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    Prosciutto Pesto Pizza

    I developed this prosciutto pesto pizza for my young grandson who hasn't acquired a taste for veggies yet. He scarfs it up and doesn't even notice the edamame. It's also a hit with my other grandkids and nieces—not to mention all of their parents! —Don Manzagol, Campbell, California

    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"...


    Chimichurri Baked Flounder

    1 review

    Chimichurri is a tasty uncooked sauce made from fresh herbs. I love it over any type of fish, but especially...


    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...


    Ranch Pigs in a Blanket

    1 review

    Who knew you could amp up the fun factor for pigs in a blanket? Sprinkle ranch seasoning on top before...

    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...


    Miso Salmon

    I love miso salmon! It was the obvious choice for developing a healthy weeknight meal. This beautiful dish is full...

    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...


    Creamy Chicken Enchilada Pizza

    This is a twist on a family favorite. We wanted the taste of my chicken enchilada recipe, but we wanted...


    Artichoke Chicken Pesto Pizza

    2 reviews

    Make pizza night an upscale affair with this fun twist on the traditional pie.
    A prebaked crust and prepared...


    Walnut and Oat-Crusted Salmon

    I think this recipe gives you the most omega-3 fatty acid bang for your buck! —Cristen Dutcher, Marietta, Georgia

    Haddock en Papillote

    1 review

    This is a terrific dish for entertaining. It's easy to prepare, yet impressive. You can even assemble the bundles earlier...


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    Turkey Biscuit Skillet

    7 reviews

    My mother always made this while I was growing up. Now I make it for my husband and kids. I...


    Smoked Sausage and Veggie Sheet-Pan Supper

    4 reviews

    This recipe is tasty and quick and can easily be doubled for last-minute dinner guests. Cook it in the oven...


    Parmesan-Pretzel Crisps

    1 review

    I love this recipe because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it is so easy to prepare. It's...


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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...


    Aloha Pizza

    1 review

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


    Pizza Oyster Crackers

    4 reviews

    This quick and easy snack is a favorite of my kids. I always include a baggie in their lunch boxes....


    Taco Noodle Dish

    9 reviews

    I got creative while we were housebound during a snowstorm one winter...and used ingredients I had on hand to come...


    Simple Italian Chicken

    7 reviews

    Feel free to do what I did when I first came upon this recipe...play with the herb ingredients until they...


    Hot Dog Pie

    12 reviews

    A co-worker who loves hot dogs shared this recipe with me. Baked in a purchased pastry shell, the pie is...


    Egg White Frittata

    2 reviews

    "This egg dish is very satisfying and nutritious, too," writes Linda LaPresle of Glendora, California. "Whether I serve it for...


    Whole Wheat Pasta Bake

    6 reviews

    With a casserole this rich and saucy, it’s tempting to skip the crunchy topping and dip a fork straight into...

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    Tomato-Goat Cheese Spread

    1 review

    A good friend shared this recipe with me. It is super easy and so delicious. Guests will love it! It's...


    Peanut Butter Icebox Dessert

    4 reviews

    Leftover crushed cookies create the yummy crust for this crowd-pleasing dessert. It's covered with a smooth cream cheese mixture, chocolate...


    Broccoli Squash Bake

    3 reviews

    My grandmother made this when she cooked for our farmhands years ago. I've cut her recipe down to serve fewer...


    Ham Muffinwiches

    2 reviews

    I concocted this fun recipe when looking for something to pack for lunch. I had leftover ham but no bread,...


    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...


    Sausage Cheese Squares

    8 reviews

    My grandsons tried these savory morsels for the first time as youngsters and loved them. They're all grown up now,...