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From Canada to the U.S. to Mexico, we have new and traditional North American recipes from regions across the entire continent.

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    Tex-Mex Potato Salad

    I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for a cookout or potluck. The secret ingredient is pickled jalapenos—they add so much interest and flavor! Add a can of black beans for more protein. —Dianna Ackerley, Cibolo, Texas

    Ash’s Sweet and Spicy Enchilada Sauce

    This enchilada sauce recipe is both sweet and spicy—just as the name implies. Spoon it over enchiladas, burritos and spicy...


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    Saucy Barbecue Shrimp

    This old, rustic Cajun dish is one of our family favorites. Don't remove the shells from the shrimp—the beauty of...


    Southwest Turkey Patties with Beans

    These turkey patties are delicious and low in calories. Skip the rice if you're looking to cut carbs. —Dot Carpenter,...


    Smoky Quinoa with Mushrooms

    Add quinoa cooked with smoked paprika to your list of top sides. To warm the spinach leaves, quickly saute if...

    Southwest Chicken Dinner

    My family loves to order those gigantic takeout Tex-Mex burritos, but they can be expensive and we always have leftovers....


    Seared Scallops with Cheddar-Onion Grits

    My holiday guests love shrimp and grits, but I wanted to shake things up one year. These pan scallops are...

    Chipotle-Orange Cranberry Sauce

    My family prefers traditional dishes on Christmas, but I like to add in a few of my own unique creations....


    Black Beans with Brown Rice

    Your family will never miss the meat in this hearty, colorful and fresh-tasting main dish. Served over brown rice, it...


    Chicken Butternut Chili

    At our house, we just love a good comforting, hearty, tomato-based chili with bold flavors! This unique chili is loaded...


    Agua de Jamaica

    This agua de Jamaica recipe features an iced tea made from hibiscus—tart and deep red like cranberry juice. Add rum...

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    Contest-Winning Black Bean Soup

    Black bean soup recipes are among my favorite because they're light and it most of the time don't contain meat....


    Spring Onion Pimiento Cheese Grits

    Grits were a breakfast staple when I was growing up. Even today, we still have them about three times a...


    Quick Mexican Bean Soup

    It never hurts to have a few meals that you can whip up in very little time, and this hearty...


    Shrimp Bisque

    I enjoy both Cajun and Mexican cuisine, and this rich, elegant soup combines the best of both. I serve it...


    Lemony Herbed Rice

    I substituted reduced-sodium chicken broth for the rich chicken stock that was originally called for in this recipe. It's a...

    Easy Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

    A few years ago, I saw a man in the grocery store buying a big bag of jalapeno peppers. I...


    Black Bean Bulgur Salad

    The only cooking in this easy bulgur salad is heating the broth and bulgur. You can adapt the recipe to...


    Fast Refried Bean Soup

    This recipe combines the ease of canned ingredients with the heartiness of chili. It will fill you up on cold...


    Quick Shrimp Gumbo

    This hearty dish is one of our favorites. I've made it with all shrimp or with all turkey sausage, and...


    Chunky Tomato Salsa

    Our college-age daughter, two of her friends and a nephew ate a quart of this salsa with chips in one...


    Southwestern Shell Salad

    Serve up southwestern flavor with this quick and colorful pasta salad. It’s an excellent dish for picnics since no ingredients...


    Hearty Bean Stew

    From Regina, Saskatchewan, Penny Giles writes, “A Canadian prairie winter can be bone-chilling. A bowl of this meatless stew over...


    Gumbo in a Jiffy

    This is a yummy dish. My husband loves the kick that the sausage gives this quick gumbo, and it’s such...

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    Quick Bean and Rice Burritos

    These hearty and zippy burritos can be whipped up in a jiffy. —Kimberly Hardison, Maitland, Florida


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    Southern Shrimp and Grits

    A southern specialty, sometimes called breakfast shrimp, this dish tastes great for brunch or dinner, and anytime company’s coming. It’s...


    Bourbon Pecan Pralines

    Like authentic pecan pralines found in New Orleans, these treats are sweet, crunchy and rich! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


    Taco Twist Soup

    The fun, family-friendly twist in this taco soup is the spiral pasta. I lightened this soup by substituting black beans...


    Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

    This group-size dish is quick, simple and tasty. People always ask for "just a little more". I guess you could...


    Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

    This creamy and spicy cheeseburger soup brings my family to the table in a hurry. I love the warming zip...