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    Saucy Tempeh Sloppy Joes

    I grew up eating sloppy joe sandwiches and can't get enough of the messy deliciousness. Even though I eat meatless once or twice a week, I still enjoy the rich and hearty flavor of meat. I use tempeh here, which is a fermented soy product that is high in protein and has a savory, nutty, earthy flavor. Its taste and texture work well in dishes that usually feature ground beef, making these tempeh sloppy joes a dinner winner. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

    Chicken Souvlaki Pitas

    1 review

    These chicken souvlaki pitas are a favorite at our house, especially in summer. With just a few ingredients and a...


    Savory Cracker Snack Mix

    8 reviews

    A Taste of Home recipe inspired this one! Because I love everything bagel seasoning, I decided to give this...


    Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

    2 reviews

    I created this salad to replicate one I tried on a cruise several years ago. It goes over very well...


    Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    16 reviews

    Of all the recipes in my repertoire, I knew my Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies would have the best shot of...

    Mom’s Hazelnut & Chocolate Bread Pudding

    1 review

    Mom combined her love of hazelnut spread and bread pudding into one delicious recipe. It's a fabulous make-ahead dessert for...


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    Macaroni Coleslaw

    183 reviews

    My friend Peggy brought this coleslaw to one of our picnics, and everyone liked it so much, we all had...

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    Gentleman’s Whiskey Bacon Jam

    8 reviews

    You can slather this smoky bacon jam on pretty much anything. It lasts only a week in the fridge, so...


    Stacey’s Famous BBQ Chicken

    7 reviews

    This chicken is topped with a sticky, finger-lickin’ sauce that everyone—including my kids—loves. I make it in big batches now...


    Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches

    3 reviews

    Pick a dark, malty lager for simmering the sausages. Grill ’em, split ’em and load ’em on toasted buns with...


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    Sweet Sriracha Wings

    1 review

    Serve these fiery hot wings on game day or any time friends and family gather. If you don’t like a...

    Loaded Grilled Chicken Sandwich

    3 reviews

    I threw these ingredients together on a whim and the sandwich turned out so well, I surprised myself! If you're...


    Teriyaki Sirloin Steak

    4 reviews

    Since a co-worker shared this teriyaki sirloin steak recipe with me, I seldom make steak any other way. It's an...


    Cappuccino Brownies

    16 reviews

    There’s something magical in coffee that intensifies the flavor of chocolate. These three-layer wonders freeze well, but somehow most of...


    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....


    Slow Cooker Red Beans & Sausage

    8 reviews

    Being from Louisiana, my go-to comfort food is red beans and rice. The Crock-Pot makes it so easy and the...

    Steak with Chipotle-Lime Chimichurri

    10 reviews

    Steak gets a flavor kick from chimichurri. This piquant, all-purpose herb sauce is so versatile, it complements most any grilled...


    Apple Thyme Chicken

    5 reviews

    Apples and chicken may seem like an unusual combination, but they make a wonderful meal when grilled to perfection. The...


    Maple-Glazed Chicken Wings

    3 reviews

    Some wonderful maple syrup I brought back from my last trip to Vermont inspired my recipe. These wings have been...


    Curried Cranberry Snack Mix

    3 reviews

    Pack this easy-to-make munchie in a sleek glass or acrylic canister adorned with cotton yarn, and it'll be ready to...


    Patio Pintos

    4 reviews

    Any time Mom had the gang over for dinner, she made these pinto beans. Once she made a batch for...


    Mexican Street Corn Bake

    12 reviews

    We discovered Mexican street corn at a festival. This easy one-pan version saves on prep and cleanup. Every August, I...


    Not Your Mama’s Seven-Layer Bars

    The addition of dulce de leche makes this a decadent new take on traditional seven-layer bars. You can cut this...


    Chicken and Shrimp Satay

    6 reviews

    I lightened up a recipe that I found in a cookbook, and these grilled kabobs were the tasty result. The...

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    Contest-Winning Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

    37 reviews

    We live at the edge of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, where there are lots of small farms. Country markets are plentiful...


    Marinated Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

    4 reviews

    Every January, we host a family get-together to watch "the big game" on TV. I'm not much of a football...


    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...


    Hot Cheese Dip

    6 reviews

    When a colleague brought this cheesy dip to school for a teachers potluck, I immediately gave it an A+. I...


    Steak and Shrimp Kabobs

    7 reviews

    These steak and shrimp kabobs make any get-together special. Cubes of marinated steak are skewered with shrimp and veggies, then...


    Caramel Heavenlies

    60 reviews

    Before I cut these bars into triangles, I usually trim the edges so all the cookies will look the same....