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    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

    1 review

    I had to figure out how to make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad at home because my husband was getting tired of ordering enough for our whole family from a local restaurant. Sometimes I use green onions and serve the salad with a drizzle of teriyaki sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. —Blaine Kahle, Florence, Oregon

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    Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

    2 reviews

    This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that...


    Spicy Cowboy Beans

    2 reviews

    These spicy cowboy beans are a perfect contribution to a potluck buffet any time of year. Instead of needing hours...


    Hummus Pasta Salad

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


    Lemony Layer Bars

    One of my favorite cakes is a white chocolate cake with coconut lemon filling, dark chocolate frosting and almonds. This...

    Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

    This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...


    Stuffed Smoky Pork Burgers

    These smoky pork burgers are far from ordinary. The ground pork makes them juicy and extra flavorful. Stuffing them takes...

    No-Bake Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

    2 reviews

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


    Back Porch Slow-Cooker Meatballs

    1 review

    This slow-cooker meatballs recipe came to me while sitting on the back porch. The combination of meats and ingredients in...


    Russian Potato Salad

    2 reviews

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


    Smoked Deviled Eggs

    ??Give all those leftover Easter eggs a flavor upgrade. Grilling these smoked deviled eggs gives them a distinctive taste that...

    Confetti Macaroni Salad

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


    Bacon Buffalo Chicken Dip

    4 reviews

    This Buffalo dip is must-have dish at our annual Fourth of July backyard barbecue! It celebrates America's love for Buffalo...


    Giant Buckeye Cookie

    12 reviews

    I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...


    Red, White and Blue Crunch Mix

    1 review

    My colorful snack mix makes a festive treat for a large group or potluck or even to bring as a...


    S’mores Brownies

    4 reviews

    My family simply adores my daughter's fudgy s'mores brownies. The cinnamon graham cracker crust and the dark chocolate brownies bring...

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    Grilled Chicken Ranch Burgers

    13 reviews

    This is one of the most fantastic, flavorful burgers I've ever made. Ranch is a favorite in dips and dressings,...


    Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans

    9 reviews

    This recipe is a hit with guests and family. It's sweet, simple and delicious, and someone always asks for the...


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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...


    Smoky Baked Beans

    19 reviews

    They’ll be standing in line for this saucy bean recipe, full of campfire flavor. A variation on colorful calico beans,...


    Red, White & Blueberry Poke Cake

    38 reviews

    A sweet treat in the summer, this patriotic poke cake with dazzling red and blue stripes is a fun one...


    Grilled Thighs and Drumsticks

    8 reviews

    When Mom makes chicken, this is the way we like it prepared. It's juicy, has great barbecue flavor and makes...


    Slow Cooker Calico Beans

    7 reviews

    With so many folks moving to meatless or healthier food choices, I decided to remove the meat from the original...


    Lemon Mushroom Orzo

    Sometimes I serve this side dish chilled and other times we enjoy it hot.
    It has a pleasant tinge...

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    Kahlua Dream Bars

    3 reviews

    I always double this recipe so everyone gets a piece. For a glaze with deeper flavor, use 1 ounce unsweetened...


    Spiced Peach Puffs

    2 reviews

    We always made cream puffs for special occasions when I was growing up in our family of seven. Sometimes we...


    Yummy Cracker Snacks

    53 reviews

    These treats are my family’s favorite. In fact, it seems no matter how many I make, they always disappear too...


    Quick Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

    23 reviews

    These cookies freeze well, so it's easy to keep some on hand for last-minute munching. In summer, I often make...


    Winning Apricot Bars

    23 reviews

    This recipe is down-home baking at its best, and it really represents all regions of the country. It's won blue...


    White Chocolate Fruit Tart

    15 reviews

    It takes a little time to make, but this tart is absolutely marvelous, especially in summer when fresh fruit is...