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    Jalapeno Sliders with Crispy Onions

    My husband and I love spicy foods, and this recipe was an excellent step up from a typical burger. It has just the right amount of flavor and spice for us, but it can be adjusted to suit your family's tastes. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio

    My Juicy Lucy

    3 reviews

    Friends in Minnesota introduced me to the Juicy Lucy burger, a local favorite. Instead of putting the cheese on top,...


    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"...


    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...


    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....

    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;...


    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....

    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...


    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...


    Barbecue Macaroni Salad

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


    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...


    Easy Puppy Chow

    1 review

    This easy puppy chow recipe uses a whole package of cereal, so there's less messy measuring. And it makes enough...


    Bratwurst Burgers with Braised Onions

    3 reviews

    This burger is a fun mashup of a bratwurst with onion and peppers, chicken-fried steak and a beef burger. The...

    Grilled Pineapple Chicken

    2 reviews

    A trip to Hawaii is easy with this juicy grilled pineapple chicken. Simply give it a quick marinade, fire up...


    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,...


    Pressure-Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Scoops

    1 review

    I came up with this recipe when I was preparing for a large party and wanted a healthy Tex-Mex chicken...


    California Burger Wraps

    2 reviews

    I love the way these fresh flavors blend together. It's a snap to throw this together using leftover burgers for...


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    Spinach Tomato Burgers

    1 review

    Every Friday night is burger night at our house. The tomatoes add fresh flavor and the cool spinach dip brings...


    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....


    Grilled Peppers and Zucchini

    5 reviews

    This versatile side dish is so simple and quick that I had to share it. Grilling the colorful veggies in...

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    Chicken Broccoli Packets

    I like this recipe because it's simple to prepare...and cleanup is a snap!—Lynda Simmons, Fayetteville, North Carolina


    Zesty Cajun Burgers

    3 reviews

    Experimentation is what makes cooking fun and exciting. I'm especially proud of the original recipe for these burgers.—Ron Treadaway, Acworth,...


    Garlic-Rubbed T-Bones with Burgundy Mushrooms

    2 reviews

    T-bone steak is a fairly tender cut, so there's no need to marinate. Punch up the flavor using loads of...


    Grilled Bananas Foster

    I worked at a Bed and Breakfast a few years back and Bananas Foster was a dessert that they often...


    BLT Burgers

    1 review

    My husband loves a good BLT, but sometimes he wants something a little more substantial. That's where these BLT burgers...


    Dilly Pretzels

    3 reviews

    This savory snack shapes up in mere minutes and disappears just as quickly. My family agrees that you can't eat...