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    My Juicy Lucy

    4 reviews

    Friends in Minnesota introduced me to the Juicy Lucy burger, a local favorite. Instead of putting the cheese on top, it gets stuffed inside, keeping the meat around the cheese nice and juicy. We love the meltiness of American cheese, but it works with any cheese you'd like. —Brigette Kutschma, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

    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"...


    No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

    These peanut butter energy bars are made with natural ingredients, and there's no baking required! You can substitute sunflower seeds...


    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....


    Banana Crunch Bars

    1 review

    "The distinctive taste of banana tops these easy-to-make no-bake cereal bars," relates Ruth Anderson of Clarion, Iowa.

    Marshmallow Fruit Kabobs

    1 review

    Claudia Ruis knows a way to slip more fruit into your family's diet. "Both kids and adults love these fun...


    Tummy Dogs

    3 reviews

    Looking for a fun and flavorful way to jazz up hot dogs? Try these bacon-wrapped versions with zippy Dijon mustard....

    Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

    17 reviews

    Sloppy joes are a favorite of adults and kids. I deviated from the traditional recipe by adding a little Southwestern...


    No-Bake Cereal Bars

    32 reviews

    With two kinds of cereal and peanut butter, these bars taste almost like candy. —Pauline Christiansen, Columbus, Kansas


    Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

    6 reviews

    We came up with this fresh and fruity summer snack idea. It's easy to make ahead and carry to the...


    Ginger Pound Cake S’mores

    1 review

    Kids and adults won't be able to resist this fun spin on campfire S'mores. Pound cake replaces the traditional graham...

    Cocoa for a Crowd

    Cocoa for a Crowd comes from Pat Monson of Stewartville, Minnesota. "On a winter day, this cocoa really hits the...


    Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

    32 reviews

    I first made this fresh, fruity salsa for a family baby shower. Everyone wanted the recipe. Now, someone makes this...


    Chip ‘n’ Dip Burgers

    2 reviews

    French onion dip and potato chips top these special hamburgers. They're so delicious, no other toppings are needed!


    Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

    6 reviews

    Basted with a mouthwatering teriyaki sauce, the pineapple-topped burgers are moist, tender and ready in minutes.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


    Hot Dogs with the Works

    1 review

    "What screams summer more than grilled hot dogs?" asks Maria Regakis of Somerville, Massachusetts. She places hot dogs in buns...

    Texas Snack Mix

    1 review

    Make this fun, easy snack mix in the microwave for a treat anytime. Add extra red pepper sauce for more...


    Hot Pizza Dip

    8 reviews

    You can assemble this effortless appetizer in a jiffy. The pizza-flavored dip goes very fast, so you may want to...


    Hot Apple Cider

    7 reviews

    In this recipe, brown sugar and spices add extra flavor to already delicious apple cider. —Marlys Benning, Wellsburg, Iowa


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    Grilled Hamburgers

    8 reviews

    Sour cream makes these grilled hamburgers delightfully moist, and thyme and black pepper give them zip. These sandwiches are a...


    Sunflower Popcorn Bars

    3 reviews

    Kansas is called the Sunflower State because of the wild sunflowers that grow abundantly. Cultivated varieties of sunflowers are an...


    Coney Dogs for a Crowd

    1 review

    Dress up plain hot dog by topping them with this slightly sweet meat sauce. They're a lot more filling, and...


    Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

    12 reviews

    This soft, chewy oatmeal breakfast bar recipe features a hint of orange marmalade for a fun change of pace from...


    BBQ Hot Dog & Potato Packs

    20 reviews

    For these nifty foil packs, small hands make quick work of topping potato wedges with a hot dog, onions and...

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    Oregon’s Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookie

    1 review

    Oregon has an abundance of nuts, and these nutty cookies are popular with the ladies at my craft club. Growing...


    No-Bake Bars

    5 reviews

    Susie Wingert from Panama, Iowa, shares this recipe for chewy treats big on taste but needing little effort. "They are...


    Peanut Butter S’mores

    8 reviews

    I turn to this recipe when I need something fun and easy for dessert. It's a decadent take on classic...


    Crowd-Pleasing Cocoa

    You'll warm many hearts with this rich, satisfying cocoa. It's the perfect beverage to serve after an ice-skating outing or...


    Campfire S’mores Snack Mix

    Two crowd-pleasers, party mix and s’mores, become a sensation when you combine them. No campfire necessary —you can make this...


    Barbecue Jack Chicken

    29 reviews

    Pepper Jack cheese from the deli and bottled barbecue sauce are all you need to dress up these simple grilled...