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    Zesty Mediterranean Potato Salad

    I love this Mediterranean potato salad recipe that incorporates vegetables I plant in my summer garden. The dressing is light and fresh—perfect for a picnic or barbecue. —Terri Crandall, Gardnerville, Nevada

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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    1 review

    After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that eggs are the key to making a smooth and creamy vanilla...


    Tex-Mex Potato Salad

    I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for...


    Hummus Pasta Salad

    This hummus pasta salad is a hearty side dish, but it could be a nice meatless main dish as well....


    No-Bake Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

    These chocolate Rice Krispies treats are crowd pleasers! The secret to making them soft and chewy is bringing the sugar...

    Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls

    4 reviews

    My husband loves Buffalo wings, but they are so messy! These Buffalo chicken rolls are mess-free and always go fast...


    Chilean Monkey Tail Punch

    1 review

    Stories vary surrounding the origins of this punch's unique name. Some say it was initially served in a bottle depicting...

    Caramel Chex Mix

    2 reviews

    This wonderfully crunchy snack is loaded with cereal, pretzels and nuts—and coated with a not-too-sweet brown sugar mixture. Package this...


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    Saucy Barbecue Shrimp

    5 reviews

    This old, rustic Cajun dish is one of our family favorites. Don't remove the shells from the shrimp—the beauty of...


    Spiced Persimmon Ice Cream

    Developing new flavors of ice cream is a passion of mine and there are very few ingredients that I won't...


    Spiced Apple Cider Jelly Shots

    These spiced, spiked gelatin squares are sure to get the party started at fall get-togethers. If you’re going for the...

    Orange-Glazed Meatballs

    I love the sweet orange marmalade paired with the zip of a jalapeno in this sweet-sour glaze. —Bonnie Stallings, Martinsburg,...


    Quick and Easy Swedish Meatballs

    2 reviews

    Rich and creamy, this classic meatball sauce is a must in your recipe box. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...


    Cleo’s Potato Salad

    1 review

    My mom, Cleo Lightfoot, loved cooking all kinds of different recipes, but her favorite meal was one she made when...


    Pumpkin-Coconut Soup

    4 reviews

    Thai food lovers will go crazy for this soup. It has a deep flavor from the combination of onion, coconut...


    Caramelized Onion Potato Salad

    This is the recipe I make on a day where a little extra time isn't an issue and I'm craving...

    Creamy Layered Blueberry Ice Pops

    2 reviews

    These delicious ice pops can also be made with raspberries or blackberries. The rosemary sprig and lemon zest bring another...


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    All-American Pie

    With apples, cherries and blueberries, this patriotic slab pie even tastes American. If the day doesn't call for stars and...


    Butterscotch Pumpkin Fudge

    Each one of these creamy, heartwarming treats is like a bite-sized pumpkin pie. —Kathleen Henne, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania


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    Soft Beer Pretzel Nuggets

    6 reviews

    What goes together better than beer and pretzels? Not much that I can think of. That’s why I put them...


    Almond Toffee

    24 reviews

    I love this almond toffee recipe because it makes me look like an expert candy maker...it's so easy! This candy...


    Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

    26 reviews

    Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching...


    Red, White ‘n’ Blue Salad

    29 reviews

    Our striking "flag" salad drew plenty of attention at our Independence Day party. The shimmering stripes are formed with distinctive...


    Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

    6 reviews

    In the South, everyone loves three things: bacon, cheese and grits! After playing around with this recipe, I took it...

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    Frosted Butter Rum Brickle Bites

    4 reviews

    The rum, real butter and toffee bits made these cookies my husband’s new favorite. If you’d like them less sweet,...


    Mashed Cauliflower

    2 reviews

    This is our choice for a side dish that's lower in carbs than mashed potatoes but just as flavorful and...


    Orange Chocolate Meltaways

    8 reviews

    The terrific combination of chocolate and orange makes these some of the best truffles I've ever had. As holiday gifts,...


    Family-Favorite Cinnamon Candy

    I have fond memories of standing at my grandmother's stove with my mom and my aunts, helping to make this...


    Connie’s Tortellini Salad

    3 reviews

    Toss satisfying cheese tortellini and mozzarella with refreshing veggies for a substantial potluck salad. Sometimes I keep a bowl of...


    Aunt Rose’s Fantastic Butter Toffee

    11 reviews

    I don't live in the country, but I love everything about it—especially good old-fashioned home cooking! Every year, you'll find...