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    Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

    1 review

    This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is an easy dinner for both you and the kids. Serve with carrot and celery sticks for a fuss-free feast. You can also stir in some spicy brown mustard if the adults want more zing. —Laura Wilhelm, West Hollywood, California

    Glazed Carrots with Green Grapes

    After receiving a slow cooker many years ago and not knowing what to do with the thing, I finally branched...

    Indian Rice and Carrot Pudding

    This Indian carrot pudding recipe is rich in flavor and very easy to prepare. —Daljeet Singh, Coral Springs, Florida

    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"...

    Healthy Avocado Pineapple Muffins

    2 reviews

    These healthy muffins would be a real treat to enjoy at breakfast, at lunch or on a coffee break. They...

    Air-Fryer French Fries

    This low-calorie, air-fryer french fries recipe is perfect because I can whip it up at a moment's notice with ingredients...

    Chicken Street Tacos with Corn-Jicama Salsa

    Here’s a light, speedy meal you can enjoy anytime. Preparation is so simple—there’s nothing to it. These chicken street tacos...

    Chili Dog Baked Potatoes

    1 review

    These chili dogs are nestled in baked potatoes for a delicious and satisfying meal. They're perfect for a barbecue, but...

    French-Fry Bake

    1 review

    When a friend brought this to a gathering at church, I simply had to ask for the recipe—what a fast...

    Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

    6 reviews

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and I follow a special diet to help manage the symptoms. This pudding is simple to...

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    Sneaky Turkey Meatballs

    3 reviews

    Like most kids, mine refuse to eat certain veggies. In order to feed them healthy foods, I have to be...

    Cheeseburger Omelet Sliders

    A cheeseburger inside an omelet? Yes, please! This fun twist on two breakfast and dinner faves is easy to assemble...

    Turkey & Pork Meatballs

    Treat yourself to homemade meatballs, already simmering in sauce, at the end of a busy day. —Suzanne Wagg, Madison, Maine

    Pork Fajita Pasta

    2 reviews

    One night, Janice Thompson and her husband started making fajitas before they realized they didn't have any tortillas. "We improvised...

    Italian Bow Tie Supper

    7 reviews

    Joy Frey of Kelso, Missouri appreciates the convenience of this meal—its flavor might remind you of ravioli. "The recipe makes...

    Pizza-Style Tomatoes

    1 review

    While my husband eats tomatoes just about any way I fix them, our daughter would only eat tomato sauce. This...

    Loaded Tater Tot Bake

    7 reviews

    I keep frozen Tater Tots on hand for meals like this yummy Tater Tot casserole. It’s a super brunch,...

    Mozzarella Ham Stromboli

    16 reviews

    "The original recipe for this savory bread called for salami, but I use ham instead," writes Janice Brightwell of Jeffersonville,...

    Rainbow Potato Chips with Creamy Onion Dip

    Forget store-bought potato chips! You won't want them after you munch on these crispy, perfectly seasoned baked chips served with...

    Hot Dog Casserole

    28 reviews

    When our children were small and I was busy trying to get all those extra things done that are part...

    BLT Soup

    5 reviews

    "I'm always inventing new recipes or improving on old ones," says Sharon Richardson of Dallas, Texas. "Since the BLT is...

    Hearty Cauliflower Soup

    5 reviews

    Our three young children aren't big cauliflower fans. But in this soup, the cauliflower can be mistaken for potatoes, and...

    Mom’s Monday Lunch Potato Soup

    3 reviews

    I love making this soup for my friends who visit for lunch.—Evelyn Bonar, Pensacola, Florida

    Chocolate Potato Cake with Mocha Frosting

    This recipe for delicious and penny-pinching cake has been handed down for generations in the family. Don't be surprised when...

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    ABC Soup

    2 reviews

    Instead of opening a can of alphabet soup, why not make some from scratch? Kids of all ages love this...

    Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Pizza

    15 reviews

    Pizza for breakfast? Kids of all ages will love making—and munching—this hearty meal-in-one made with convenient crescent rolls and frozen...

    Taco Salad Waffles

    3 reviews

    What a quick and easy twist on the usual Mexican fare. This recipe is perfect for a build-your-own party for...

    Pressure Cooker Rigatoni with Sausage & Peas

    4 reviews

    With a tomato-y meat sauce and tangy goat cheese, this weeknight wonder is my version of comfort food. You want...

    Chicken Corn Fritters

    2 reviews

    I've always loved corn fritters, but they weren't satisfying as a main dish. I came up with this recipe and...

    Cheesy Potato Beef Bake

    5 reviews

    "I created this layered meat-and-potatoes casserole a few years ago when my mother asked me what I wanted for supper,"...