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70 Gluten-Free Spring Recipes to Whip Up

Get a taste of the season with these gluten-free spring recipes! Don't forget to double-check that all your ingredients are truly gluten-free.

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Berry Smoothie Bowl

We turned one of our favorite smoothies into a smoothie bowl and topped it with even more fresh fruit and a few toasted almonds for a little crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Spring Pea Soup Exps Fttmz20 45277 E03 05 6b 2

Spring Pea Soup

Truly a soup for the pea lover, this recipe originated with an idea in an old cookbook about eating better to live longer. Sauteed potatoes add body to an easy soup with good texture and superb pea flavor. —Denise Patterson, Bainbridge, Ohio
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Easy Shrimp Tacos Exps Ft20 195272 F 0929 1 15

Easy Shrimp Tacos

I love preparing these easy shrimp tacos. Hatch chiles are a staple ingredient in my home state of Texas, and this was the very first recipe that I conquered with them. Mix and match your favorite toppings—salsa and avocado would be perfect additions. —Deborah Jamison, Austin, Texas
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Quinoa Fresh Fig And Honey Balsamic Parfait Exps Tohca20 88942 B02 21 5b 1

Quinoa, Fresh Fig & Honey-Balsamic Parfaits

This quinoa yogurt parfait is special to me because of its wholesome ingredients. Quinoa is gluten-free, which is good for those who have food allergies, like my daughter. And I love fresh ripe figs when they are in season. Enjoy this for breakfast or dessert. —Dawn Hutchins, St. Johns, Florida
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Roasted Asparagus

Since asparagus is so abundant here in spring, I like to put it to use with this tasty roasted asparagus recipe. Not only does it come together quickly, but it calls for just a handful of items. We all look forward to this side dish each year. —Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, OH
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Grilled Chicken And Cherry Tomato Guacamole Exps Tmbstk18 255170 Guacamole C10 29 6b 2

Grilled Chicken Guacamole with Cherry Tomatoes

Watching your carb intake? Then you’ve got to try this grilled chicken guacamole. Simple ingredients turn a snack into a gourmet meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Smoky Vegan Bacon Exps Rc20 256524 E09 15 4b 1

Smoky Vegan Bacon

This vegan bacon recipe is a must for any meatless eater! You won't believe how similar it is to the real thing. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

This rhubarb crumble ice cream combines two of my favorite desserts into one fantastic creation! If you close your eyes, it actually tastes like you’re taking a bite of fresh rhubarb crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Throw this into a waffle cone and enjoy a classic summertime treat! —Shannon Dobos, Calgary, Alberta
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Herb Roasted Salmon Fillets Exps Ft20 164150 F 0812 1 3

Herb-Roasted Salmon Fillets

My roasted salmon is so simple but elegant enough to serve to company. I make it on days when I have less than an hour to cook. The salmon seasoning is an easy way to add flavor. —Luanne Asta, Hampton Bays, New York
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Spring Essence Soup With Pistou Exps Ssmz20 65884 B04 10 2b 8

Spring Essence Soup with Pistou

I went outside the last part of April and picked what I had available in the garden. I found oregano, leeks, asparagus and rhubarb. This became the base for an essence-of-spring recipe. The rhubarb adds a citrus flavor; which is balanced by the nutty, earthy pistou. It is truly a layering of flavors. —Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington
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Bok Choy Toss Exps Ft20 50785 F 0318 1 8

Bok Choy Toss

Chop some fresh veggies, add a gingery bottled dressing and savor this unique bok choy salad that’s big on flavor and crunch. How cool is that? —Andrew McDowell, Lake Villa, Illinois
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Garlic Mozzarella Bread Bites Exps Rc20 255377 B09 09 3b 3

Garlic Bread Bites

These garlic bread bites are ridiculously easy to make and insanely tasty! To make them extra cheesy, sprinkle the tops with more mozzarella cheese after taking them out of the oven the second time, and then return them to the oven until the cheese is melted. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. —Anna Bowden, Littleton, Colorado
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Chocolate Meringue Stars Exps Ft20 7757 F 1014 1 15

Chocolate Meringue Stars

These light, delicate chocolate meringue cookies are always a hit. Their big chocolate flavor makes it difficult to keep the kids away before they're on the cookie tray! —Edna F. Lee, Greeley, Colorado
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Chimichurri Flounder Exps Ft19 70022 F 0626 1 1

Chimichurri Baked Flounder

Chimichurri is a tasty uncooked sauce made from fresh herbs. I love it over any type of fish, but especially over baked flounder. To save time, I gather the herbs on my chopping board and chop them all at once. —Jennifer Okutman, Westminster, Maryland
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Israeli Malabi With Pomegranate Syrup  Exps Rc20mz 253939 B08 26 10b 18

Israeli Malabi with Pomegranate Syrup

Malabi is a very famous, easy sweet milk pudding from Israel. For this recipe I learned from a friend, you can use rose syrup instead of pomegranate syrup. —Kanwaljeet Chhabra, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Chicken Exps Toham20 238316 E11 06 5b 25

Sheet-Pan Honey Mustard Chicken

This sheet-pan chicken is an easy gluten-free, low-carb meal ideal for busy weekdays. The chicken is tender, juicy and so delicious! It's now on the list of our favorite meals. You can substitute any low-carb vegetable for green beans. —Denise Browning, San Antonio, Texas
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Brussels Sprouts Saute Exps Thca21 149488 B01 28 5b 2

Brussels Sprouts Saute

Salty, savory and sprinkled with Parmesan, even people who don't like brussels sprouts love this dish. The onions and garlic add tremendous flavor.—Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
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Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Exps Ft19 229562 F 0730 1 1 50

Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

This gluten-free chocolate cake is a yummy treat that everyone can enjoy. Sometimes I stir in gluten-free chocolate chips or chopped nuts for variety. —Nichele McCague, Poway, California
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Mediterranean Sole Exps Tohas 244626 F04 13 1b Home 14

Mediterranean Sole

This Mediterranean sole recipe may be simple, but it's also elegant and incredibly flavorful. Steaming in parchment is an easy and healthy way to cook fish and vegetables. Any white fish will work in place of the sole. —Andrea Potischman, Menlo Park, California
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Yellow Squash Soup Exps Ft20 40947 F 0903 1 16

Yellow Squash Soup

Delicate and lemony, this yellow squash soup recipe would set the stage for a memorable ladies' luncheon. It's the best of late summer in a bowl. —Heidi Wilcox, Lapeer, Michigan
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Cauliflower Tikka Masala Exps Tohfm21 252038 E09 25 6b 17

Cauliflower Tikka Masala

I'm a vegetarian, and it can be challenging to find new recipes. This cauliflower tikka masala is my easy take on the original. —Garima Arora, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Vegan Potato Leek Soup Exps Ft19 244632 F 0815 1 1

Vegan Potato Leek Soup

This vegan potato leek soup uses starchy potatoes to thicken and create a creamy consistency, so there's no need to stir in cream at the end. Top with green onions, chives or your favorite vegan shredded cheese before serving. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Contest Winning Holiday Glazed Ham Exps Ft20 43228 F 0930 1 5

Contest-Winning Holiday Glazed Ham

I like to serve this juicy, mouthwatering Thanksgiving ham with mashed potatoes and colorful vegetables. The apricot glaze is delicious, and the pineapple and cloves assure a truly lovely presentation. —Diane Freeman, Falkland, British Columbia
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Shrimp and Tomato Migas

This Migas recipe is a cast-iron beauty. My friends and family know I love shrimp, especially when it’s mixed with spices. Staple ingredients in my house are corn tortillas, eggs and cheese, so it’s a match made in heaven. —Kim Banick, Turner, Oregon
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Lobster Bisque Exps Ft20 250649 F 0206 1 16

Lobster Bisque

My grandmother would make lobster bisque all the time, so I've always thought of it as comfort food. If you don't care to cook live lobsters, they can usually be cooked where you buy them. Just be sure to say that you want to keep the shells; they are the key to the most delicious soup! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
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Nectarine Fruit Salad with Lime Spice Dressing

Nectarine Fruit Salad with Lime Spice Dressing

This fruit salad with lime dressing is extra special. It's a crowd pleaser as a side dish or as a light and healthy way to end an outdoor meal with friends. Mix and match fruit with what's in season. —Paula Hudson, Cary, North Carolina
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Orange Blossom Mint Refresher

I came up with this recipe because I'm not a fan of regular iced tea. This tea has the perfect combination of freshness and sweetness. The orange blossom water gives it a distinctive flavor. People often request the recipe after just one sip. —Juliana Gauss, Centennial, Colorado
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Pico De Gallo Exps Ft20 88680 F 0123 1 2

Pico de Gallo

This easy pico de gallo recipe is a classic for good reason. It pairs with just about everything! My tip is to let it chill for an hour or two before serving to help the flavors blend. Also, it's best to serve it the same day that it's made. —Jeannie Trudell, Del Norte, Colorado
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Mean Green Smoothie Exps Rc20 255239 B09 09 6b 3

Mean Green Smoothie Bowls

This delicious bright green smoothie bowl recipe contains powerful antioxidants. Top with cucumber slices and fresh parsley sprigs for a pretty presentation. —Laura Wilhelm, West Hollywood, California

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Mexican Street Corn Chowder Exps Scmbzs220 249560 E01 16 4b 43

Mexican Street Corn Chowder

Corn is one of my all-time favorite vegetables, so when it's in season, I always make this super easy soup in the slow cooker. —Rashanda Cobbins, Food Editor, Taste of Home
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Scrambled Eggs with Vegetables

I like to have friends and family over for a special Sunday brunch, especially when there's a "big game" on television. Scrambled eggs with vegetables goes perfectly with sausage, toasted English muffins and fresh fruit. —Marilyn Ipson, Rogers, Arkansas
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Baba Ganoush Exps Ft21 259655 F 0817 1

Baba Ganoush

Baba ganoush (also spelled baba ghanoush or baba ghanouj) is a Lebanese dip made with roasted eggplant. It’s typically served as a starter with pita bread or fresh vegetables. —Nithya Narasimhan, Chennai, Alabama
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Quick Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Quick Roasted Red Pepper Spread

This red pepper spread is easy to make and can be used in many ways! It's amazing on top of grilled meats, mixed into a hearty stew for extra flavor, stirred into cream to make a rich pasta sauce, or combined with mayonnaise as a sandwich condiment. I always keep this spread on hand: By freezing it in small portions, I can remove exactly the amount needed for each use. —Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist
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Frijoles Y Chorizo Exps Dodbz20 28374 E07 23 2b 1

Frijoles y Chorizo

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Quick Pickled Radishes

This recipe is the perfect addition to tacos, barbecue or just about any sandwich you can dream of. Each sliced radish is just a little bit sweet, slightly crunchy and has an amazing amount of zing. You're probably going to want to have a batch in your fridge at all times! —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia
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Easy Tomato Avocado Salad Exps Cf2bz20 30211 E12 10 4b

Easy Tomato Avocado Salad

I came up with this recipe one day when avocados were on sale at the market. It's a nice change from a lettuce salad, plus it's quick to make.
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Grilled Romaine Salad Exps Tohjj21 39316 E02 05 4b 8

Grilled Romaine Salad

For a great-tasting salad, try this recipe on the grill! It's equally good with any dressing of your choice.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Coconut Citrus Sauced Cod Exps Rc20 251607 B07 14 5b 1

Citrus Coconut Steamed Cod

I love to make this fusion meal on weeknights when I am short on time but want something big in flavor. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
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Oven-Baked Asparagus

I like to use recipes that call for fresh produce I've grown in my garden. Here's a simple way to make baked asparagus to bring out the flavor while maintaining that bright green color. —Robert Foust, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Deep-Fried Turkey

This deep-fried turkey recipe will score you many oohs and aahs this Thanksgiving. It perfectly balances a crispy exterior while keeping the meat juicy and flavorful. Here's our take on how to deep-fry a turkey. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Portuguese Shrimp Exps Tohdj21 253791 E08 06 6b 24

Portuguese Shrimp

I received this recipe nearly 40 years ago from a co-worker who was raised in Portugal. She made this Portuguese shrimp dish for an office potluck and everyone wanted the recipe! It is easy to make, impressive to serve, and delicious. The sauce is also good served on fish fillets. —Kristine Chayes, Smithtown, New York
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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus With Raspberry Sauce Exps Tohca21 85917 B12 16 4b 2

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Raspberry Sauce

Grilling the prosciutto with the asparagus gives this dish a salty crunch that's perfect for dipping into a sweet glaze. When a delicious appetizer is this easy to prepare, you owe it to yourself to try it! —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Corn Pone Exps Ft20 258980 F 1009 1 24

Corn Pone

My husband's grandmother gave me this corn pone recipe years ago. She always made it with bacon drippings, which is heavenly, but if you're trying to be a little more health-conscious, you can use canola oil or a combination of the two. I cook it until it's crisp almost all the way through. It's delicious hot, warm or cold. —Tina Quiggle, LaGrange, Georgia
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Honey Balsamic Chicken Exps Ft20 43845 F 0326 1 Home 17

Honey Balsamic Chicken

This balsamic chicken is a recipe I adapted from a cookbook that featured quick and easy recipes. I adjusted the seasonings somewhat and added a bit more honey to better suit my tastes. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
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Chicken Korma Exps Ft20 45537 F 0721 1 24

Chicken Korma

Chicken korma is a spiced Indian dish. It's not spicy-hot, but it's very flavorful from ingredients like cloves and ginger. Serve it with rice to soak in all the sauce. —Jemima Madhavan, Lincoln, Nebraska
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Vegan Green Goddess Potato Salad Exps Rc20 256509 E09 15 1b 16

Green Goddess Vegan Potato Salad

Don't be fooled by the green color—this vegan potato salad is absolutely delicious! It's perfect for potlucks and for those with dietary restrictions. —Laura Wilhelm, West Hollywood, California
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Red Lentil Hummus With Brussels Sprout Hash Exps Rc20 255368 E09 09 3b 1

Red Lentil Hummus with Brussels Sprout Hash

This spicy red lentil hummus is a new take on the classic dip. The Brussels sprout topping adds a special touch, but you can serve it without the topping, too. —Carolyn Manning, Seattle, Washington
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Honey-Dijon Chicken Salad

This delightful main-dish salad has an easy dressing that lends a sweet-tangy flavor to the mix. "You can add or take away vegetables to suit your taste," notes Janelle Hensley of Harrisonburg, Virginia.
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Chickpea Fritters With Sweet Spicy Sauce Exps Cimz19 57994 B08 31 4b Basedon 17

Air-Fryer Chickpea Fritters with Sweet-Spicy Sauce

Chickpeas are a common ingredient in many dishes in Pakistan, where I grew up. I try to incorporate the tastes of my home country when cooking for my American-born daughters. With these air-fryer fritters, I have combined the light spice of Pakistani foods with the love of deep-fried finger foods that many Americans, including my daughters, enjoy. —Shahrin Hasan, York, Pennsylvania
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Brussels Sprouts With Leeks Exps Cf2bz20 39867 B12 10 2b 22

Brussels Sprouts with Leeks

THIS is a dish I’ve tried a few times for my husband and me. Since we both love Brussel sprouts, I often experiment with different combinations to enhance the taste. We found leeks give the sprouts a special flavor.
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Rose Water Rice Pudding Exps Tohfm21 250396 09 22 E 3b 4

Rose Water Rice Pudding

Rose water rice pudding is a popular Middle Eastern treat. Pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios add a simple yet elegant touch to this floral Lebanese specialty. —Michael & Mathil Chebat, Layla's Lebanese Restaurant, Lake Ridge, Virginia
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Strawberry Tarragon Chicken Salad

After thinking about creating this salad for some time, one spring I used my homegrown strawberries and fresh tarragon to do a little experimenting. It didn't take me very long to come up with a winner! My husband enjoyed my creation as much as I did, and now we can't wait for strawberry season to come around each year. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Simple Lemon Mousse Exps Ft20 259309 F 1014 1 3

Simple Lemon Mousse

This classic, simple lemon mousse recipe is the refreshing dessert you need. Serve it with fresh fruit or eat it alone. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Sheet Pan Jambalaya With Cauliflower Rice Exps Rc20 253947 E09 09 5b 12

Sheet-Pan Jambalaya with Cauliflower Rice

Sheet-pan dinners are a busy cook's dream with quick prep and easy cleanup. This sheet-pan jambalaya is a healthy twist on a classic that uses cauliflower rice for a lower-carb supper. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
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Easy Chicken Pesto Stuffed Peppers Exps Tohas20 245148 F04 08 2b 5

Easy Chicken Pesto Stuffed Peppers

On busy weeknights, I don’t want to spend more than 30 minutes preparing dinner, nor do I want to wash a towering pile of dishes. This recipe delivers without having to sacrifice flavor! —Olivia Cruz, Greenville, South Carolina
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Green Salad with Shrimp and Wine Vinaigrette

This veggie and seafood salad is light and versatile—you can use whatever vegetables you prefer. —Cecilia Flowers, Nashville, North Carolina
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Cucumbers With Dill Exps Ft20 28619 F 0327 1 Home 10

Cucumbers with Dill

Sprinkling cucumber slices with salt and letting them stand in a colander draws out excess water so they stay crisp when set on a barbecue buffet. Try this cucumber dill salad alongside any grilled entree. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Caprese Chicken With Bacon Exps Ft20 48626 F 0212 1 6

Caprese Chicken with Bacon

Smoky bacon, fresh basil, ripe tomatoes and gooey mozzarella top this appealing chicken caprese recipe. The aroma as it bakes is irresistible! —Tammy Hayden, Quincy, Michigan
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Blueberry Dijon Chicken Exps Sdjj19 120685 C02 05 4b 14

Blueberry-Dijon Chicken

Blueberries and chicken may seem like a strange combination, but prepare to be pleasantly surprised. I add a sprinkling of minced fresh basil as the finishing touch. —Susan Marshall, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Lemon Roasted Red Potatoes

I like trying out new recipes on my boyfriend, and he's always willing to taste-test. The lemon juice and thyme give these golden potatoes fabulous flavor.—Sally Sue Campbell, Greenville, Tennessee
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Baked Halibut Exps Ft20 15461 F 0716 1 10

Baked Halibut

I got this easy baked halibut recipe from Sandy Schroth of the Puffin Bed & Breakfast in Gustavus, Alaska. —Edward Mahnke, Houston, Texas
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Mango Lassi Exps Ft20 51612 F 0723 1 2

Mango Lassi

Learn how to make mango lassi, the perfect summer drink any mango lover will love. Mango lassi is a sweet and refreshing treat only needs 6 ingredients! —Namrata Telugu, Terre Haute, Indiana
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Classic Wilted Lettuce Salad Exps Ft20 4535 F 0623 1 3

Classic Wilted Lettuce Salad

When we were kids, my sister and I would prepare the freshly picked lettuce for this wilted lettuce salad recipe, rinsing it several times and carefully drying it. As we did so, we quibbled about the portions we'd each have. Somehow, it seems she always managed to get more! We still can't get enough of this salad. —Doris Natvig, Jesup, Iowa
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Crunchy Chili Cilantro Lime Roasted Shrimp  Exps Cwdj21 251263 B07 14 2b 3

Crunchy Chili Lime Shrimp

Easy, quick and family friendly, this chili lime shrimp recipe is dairy free and comes together in about 30 minutes. The secret is the bright flavor-packed sauce. Serve over greens, store-bought slaw or cauliflower rice. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
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Tomato Melon Chicken Salad Exps Fttmz19 86278 E03 15 4b Rms 8

Tomato-Melon Chicken Salad

Nothing says summer like picking watermelon, tomatoes and raspberries, then tossing them together in a salad. The addition of grilled chicken makes it a satisfying summery meal. —Betsy Hite, Wilton, California
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California Roast Lamb

This recipe is very easy to make and requires little attention. It goes well with any rice dish, and it's perfect for just about any occasion. —Ann Eastman, Santa Monica, California
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Rosemary Salmon And Veggies Exps Tohas20 245937 F04 14 2b Home 2

Rosemary Salmon and Veggies

My husband and I eat a lot of salmon. One night, while in a rush to get dinner on the table, I created this rosemary salmon meal. It's a keeper! You can also include sliced zucchini, small cauliflower florets or fresh green beans. —Elizabeth Bramkamp, Gig Harbor, Washington
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Gluten Free Chicken Potpie Exps Ft21 259830 F 0126 1

Gluten-Free Chicken Potpie

This gluten-free chicken potpie recipe is just as comforting as the classic! The filling is creamy and has a lovely warming flavor from the seasonings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Dreamy Polenta Exps Scsbz21 190683 B01 12 4b 14

Dreamy Polenta

I grew up eating polenta, so it’s a must at my holiday gatherings. Traditional recipes require constant stirring, but using my handy slow cooker allows me to turn my attention to the lineup of other foods on my spread. —Ann Voccola, Milford, Connecticut
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Gluten-Free Brownie Bars

I can't eat dairy or gluten, but these gluten-free brownie bars are a satisfying substitute. The brownies will still seem soft when you pull them from the oven. They are done when the edges look very lightly browned. —Linda Speranza, Buckeye, Arizona

Caroline Stanko
As Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.