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    Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

    1 review

    Don't be shy about loading up the spices and shredded chicken for this recipe. Slow-cooker chicken tortilla soup tastes amazing as leftovers the next day. Your family will thank you for this one! —Karen Kelly, Germantown, Maryland


    Slow-Cooker Caramelized Onions

    2 reviews

    Slow-cooker caramelized onions will make any meal taste better. Toss them on a burger or sandwich, or in scrambled eggs...


    Herby Chicken with Apricots and Feta

    2 reviews

    Mix up your weeknight menu with a flavorful braised chicken dish with Middle Eastern flair. I love to serve it...


    Jalapeno Sloppy Joes

    4 reviews

    I am always looking to kick things up a notch with heat and my husband really likes jalapenos, so I...

    Slow-Cooker Pinto Beans

    I love pinto beans, but I always feel the flavor can easily turn too bland. I added a little this...


    Slow-Cooker Oxtail Soup

    3 reviews

    This wonderfully rich slow-cooker oxtail soup will warm your soul and your taste buds. Oxtail stew is a favorite family...


    Chilean Beef and Olive Empanadas

    Lorain is known as the International City because people came here from all over the world to work. During the...


    Macau-Style Portuguese Chicken

    This comforting golden curry recipe is one of the national dishes of my hometown, Macau. Since moving to Toronto, I...


    Air-Fryer Hash Browns

    These air-fryer hash browns are one of my go-to sides. They come together quickly, and the air fryer gets them...

    Air-Fryer Onion Crescent Rolls

    French fried onions aren't just for green bean casserole. Sprinkle them onto crescent roll dough before rolling up and you'll...


    Grandma’s Thanksgiving Leftover Rolls

    Grab that leftover turkey and roll it up with some sausage, cheese and vegetables to make a savory roll. To...


    Puff Pastry Apple Strudel

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


    Creamy Celery Root and Pearl Onions

    1 review

    I have made creamed onions for several recent Thanksgivings and wanted to change the recipe, so I decided to add...


    Spaghetti All’Amatriciana

    Spaghetti All'Amatriciana is a traditional Italian dish that reminds me of my roots. This amatriciana sauce recipe features guanciale (dried...

    Penne All’Arrabiata

    Pasta all'arrabiata, a classic Italian recipe, is my comfort food be it summer or winter. My kids and I love...


    Roasted Tuscan Chicken Dinner

    6 reviews

    When an Italian friend shared many years ago that she often added Italian sausages to her pan of baked chicken,...


    Steak Sandwiches with Crispy Onions

    2 reviews

    I created this steak sandwich recipe for my husband. Fried onions are a family favorite, and I thought it would...


    Grandma’s Onion Squares

    8 reviews

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


    Bratwurst Burgers with Braised Onions

    3 reviews

    This burger is a fun mashup of a bratwurst with onion and peppers, chicken-fried steak and a beef burger. The...


    Fig, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Panini

    1 review

    A taste of this sandwich whisks you to the Italian countryside. It combines sweet honey, dried figs, tangy goat cheese,...


    Philly Cheesesteak Won Ton Cups

    2 reviews

    I love the versatility of wonton wrappers. You can fill them with any mix of flavors or ingredients to suit...


    Sausage and Blue Cheese Stuffed Peppers

    This family favorite combines some of our most-enjoyed ingredients: sausage, blue cheese and sweet peppers. The ease of preparation and...


    Baked Onion Dip

    8 reviews

    Some people like this cheesy dip so much that they can't tear themselves away from the appetizer table to eat...

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    Quick Picante Sauce

    3 reviews

    Hot pepper sauce and a jalapeno pepper give this snappy sauce just the right amount of zip. It makes a...


    Thai Chicken Pizza

    1 review

    I came up with this Thai chicken pizza recipe after trying a similar appetizer pizza at a restaurant. It’s a...


    Caramelized Onion Jam

    4 reviews

    This savory caramelized onion jam is very good served with meats—we especially like it with venison. People who enjoy garlic...


    Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese

    4 reviews

    I adapted this four-cheese mac and cheese recipe from one a friend gave to me. It has a distinctive blue...


    Roasted Veggie Quesadillas

    6 reviews

    This veggie quesadilla recipe gets its unique flavor from a special blend of roasted vegetables. They’ll be a popular finger...


    Skillet Chicken with Barbecue Onion

    4 reviews

    Barbecue chicken is a sure bet with guests, but it’s also messy at times. My stovetop BBQ chicken recipe lets...