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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 for the walnuts. Want more fiber? Add a little wheat germ. —Amy Crane, Richland, Michigan

Chimichurri Baked Flounder

1 review

Chimichurri is a tasty uncooked sauce made from fresh herbs. I love it over any type of fish, but especially...


Bacon and Garlic Sugar Snap Peas

This flavorful side dish calls for only four ingredients! Feel free to use fresh sugar snap peas if you'd like....


Easy Poached Salmon

In 46 years of marriage, we had never tasted salmon until a friend told me about poaching it in a...


Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

1 review

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

Spring Pea & Radish Salad

2 reviews

Winters can be very long here in New Hampshire. I always look forward to the first veggies of spring and...


Grilled Citrus Salmon

4 reviews

This is a great recipe for summer entertaining. The orange and lemon add a bright burst of fresh citrus flavor....

Honey-Lime Red Snapper

3 reviews

“If you can’t find snapper, you can substitute most any firm white fish. And if you can’t find key lime...


Peppered Tuna Kabobs

When we barbecue, we like to wow our guests, so dogs and burgers are out! We make tuna skewers topped...


Grilled Summer Squash

4 reviews

Grilling food in foil packets creates steam so food cooks in its own juices, which makes the contents flavorful and...


Dijon-Honey Pork Chops

5 reviews

Lemon-pepper is our seasoning of choice for these chops. With the honey-orange Dijon sauce, there’s no need to pass the...

Spicy Lemon Chicken Kabobs

7 reviews

When I see Meyer lemons in the store, it must be spring. I like using them for these easy chicken...


Roasted Sugar Snap Peas

5 reviews

We’re betting you won’t find a faster way to dress up crisp sugar snap peas than this simply scrumptious recipe....


Crunchy Waldorf Salad

13 reviews

The lemon juice gives this easy Waldorf salad quite a zip and the apples and nuts offer a nice crunch....


Mandarin Orange Chicken

3 reviews

In Washington Court House, Ohio, Clara Coulston jazzes up meals with this mouthwatering recipe. She simply treats juicy chicken breasts...


Roasted Tarragon Asparagus

1 review

The simple seasoning turns fresh asparagus spears into a special spring side dish that's speedy, too.—Joyce Speckman, Holt, California

Honey-Soy Glazed Pork Roast

This moist pork roast, scented with warm spices and a with a dark brown-sugar, honey-glazed lacquered finish on top is...


Roasted Asparagus Salad

Now that our six children are grown, they've started sharing recipes with me—and I love it. This tasty way to...


Sweet Pineapple Muffins

6 reviews

These pineapple muffins make an excellent breakfast treat or dessert. Kids and adults alike will be scarfing them down.—Tina Hanson,...


Speedy Chicken Marsala

24 reviews

This is one of my favorite dishes to order in restaurants, so I created a version that I could make...


Chicken Poppy Seed Salad

7 reviews

Juicy berries, crisp sugar snap peas and crunchy pecans complement the lime-marinated chicken in this pretty salad. The homemade sweet-sour...


Baby Carrots ‘n’ Broccoli

4 reviews

"My husband and I eat this quick veggie side dish at least once a week. We enjoy it with just...


Poached Chicken

1 review

You can't beat poaching for chicken that is moist and tender. Once it's cooled, store extra in the freezer for...


Balsamic Chicken Salad

3 reviews

“This is an easy, elegant and tasty alternative to TV dinners,” Rebecca Lindamood shares from Le Roy, New York. “My...

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Potato Pancakes

5 reviews

We grew our own potatoes on the small farm in New Hampshire where I was raised. These pancakes are very...


Marinated Lamb Chops

3 reviews

These lean little lamb chops from Jill Heatwole of Pittsville, Maryland are packed with the flavors of rosemary, ginger and...


Lemon-Garlic Salmon Steaks

1 review

I always enjoy making this easy recipe for my husband, Jim. He absolutely loves salmon and garlic, and they go...


Tangy Pickled Mushrooms

Home-canned pickled mushrooms are a handy addition to your pantry. They’re ideal for cocktails, appetizers, salads and relish trays.—Jill Hihn,...


The Ultimate Fish Tacos

2 reviews

This recipe is my favorite meal to prepare. Adding my own personal touch to the marinade makes my fish tacos...


Simple Lettuce Salad

4 reviews

MY Mother often fixed this salad when I was a child. I grew up on a farm and most of...