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Lime Salt

Kick up any dish with a sprinkle of this zippy lime salt. It brightens steak tacos, grilled pineapple, sweet potato fries and more. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

Basil Salt

1 review

This basil-infused salt adds a touch of herbal brightness to everything from corn on the cob to sliced tomatoes to...


Oven-Fried Pickles

1 review

Like deep-fried pickles? You'll love this unfried version even more. Dill pickle slices are coated with panko bread crumbs and...


Seasoned Bread Crumbs

2 reviews

Our Test Kitchen came up with this good-for-you alternative to high-sodium packaged bread crumbs, using garlic powder and a handful...


Sweet and Sour Spareribs

4 reviews

Just the tempting aroma of these ribs reminds me of many simple but delicious meals mom made. Dad especially loved...

Baked Salmon Cakes

47 reviews

Made in muffin pans and served with sauce on the side, these little salmon patties make a fantastic light meal....


Baked Crab Cakes

1 review

Reel in a breezy taste of the seashore with these easy and delicious crab cakes from Nashville, Tennessee’s Amelia Sunderland.

Salmon Loaf

9 reviews

During the Depression, Mom's tasty salmon loaf was a welcome change from the usual meat loaf everyone made to stretch...


Raspberry Barbecue Sauce

Raspberries replace the traditional tomatoes in this unique barbecue sauce. Red pepper flakes add a little kick to the thick...


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Jim’s Secret Family Recipe Ribs

10 reviews

For more than 30 years, my brother-in-law Jim kept his famous rib recipe a secret. When he finally shared it,...


Sweet Potato Wedges with Chili Mayo

5 reviews

Cajun spices bring the zing to roasted sweet potatoes—a side dish my family eats frequently. We dunk them in chili-spiced...

Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

11 reviews

My family loves gravy, so I can never have enough homemade gravy on hand for a holiday dinner. The base...