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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

    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...


    Baked Tacos

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    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...


    Spicy Beef Brisket

    My family fell in love with this brisket the first time I tried the recipe. The no-fuss preparation and long...

    Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans

    9 reviews

    This recipe is a hit with guests and family. It's sweet, simple and delicious, and someone always asks for the...


    Cheddar and Chorizo Strata

    Stratas are a wonderful way to use up bits and pieces of leftovers you have on hand. You can make...

    Green Chile Brunch Bake

    3 reviews

    It's easy to make this ahead in a 13x9 inch pan. It's filling, perfect for a crowd, and helps busy...


    Santa Fe Chicken Pizza Pie

    1 review

    Give your pie a Southwest twist when you slather on the taco sauce and top with black beans, green chilies...


    Aloha Pizza

    1 review

    This Aloha pizza came together on accident. I had to take something to a gathering, but had no time to...


    Garden Frittata

    12 reviews

    I created this frittata recipe one day to use up some fresh yellow squash, zucchini and tomato. It's so easy...

    Sweet ‘n’ Salty Party Mix

    9 reviews

    These crunchy munchies are sure to rank high with your family and friends. The combination of flavors gets this sweet...


    Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

    6 reviews

    In the South, everyone loves three things: bacon, cheese and grits! After playing around with this recipe, I took it...


    Spicy Breakfast Lasagna

    3 reviews

    It's fun to cook something new for family and friends—especially when it gets rave reviews. When I took this dish...


    Chicken Manicotti with White Sauce

    8 reviews

    I like making this dish for special occasions. You can also use low-fat ingredients, and it turns out just as...


    Italian Baked Chicken

    13 reviews

    For a casual get-together, this saucy herbed chicken is a terrific choice. Serve it over angel hair pasta for a...

    Sausage Spinach Turnovers

    4 reviews

    One Christmas, I gave these tasty meat pies to our neighbors as gifts instead of sweets—they loved them! The handheld...


    Shepherd’s Inn Breakfast Pie

    6 reviews

    Running a bed-and-breakfast keeps us busy. Once in a while I get creative and try to improve on an already...


    Nuts and Bolts

    2 reviews

    Since I was a child, we've made buckets of this mix each Christmas for everyone. These days, though, I fix...


    Italian Sausage Casserole

    2 reviews

    At the start of each week, my family is already looking forward to our traditional weekend breakfasts, when I serve...


    Orange-Glazed Pork Loin

    15 reviews

    This is one of the best pork recipes I've ever tried. My family looks forward to this roast for dinner,...


    Herb-Crusted Chuck Roast

    4 reviews

    This recipe turns an inexpensive cut of beef into a delicious main dish. I got the recipe from a family...


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    Party Potatoes Au Gratin

    5 reviews

    Hearty helpings of these cheesy spuds will please hungry folks in a hurry. The rich, creamy sauce makes this recipe...


    Old-Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes

    2 reviews

    This recipe makes a small quantity but still has old-fashioned goodness. These tender potatoes taste great with any main dish,...

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    Fiesta Breakfast Bake

    6 reviews

    I get a kick out of making breakfast for a crowd when I have weekend guests, and my family also...


    Pan Burritos

    26 reviews

    Our family loves Mexican food, so this flavorful, satisfying casserole is a favorite. It’s nice to be able to get...


    Mexican Turkey Roll-Ups

    4 reviews

    This is the perfect recipe when you're hungry for a dish with Mexican flavor and want to use turkey. These...


    Creamy Vegetable Casserole

    13 reviews

    Searching for a different way to prepare vegetables? Look no further. I have a fussy eater in my house who...


    Breakfast Pie

    5 reviews

    This crustless pie is wonderful to serve to overnight guests because you assemble it the night before. —Pam Botine, Goldsboro,...


    Delmonico Potatoes

    2 reviews

    These rich, cheesy potatoes are perfect for a large family gathering or a potluck supper. —Mrs. Arnold Sonnenberg, Brookville, Ohio