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    Southern-Style Meat Loaf

    When my husband and I moved to the South, we discovered our love for pimento cheese! Its addition lends a southern flare to this tried-and-true meat loaf recipe. —Patricia Getson, Wilmington, North Carolina

    Shrimp Puff Pastry Triangles

    Shrimp de Jonghe was invented in Chicago. It is usually baked and served in a casserole dish, but my shrimp...


    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

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

    Puff Pastry Apple Strudel

    This puff pastry apple strudel is such a fun recipe. It can be served alone or with a side salad....


    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

    1 review

    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

    2 reviews

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

    Our Favorite 8×8 Recipes for Spring

    Break out your 8x8 dish to whip up these light and springy recipes.


    Swiss and Chive Quiche

    1 review

    I used to make this cheese and chive quiche recipe using two cans of corned beef hash, but I switched...


    Grandma’s Onion Squares

    6 reviews

    My grandma brought this recipe with her when she emigrated from Italy as a young wife and mother. It is...


    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...


    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.


    Cod and Asparagus Bake

    7 reviews

    The lemon pulls this flavorful and healthy dish together. You can use grated Parmesan cheese instead of Romano if you'd...


    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...

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    Cheesy Hash Brown Bake

    30 reviews

    These cheesy hashbrown potatoes were so popular at the morning meetings of our Mothers of Preschoolers group that we published...


    Contest-Winning Greek Pasta Bake

    18 reviews

    I've taken this hot dish to potlucks and it's received rave reviews. There's never a morsel left. Best of all,...


    Cheese-Filled Meat Loaf

    14 reviews

    My mother’s meat loaf is something special, swirled with a filling of sour cream, cheddar cheese and stuffed olives. It's...


    Baked Ziti and Sausage

    20 reviews

    This is my husband's favorite casserole, and he requests it often. He loves the combination of zesty Italian meat and...


    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...


    Chicken Piccata Pockets

    6 reviews

    My husband loves chicken piccata. I tried it in a puff pastry pocket with a bit of cream cheese; it...