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    Shrimp Puff Pastry Triangles

    Shrimp de Jonghe was invented in Chicago. It is usually baked and served in a casserole dish, but my version is handheld. In these shrimp puff pastry triangles, the shrimp filling is perfect with the crunchy pastry dough. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

    Southern-Style Meat Loaf

    1 review

    When my husband and I moved to the South, we discovered our love for pimiento cheese! Its addition lends a...


    Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven

    Making hard-boiled eggs in the oven is just as quick and effective as preparing them on the stovetop. This method...


    Cherry-Tarragon Holiday Dinner Rolls

    My grandmother made these holiday dinner rolls for any big holiday, and we would all clamor at the table to...


    Celery Gratin

    1 review

    This celery gratin was a dish our family came to love. My grandmother knew how to create a dish out...

    Kabobless Chicken and Vegetables

    1 review

    As the primary caregiver for my grandma, I am trying to cook healthier for her. I am fascinated with Mediterranean...


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    Cheesy Bacon and Grits Casserole

    I was craving grits for breakfast, so I created this masterpiece with fresh corn and leftover bacon. Serve with avocado...

    Prosciutto Pesto Pizza

    I developed this prosciutto pesto pizza for my young grandson who hasn't acquired a taste for veggies yet. He scarfs...


    Sloppy Joe Slider Bake

    2 reviews

    Ground beef is turned up a notch in these party sliders that are sure to please your crowd. I love...


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    Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

    3 reviews

    These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food"...


    Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

    3 reviews

    On a busy morning, these freezer breakfast sandwiches save the day. A hearty combo of eggs, Canadian bacon and cheese...

    Rhubarb and Honey Chicken

    2 reviews

    The sauce on this honey chicken is like a sweet-tart spin on teriyaki. Everyone who has tried it raves about...


    Bacon Egg Cups

    1 review

    These adorable bacon egg cups are a fresh take on the classic breakfast combo. Make sure to use ovenproof bowls...


    Taco Skillet Pizza with Cornbread Crust

    1 review

    Our family loves taco pizza, and I have made so many versions of it. This recipe is like a deep-dish...


    Artichoke Chicken Pesto Pizza

    2 reviews

    Make pizza night an upscale affair with this fun twist on the traditional pie.
    A prebaked crust and prepared...


    Kathy’s Smoked Salmon Pizza

    2 reviews

    This is great for a light supper. It's easy, too, so put away that frozen pizza!—Kathy Petty, Portland, Oregon

    Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Rice Casserole

    7 reviews

    Gravy, chicken soup and sour cream make this rich and hearty dish one you’ll want to curl up with. Be...


    Easy Arroz con Pollo

    9 reviews

    My children really look forward to dinner when they know I'm serving this, and it's easy to make.


    Tilapia Florentine

    17 reviews

    Looking for a way to get a little more heart-healthy fish into your family's weekly diet? You'll win them over...


    Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas

    6 reviews

    These quesadillas get their unique flavor from a special blend of roasted veggies. They’ll be a popular finger food at...


    Dad’s Favorite Barbecue Meat Loaves

    10 reviews

    It may sound old-fashioned, but it warms my heart to serve dishes that make my family and friends happy. This...


    Contest-Winning Hot Chicken Salad

    16 reviews

    After I tasted this hot chicken salad at a women's luncheon, I left with the recipe in hand. I was...


    Herb-Stuffed Red Peppers

    12 reviews

    “We love to cook and experiment with new dishes,” writes Brenda Joyner of Pateros, Washington. “We found this recipe online...


    Crescent Chicken Bundles

    12 reviews

    When I was expecting our third child, this was one of the meals I put in the freezer ahead of...

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    Arugula & Mushroom Breakfast Pizza

    It's a challenge to be creative with breakfast every morning, and I like to come up with fun foods the...


    Sweet Mustard Salmon

    9 reviews

    Lemon juice, mustard and brown sugar add something special to this salmon dish. —Cortney Claeson, Spokane, Washington


    BLT Pizza

    10 reviews

    I use a prebaked crust and fixings from the much-loved BLT sandwich to create this fun variation. It's my family's...


    Baked Chicken and Zucchini

    18 reviews

    This easy baked chicken and zucchini recipe is one of my favorites. I make it often in summer. It's especially...


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    Sheet-Pan Chipotle-Lime Shrimp Bake

    13 reviews

    I like to make this seafood dinner for company because it tastes amazing, but takes very little effort to throw...


    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...