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    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 for the walnuts. Want more fiber? Add a little wheat germ. —Amy Crane, Richland, Michigan

    Chimichurri Baked Flounder

    1 review

    Chimichurri is a tasty uncooked sauce made from fresh herbs. I love it over any type of fish, but especially...


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    Berry Smoothie Bowl

    3 reviews

    We turned one of our favorite smoothies into a smoothie bowl and topped it with even more fresh...


    Lemon and Coriander Greek Yogurt

    You'll be surprised how easy it is to make homemade Greek yogurt. Flavored with lemon and coriander, it's amazing on...


    Bacon and Garlic Sugar Snap Peas

    This flavorful side dish calls for only four ingredients! Feel free to use fresh sugar snap peas if you'd like....

    Spicy Chocolate Orange Snack Mix

    This munchable treat gets an extra zing from orange zest and a pop from cayenne pepper. Set out a bowl...


    Easy Poached Salmon

    In 46 years of marriage, we had never tasted salmon until a friend told me about poaching it in a...

    Peanut Butter S’Mores Sandwich

    1 review

    Your favorite s'more flavors come together in this tasty peanut butter sandwich—no campfire required. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...


    Spicy Peanut Butter and Pork Sandwich

    A little spicy, a little sweet, with just a hint of curry, this flavor combo is something you just have...


    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...


    Pressure-Cooker Sicilian Steamed Leeks

    I love the challenge of developing recipes for my garden leeks, a delicious but underused vegetable. This Italian-flavored dish...

    Orzo with Feta and Arugula

    3 reviews

    In my family, we love salads because they’re an interesting way to blend many different flavors. This orzo salad is...


    Pineapple Mango Pulled Pork

    I love mangoes and pineapple. They go so well with pork. Serve these little sandwiches with a spring salad. —Thomas...


    Grilled Peppers and Zucchini

    5 reviews

    This versatile side dish is so simple and quick that I had to share it. Grilling the colorful veggies in...


    Chicken Gyros

    15 reviews

    This yummy chicken gyro recipe is a cinch to prepare. Just take tender chicken, coat it in a creamy cucumber-yogurt...


    Thin Egg Pancakes

    1 review

    "When I was young, my grandmother made these crepe-like pancakes and spread them with fresh honey," recalls Helen Wiese from...

    Herb Mix for Dipping Oil

    8 reviews

    We combine a blend of herbs to create this mouthwatering mix. Plumping the herbs in water before stirring into olive...


    French Toast Sticks

    8 reviews

    Learn how to make french toast sticks with this quick and easy recipe. I like to have them handy in...


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    Garlic Chicken Rigatoni

    27 reviews

    My family loves the scampi-inspired combination of garlic and olive oil in this delicious pasta. I love that it’s guilt-free!...


    Chewy Honey Granola Bars

    12 reviews

    There's sweetness from the honey, chewiness from the raisins, hints of chocolate and cinnamon, and a bit of crunch. To...


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    Buttery Peas and Carrots

    5 reviews

    This simple side dish is one you'll rely on often to serve with a variety of main courses. The hint...


    Cheese and Onion Potatoes

    11 reviews

    Don't let the basic ingredients fool you—this recipe has anything but ordinary taste. The hearty potatoes have a wonderful cheesy...


    Broiled Red Potatoes

    MU HUSBAND is a typical "meat and potatoes" man. Tired of the usual mashed or baked potato treatment, I began...


    Creamed Sweet Peas

    2 reviews

    Mom's garden in the '40s provided us with many delicious vegetables, but her sweet peas were the best. She would...

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    Pepper Ricotta Primavera

    9 reviews

    Garlic, peppers and herbs top creamy ricotta cheese in this meatless skillet meal you can make in just 20 minutes....


    Brown Sugar & Banana Oatmeal

    15 reviews

    Oatmeal is a favorite breakfast food, quick, easy and filling. I came up with this version by using some of...


    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...


    Spring Pea & Radish Salad

    2 reviews

    Winters can be very long here in New Hampshire. I always look forward to the first veggies of spring and...


    Grilled Citrus Salmon

    4 reviews

    This is a great recipe for summer entertaining. The orange and lemon add a bright burst of fresh citrus flavor....


    Sauteed Radishes with Green Beans

    5 reviews

    I’ve heard radishes are the only vegetable you don’t cook, but a cookbook from the 1950s disagrees. Green beans and...