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Air-Fryer Tailgate Sausages

What I love about these, besides the great taste, is you can make them up ahead of time and keep them refrigerated until you're ready to cook. —Matthew Hass, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

Caprese Macaroni Salad

1 review

When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

8 reviews

I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...


Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

2 reviews

I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....

Cubano Macaroni Salad

2 reviews

One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...


Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...

Barbecue Macaroni Salad

My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...


Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...


Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

2 reviews

Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

2 reviews

I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...

Easy Hamburgers

These easy hamburgers come together in a snap. Grill and then add your favorite toppings. —James Schend, Taste of Home...


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...


Russian Potato Salad

1 review

This Russian potato salad recipe comes from my grandmother, who had written it down in Russian before she translated it...


Chicken Parmesan Burgers

7 reviews

A restaurant-quality burger that's topped with marinara and loaded with cheese—what's not to love? Fresh basil adds even more flavor....


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Grilled Chicken Ranch Burgers

13 reviews

This is one of the most fantastic, flavorful burgers I've ever made. Ranch is a favorite in dips and dressings,...

Orzo-Tuna Salad with Tomatoes

4 reviews

Stuffed tomatoes provide endless options when you add meat, cheese, rice, veggies – or in this case, orzo. — Jenni...


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Grilled Ground Turkey Burgers

4 reviews

These juicy, tender patties on whole wheat buns make a wholesome, satisfying sandwich. We especially like to grill this turkey...


Dee’s Grilled Tuna with Greens

2 reviews

Slices of moist, tender tuna top this colorful combination of fresh spinach, grape tomatoes, corn and edamame (green soy beans)....


Jalapeno Swiss Burgers

1 review

Mexican culture greatly influences our cuisine, and we eat a lot of spicy foods. In this recipe, the mellow flavor...


Chip ‘n’ Dip Burgers

3 reviews

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


Spinach-Orzo Salad with Chickpeas

1 review

The first version of this salad was an experiment in mixing together some random ingredients I had on hand. It...


Mom’s Chopped Coleslaw

9 reviews

For Friday dinners, my mother made coleslaw to go with our fish. It’s still a family tradition, and the tangy...


Cola Burgers

18 reviews

A friend who's an excellent cook shared this hamburger recipe with me, and it has since become a family favorite....

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Beef ‘n’ Pork Burgers

6 reviews

The combination of meats is the secret behind these beef and pork burgers. They're ideal for summer grilling, and everyone...


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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...


Classic Macaroni Salad

33 reviews

This classic macaroni salad recipe is a refreshingly light take on an all-time favorite. It's perfect for a fast weeknight...


Grilled Steak Salad with Tomatoes & Avocado

12 reviews

My family loves a good steak dinner, but with busy schedules, I'm often thinking about ways to put new and...


Pepperoni Pasta Salad

18 reviews

Bottled Italian dressing and pepperoni add zip to this colorful combination shared by Shannon Lommen. Serve it right away or...


Deluxe German Potato Salad

23 reviews

I make this for all occasions because it goes well with any kind of meat. When I take the warm...