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    Hummus Pasta Salad

    This hummus pasta salad is a hearty side dish, but it could be a nice meatless main dish as well. Add the dressing while the pasta is still warm to allow the pasta to absorb some of the dressing. —Michelle Morrow, Newmarket, New Hampshire

    Memphis Barbecue Sauce

    I created this Memphis BBQ sauce recipe for our summer picnics because we love to grill. It can be made...


    Air-Fryer Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful salad recipe always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. It's a timesaver during the...


    Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


    Russian Potato Salad

    1 review

    This Russian potato salad recipe comes from my grandmother, who had written it down in Russian before she translated it...

    Confetti Macaroni Salad

    The bits of bright red and green in this easy macaroni salad remind me of fun confetti. The inspiration for...


    Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

    6 reviews

    Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the...

    Hash Brown Potato Salad

    2 reviews

    Frozen hash browns pare down prep time for this quick mayonnaise potato salad from Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas. "It's...


    Pineapple Boat with Fluffy Fruit Dip

    2 reviews

    At the root of this appetizer is a boatload of sweet, citrusy flavor. Children find the carved pineapple appealing and...


    Apple Pie Tartlets

    16 reviews

    Good-for-you things come in small packages when you make a batch of the tiny apple pie treats. Sweet and cinnamony,...


    Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

    4 reviews

    This pasta salad is frequently requested at family get-togethers. The poppy seed dressing is also delicious in coleslaw or with...

    Oregano Onions

    "My dad, who loves onions, invented this tasty side dish," says Marcia Preston of Clear Lake, Iowa. "The tender seasoned...


    Green Beans in Red Pepper Sauce

    2 reviews

    For easy veggies, I make a simple sauce of sweet red peppers, almonds and parsley. We also like this sauce...


    Green Beans and Radish Salad with Tarragon Pesto

    Whichever way my garden grows, I usually build my salad with green beans, radishes and a pesto made with tarragon....


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    Grilled Pineapple

    3 reviews

    Fresh pineapple adds an elegant touch to a barbecue when grilled, topped with butter and maple syrup and sprinkled with...


    Grilled Romaine with Swiss

    Lovely to look at and crazy good, you won't be able to stop eating this fast and easy veggie dish.

    Red Potato Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

    2 reviews

    At our house, a red potato salad with red onion, Greek olives and lemony vinaigrette is a zippy improvement on...


    Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad

    4 reviews

    My family has been fixing grilled mixed vegetables as a side dish for a long time. To make them more...


    Farmers Market Orzo Salad

    2 reviews

    Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like rice. We use it as a base for veggies, lemony vinaigrette and cheeses...


    Grandma’s Potato Salad

    28 reviews

    Our Fourth of July feast wouldn't be complete without this chilled old-fashioned potato salad. It's my grandma's treasured recipe. —Sue...


    Grilled Corn with Dill

    1 review

    I like to peel the husks back and rub ears of sweet corn with delicious dill butter before putting them...


    Grilled Corn on the Cob

    5 reviews

    Seasoned with cilantro, this easy-to-prepare corn on the cob is sure to be a standout at your Labor Day picnic....


    Olive Potato Salad

    My mother shared this recipe with me at my bridal shower more than 45 years ago.
    —Margaret Matson, Metamora,...


    Citrusy Fruit Dip

    1 review

    This refreshing dip is the perfect complement to fresh summer fruit. Folks just can't seem to get enough of it...the...

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    Skewered Potatoes

    Here's a unique way to prepare red potatoes. Cooking them in the microwave ensures they're tender inside, while grilling gives...


    Eggplant Dip

    Garlic and a host of herbs pleasantly season this savory spread. It's a "must" on my holiday menu because I...


    Easy Pasta Salad for a Crowd

    5 reviews

    Spinach, peppers and onions mingle with tangy feta cheese in this simple pasta salad. Feel free to make it ahead...


    Santa Fe Corn on the Cob

    1 review

    "Corn is my all-time favorite food, and this is the best way I've fount to fix it," Laurie Meaike writes...


    Grilled Vegetable Potato Skins

    1 review

    People just love these stuffed spuds int the summer as an alternative to heavier grilled fare. Topped with a colorful...


    Mexican Roasted Potato Salad

    6 reviews

    My husband is the No. 1 fan of this south-of-the-border potato salad. The leftovers make an awesome late-night snack, straight...