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    Make-Ahead Spicy Olive Pasta

    This is a fancy version of my grandchildren's favorite baked spaghetti. It feels like such a special dinner, and it's so cozy for winter. —Louise Miller, Westminster, Maryland

    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"...


    Ranch Tater Tot Bake

    3 reviews

    This cheesy Tater Tot casserole is perfect to whip together when time before supper is short. Ingredients like crispy tots...


    Taco Skillet Pizza with Cornbread Crust

    1 review

    Our family loves taco pizza, and I have made so many versions of it. This recipe is like a deep-dish...


    Italian Stuffed Beef Rolls

    3 reviews

    The combination of spinach, artichokes and cream cheese is always a crowd pleaser. Add basil and a roasted red pepper...

    Corned Beef Baked Potatoes

    Corned beef and potatoes make a good team! This yummy dish is an easy way to use up any leftover...


    Baked Tacos

    I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love tacos. I love...

    Steakhouse Baked Potatoes

    1 review

    On weekends, we often have salad, steak and a baked potato. This twist on that classic steakhouse dinner combines all...


    Nacho Triangles with Salsa-Ranch Dipping Sauce

    2 reviews

    These nacho bites are a fun fusion of Greek appetizers and flavors of the American Southwest. The simple dipping sauce...


    Keto Meatballs and Sauce

    2 reviews

    I have been following a keto diet for a year and a half and have lost 130 pounds. I took...


    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 Stuffed Pasta Shells

    14 reviews

    You could call this a comfort food mashup made in heaven. Jumbo stuffed pasta shells are loaded up with cheeseburger...


    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...


    Upside-Down Apple Bacon Pancake

    1 review

    I frequently cook Sunday brunch for my husband and myself, and I am always experimenting with new recipes. Apples picked...


    Spicy Beef Brisket

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


    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...

    Aberdeen Beef Pie

    1 review

    When set in the middle of the table, this hearty beef pie is the center of attention. With chunks of...


    Beef Stew Skillet Pie

    1 review

    Puff pastry makes a pretty topping for this homey skillet potpie. —Josh Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


    Easy Taco Cups

    2 reviews

    These zesty little cups rank high on my list of favorites because they combine three things I look for in...


    Mini Meat Loaf Sheet-Pan Meal

    13 reviews

    I grew up with this classic meat loaf recipe, but I adapted it to mini meatloaves so that they would...


    Reuben and Rye Strata

    1 review

    This make-ahead dish is so easy to prepare. It's wonderful for brunch, lunch or supper, or as a potluck meal....


    Sassy Southwest Stuffed Shells

    1 review

    When I was a child, my mom made this dish quite often. When I came across her recipe on an...


    Stuffed Meat Loaf Slices

    This is a family favorite requested for special occasions. We received it from a fellow faculty member when my husband...


    Garden-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    4 reviews

    Not only are these boats a delightful way to get your veggies, they're basically a one-dish meal that covers all...

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    Texas Chili Fries

    3 reviews

    The delicious chili goes together in minutes and then cooks while you run errands. The only way to make it...


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    Spaghetti Squash Meatball Casserole

    11 reviews

    One of our favorite comfort-food dinners is spaghetti and meatballs. We're crazy about this lighter, healthier version that features so...


    Pepperoni Lasagna

    8 reviews

    I've served this satisfying lasagna for years - when our children were small, they preferred it more than a steak...


    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...


    Deluxe Meat Loaf

    12 reviews

    This is not only my family's favorite meat loaf when I serve it hot for supper—it's also the highlight of...


    Cheesy Lasagna

    5 reviews

    The four different types of cheese make this lasagna a real crowd-pleaser. You can vary the amount of mozzarella, Monterey...