine Russo, Mahwah, New Jersey

    Air-Fryer Spiced Steaks with Cherry Sauce

    Who needs to grill? These impressive steaks, topped with a rich cherry sauce, will delight your guests. —Taste of Home...


    Cheesy Cajun Shrimp and Grits

    1 review

    I was born and raised in the South. A few years ago I moved to Pennsylvania, where good Southern comfort...


    Italian Stuffed Beef Rolls

    3 reviews

    The combination of spinach, artichokes and cream cheese is always a crowd pleaser. Add basil and a roasted red pepper...


    Chicken-Prosciutto Pinwheels in Wine Sauce

    1 review

    We host a large group for holiday meals, and these pinwheels always go over well alongside the regular dishes. I...

    Kung Pao Chicken

    4 reviews

    My family loves the kung pao chicken from our favorite Chinese restaurant. But in less time than it takes for...


    Apple Bacon Pork Roll-Ups

    I am so proud of this delicious creation—it's easy to make, but impressive enough to use for parties. —Cyndy Gerken,...

    Pressure Cooker Burgundy Beef

    2 reviews

    When my adult children come for dinner, this is the recipe I turn to first. They all just love it!...


    Spinach and Shrimp Fra Diavolo

    5 reviews

    This quick shrimp fra diavolo is spicy, garlicky, saucy and loaded with delicious shrimp. Plus, with the addition of spinach,...


    Haddock en Papillote

    1 review

    This is a terrific dish for entertaining. It's easy to prepare, yet impressive. You can even assemble the bundles earlier...


    Slow-Cooker Short Rib Ragu over Pappardelle

    8 reviews

    An irresistible sauce gives this beef another dimension of flavor. Nearly any starchy side, such as potatoes or polenta, will...

    Tuscan Fish Packets

    8 reviews

    My husband does a lot of fishing, so I'm always looking for different ways to serve his catches. A professional...


    Slow-Cooker Clam Sauce

    1 review

    Serve this delectable clam sauce as a hot dip for holiday get-togethers. The sauce is bright and fresh with pasta,...


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    Winter Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

    4 reviews

    We seem to eat for comfort during the holidays...but comfort foods aren't necessarily healthy. To make a classic comfort...


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    Classic Stuffed Turkey

    7 reviews

    For years, my mother has made this moist stuffed turkey recipe. Now, I do the same thing. The turkey stuffing...


    Chicken Manicotti with White Sauce

    8 reviews

    I like making this dish for special occasions. You can also use low-fat ingredients, and it turns out just as...

    Herb-Roasted Game Hens

    3 reviews

    These golden Cornish hens, shown at right, are seasoned with basil, sage and thyme for plenty of flavor. They're simple...


    Artichoke Beef Steaks

    3 reviews

    Light green artichokes and vibrant pimientos dress up these delicious steaks. If weather permits, grill the steaks outside and prepare...


    Duck a l’Orange

    1 review

    My Mother-in-law prepared this duck for the holidays and special occasions. My husband loves duck, so I prepare this entree...


    Sausage Spinach Turnovers

    4 reviews

    One Christmas, I gave these tasty meat pies to our neighbors as gifts instead of sweets—they loved them! The handheld...


    Stuffed Cornish Game Hens

    1 review

    THIS ENTREE makes an ordinary day special. Whenever I cook Cornish hens for my husband and me, it stirs up...


    Lasagna Cups

    1 review

    I love lasagna and garlic bread, so it only made sense to put them together in these fun little cups....


    Butternut Ravioli with Bourbon Pecan Sauce

    1 review

    Each year our family receives 25 pounds of pecans from a friend. With that many nuts, it requires some imagination...


    Rustic Ribeyes

    Since I usually have the ingredients on hand, these succulent ribeyes are a “regular” from my kitchen. But the tender...

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    Pistachio-Crusted Chicken Breasts

    As a salesperson in the medical field, I'm often in hospitals during the lunch hour. One day, I was fortunate...


    Crowd-Pleasing Baked Ziti

    2 reviews

    This isn’t your mama’s baked pasta! My zippy ziti boasts all the comfort and heartiness of Mom’s but with little...


    Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Tenderloins

    I love blue cheese, so I combined it with toasted almonds, red onion, herbs and spices to create a savory...


    Tuscan Chicken Tenders with Pesto Sauce

    2 reviews

    Golden bites of breaded chicken? You can't go wrong! A green and red pesto sauce for dipping adds a flavorful...


    Special Seafood Skillet

    Since fresh seafood is so readily available here on the Atlantic Coast, seafood recipes are quite popular. This is an...


    Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms

    6 reviews

    Over the years, I've found the trick to serving this tender pork with its mild onion-and-mushroom-flavored gravy is to fix...