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    Chilled Asparagus with Basil Cream

    My family loves chilled asparagus. It's the perfect veggie to have on a warm night, or any night for that matter. My kids like this side dish so much that they snack on leftovers while watching TV at night. —Melissa Puccetti, Rohnert Park, California

    Rose Wine Cocktail

    This rose wine cocktail is an easy way to dress up wine for a party. Other fruit, like watermelon balls...


    Air-Fryer Chicken Piccata Pockets

    1 review

    My husband loves chicken piccata. I tried making it in a puff pastry pocket with a bit of cream cheese,...


    Orange Rosemary Carrots

    1 review

    Our whole family loves rosemary, and I grow it along with carrots in my garden every year. This is a...


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    Slow-Cooker Monkey Bread

    2 reviews

    I often take this slow-cooker monkey bread to church potlucks—children and adults love it! The rum extract is optional. —Lisa...

    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...


    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....

    Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    8 reviews

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


    Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

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


    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...


    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...

    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 Caesar Macaroni Salad

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


    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 Taco Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

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


    Sausage and Pancake Casserole

    11 reviews

    Trial and error made this pancake casserole recipe one that my family asks for time and time again. It's so...

    Air-Fryer Lime Macaroons

    I took these lime and coconut air-fryer macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won...


    Air-Fryer Scallops

    I never liked seafood until my husband urged me to try scallops, and now I love them. With the crunchy...


    Air-Fryer Breakfast Croquettes with Egg & Asparagus

    These air-fryer croquettes make a great on-the-go breakfast. If you want to get fancy, pack them with hollandaise sauce for...


    Air-Fryer Puff Pastry Danishes

    1 review

    These simple jam-filled pastries are perfect for a holiday brunch spread. They were my dad's favorite, so the recipe will...


    Air-Fryer French Toast Cups with Raspberries

    These air-fryer French toast cups make any morning special. I made this recipe for my mom on Mother's Day, and...


    Blackberry Buttercream

    1 review

    Juicy blackberry buttercream frosting has a stunning color and sophisticated flavor. This frosting works especially well on rich, decadent chocolate...


    Open-Faced Prosciutto and Egg Sandwich

    2 reviews

    We love breakfast at any time of the day in my house. I came up with this healthy egg sandwich...


    Roast Lemon Butter Shrimp

    6 reviews

    This baked shrimp is a quick and easy weeknight meal that has lots of fantastic flavor! —Anne Ormond, Dover, New...

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    Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake

    5 reviews

    This Moscow mule cake is my favorite cake I've ever made from scratch. It's so moist and flavorful, and it...


    Apricot Mud Hen Cake Bars

    10 reviews

    These mud hen bars have been in my family for generations. My maternal grandmother gave this recipe to my mother,...


    Bread Pudding Pie

    4 reviews

    This unique dessert is a bread pudding-pie combo. It was created by my paternal grandmother's family. They had a farm...


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    Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

    5 reviews

    This scratch-made strawberry buttermilk cake is a family favorite. The recipe is over 100 years old, and I remember my...


    Margarita Cake

    3 reviews

    This margarita cake is perfect for a picnic on a warm day. You'll be surprised at how closely it tastes...


    Lime and Dill Chimichurri Shrimp

    2 reviews

    Chimichurri is a very popular condiment in Argentina and Uruguay and is most often used as a dipping sauce or...