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Marinated Tenderloin and Avocado on Baguette Toasts

There’s never any waste with tenderloin (and leftovers are rare). You can really dress it up by substituting baguette toppings and having fun with it.
—Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Fiesta Pork Sandwiches

1 review

This is an easy and flavorful dish that my family really enjoys. When I fix it for company, I usually...


Sirloin Sandwiches

Mom is always happy to share her cooking, and these tender, tasty beef sandwiches are a real crowd-pleaser. A simple...


Mushroom Steak Hoagies

1 review

My Aunt Diane perfected the recipe for these hearty hoagies. We often double or triple it for family gatherings since...


Teriyaki Beef Burgers

3 reviews

Everyone who tastes them agrees that these are not your ordinary burgers! A flavorful Asian-inspired marinade and crunchy water chestnuts...

Pork Spiedis

3 reviews

Spiedis (pronounced "speedeez") are a type of grilled meat sandwich considered a local specialty. This recipe is my own, but...


Potluck Antipasto Pasta Salad

13 reviews

I love trying new recipes, and this one for Italian pasta salad tops all other varieties I've tried. With beans,...

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

6 reviews

"I got the recipe for these quick-fixing pork sandwiches from a friend at work years ago. I’m always asked for...


Chicken Berry Salad

1 review

We love this salad any time of year, but especially in summer when blueberries and strawberries are in season. —Sheri...


Flank Steak Spinach Salad

Moist marinated steak, wild rice, almonds and veggies blend together nicely in this colorful main-dish salad. Years ago, a friend...


Hot Turkey Sandwich

1 review

These sandwiches are my favorite way to prepare turkey for a nice lunch or light supper.—Mary Detweiler, Middlefield, Ohio

Savory Marinated Mushroom Salad

2 reviews

Packed with mushrooms and loads of crunchy colorful ingredients, this salad is perfect at picnics and parties. It keeps so...


Shredded Italian Pork Sandwiches

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Brats in Beer

6 reviews

This marinated bratwurst recipe comes from Jill Hazelton of Hamlet, Indiana. The flavor of the marinade really comes through in...


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Balsamic Steak Salad

7 reviews

My husband loves blue cheese and I like a hearty salad that eats like a meal, so I put the...


Portobello Pockets

2 reviews

“This savory recipe is one of my fall favorites,“ raves Elissa Armbruster in Medford, New Jersey. “It’s quick, easy and...

Summertime Slaw

7 reviews

As a change from mayonnaise-laden slaw, I created this refreshing alternative. It uses many of the garden vegetables I grow,...


Spectacular Overnight Slaw

28 reviews

To come up with this dish, I used a number of different recipes, plus some ideas of my own. It's...


Sweet-Sour Pasta Salad

9 reviews

Fresh garden vegetables add color and crunch to this attractive salad. Its pleasant vinaigrette-type dressing is sparked with ground mustard...


Grilled Pork Noodle Salad

The only complex thing about this easy salad is the flavor! With smoky barbecued pork and a variety of fresh...


Asian Tossed Salad

Cubed chicken marinates overnight in a sweet and salty sauce, giving every bite great flavor. Fried wonton strips add fun...


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Pickled Veggie Salad

1 review

“One year I created this recipe to use up an overabundance of brussels sprouts. My family asked for seconds, so...


Greek Grilled Chicken Pitas

5 reviews

I switched up my mom’s recipe to create this tasty pita pocket variation. It’s one of our favorite grilled...


Pork and Balsamic Strawberry Salad

1 review

Serving this entree salad gives me hope that warmer days aren't too far off. If strawberries aren't in season yet,...

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Roasted Pepper Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

8 reviews

I created this colorful salad for a 4-H project and took it all the way to the state competition, where...


Pork Tenderloin Nectarine Salad

1 review

A bag of fresh nectarines shared by my neighbor inspired this grilled pork recipe. The salad is delicious served with...


Cubano Pork Sandwiches

When a hungry crowd’s coming over, we plan a day ahead to make our juicy pork sandwiches. I call the...


Grilled Turkey Pitas

1 review

Move over hamburgers! My Greek-style turkey sandwich filling is hearty enough to make a meal in a pita pocket. The...


Garlic Shrimp & Orzo Salad

3 reviews

I enjoy cold pasta salads and rice salads, so I decided to make one with orzo, a rice-shaped pasta. Feel...


Grilled Veggie Tortilla Wraps

You don't have to be a vegetarian to appreciate the wholesome goodness of these wraps. The tasty tortillas, stuffed with...