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    Quinoa, Fresh Fig and Honey-Balsamic Parfait

    This quinoa yogurt parfait is special to me because of its wholesome ingredients. Quinoa is gluten-free, which is good for those who have food allergies, like my daughter. And I love fresh ripe figs when they are in season. Enjoy this for breakfast or dessert. —Dawn Hutchins, St. Johns, Florida

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    Air-Fryer Chickpea Fritters with Sweet-Spicy Sauce

    1 review

    Chickpeas are a common ingredient in many dishes in Pakistan where I grew up. I incorporate the tastes of my...


    Cashew Cheese

    1 review

    Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, layer it on a toasted bagel or serve it with fresh vegetables. It...


    Pressure-Cooker Curried Chicken Meatball Wraps

    1 review

    My strategy to get picky kids to eat healthy: Let everyone assemble their dinner at the table. We love these...


    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...

    Pressure-Cooker Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

    1 review

    Here's a regional favorite I grew to love after moving to the South, pressure-cooker black-eyed peas. You'll never want to...


    Spinach and Shrimp Fra Diavolo

    5 reviews

    This quick shrimp fra diavolo is spicy, garlicky, saucy and loaded with delicious shrimp. Plus, with the addition of spinach,...

    Tuscan Fish Packets

    8 reviews

    My husband does a lot of fishing, so I'm always looking for different ways to serve his catches. A professional...


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    Winter Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

    4 reviews

    We seem to eat for comfort during the holidays...but comfort foods aren't necessarily healthy. To make a classic comfort...


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    Moist Turkey Sausage Stuffing

    1 review

    With tangy apricots and turkey sausage, this stuffing is a terrific mix of sweet and savory. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour...


    Layered Hummus Dip

    3 reviews

    My love for Greece inspired this fast, easy Mediterranean dip. It is fabulous for parties and a delicious way to...

    Orange-Glazed Pork Loin

    15 reviews

    This is one of the best pork recipes I've ever tried. My family looks forward to this roast for dinner,...


    Wilted Spinach Salad with Butternut Squash

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    Make quick work of peeling butternut squash. First, prick it with a fork and give it 45 seconds in the...


    Peach Bruschetta

    As a starter or light snack, this bruschetta is a wonderful way to savor the season with just a bite...


    Curried Chicken Meatball Wraps

    My strategy to get picky kids to eat healthy: Letting everyone assemble their dinner at the table. We love these...


    Mini Italian Frittatas

    I created this recipe when my friends and I had a picnic breakfast. I wanted an egg meal that was...

    Roasted Carrots with Cilantro-Walnut Pesto

    Lightly baked and lightly flavored, this carrot dish uses cilantro, walnuts, olive oil, garlic, parsley, Parmesan cheese and basil. —Aysha...


    Orange Appeal

    2 reviews

    Oranges add color and great taste to winter meals! This dish looks very bright and appealing served in a glass...


    Spicy Apple Tea

    Ideal for a chilly winter’s day, this comforting beverage is one of my slow-cooker staples. It’ll warm you from head...


    Holiday Brussels Sprouts

    3 reviews

    Make Brussels sprouts special with peas, celery and, of course, bacon. The recipe doubles easily if needed. —Jodie Beckman, Council...


    Hoisin Meatball Lettuce Wraps

    I make these tangy-sweet appetizers every year during the holidays, and it doesn't take long for them to disappear.—Elaine Sweet,...


    Healthy Steamed Dumplings

    1 review

    My family loves Chinese food, but it's hard to find healthy choices in restaurants or at the grocery store. So...


    Southwest Hummus Dip

    3 reviews

    Not your ordinary hummus, this dip is a combination of two things I love—chick peas and Southwestern flavors. You can...


    Baked Pot Stickers with Dipping Sauce

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    Twisting these wonton wrappers like little candies makes them fuss-free, and the dipping sauce is packed with sweet heat. —Taylor...

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    Apple Fennel Salad

    1 review

    This fennel salad is a favorite of my wife's. Preserved lemon may be difficult to find, but the salad is...


    Goat Cheese Mushrooms

    3 reviews

    Stuffed mushrooms are superstars in the hot appetizer category. I use baby portobello mushrooms and load them with creamy goat...


    Portobello & Green Bean Saute

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    I think the key to tasty veggies is simplicity: everyday ingredients combined to be fantastic. The bouillon has enough salt...


    Turkey Tenderloin Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    We loved these absolutely delicious tenderloins when we visited the Iowa State Fair. We had to wait in line for...


    Zippy Seafood Stew

    Garden-fresh leeks and peppers add punch to this deliciously spiced stew. The flavors blend together well, showcasing the shrimp and...


    Truly Tasty Turnips with Greens

    2 reviews

    This savory dish is a hit at every church dinner. Adjust the seasonings as you please to make the recipe...