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Florentine Ciabatta

2 reviews

I came up with this appetizer because of my love for white pizza. I've served my ciabatta pizza at many holiday parties, and it's always a big hit among both children and adults. —Noreen McCormick Danek, Cromwell, Connecticut

Lentil Sloppy Joes

7 reviews

When I experimented with making more vegetarian-friendly recipes, this was one of my biggest hits—we still eat it weekly! My...


Pepper Steak Sandwiches

"You'll want to make plenty of these speedy sandwiches because they're unbelievably delicious," promises Ruby Williams from her home in...


Smoked Gouda & Swiss Chard Strata

2 reviews

I shared this impressive strata with friends at their new home. For special occasions, change up the veggies and cheese....


Roast Chicken Breasts with Peppers

5 reviews

This is a winner in our household. I’m in love with it, too, because this dish goes from start to...

Cauliflower with Roasted Almond & Pepper Dip

This tasty vegetable side dish can set a chilling scene on Halloween if you style it to look like a...


Sesame Omelet Spinach Spirals

2 reviews

These pretty spirals would be perfect for a buffet of international hors d'oeuvres. They remind me of sushi. The dipping...

Grilled Goat Cheese & Arugula Sandwiches

5 reviews

To create a more “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwich, I threw in tangy goat cheese and peppery arugula. I enjoy a...


Couscous Pepper Cups

Couscous Pepper Cups in a recipe we often double so we have two to eat and two to freeze for...


Veggie Cheese Sandwiches

I try to keep the ingredient on hand for these toasted sandwiches. Add whatever vegetables best fit your taste, or...


Italian-Sausage Pepper Sandwiches

2 reviews

I don't remember where I got this recipe. It's been around for years. These sandwiches are great on a busy...

Fiesta Chili Dogs

These hot dogs are a hit with my grandchildren.
—Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon


Stuffed Jalapeno Grilled Cheese

1 review

Not your ordinary grilled cheese, these sandwiches are all grown up! Made with a comforting combination of jalapenos, roasted garlic,...


Philly Cheesesteaks

5 reviews

Any kind of steak makes my husband happy. Philly cheesesteaks are a nice dinner choice or a great option instead...


Mediterranean Salad Sandwiches

These hearty, fresh-flavored sandwiches taste like a summer salad on a bun. Add iced tea, a side of sorbet and...


Green Beans with Red Pepper

“This is one of our favorite in-a-snap side dishes,” writes Tracey Medeiros of Atlanta, Georgia. It’s also a beautiful addition...

Turkey Sandwiches With Red Pepper Hummus

2 reviews

A homemade red pepper hummus from our home economists sets this grilled sandwich apart from all the rest. Feel free...


Grilled Eggplant Pepper Sandwiches

8 reviews

I love eggplant! These savory, filling sandwiches give the vegetable new meaning. One bite, and you're hooked. Even my grandchildren...


Sweet Pepper Sandwiches

1 review

We love this recipe because it's easy and vegetarian. Family members assemble their own sandwiches to their liking. -Cara Neth...


Eggs Benedict with Jalapeno Hollandaise

2 reviews

Make a memorable morning or late-night meal with this special dish. Cool and creamy avocado tames the jalapeno perfectly. Laura...


Sesame Turkey Stir-Fry

1 review

I really like the rich taste of sesame oil in this Thai-inspired dish. If you don't have it, canola oil...


Artichoke & Green Bean Penne

1 review

This pretty side dish goes well with just about any main course…and it even makes a fantastic meatless entree! Featuring...


Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalapeno Pesto

I loved fried green tomatoes when I was a child. As an adult, I was able to combine two more...


Potluck Sloppy Joes

7 reviews

For a change of pace, Rick suggests swapping out the green pepper in these tasty sloppy joes for an Anaheim,...

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Unstuffed Jalapeno Popper Burgers

2 reviews

This sassy, grown-up burger has a little bit of bite and a whole lot of flavor! Our taste panel couldn’t...


Summer Bounty Ratatouille

Make use of your garden's surplus with this comforting dish from the Provence region of France. It's a vegetable dish...


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Roasted Pepper, Bacon & Egg Muffins

4 reviews

This fun and filling sandwich is just as great for lunch, dinner or a quick snack as it is for...


Beefstro Bruschetta Burgers

1 review

“My mom always ate her hamburger on top of a salad. I thought it was quite unusual as a child,...


Garbanzo-Stuffed Mini Peppers

6 reviews

Mini peppers are so colorful and are the perfect size for a two-bite appetizer. They have all the crunch of...


Pineapple Shrimp Stir-Fry

1 review

I came up with this recipe for a luau-themed party and served it with sliced papaya, mango and avocado. Delish!...