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    Sourdough Dressing

    While we love our traditional Thanksgiving recipes, sometimes we want to change things up. This sourdough stuffing is a fun twist on an old favorite. Whenever we make it after the big feast, we like to add a cup or more of leftover cubed turkey. —Pat Dazis, Charlotte, North Carolina

    Creamy Avocado Manicotti

    I am always looking for creative ways to make vegetarian dinners a little different. I grow my own basil,...


    Eggplant Roll-Ups

    2 reviews

    We love these easy Italian eggplant roll-ups stuffed with creamy ricotta and spinach. The fact that they are vegetarian is...


    Diabetic-Friendly 13×9 Recipes

    These 13x9 bakes give you the great comfort food you want, while being friendly to those who have diabetes.


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    Spaghetti Squash Meatball Casserole

    11 reviews

    One of our favorite comfort-food dinners is spaghetti and meatballs. We're crazy about this lighter, healthier version that features so...

    Christmas Ribbon Salad

    13 reviews

    Spirits are light at holiday time around Debra Stoner's home--and so are many of the meas she serves. "I make...


    Makeover Swiss Chicken Supreme

    17 reviews

    Stephanie Bell asked our test kitchen to lighten her family-favorite recipe. Even though this makeover recipe is slimmed down, it...

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    Chili Mac Casserole

    31 reviews

    This cheesy casserole uses several of my family's favorite ingredients, including macaroni, kidney beans, tomatoes and cheese. Just add a...


    Meatless Lasagna

    2 reviews

    "This saucy lasagna is one of my specialties," says Sharon Allen of Allentown, Pennsylvania. "It's packed with fresh-tasting vegetables, such...


    Penne Beef Bake

    12 reviews

    I had ground beef and veggies on hand so I came up with this pizza-flavored casserole. I never expected my...


    Asparagus Ham Rolls

    3 reviews

    I love this delicious recipe because it includes three of my favorite locally produced foods—ham, asparagus and cheese. Prepared with...

    Mushroom Penne Bake

    3 reviews

    This is an easy, hearty and delicious meal for a chilly evening! Its cheesy goodness will have you going in...


    Butternut Squash Apple Bake

    11 reviews

    Even those who aren't fans of squash enjoy this side dish. Sweet slices of butternut squash are topped with apples...


    Autumn Squash Bake

    The sweetness of pears and tangy flavor of cranberries really complement the squash. This dish has become a favorite at...


    Turkey Spinach Meat Loaf

    1 review

    Ground turkey in this recipe lovers the fat while spinach gives the meat loaf even more nutritional value. The spinach...


    Cranberry-Orange Snack Cake

    This recipe contains so many great holiday flavors, including pecans, orange, and cranberry, without the post-holiday guilt! I also love...

    Gooey Chocolate-Peanut Bars

    3 reviews

    These are so easy to make and take no time at all. They’re great to package up for those college...


    Chewy Honey Granola Bars

    12 reviews

    There's sweetness from the honey, chewiness from the raisins, hints of chocolate and cinnamon, and a bit of crunch. To...


    Chunky Apple Snack Cake

    5 reviews

    We enjoy this cake as a snack, packed in lunches or as a scrumptious dessert when warmed and topped with...


    Fluffy Pistachio Dessert

    5 reviews

    Conveys Christine Strouf of St. Nazianz, Wisconsin. "This creamy, lightly sweet torte is one of my family's favorites, even with...


    Herbed Chicken Lasagna

    23 reviews

    For a cooking class several years ago, I lightened up a classic lasagna and created this chicken version. It was...


    Breakfast Casserole

    5 reviews

    Mary Stoddard of Fountain Inn, South Carolina sent in the recipe for this healthy breakfast casserole that's perfect for a...


    Baked Ziti Casserole

    9 reviews

    With its rich Italian flavor and generous combination of cheeses, it's hard to believe this pasta entree is light. this...


    Turkey Sausage Zucchini Boats

    3 reviews

    When I worked in the school library, my co-workers were my taste testers. They approved this healthy and happy spin...

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    Artichoke Ratatouille Chicken

    6 reviews

    I loaded all the fresh produce I could find into this speedy chicken dinner. Serve it on its own or...


    Italian Pork and Potato Casserole

    2 reviews

    This recipe has been enjoyed by three generations of my family. My mother concocted it years ago using a few...


    Portobello Polenta Stacks

    1 review

    My friends and I have recently started growing portobello mushrooms from kits we found at a farmers market. We love...


    Power Lasagna

    When my husband and I wanted to live healthier, our first step was to eat more power foods, such as...


    Tofu Spinach Lasagna

    8 reviews

    No one will guess tofu is buried in the layers of this delicious lasagna! The slimmed-down classic comes from Christine...


    Zucchini Lasagna

    12 reviews

    I plant zucchini every year, and we always seem to have more than we can use! This recipe is a...