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    Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

    1 review

    These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food" without having to go to a restaurant. Take them to a party, make them for dinner or serve them on game day. The meat can also be made ahead of time in preparation for your gathering. —April Lee Wiencek, Chicago, Illinois

    Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

    1 review

    On busy mornings, these freezer breakfast sandwiches save the day. A hearty combo of eggs, Canadian bacon and cheese will...


    Ranch Chicken Quesadillas

    1 review

    Your favorite cheesy, creamy Mexican dish gets some down-home goodness with the addition of ranch dressing mix. Can you say...


    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...


    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    4 reviews

    These sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on mini...

    Cheeseburger Crescent Ring

    2 reviews

    This is an easy entree that can be put together quickly after a long day at work. I guarantee that...


    Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

    4 reviews

    A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love...

    Crabmeat Boats

    I've been making this recipe for more than 40 years. You can also spread the filling on small rolls and...


    Rosemary Pork with Cherry-Pistachio Topping

    Thirty years ago, my new mother-in-law asked me to do something with a large frozen pork loin being served for...


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    Apple-Gouda Pigs in a Blanket

    4 reviews

    For New Year’s, I used to make pigs in a blanket with beef and cheddar. But now I like apple...


    Chicken Taco Pockets

    3 reviews

    We love these taco-flavored sandwiches made with crescent dough. They make a quick, easy lunch or supper with a bowl...

    Shortcut Oven-Baked Chicken Chimichangas

    3 reviews

    Mimic the crunch of a chimichanga by brushing these with oil and baking them. Our children love to have them...


    Summer Tea Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    These dainty finger sandwiches are perfect for casual picnics or luncheons. Tarragon-seasoned chicken complements cucumber and cantaloupe slices. —Taste of...


    Sweet Sausage Rolls

    29 reviews

    Refrigerated dough makes these appetizers a snap to prepare. Sausage gives them a little smoky heat, while honey and brown...


    Provolone Beef Pastry Pockets

    2 reviews

    My children always make sure they're home when they find out we're having these pockets for dinner. They're a smart...


    Baked Venison Burgers

    3 reviews

    Since my husband is an avid hunter, we have an abundance of venison each winter, I adapted a meat loaf...

    Open-Faced Pizza Burgers

    1 review

    I'm not sure where I first saw this pizza burger recipe, but I'm glad I did! My family requests this...


    Crescent Chicken Bundles

    12 reviews

    When I was expecting our third child, this was one of the meals I put in the freezer ahead of...


    Cranberry Brie Pecan Pinwheels

    1 review

    This recipe is a twist on baked Brie. My family always requests these during the holidays. They are delicious and...


    Pepperoni Roll-Ups

    17 reviews

    Here is a fast appetizer recipe that goes over well at my house. Each bite has gooey melted cheese and...


    Ham & Swiss Stromboli

    4 reviews

    This is an excellent dish to take to someone for dinner. It's also easy to change up the recipe with...


    Mini Crescent Burgers

    5 reviews

    A friend first brought these snacks to a Sunday school party. The original recipe called for pork sausage, but I...


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    Oven-Baked Burgers

    26 reviews

    A crispy coating mix is the secret ingredient that dresses up these baked hamburgers. You bake them in the oven...


    Cranberry Brie Pinwheels

    10 reviews

    People may wonder when you found the time to make these crisp, flaky pinwheels—but they’re really quite easy to do....

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    Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Ring

    10 reviews

    A classic cordon bleu has chicken, cheese and ham. To change it up, roll everything inside crescent dough for a...


    Cheese Rye Appetizers

    6 reviews

    “I enjoy serving this hors d’oeuvre at family gatherings. It can be mixed ahead of time, refrigerated, and then spread...


    Barbecued Hamburgers

    2 reviews

    When I got married, I asked my Aunt Jean for this recipe. It was her creation and she always hamburgers...


    Muffin-Cup Cheddar Beef Pies

    6 reviews

    My kids love these beef rolls so much. I always make extra since they heat up so quickly. I give...


    Beef Quesadillas

    6 reviews

    Quick-cooking ground beef is the perfect ingredient for on-the-run cooks. Try serving these quesadillas with your favorite taco toppings, such...


    Giant Meatball Sub

    As either a hearty party sandwich or a filling lunch or dinner, this sub will rise to the top of...