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    Seared Scallops with Polenta and Avocado Cream

    This seared scallops with polenta is a really impressive dish. It's beautiful but simple and a wonderful dinner party entree. If you can find them, peppadew peppers add a bit of zing, but if you can't, roasted red peppers will work just fine. Shrimp can also be substituted for the scallops, if you prefer. —Katie Pelczar, West Hartford, Connecticut

    Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

    1 review

    This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is an easy dinner for both you and the kids. Serve with carrot and...


    Nutty Kale Pesto Pasta with Caramelized Onion

    My bountiful garden and vegetarian daughter both inspired me to create this nutritious, calcium-rich kale pesto pasta. No one would...


    Zesty Mediterranean Potato Salad

    I love this Mediterranean potato salad recipe that incorporates vegetables I plant in my summer garden. The dressing is light...


    Air-Fryer Spinach Feta Turnovers

    These quick and easy turnovers are one of my wife's favorite entrees. The refrigerated pizza dough makes preparation a snap!...

    Air-Fryer Beets with Orange Gremolata and Goat Cheese

    My grandma always grew beets and then pickled or canned them, but I prefer to prepare them differently. These roasted...


    Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

    1 review

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

    Upside-Down Pumpkin Pecan Tarts

    1 review

    These flaky phyllo treats with a rich pumpkin filling are a fantastic twist on pumpkin pie and can be prepared...


    Parmesan Walnuts

    I love this Parmesan walnuts recipe because it's quick, easy and an alternative to high-calorie croutons. You can also make...


    Tomato & Corn au Gratin

    1 review

    Corn au gratin is an essential part of any family get-together, and it's even better when paired with tomatoes in...


    Chicken Chiles Rellenos Alfredo

    3 reviews

    This recipe combines my daughter's love of chiles rellenos and my love of chicken Alfredo! To cut down on the...

    Breaded Air-Fryer Summer Squash

    1 review

    Air-fryer summer squash is beautifully crispy. You don't have to turn the fried pieces, but do keep an eye on...


    Air-Fryer Asparagus

    This air-fryer asparagus dish is packed with flavor, thanks to the lemon-garlic dressing the spears are tossed in before roasting....


    Air-Fryer Portobello Melts

    We're always looking for satisfying vegetarian meals, and this air-fryer sandwich recipe tops the list. These melts are especially delicious...


    Air-Fryer Empanadas

    I entertain a lot, so I appreciate make-ahead recipes. These air-fryer empanadas are easy and delicious. I recommend making a...


    Air-Fryer Mushroom Roll-Ups

    This party appetizer was inspired by a dish I saw on an episode of Top Chef. I simplified it a...

    Lemon Shrimp Orzo

    3 reviews

    What I love about this lemon shrimp orzo is that it's so tasty and it can be eaten hot or...


    Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

    1 review

    My improved dessert combines two things I love: pumpkin and cheesecake. This better-for-you version is the perfect ending to a...


    Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

    6 reviews

    My husband and I are down for anything with guacamole, so it's no wonder that we love these smoking-hot burgers!...


    Roasted Beets with Orange Gremolata and Goat Cheese

    My grandma always grew beets then pickled or canned them, but I prefer to prepare them differently. I like these...


    Greek Salad-Inspired Quiche

    2 reviews

    I love using my cast-iron skillet to create this meatless, family-sized Greek quiche for a quick meal. Just add a...


    Ham and Spinach Pie

    With the exception of the phyllo dough, which I always have on hand, this ham and spinach pie recipe is...


    Savory Waffles with Asparagus, Gruyere and Onion

    I took one of our family’s favorite puff pastry recipes, which uses a similar mix of ingredients, and translated it...


    Italian Garden Omelet

    I created this veggie-filled omelet to treat my wife to a meal using some of the fresh herbs from our...

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    Creamy Yellow Squash Casserole

    1 review

    Here’s a simple yet yummy garden recipe my granny used to make. She’d pick her veggies daily, then cook them...


    Warm Onion Garlic Dip

    Try this warm creamy dip that can be served with veggies or crackers. It’s a delicious snack any time of...


    Green Chile Cheeseburgers

    3 reviews

     There's nothing better than freshly roasted green chiles. They have a smoky flavor and a bit of a bite—perfect for...


    Loaded Mashed Potato Bites

    1 review

    Put those leftovers to good use! Turn them into mashed potato bites loaded with bacon, cheese and onions. —Becky Hardin,...


    Cheeseburger Onion Rings

    4 reviews

    This new take on burgers will have your family begging for seconds. Serve these cheeseburger onion rings with spicy ketchup...


    Eggplant Roll-Ups

    2 reviews

    We love these easy Italian eggplant roll-ups stuffed with creamy ricotta and spinach. The fact that they are vegetarian is...