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    My Juicy Lucy

    Friends in Minnesota introduced me to the Juicy Lucy burger, a local favorite. Instead of putting the cheese on top, it gets stuffed inside, keeping the meat around the cheese nice and juicy. We love the meltiness of American cheese, but it works with any cheese you'd like. —Brigette Kutschma, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

    Air-Fryer Spicy Ginger Beef Skewers

    My family loves the flavors of these zippy kabobs. I usually grill them outside, but if it's cold or rainy,...


    Blueberry Iced Tea

    I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. Serve this blueberry iced tea...


    Caprese Macaroni Salad

    1 review

    When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


    Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    1 review

    I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....

    Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

    This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


    Cubano Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...

    Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    5 reviews

    I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...


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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    1 review

    This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that...


    Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


    Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

    Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...

    Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

    Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...


    Barbecue Macaroni Salad

    My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...


    Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

    I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


    No-Bake Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

    These chocolate Rice Krispies treats are crowd pleasers! The secret to making them soft and chewy is bringing the sugar...


    Easy Hamburgers

    These easy hamburgers come together in a snap. Grill and then add your favorite toppings. —James Schend, Taste of Home...

    Memphis Barbecue Sauce

    I created this Memphis BBQ sauce recipe for our summer picnics because we love to grill. It can be made...


    Back Porch Slow-Cooker Meatballs

    1 review

    This slow-cooker meatballs recipe came to me while sitting on the back porch. The combination of meats and ingredients in...


    Smash Burgers

    3 reviews

    Now is not the time to cut calories or skimp on salt. Go for ground chuck that is at least...


    Strawberry Pretzel Pie

    8 reviews

    This cool no-bake strawberry pretzel pie is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer. Made with pantry...


    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...


    Crispy Ranch Fried Chicken

    3 reviews

    It's almost impossible to improve crispy fried chicken. A sprinkling of ranch dressing mix in the coating makes it happen,...


    Gourmet Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato

    This irresistible gourmet burger recipe brings together many of the flavors my family enjoys, plus there’s a delicious filling in...

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    Campfire Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

    We make these fun cakes while camping or in the backyard around a fire. They're yummy for kids and adults...


    Bacon Buffalo Chicken Dip

    4 reviews

    This Buffalo dip is must-have dish at our annual Fourth of July backyard barbecue! It celebrates America's love for Buffalo...


    Giant Buckeye Cookie

    12 reviews

    I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...


    Easy Pickled Vegetables

    This pickled vegetables recipe was handed down to me by my mom. It's been in the family for years. These...


    Ginger-Peanut Green Bean Salad

    This green bean recipe showcases crisp, fresh-from-the-garden produce with a zesty peanut vinaigrette. Red chilis and chopped nuts add interesting...


    S’mores Brownies

    2 reviews

    My family simply adores my daughter's fudgy s'mores brownies. The cinnamon graham cracker crust and the dark chocolate brownies bring...